Garrett Brasseaux and Wil Spencer
Jan. 15, 2012
LEXINGTON, Ky.-----Georgia's No. 3-seeded Sadio Doumbia won two more matches Sunday to advance to the singles final of the SEC Coaches' Indoor Tournament at the University of Kentucky's Boone Tennis Complex.
Doumbia defeated teammate KU Singh, 6-4, 6-3, in the quarterfinals before topping Ole Miss' Jonas Lutjen, 6-3, 6-4, in the semis.
The Bulldogs also have a team headed for Monday's doubles final as Wil Spencer and Garrett Brasseaux won a pair of matches. The second-seeded Bulldog tandem first downed Florida's No. 41 Frank Carleton and Spencer Newman, 8-4, then beat the Gators' 25th-ranked Bob van Overbeek and Andrew Butz, 8-3.
"It feels great to be playing for the singles and doubles titles once again," said head coach Manuel Diaz. "The level of play is tremendous with so many great players in this tournament. To be playing for both titles just gives our guys a lot of confidence and belief in what we are doing. I'm very proud of them."
The Bulldogs are looking to sweep the SEC Indoors titles for the second straight year. Last year in Knoxville, Tenn., Wil Spencer claimed the singles title, and Hernus Pieters and Javier Garrapiz claimed the doubles crown.
Spencer and Brasseaux will battle Ole Miss' Chris Theimann and Marcel Thiemann Monday at 10 a.m., while Doumbia will face Kentucky's Anthony Rossi at 12 p.m.
In all, UGA has 50 SEC Indoors titles. Georgia players won either the singles or doubles every year from 2005-08 and have won both in the same year a total of four times since the SEC adopted the current individual format. Before 2011, the last time Georgia won both titles in the same year was 2001 - when Bo Hodge won singles and Matias Boeker and Travis Parrott took the doubles.
Main Draw Doubles
QF: Panav Jha/Eric Quigley (UK) def. Hernus Pieters/Ignacio Taboada (UGA), 8-2
QF: Wil Spencer/Garrett Brasseaux (UGA) def. Frank Carleton/Spencer Newman (UF), 8-4
SF: Wil Spencer/Garrett Brasseaux (UGA) def. Bob van Overbeek/Andrew Butz (UF), 8-3