April 18, 2019
Reid and Picci Earn All-SAC Men's Tennis Honors
ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSac.com) -- Catawba’s Ryen Reid and Luca Picci have been selected to the 2019 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Tennis All-Conference Teams as announced by the league office on Wednesday. Reid, a junior, was named second team in singles, while Picci, a senior, was an honorable mention selection. As a duo, Reid and Picci earned honorable mention honors in doubles.
Reid had a phenomenal year. He saw most of his singles action at the #3 flight, going 15-1. He was 2-2 at #2 and 1-0 at #4 to complete a 18-3 singles mark. Reid was 9-1 in league action. Picci played at #1 and #2 during the year and was 10-11 overall. He was 3-6 at #1, 6-5 at #2 and 1-0 at #3. He conference record stood at 6-4.
In doubles action, Picci and Reid compiled a 14-7 record at the #1 spot and went 8-2 in SAC matches.
Newberry’s Edison Ambarzumian was voted Player of the Year, while Wingate’s Tolunay Sumer was voted the Freshman of the Year. Wingate’s Michael Cabana, a Catawba grad, was named the Coach of the Year.
Cabana guided the Bulldogs to their second-consecutive South Atlantic Conference Regular Season Championship with a 9-1 record in SAC play. Overall, the Bulldogs finished the 2019 campaign with a 15-4 record. Wingate is currently ranked No. 5 in the latest Oracle/ITA Division II Men’s Tennis National Ranking.
2019 SAC Men’s Tennis Conference
First Team Singles
Daniel Belsito, Wingate
Edison Ambarzumjan, Newberry
Agustin Aran Martin, Queens
Josep Canyadell, Wingate
Ignacio Bidegain, Anderson
Tolunay Sumer, Wingate
Second Team Singles
Matt Jones, Wingate
Melwin Krall, Coker
Yago Fernandez, Tusculum
Ryen Reid, Catawba
Mathias Degardin, Queens
Paolo Bompieri, Queens
Honorable Mention Singles
Rhodri Atkinson, Lenoir-Rhyne
Luca Picci, Catawba
Tales Miranda, Lenoir-Rhyne
David Segarra, Lincoln Memorial
David Akinpetide, Tusculum
Hamed Gandouz, Lenoir-Rhyne
First Team Doubles
Daniel Belsito / Josep Canyadell, Wingate
Agustin Aran Martin / Julian Bosch, Queens
Spencer Brown / Adam Kush, Anderson
Second Team Doubles
Paolo Bompieri / Joel Dunlap, Queens
Edison Ambarzumjan / Enrico Haas, Newberry
Enrico Giacomini / Roy Stepanov, Wingate
Honorable Mention Doubles
Mauricio Hernandez / Shane O'Dea, Lenoir-Rhyne
Paul Lenz / Rhodri Atkinson, Lenoir-Rhyne
Luca Picci / Ryen Reid, Catawba
Sebastian Muem / Kasper Rolfsen, Queens
Player of the Year: Edison Ambarzumjan, Newberry
Freshman of the Year: Tolunay Sumer, Wingate
Coach of the Year: Michael Cabana, Wingate
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1
Swimming @ King Invitational
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3
Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th
Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th
Football @ Limestone 24-52
Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16
Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3
Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3
Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 6th of 16
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 5th of 15
Volleyball @ Francis Marion 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3-4
Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 3-0
Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR
Football vs. NEWBERRY 21-44
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 8 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)
Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.
Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.
Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.
Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Wingate Univ.) 9 a.m.
Football vs. MARS HILL 1:30 p.m.
Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 8 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.
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