UGA’s undefeated men’s tennis team (8-0) won the ITA Team Indoor National Championship late last month in Seattle with a 4-0 victory over the fourth-ranked team from Pepperdine (12-1).
The match-clinching win came off the racquet of twelfth-ranked senior captain Strahinja Bobusic for the third consecutive time as he defeated fourth-ranked Richard Johnson, 6-3, 7-5. The UGA team, which has won every other team and individual title in tennis, claimed the indoor national championship on their fifth trip to the finals. “This was a win for the ages,” said Manuel Diaz, head coach. “What a phenomenal effort by the entire team.”
Taking part in the post-championship celebration were (standing, from left): Will Glenn, assistant coach, Jason Vereb, athletic trainer, and team members Ricardo Gonzalez, Colin Purcell, Jason Varela, John Isner and Strahinja Bobusic, and Manuel Diaz, head coach. Kneeling (from left) are team members Antonio Ruiz, Matic Omerzel and Luis Flores.