Men’s Tennis Places Three on All-ACC Academic Team
June 26, 2017

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeTennis)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – A trio of Wake Forest men’s tennis players were recognized by the ACC on Monday (June 26), as Borna Gojo, Skander Mansouri and Christian Seraphim were named to the 2017 All-ACC Academic Team.

Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career for undergraduate students. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.

Gojo, a rising sophomore, burst onto the scene as a mid-year enrollee after joining the Demon Deacons in January. The native of Split, Croatia earned All-American honors in singles after advancing to the Round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Championship which included an upset victory over fourth-seeded Arthur Rinderknech of Texas A&M in the opening round of play. Gojo finished the season 24-6 on the season and a team-best 11-1 in ACC play and finished the season ranked a career-best 27th in the country. After his first semester on campus, Gojo holds a 3.0 GPA and is undeclared in a major.

Mansouri, a mathematical business major who currently has a 3.39 GPA, picked up his third and fourth All-American accolades this season, having done so in both singles and doubles, to set the new program record for most All-American honors in a career. In the NCAA Doubles Championship, he and Seraphim were the No. 4 seed in the field and advanced to the semifinals before eventually falling to the duo of Andrew Harris and Spencer Papa of Oklahoma, the eventual national champions. The native of Tunis, Tunisia also made a run in the singles tournament, advancing to the quarterfinals as No. 9-16 seed in the field. Mansouri is tied for the third-most doubles victories in a season with 93 and set a new program record with 40 doubles wins by a duo with Seraphim, while his 36 singles wins are tied for the second-most in single-season history.

 

 

Seraphim earns his second consecutive All-ACC Academic Team honor after garnering All-American accolades in doubles for the second straight season. A business and enterprise management major with a 3.64 cumulative GPA, Seraphim joined Mansouri in a run to the semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship and matched Mansouri with 93 career doubles victories and 40 doubles wins this season as a doubles team. Heading into his senior season, the native of Munich, Germany has 97 career singles victories, tied for ninth in program history, and on pace to break the program record.

All three individuals return for next season on the heels of a 2016-17 season in which the Demon Deacons reached new heights, earning the program's first-ever ACC regular season title, first-ever No. 1 national ranking and the first-ever No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Men's Tennis Championship en route to the quarterfinals, the deepest run in program history.

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