Senior Sebastian Carlsson and junior Neal Skupski of the LSU men’s tennis team were named to the 2011 Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-America Team, the ITA announced recently.
Skupski and Carlsson both claimed doubles All-America honors after the duo went 29-12 and finished 10th in the final ITA poll.
Carlsson and Skupski advanced to the second round of the NCAA doubles championships.
“For Sebastian this is a great culmination to his stellar four-year career,” LSU coach Jeff Brown said. “It’s fitting for him to be an athletic All-American as well as a three-time academic All-American. Neal has proven himself to be one of the best doubles players in collegiate tennis now being a doubles All-American with two different partners. He’ll set himself up to try to earn it in singles and doubles next season.”
Skupski garnered doubles All-America honors in 2008 with then-partner Michael Venus, as they finished ranked No. 7.
He becomes just the second player in program history to be named a two-time doubles All-American, joining Michal Chmela (1998 and 2000).
This is the first athletic All-America honor for Carlsson, who earned academic All-America honors as an ITA Scholar Athlete in 2008, 2009 and 2010.