Teynie, Bourghelle Garner, second straight NJAC First Team Honors

PITMAN, NJ – The New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) announced today, Tuesday, May 3, its 2021-22 men’s tennis teams and the New Jersey City University men’s tennis team saw its top two players earn accolades from the first team in singles and doubles. for the second consecutive season.

Senior co-captain Théo Bourghelle (Lesquin, France/LaSalle Lille), the NJCU’s first CoSIDA Academic All-America (Third-Team) winner since 2013 — he achieved recognition after last season — was once again named All-NJAC First-Team Performer in singles and doubles. After helping lead the Gothic Knights to the 2021 NJAC East Division Championship and being named Conference Player of the Year, as well as NJCU’s Most Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year, the France native has followed by a dominating 2021-22 campaign, which ended in a second-place finish for Jersey City in the NJAC East Division.

This season, Bourghelle helped the Gothic Knights go 6-2 overall in Division III, going a perfect 8-0 in singles play, mostly in second place. He also mostly paired with his fellow first-team selection, sophomore Nico Teynie (Rouen, France/Lycée Val de Seine)at #1 in doubles and the duo went 5-2 as the top pair (Bourghelle was 6-2).

As mentioned, Teynie was also honored by the first team for the second consecutive year in singles and doubles. The Verts et Or’s best player this season, Teynie was 3-1 in No. 1 singles against Division I competition in 2021-22 and 5-2 in No. 1 against Division III foes. Last season, he was selected as NJAC East Rookie of the Year, as well as NJCU Male Newcomer of the Year. Teynie also racked up four weekly NJAC honors during his career, including player of the week this season.

The Gothic Knights’ regular season ended with their second-place finish at NJAC East. However, things aren’t officially over as the NJCU is eligible for the 2022 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Tennis Championship, which is set to take place on Saturday, May 14 at a location to be determined. The NCAA selects its Division III championship field on Monday, May 9, and immediately after, the ECAC selection committee will meet and select its own championship entrants — the greens and golds hope to be among them.

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