Tornado tennis players earn academic all-conference

Tornado tennis players earn academic all-conference

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The tennis season is coming to an end, which means Conference Carolinas has begun handing out postseason awards. On Tuesday, five Tornado student-athletes were name academic all-conference by the league.

The recent winner of the Murphy Osborne Award, Rodrigo Avila headlines this group with his 3.99 grade-point average. Avila has played primarily at the No. 2 singles slot this season and owns a 13-8 overall record, going 8-4 at No. 2 singles and 1-1 at the top flight. He is also 5-2 in conference play in singles, while posting a 6-1 league record in doubles.

Fellow seniors Pablo Vidal and Leo Brigato were honored as well. Vidal has a cumulative GPA of 3.77, has played all season at No. 1 singles. He has a 6-7 record at the top flight, going 10-11 overall and 4-3 in Conference Carolinas play. In doubles play he has posted a record of 9-7 while going 5-2 in league play, playing primarily at No. 2 doubles. Brigato has played No. 4 singles all season for the Tornado, going 6-4 in the slot. Brigato has an overall singles record of 9-7 and doubles record of 10-5, playing primarily at No. 1 doubles. He carries a cumulative GPA of 3.37.

The 2014 Conference Carolinas tennis academic all-conference representatives have been awarded to junior and senior student-athletes with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale in all work completed at their member institution that have played in a conference sponsored sport. The GPA is calculated based on the student-athletes cumulative average through the previous semester and each student-athlete must have attended their member institution for at least one academic year.

Women's Tennis Academic All-Conference Team

Caroline Fischer, Barton

Alicia Lasry, Barton

Kristy Lievense, Barton

Meredith Pruden, Barton

Bridget Franer, Belmont Abbey

Brigid Donohue, Belmont Abbey

Brooke Ingram, Belmont Abbey

Marisa Esformes, Converse

Corin Hallman, Erskine

Amanda Huffaker, King

Samantha Wohlers, Lees-McRae

Julia Moreira, Limestone

Jessica Reyes Varela, Limestone

Ariel Svantesson, Limestone

Francesca Ceppi, Mount Olive

Roxanne Chouinard, Mount Olive

Samara Paldinho, Mount Olive

Haley Hardwick, North Greenville

Aline Ribeiro, North Greenville

Briana Oliver, Pfeiffer

Kaleigh Featherstone, Pfeiffer


Men's Tennis Academic All-Conference Team

Max Leppert, Barton

Jorge Pradilla, Barton

Robert Clarke, Erskine

Wilson Mathewes, Erskine

Coleman Welch, Erskine

Jack West, Erskine

Leonardo Brigato, King

David Huff, King

Pablo Vidal, King

Rodrigo Avila, King

Carlos Pinel, Lees-McRae

David Lopez, Limestone

Edgar Bub, Mount Olive

Henric Falkenberg, Mount Olive

Jack Frampton, Mount Olive

Johannes Moolman, Mount Olive

Stanley Roffe, Mount Olive

Juan Vargas, North Greenville

Jimmy Molina, Pfeiffer

Luis Villalta, Pfeiffer

Sebastian Wernecke, Pfeiffer

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