Head coach Manuel Diaz
June 7, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. --- The Georgia men’s tennis team finished No. 5 in the final team ranking of the season put out last week, then learned it had five singles players as well as five doubles teams in the final individual rankings published by the ITA on Tuesday night.
Senior Wil Spencer – who led the Bulldog charge in the NCAA individual tournament with a run to the round of 16 – finished No. 11 in singles after a 32-13 campaign and a team-best 21 wins over ranked opponents. Behind Spencer, Georgia saw junior KU Singh come in at No. 20 in singles, followed by seniors Sadio Doumbia and Ignacio Taboada at Nos. 36 and 48, respectively, and sophomore Hernus Pieters at No. 72. Singh's top-20 ranking assures his first career All-America honor.
In doubles, Georgia’s team of Spencer and sophomore Garrett Brasseaux ended their season at No. 37, while three more Bulldog teams came in consecutively at Nos. 47-49 in Pieters and Taboada, Taboada and freshman Nathan Pasha, and Doumbia and Taboada, respectively. The team of Pasha and Doumbia were the fifth ranked Georgia doubles team as they finished at No. 63.
As a team, the Bulldogs finish at No. 5 after going 26-3 on the season and making a trip to the NCAA quarterfinals for the eighth straight season. It marks the fifth time in the last seven seasons in which Georgia finishes the season ranked inside the top-five nationally.
The Bulldogs will bring back three starters and seven letterwinners in 2013 in addition to a class of four rookies.