KU Singh is seeded No. 5 in singles, earning him All-America honors.
May 1, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- Five members of the Georgia men’s tennis team were awarded at-large bids to the individual singles & doubles tournaments to be held May 22-27 at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex/Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana, Illinois. The individual championships will follow the team tournament set for May 16-21, also at Illinois.
Georgia’s five selections is the highest total of any team, not including alternates. Virginia is next with four.
Senior KU Singh was awarded the No. 5 overall seed for the singles tournament, securing him a second straight All-America honor and place in the field with an overall record of 17-9 and 13 ranked victories. Joining Singh in the singles tournament will be sophomore Nathan Pasha (30-13) and freshman Ben Wagland (23-7) – each making their first appearances.
In doubles, the team of Wagland and Hernus Pieters were selected as a No. 5-8 seed, which locks up their All-America honors, while Pasha and Garrett Brasseaux were also chosen to the doubles field. Pieters earned All-America honors after competing in the doubles tournament with Javier Garrapiz as a freshman in 2011.
Match-ups for the individual tournaments will be announced during the team portion. A total of 64 players will participate in singles in addition to 32 doubles teams.
Georgia players have won the NCAA singles title four times: Mikael Pernfors in 1984 and 1985, and Matias Boeker in 2001 and 2002. Pernfors beat teammate George Bezecny for the crown in 1985. The Bulldogs have won three NCAA doubles titles including Ola Malmqvist and Allen Miller in 1983, Boeker and Travis Parrott in 2001, and John Isner and Antonio Ruiz in 2005.
The Bulldogs (22-4) will begin NCAA Championships play May 10-11, hosting first and second round action at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Georgia will open against American East champion Binghamton next Friday at 1 p.m. Wake Forest and Northwestern are also headed to town.