Wadstein Caps Senior Year with ITA All-America Honors

Wadstein Caps Senior Year with ITA All-America Honors

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SKILLMAN, N.J. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced the 2013 All-America Teams recently with senior Johan Wadstein (Helsingborg, Sweden) of the Georgia College tennis team (19-7) earning a spot.

Wadstein finished his senior year with a 16-8 singles record, playing exclusively in the No. 1 position for the Bobcats. He helped GC tennis reach the NCAA Regional Tournament for the seventh season in a row.

"Johan has been an incredibly important part of the program ever since he first stepped foot on campus," said coach Barsby. "He's provided leadership while playing against some of the top tennis players in the nation."

He had wins against then No. 21 Alou Adjenak and then No. 16 Alex Caspari. He also had an unfinished match against then No. 17 Paul-Henri Arrigoni in which he had the lead, as well as another match against Caspari in the NCAA Regional where he was two points away from victory when the Bobcats earned the team victory.

This is the second year in a row that Wadstein earned All-American status, after making the doubles team with then-partner Jerome Leborgne during the 2012 spring season.

Wadstein is the sixth ITA All-American in singles under head coach Steve Barsby and the 10th overall at Georgia College. 

"He's a great player and an even better person," added Barsby. "I'm tremendously happy for him to earn this honor. 

GC men's tennis reached the NCAA Regional Tournament for the seventh season in a row during the 2013 season, making it to the finals match. The team will return six of 10 players for the 2013-14 season, including Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Freshman of the Year, Yannick Hass (Troisdorf, Germany).

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