Men's tennis places five on Peach Belt Conference All-Academic team

Men's tennis places five on Peach Belt Conference All-Academic team

GREENWOOD – The Lander men's tennis team landed five players on the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic team, the league office announced on Thursday. 

Phillipe Courteau, Gabriel Couto, Axel Cronje, Eirik Groner, and Tommaso Rossin were honored by the conference as all-academic performers, a program record. Lander's five selections led the conference. 

To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must: 1) participate in at least half of his/her team's events and be either a starter or significant contributor, 2) achieve a 3.3 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), and 3) have completed at least one full academic year at his or her current institution.

Courteau, a senior business major from St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Canada, is 18-6 overall this season and 9-3 in singles action.  

Couto, a sophomore math major from Brasilia, Brazil, owns a 9-2 doubles record on the year. 

Cronje, a junior business major from Hoersholm, Denmark, is ranked No. 3 in the nation in doubles and No. 58 in singles. 

Groner, a senior business major from Oslo, Norway, is 7-3 in singles action this season and ranks No. 61 nationally. 

Rossin, a sophomore biology major from Aosta, Italy, has posted a 5-1 doubles record this year along with eight singles wins.