Dalton State Tennis Signs Another Experienced Columbian

Monday, May 20, 2013
Juan Pablo Arguello signing
Juan Pablo Arguello signing

Dalton State tennis coaches Michel Bates and Zack Rogers continue to find excellent South American players who want to continue their education in the southern United States.

Juan Pablo Arguella has become the second experienced college player originally from Columbia to ink with the Roadrunners. The native of Bogata is a friend of fellow DS signee Diana Morino.   He has just finished his season at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Ms.

Rogers says William Carey was ranked third in the SSAC and as high as fourth in the country in NAIA during this past season. Arguella will arrive in Dalton in early August.  He is spending the summer teaching tennis in the northeast.

“We are very happy with Juan’s decision to transfer to Dalton State,” said Rogers. “Anytime you can bring in an experienced player from a nationally ranked program you feel fortunate.” 

“Our program will benefit immensely from his leadership both on and off the court,” Rogers added.

“I am really happy to be a part of the Dalton State tennis team and I am looking forward to the new challenges,” Arguella said. “I fell privileged to be part of this new family.”

The red shirt junior hopes to major in business management or interdisciplinary studies at DS.


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