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Javier Garrapiz tied his career-high in wins with 33 this season on his way to All-America honors
by Bill Kallenberg
Saturday   06/08/2010 11:59:14
Garrapiz Named ITA Singles All-American
by UGA Sports Communications
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ATHENS, Ga. ----- Georgia rising senior Javier Garrapiz has been named an All-American for the first time in his career, the ITA announced Monday. The All-America announcements came in conjunction with the season-ending Campbell/ITA national singles and doubles rankings, where Garrapiz finished No. 18 in the singles poll.

The criteria for selection to the All-America singles team includes finishing as one of the top 16 seeds in the NCAA singles championships, reaching the round of 16 in the championships, and/or finishing ranked in the top 20 of the final ITA rankings.

The native of Huesca, Spain, received an at-large bid to the singles field of 64 and advanced to the second round with a win over Oklahoma’s Andrei Daescu on May 26 in Athens.

Garrapiz led Georgia with 33 wins this season, tying his career-high mark as he split time at Nos. 1 and 2 singles. He went 5-0 in the team portion of the NCAA Tournament and helped the Bulldogs to the semifinals and an overall record of 21-8.

He was a first team All-SEC selection in 2010 and received SEC Player of the Week honors on March 10.