Borja Malet Transfers to LMU Tennis Program
The junior will transfer from Georgia Southern.
July 18, 2008
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Borja Malet has committed to transfer to Loyola Marymount University and play tennis for the Lions, head coach Brad Sceney announced earlier this week.
Malet, a native of Barcelona, Spain, spent the last two seasons at Georgia Southern, where he earned second-team All-Southern conference after playing No.1 doubles and splitting time between the No. 2 and No. 3 spots in singles last season. Teamed with doubles partner, Emmanuel Nkoueleue, over the course of the 2007-08 season, Malet compiled an 18-10 overall record, 12-6 dual record and a 5-3 mark against SoCon foes at the No. 1 seed. The Eagle tandem went on a six-match win streak for a month before falling to Elon's Gooch/Nemec. Malet finished the year with a 16-16 record in singles.
As a freshman, he finished the 2006-07 season with the most wins in singles play with nine, and an overall record in singles matches of 9-10 to go along with a 6-2 conference mark. Working with his primary doubles teammate Philip Prins that same year, he accumulated a 5-5 record and a 2-1 conference record. The pair competed at the number one and two spots for Georgia Southern. Showing ability in the classroom as well, he was a member of the Southern Conference All-Academic squad in both his freshman and sophomore years.
"I am ecstatic that Borja is our newest Lion," Sceney said. "His talent, work ethic and leadership abilities will make him a great asset on and off the court. He has competed at a high level and will bring experience to our team, as well as strengthen both our singles and doubles."
Malet had a very successful prep career, winning the Real Club Polo de Barcelona Club Tournament Championship nine years in a row (1995-2004). In addition, in 2001, he was the champion of the Sub-14 Regional Tournament. The "big-serving" left-hander is the brother of former Lion tennis player, Carlos Malet.
Malet joins a Lion squad that finished 11-13 overall, 4-4 in the WCC last year. LMU was impressive in home matches last season, toting an 8-4 mark at the LMU Tennis Center.