Five Phoenix earn All-Mid-South Accolades
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Five Phoenix earn All-Mid-South Accolades

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The 2020-21 Mid-South Conference Men's Tennis season awards have been released, conference officials announced on Friday.

Adrijan Hržić highlights the Cumberland men's tennis players on the board listed as the only Phoenix on the First-Team All-Mid-South Conference. Hughes N'Goma and German Suarez were named Second-Team All-Mid-South and Dan Slapnik Trost and Jackson Vaughan earned Honorable Mention honors.

Cumberlands' (Ky.) Martin Barbier was voted by the conference coaches as the MSC Men's Tennis Player of the Year while Bethel's (Tenn.) Joao Okano was voted MSC Men's Tennis Freshman of the Year. Lindsey Wilson's (Ky.) Suresh Ramamurthi was voted as the MSC Coach of the Year by his peers.

During the regular season, Adrijan Hržić garnered Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week honors one time in his freshman campaign. He posted a 14-3 singles record and a 11-4 record in doubles. 

Cumberland men's tennis lost in the Mid-South Conference Finals Match to the Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders and have to wait until the national qualifiers are released on May 4th to see if they will make an appearance in the NAIA National Tournament.

First Team All-Conference (Listed in Alphabetical Order)

Name

School

Martin Barbier

University of the Cumberlands

Aleksa Ciric

Lindsey Wilson College

Camilo Erazo

Lindsey Wilson College

Steven Espinoza

Lindsey Wilson College

Adrijan Hrzic

Cumberland University

Mattis Le Montagner

University of the Cumberlands

Martin Muller

University of the Cumberlands

Joao Okano

Bethel University

Raul Safont

Campbellsville University

Jan Silhavy

Lindsey Wilson College

 

Second Team All-Conference (Listed in Alphabetical Order)

Name

School

Tiago Almeida

Lindsey Wilson College

Juan Alzate

University of Pikeville

Martin Cabrerra

Martin Methodist College

Eduardo Costa

Martin Methodist College

Shizuya Kubo

Martin Methodist College

Fernando Martin Paz

Thomas More University

Luis Montull

University of the Cumberlands

Hugues N'Goma

Cumberland University

German Suarez

Cumberland University

Cole Wilson

Georgetown College 

 

All-Conference Honorable Mentions (Listed in Alphabetical Order)

Name

School

Eric Banoub

University of the Cumberlands

Parker Clarke

Georgetown College

Gavin Dail

Thomas More University

Julian Lopez

Freed-Hardeman University

Juan Medina

University of Pikeville

Matus Sevcik

Campbellsville University

Dan Slapnik Trost

Cumberland University

Jackson Vaughn

Cumberland University

Robert Wu

University of the Cumberlands