April 15, 2015
Hoover Named Second Team All-South Atlantic Conference
ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSac.com) -- Catawba’s Pierce Hoover was honored with a 2015 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Tennis Second Team All-Conference selection. Tusculum senior Lukas Winkelmann was voted the 2015 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Year, while Amir Zari of Wingate was voted the League’s Freshman of the Year. In addition, Wingate mentor Michael Cabana was tabbed the Coach of the Year, the League announced today.
Hoover, a junior from Durham, N.C., arned his place on the all-conference team with a 15-9 record at the #1 position, included a 5-6 record in the South Atlantic Conference. The mark proved a significant improvement from his 2013-14 campaign when he went 7-18 overall.
Winkelmann, a senior from Böblingen, Germany, became the only player in South Atlantic Conference men’s tennis history to earn Player of the Year honors three times in his career after finishing the season 17-0 overall and 11-0 in SAC play. He is currently riding a 50-match regular season singles winning streak as he is ranked No. 10 in the International Tennis Association National Singles Rankings. Winkelmann posted wins over regionally ranked opponents this season and was named the League’s Player of the Week on March 16.
Zari, a No. 2 flight player from Jerusalem, Israel, turned in an 11-7 overall record and an 8-3 mark in South Atlantic Conference play this season. He posted six wins at the No. 2 flight, two wins at No. 3 and secured a win at the No. 1 flight on the year. Paired with doubles partner Connor Kudrick, the duo is 7-4 overall and 7-2 in Conference action.
Cabana led his Bulldogs to their fifth overall and second-straight regular season title after finishing the season 13-5 overall and 10-1 in League play. The award marks his fifth Coach of the Year plaudit of his career.
Joining Winkelmann on the First Team singles squad were Per-Erik Soler from Queens, Euquerio Guerrero of Mars Hill, Marvin Mueller from Lenoir-Rhyne, Anderson’s Juan Carracedo and Nic Planchard from Tusculum.
The First-Team doubles honorees were Lukas Winkleman and Jonas Winkelman from Tusculum, Soler and Jules Athalis of Queens and Newberry’s Fernando Espana and Fernado Tous.
2015 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Tennis Yearly Honors
First Team Singles
Lukas Winkelmann, Tusculum
Per-Erik Soler, Queens
Euquerio Guerrero, Mars Hill
Marvin Mueller, Lenoir-Rhyne
Juan Carracedo, Anderson
Nic Planchard, Tusculum
Second Team Singles
Sebastian Hall, Wingate
Jules Athalis, Queens
William Marrafao, Coker
Connor Kudrick, Wingate
Pierce Hoover, Catawba
Robin Hochguertel, Lenoir-Rhyne
Honorable Mention Singles
Fernando Tous, Newberry
Patrick Bauer, Lenoir-Rhyne
Amir Zari, Wingate
Jonas Winkelmann, Tusculum
Mark Watt, Coker
Filippo Pezzoli, Wingate
First Team Doubles
Lukas Winkelmann/Jonas Winkelmann, Tusculum
Per-Erik Soler/Jules Athalis, Queens
Fernando Espana/Fernando Tous, Newberry
Second Team Doubles
Patrick Bauer/Marvin Mueller, Lenoir-Rhyne
Amir Zari/Connor Kudrick, Wingate
Juan Carracedo/Mateo Rivas, Anderson
Honorable Mention Doubles
Will Roberson/Jules Athlais, Queens
Jordan Monosky/Angel Pizarro, Newberry
Leon Seiz/Tashique Kader, Tusculum
Player of the Year: Lukas Winkelmann, Tusculum
Freshman of the Year: Amir Zari, Wingate
Coach of the Year: Michael Cabana, Wingate
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7
Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
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Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7
Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164
Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3
Cross Country @ SAC Championships 9 a.m.
Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.
Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.
Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
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