Conference Carolinas Announces All Conference Tennis Teams

High Point, N.C. > The Conference Carolinas All-Conference Teams were determined by vote from each Head Coach of participating league institutions.  Nominations were collected and then voted upon by ballot and tallied to determine Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Coach of the Year, All-Conference First Team, All-Conference Second Team and All-Conference Third Team.  Awards were presented at the league tennis team banquet at the Conference Tournament Championships co-hosted by Erskine College and the Palmetto Park Tennis Complex in Sumter, SC.  This year's award winners are as follows:

 

WOMEN'S TENNIS:

Player of the Year:

Olivia Nelms, Pfeiffer University

In her freshman season, Olivia Nelms posted a 14-2 overall record and an 8-1 mark in the number one singles slot for Pfeiffer. Nelms won six straight singles matches and recorded all but one of her wins in straight sets. Nelms also teamed with Hannah Watson in number two doubles and finished with a nearly perfect record at 17-1. The freshman from England helped the Falcons achieve multiple school records including most consecutive wins (14) and most wins in a regular season (17).

 

Freshman of the Year:

Olivia Nelms, Pfeiffer University

In her freshman season, Olivia Nelms posted a 14-2 overall record and an 8-1 mark in the number one singles slot for Pfeiffer. Nelms won six straight singles matches and recorded all but one of her wins in straight sets. Nelms also teamed with Hannah Watson in number two doubles and finished with a nearly perfect record at 17-1. The freshman from England helped the Falcons achieve multiple school records including most consecutive wins (14) and most wins in a regular season (17).

 

Coach of the Year:

Calhoun Parr, Erskine

Erskine Head Women's Tennis Coach Calhoun Parr directed the Flying Fleet to their third consecutive perfect conference record with 9-0 mark this season. In the process, the Fleet won their forth consecutive conference regular season title and their ninth regular season title in ten years. This is the seventh time in his career that his coaching peers have voted him "Coach of the Year."

 
 

All-Conference First Team:

Olivia Nelms, Pfeiffer

Corin Hallman, Erskine

Taylor Lindsay, Pfeiffer

Smiljana Kljajic, Barton

Roxanne Chouinard, Mount Olive

Miranda Guthrie, Erskine

 
 
 

All-Conference Second Team:

Marian Pinate, Limestone

Francesca Ceppi, Mount Olive

Mika Goyette, Erskine

Haley Elliott, Erskine

Manon Janin, Limestone

Alexandra Boulbin, Limestone

 
 

All-Conference Third Team:

Mollie Polk, Erskine

Ananya Sarkar, Barton

Hannah Watson, Pfeiffer

Sarah McDonald, Erskine

Randi Price, Barton

Meredith Pruden, Barton

 
 
 

Conference Carolinas Regular Season Champions:

Erskine College

 

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MEN'S TENNIS:

 

Player of the Year:

Loic Minery, Pfeiffer

Following an 8-2 conference record in 2013, Pfeiffer’s Loic Minery followed that up with a 15-2 overall and 7-1 conference record from the number one singles spot. Minery led the Falcons to a 13-4 overall record and 5-3 mark in conference play, while being nearly unbeatable all season. Playing exclusively at number one doubles with Sebastian Werenecke, Minery went 13-3 including wins over nationally ranked University of Mount Olive, Limestone College, and USC-Aiken.  

 
 

Freshman of the Year:

Jake McCartney, Barton

Jake McCartney began his Barton College career with 11 straight singles victories over opponents at the NCAA Division II level or below. The Thames, New Zealand resident started the season at No. 2 singles, but quickly moved into the top slot as his winning streak continued. McCartney finished the regular season with a 13-3 record in singles, and also posted a 14-4 mark at No. 1 doubles along with his partner, Rafael Ruiz. He led the Bulldogs to a 12-6 record, their best performance since 2007.

 
 

Coach of the Year:

 Kevin Coghill, Mount Olive

Kevin Coghill wins Conference Carolinas Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year for the second time in the last three years. Mount Olive went unbeaten in conference play this season, joining the 2005 men’s tennis team as the only Trojan athletics teams to finish a conference season unbeaten. Mount Olive has two wins over nationally ranked teams and the Trojans’ only loss this season came against a Division I opponent. The Trojans enter the Conference Carolinas Tournament with a 15-1 overall record (8-0 Conference Carolinas) and a 12-match winning streak.

 

Conference Carolinas Regular Season Champions:

 

University of Mount Olive

 
 
 

All-Conference First Team:

Loic Minery, Pfeiffer

Matt Finnerty, Mount Olive

Rodrigo Avila, King

Jake McCartney, Barton

Conner McMann, Belmont Abbey

Edgar Bub, Mount Olive

 
 
 

 

All-Conference Second Team:

Sjors van Eck, North Greenville

 Henric Falkenberg, Mount Olive

Wilson Mathewes, Erskine

Stanley Roffe, Mount Olive

Jason Harris, Erskine

Rafael Ruiz, Barton

 
 

All-Conference Third Team:

Pablo Vidal, King

Antoine Le Dore, Limestone

Axel Woerner, Pfeiffer

Stefano Soares, Limestone

Andres Santiago Robles Camacho, North Greenville

Sebastian Wernecke, Pfeiffer

 

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