by Matt Dalby, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Georgia College men’s tennis player Johan Wadstein (Helsingborg, Sweden) has been named Georgia College Athlete of the Week as announced by the sports information office Wednesday afternoon.
The recognition comes just a day after being tabbed Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Men’s Tennis Player of the Week.
Wadstein was a perfect 6-0 in his matches this week, as the Bobcats defeated three nationally-ranked opponents to clinch a berth in the PBC Tournament.
Competing at the second singles position, Wadstein beat Mateus Camasmine of No. 25 North Georgia, Henrique Boturao of No. 12 Augusta State University and Patrick Steibinger of No. 33 USC Aiken.
The junior would also pair with Jerome Leborgne (Coordimanche, France) at the top doubles spot to win their trio of matches, including a win over USC Aiken’s No. 24 Stiebinger and Nathan Berlyn.
Wadstein currently boasts a 12-5 singles record, as well as a 12-5 doubles record with teammate Leborgne.
The Bobcat men, who grabbed the five-seed, will take on four-seed Francis Marion University in the first-round of the PBC Tournament Friday, April 20 at 5 p.m.
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