Multiple current and former Seminoles have been busy this summer.
Cristian Gonzalez Mendez takes his blog on the road to Spain.
Benjamin Lock wins his fourth ATP point.
This is the fifth straight year multiple Seminoles have been named to the team.
Cristian Gonzalez Mendez talks about his teammates and soccer.
Junior: Spring- Led the team with an overall 27-8 record...ranked as high as No. 65 in singles...named to the All-ACC third team for first time in his career...went 16-7 in singles and 11-13 in doubles this spring...posted an impresive 8-2 record on court 3...clinched the match for the Seminoles five times this season...upset No. 48 Adam Lee of Wake Forest...upset No. 58 duo Romain Bogaerts and Maksim Kan of Wake Forest in doubles with partner Marco Nunez...went 3-1 in doubles with Blake Davis. Fall - Went 11-1 in singles this fall... won the singles title at the Bedford Cup...reached the quarterfinals of the singles draw at the USTA Clay Court Invitational at Disney...was 1-0 against ranked opponents...defeated No. 50 Daniel Leitner of South Alabama at Disney...went 3-3 in doubles play...was 1-1 with João Gauer and 2-2 with Jose Gracia.
Sophomore: Spring - Finished the spring with a 9-7 dual mark...went 15-11 on the year...went 5-3 on court six...went 1-0 in doubles with Blake Davis against Florida Gulf Coast.Fall -Posted a 6-4 record in both singles and doubles in the fall...won the Garnet Singles Draw at the USTA Clay Court Invitational at Disney...with six singles wins, he is tied third on the team for the most wins...reached the quarterfinals of the Bedford Cup in doubles with partner João Gauer...lost in the semifinals of the Bedford Cup doubles to teammates Andres Bucaro and Benjamin Lock.
Freshman: Spring - Started spring winning six straight matches...posted a 15-11 singles mark in the spring for an overall 19-15 record...went 5-4 in the ACC...played on courts three through five...clinched matches against South Alabama, NC State, Miami and Virginia Tech...Miami and Virginia Tech matches were at the ACC Tournament...did not play doubles in the spring. Fall - Earned first collegiate ranked win against No. 67 Clarke Spinosa of San Diego 5-7, 6-4, 10-8...finished the fall with a 4-4 record...went 1-3 in doubles which included a 1-1 record with Andres Bucaro.
High School:2009 ITF Junior Leiria G4 singles and doubles champion...2009 ITF Junior Vila do Conde G3 doubles champion...2008 ITF Junior Sanxenxo G5 doubles champion...2008 doubles champion at ITF U16 Sanxenxo G3... 2008 and 2010 regional champion.
Personal: Born on May 6, 1992...son of Jose A. Gonzalez Carrera and Maria Mendez Arias...has played nine years of tennis along with seven years of soccer and four years of basketball...majoring in communication.