Tourney Time

Senior tennis player Colin Purcell has only played for Georgia for two seasons, but he knows what it takes to be number one. The transfer from Miami is 1 of 3 captains on this year's team. He finished singles this year with a 26-5 overall record including 11-0 in SEC dual matches. He and Strahinja Bobusic are ranked 20th nationally in doubles and will be competing in the NCAA Tournament. The team portion of the NCAA Tournament starts Saturday, but Colin found time to talk to me first.

Dave McMahon -- The team is undefeated and are SEC Champions, but if the team doesn't win the NCAA Championship, does this season go down as a disappointment?

Colin Purcell -- In certain ways it does. But, I look back at all we accomplished this year and it was a great season.

DM -- At SEC's you were named the SEC Tournament MVP, how much of an honor is that for you?

CP -- It is a big honor. I don't usually go after the recognition, but if I get it, it is great. I just like to help out in what ever I have to do.

DM -- Anything you have to do before, during or after every match?

CP -- I yell a lot. I get fired up when I play. It helps me when I play.

DM -- Being one of the captians, any extra responsibilities you have to do?

CP -- All 3 of us have responsibilities. Overall we just show by example. We work hard and it pays off.

DM -- Any Dan Magill stories?

CP -- There are a lot, but overall I just like the way he tells a story.

DM -- You grew up in Louisille, Kentucky... have you ever been to the Kentucky Derby?

CP -- No, I have never been. I have always been at some tennis tournament when it has been going on.

DM -- Thank you for your time and good luck in the NCAA's.

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