April 21, 2017
Patch Named Honorable Mention All-SAC in Men's Tenns
ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSac.com) -- The South Atlantic Conference announced its 2017 Men’s Tennis postseason awards on Wednesday and Catawba senior Michael Patch (Great Missenden, England) earned honorable mention singles honors. Queen’s Jules Athalis was voted the 2017 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Year, while teammate Paolo Bompieri was voted the League’s Freshman of the Year. In addition, Queen’s mentor Billy Boykin was tabbed the Coach of the Year.
Patch posted an 11-10 mark for Catawba this season, playing the #1 position. In league play, Patch compiled a 5-6 mark. Three of his singles win came in three sets, including the clinching point in a 5-4 win over Belmont Abbey as he came back from a set down.
Athalis posted a 10-2 overall record to go along with a 7-1 South Atlantic Conference slate at the No. 1 flight. In doubles action, Athalis and his partners combined to go 7-1 overall and 6-1 in the SAC.
Bompieri was 11-3 overall and 9-1 in SAC matches primarily at the No. 2 flight. Boykin guided his Royals to their first-ever SAC Regular Season Championship and a 14-1 overall record.
2017 SAC Men’s Tennis All-SAC Teams and Award Winners
First Team Singles
Jules Athalis, Queens
Filippo Pezzoli, Wingate
Edison Ambarzumjan, Newberry
Ignacio Bidegain, Anderson
Joao Pedro Oliveira, Carson-Newman
Paolo Bompieri, Queens
Second Team Singles
Daniel Belsito, Wingate
Xavier Marti, Lincoln Memorial
Tomas Kmetko, Tusculum
Hamed Gandouz, Lenoir-Rhyne
Theo Dessacs, Wingate
Yago Fernandez, Tusculum (T)
Jordan Monosky, Newberry (T)
Honorable Mention Singles
Agustin Aran Martin, Queens
Nicolas Ascarrunz, Anderson
Juan Carracedo, Anderson
Michael Patch, Catawba
Tomas Hons, Lenoir-Rhyne
First Team Doubles
Josh DuToit/Daniel Belsito, Wingate
Nicolas Ascarrunz/Jeffrey Dayton Anderson
PaoloBompieri/Andor Vas, Queens (T)
Joao Pedro Oliveira/Gabriel Dabdab, Carson-Newman (T)
Second Team Doubles
Tyler Schofer/Amir Zari, Wingate (T)
Sebastian Meum/Giovanni Setti, Queens (T)
Edison Ambarzumjan/Joran Monosky, Newberry (T)
Xavier Marti/Josh Peress, Lincoln Memorial (T)
Honorable Mention Doubles
Yago Fernandez/David Siegle, Tusculum
Player of the Year: Jules Athalis, Queens
Freshman of the Year: Paolo Bompieri, Queens
Coach of the Year: Billy Boykin, Queens
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