Langley earns First Team Academic All-District honor

Junior is one of 10 in at-large category advancing to national ballot

May 19, 2011 · Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee junior tennis player Matthew Langley has been recognized as one of 10 student-athletes from District IV on the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District Team in the at-large category. Langley will join his other First Team recipients on the national ballot.

Langley, a native of West Beach, Australia, was tabbed the Sun Belt Tournament Most Outstanding Player after winning all three of his matches at the No. 3 position in leading the Blue Raiders to the league championship. Middle Tennessee advanced to the 10th NCAA Tournament in program history with the automatic bid and faced No. 16 Georgia Tech in First Round action last Friday.

He was one of two non-freshmen on this year's squad, coached by first-year mentor Jimmy Borendame. He won a dozen dual singles matches while playing in the top half of the lineup and added eight doubles victories during the spring campaign. He clinched the Sun Belt Tournament quarterfinal triumph over Louisiana.

Entering the NCAA Tournament, he won his last four singles matches and picked up five three-set decisions, while also being victorious in three of his last four doubles contests.

Langley is currently majoring in exercise science with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

2011 Capital One Academic All-District IV First Team:
Matthew Langley, Middle Tennessee
Alex Das, Eastern Kentucky
Dan Mazzaferro, Auburn
Daniel Armstrong, Alabama
Brad Smith, Ohio State
Michael Brown, Morehead State
Kyle Weeks, Alabama
Justin Farra, Ohio State
Sean Duddy, Ohio State
Sean Bailey, Austin Peay

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