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Duluth's Showers signs with Georgia Tech tennis

Will Showers of Duluth has signed a letter of intent with the Georgia Tech men's tennis program, the school announced Friday.

Showers, ranked 24th nationally by TennisRecruiting.net, is finishing his high school studies through St. Petersburg College and the Florida Virtual School. He plays out of the Tennis Academy of the South.

Ranked 11th in the South and No. 2 in Georgia, Showers went 66-15 over the past year with an 8-8 mark against other Blue Chip players and a 27-6 mark vs. 5-star players.

"Will is an incredible fit for Georgia Tech and we are very excited about him signing," Georgia Tech head coach Kenny Thorne said. "He is currently top 25 in the nation for seniors but he is actually graduating a year early. He would be a top 10 recruit for his recruiting class but we are excited that he can come in early. He is a great competitor and simply knows how to win. He will be a tough out. He does very well academically and he will be a great representative of Georgia Tech on and off the court."

Among Showers' tournament highlights are reaching the round of 16 of main draw at the USTA Spring Nationals in March 2013, winning the USTA Regional National in January 2013 and the USTA Southern Bullfrog in November 2012.