Men's Tennis

Borja Malet Transfers to LMU Tennis Program

Borja Malet will transfer to LMU to play tennis for the Lions. (Photo courtesy of Georgia Southern Media Relations)
Borja Malet will transfer to LMU to play tennis for the Lions. (Photo courtesy of Georgia Southern Media Relations)

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.

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