BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the start of the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the league announced their All-Conference Carolinas award winners at a banquet on Thursday night, and three Tornado were recognized. Moritz Poswiat and Luis Delgado both earned first team recognition while Lenny Keswani garnered third team honors for the Tornado.
Poswiat, a junior earns first team all-conference honors for the first time, a season after garnering third team recognition. He has been King's top player for the majority of the season, playing at both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. The Wuppertal, Germany native owns an overall record of 20-6, going 13-4 at No. 1 singles and 3-1 at the second flight. In Conference Carolinas play he has posted a 7-3 record for the Tornado. In doubles play, Poswiat is 18-8 overall, including 9-1 mark in Conference Carolinas play. In doubles play, Poswiat has posted a record of 16-7 playing at the top flight.
The first team All-Conference Carolinas duo of Poswiat and Delgado went 15-7 at No. 1 singles and 9-1 in league play. Overall the duo has gone 17-8 on the season.
Along with his stellar doubles record, Delgado, a junior has also had a stellar singles season, garnering him first team All-Conference Carolinas accolades for the first time. The Madrid, Spain native has gone 17-8 in singles play, including a record of 8-2 in league play. He has split time between No. 2 and No. 3 singles, going 6-2 at the second flight and 8-5 at the third flight.
A sophomore, Keswani earns all-conference accolades for the first time as he was selected All-Conference Carolinas third team. He has posted a record of 16-8 in singles play, going 8-2 in Conference Carolinas play. The Rumst, Belgium native has split time at the top three flights, going 3-2 at No. 1 singles, 6-4 at No. 2 singles and 5-1 at No. 3 singles. In doubles play, Keswani has gone 17-7 overall and 7-2 in Conference Carolinas play. He has played primarily with Kyle Logue as the duo is 13-5 on the year, including 7-1 in league play. The tandem has gone 4-0 at No. 2 doubles and 9-5 at the third flight. Overall in doubles play, Keswani is 1-0 at the top flight, 5-1 at the second flight and 9-5 at No. 3 doubles.
The Tornado open Conference Carolinas play on Friday as the fourth seed. King takes on fifth seed Limestone College at 12:00 p.m. in Sumter, S.C. In their only meeting this year, King took a 5-4 win over Limestone in Bristol on March 12.