GPC National Champion Menford Owusu Honored at U.S. Open
Contact: Beverly James
|Author: Beverly James|
For Immediate Release
“It’s a rare honor … for the program and the whole athletic department,” said GPC head men’s tennis coach Mohamed “Reda” Nait Omar.
As a freshman, Owusu led the Jaguars to a share of third place at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division 1 tournament in May by beating top-seeded Jair Assuncao of Laredo Community College of Texas 6-3, 6-2 in the final. Owusu was seeded second, having lost the 2011 fall final to Assuncao.
“He’s a great leader who really came through at a crucial time in nationals,” said Nait Omar.
Before coming to GPC, Owusu appeared in Davis Cup competition representing his native country, Ghana. He decided to become a Jaguar to follow in the footsteps of his friend Salif Kante of Senegal, who won the JUCO singles title in 2011 and also played on the championship doubles team.
Owusu was a JUCO All-American, one of three 2012 Jaguars to win that honor. The others were Ismail Lemtouni and Davis Dawson, who won the doubles championship in the top flight.
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