LSU's Neal Skupski
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Three Tennis Tigers Earn SEC Postseason Honors
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Published: April 26, 2012, 03:52 PM (CT)
by Ashley Amoss, Student Assistant SID

BATON ROUGE --- Three members of the LSU men's tennis team were honored by the Southeastern Conference for their outstanding efforts this season, the league announced Thursday. Senior Neal Skupski and junior Olivier Borsos earned Second-Team All-SEC honors, and newcomer Chris Simpson was named to the All-Freshman team.
 
Skupski, a senior from Liverpool, England, has anchored the Tigers on the top courts in both singles and doubles action this year. He is currently ranked No. 59 in the nation, and holds a 14-8 record in singles and an 18-6 mark in doubles. Overall, he has racked up 74 individual wins during his collegiate career.
 
This marks the fourth straight year Skupski has earned Second-Team All-SEC honors. In addition, he is a two-time ITA Doubles All-American, a 2011 First-Team All-American, the 2011 Louisiana Player of the Year and a member of the 2009 SEC All-Freshman team.
 
Borsos, the highest ranked Tiger this season at No. 31, has defeated seven ranked opponents this season. The Hungarian native is 12-10 in singles and has played the entire season on the top court.
 
This will be the first time Borsos has received Second-Team All-SEC honors. He made the SEC Academic Roll in 2011.
 
Freshman Simpson has made a name for himself in the collegiate tennis world this year, etching out a 13-8 mark, including two ranked wins over Georgia's Sadio Doumbia and Ole Miss' Jonas Lutjen. He is currently the 91st-ranked player in the nation. Simpson plays on the top court in doubles and has been ranked as high as No. 23 with partner Borsos.
 
2012 SEC Awards:
Coach of the Year:
Dennis Emery, Kentucky
Player of the Year: Eric Quigley, Kentucky
Freshman of the Year: Nik Scholtz, Ole Miss
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Charlie Jones, Vanderbilt

First Team All-SEC
Andreas Mies, Auburn
Alex Stamchev, Auburn
KU Singh, Georgia
Wil Spencer, Georgia
Panav Jha, Kentucky
Alex Musialek, Kentucky
Eric Quigley, Kentucky
Anthony Rossi, Kentucky
Nik Scholtz, Ole Miss
Marcel Thiemann, Ole Miss
Louis Cant, Mississippi State
Artem Ilyushin, Mississippi State
Mikelis Libietis, Tennessee

Second Team All-SEC
Ricky Doverspike, Alabama
Tripper Carleton, Florida
Bob van Overbeek, Florida
Nassim Slilam, Florida
Sadio Doumbia, Georgia
Ignacio Taboada, Georgia
Tom Jomby, Kentucky
Olivier Borsos, LSU
Neal Skupski, LSU
Jonas Lutjen, Ole Miss
Hunter Reese, Tennessee
Charlie Jones, Vanderbilt
Gonzales Austin, Vanderbilt

All-Freshman
Nathan Pasha, Georgia
Chris Simpson, LSU
Nik Scholtz, Ole Miss
Andrew Adams, South Carolina
Mikelis Libietis, Tennessee
Hunter Reese, Tennessee
Gonzales Austin, Vanderbilt

 

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