By Brian DeCandia, Sports Information Graduate Assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Senior tennis student-athlete Jerome Leborgne (Coordimanche, France) was awarded the Georgia College Athlete of the Week Tuesday, as announced the sports information office. This is his third career award and second of the 2011-12 year.
Leborgne had an impressive run at the ITA Southeast Regional, picking up three victories on the second day of the tournament and one more on the final day for a finals appearance. He ran through USC Aiken’s Lucas Gobbi 6-1, 7-5 in round two, then beat No. 10-seed Daniel Regan of Armstrong 6-0, 6-4.
Leborgne then ousted another Pirate with a 7-6, 6-4 victory over No. 13-seed Pedro Scocuglia to cap Sunday’s action. He advanced to the final but eventually fell to Queen University's No. 3-seed Christiaan Lee-Daigle, 6-0, 6-2.
The men’s tennis fall season comes to an end with the conclusion of the ITA Southeast Regional. They will pick things up again in their spring season.
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