June 7, 2012

Leborgne, Wadstein Named All-American for Doubles

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SKILLMAN, N.J. – The Georgia College men’s tennis team pulled in Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American honors in doubles for just the second time in school history, as the ITA recently announced the selection of GC’s Jerome Leborgne (Coordimanche, France) and Johan Wadstein (Helsingborg, Sweden) to the All-America list.

As the No. 7 national doubles team and No. 2 in the southeast region, the Bobcat duo compiled a 13-8 overall mark, going 6-3 against Peach Belt Conference (PBC) teams.

An All-PBC First Team pairing, Leborgne and Wadstein posted ranked wins over No. 5 Alex Caspari and Gavin Davison of Francis Marion University, and No. 24 Nathan Berlyn and Patrick Stiebinger of USC Aiken.

The only other All-American doubles team came in 2009, as Justin Pickham and Erick Siqueira took the nation’s top honors while pacing the team to a PBC Championship. All-time, GC has put 11 men’s tennis players on the All-America list, seven in head coach Steve Barsby’s tenure.

The Bobcats have wrapped up a 2012 season that saw GC go 12-9, earn the No. 5-seed in the PBC Tournament, and eventually fall in the Southeast Region No. 1 final. The Bobcats put a pairing on the All-PBC first team in doubles and added a second team singles player. The GC men have now made five straight trips to the NCAA Tournament.

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