The South Atlantic Conference Announces 2018 Men's Tennis Preseason Poll & All-Conference Teams

The South Atlantic Conference Announces 2018 Men's Tennis Preseason Poll & All-Conference Teams

ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com)Queens has been chosen first in the 2018 South Atlantic Conference men's tennis preseason poll, the league office announced today. The Royals received eight first-place votes from the League's head coaches with 108 total points.

Wingate earned the No. 2 slot with two first place votes and 101 points, while Newberry came in at No. 3 with one first place vote and 83 points. Lincoln Memorial placed fourth in the poll with 80 points and Anderson was voted No. 5 with 78 points. Tusculum came in at No. 6 with 72 points, followed by Lenoir-Rhyne at No. 7 with 55 points. Carson-Newman took the No. 8 slot with 43 points and at No. 9 was Catawba with 41 points. Coker placed tenth with 33 points, while Mars Hill received 21 points at No. 11.

In addition to the preseason poll, the SAC announced its preseason all-conference teams. Highlighting the first team were doubles partners Josh DuToit and Daniel Belsito of Wingate, Paolo Bompieri and Andor Vas of Queens and Edison Ambarzumian and Joran Monosky of Newberry.

Ambarzumian of Newberry, Bompieri of Queens and Belsito of Wingate were named first team singles, in addition to their doubles honors. Also earning spots on the singles list were Ignacio Bidegain of Anderson, Xavier Marti of Lincoln Memorial and Thomas Kmetko of Tusculum.

The 2018 South Atlantic Conference Men's Tennis season gets underway on Thursday, Feb. 1. The 2018 SAC Men's Tennis Championship is slated for April 17, 20-21 with quarterfinals at campus sites and the semifinals and finals in Columbia, S.C.

 

2018 SAC Men's Tennis Preseason Poll

Rank

School (first-place votes)

Total

1.

Queens (8)

108

2.

Wingate (2)

101

3.

Newberry (1)

83

4.

Lincoln Memorial

80

5.

Anderson

78

6.

Tusculum

72

7.

Lenoir-Rhyne

55

8.

Carson-Newman

43

9.

Catawba

41

10.

Coker

33

11.

Mars Hill

21

 

2018 SAC Men's Tennis Preseason All-Conference

First Team Doubles

  1. Josh DuToit/Daniel Belsito, Wingate
  2. Paolo Bompieri/Andor Vas, Queens
  3. Edison Ambarzumjan/Joran Monosky, Newberry

Second Team Doubles

  1. Xavier Marti/Josh Peress, Lincoln Memorial
  2. Agustin Aran Martin / Sebastian Meum, Queens
  3. Tomas Kmetko/Yago Fernandez, Tusculum

First Team Singles

  1. Edison Ambarzumjan, Newberry
  2. Ignacio Bidegain, Anderson
  3. Paolo Bompieri, Queens
  4. Daniel Belsito, Wingate
  5. Xavier Marti, Lincoln Memorial
  6. Thomas Kmetko, Tusculum

Second Team Singles

  1. Hamed Gandouz, Lenoir-Rhyne
  2. Yago Fernandez, Tusculum
  3. Jordan Monosky, Newberry
  4. Agustin Aran Martin, Queens
  5. Tomas Hons, Lenoir-Rhyne
  6. Mark Watt, Coker College

  

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