Pickham and Siqueira to Play for National Title


SUMTER, S.C. - For the first time in 16 years, the Georgia College & State University men's tennis program has a fall region doubles title-winner, as seniors Justin Pickham (Armidale, Australia) and Erick Siqueira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) won the A-Draw Doubles Championship today (Sept. 29) at the ITA Southeastern Regional Championships.

The Bobcat duo was the No. 4-seed, picking up two more wins today to take the Region Championship. The last time Georgia College won this title was 1992, when Lars Lindblomand Jonas Frisk teamed to win the then Rolex Division II Southern Doubles Championship. 2008 Hall of Famer Jay Torrence won the singles title in 1994, with Lindblom getting that title first in 1992.

Pickham and Siqueira will now receive a bid to play in the Super Bowl of Small College Tennis for the National Championship.

Junior /bios/Casagrande_Joao">Joao Casagrande (Sao Paulo, Brazil) also battled into the B-Draw Singles Championship match with four wins before falling today to Armstrong Atlantic State University's Derek Danziger in the finals (6-4, 7-6).

A more detailed recap will be sent later, after the full results have been tabulated and released.

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