Men’s Tennis Tabbed 3rd in SAC Preseason Poll; Trio Earns All-SAC Preseason Honors

Men’s Tennis Tabbed 3rd in SAC Preseason Poll; Trio Earns All-SAC Preseason Honors

ROCK HILL, S.C. The No. 27 ranked Anderson men's tennis team has been slotted to finish No. 3 in the South Atlantic Conference preseason coach's poll while senior's Tomas Depiaggio and Hufelder Duarte and junior Ignacio Bidegain earn preseason honors, released by the league office on Friday.

At the No. 1 singles flight for the Trojans, Bidegain compiled an overall record of 13-6 and a 6-4 conference record a season ago. The native of Buenos Aires stellar play has earned him a No. 23 national ranking.  

Trojan duo Depiaggio and Duarte finished the 2018 regular season with a 5-8 overall record and 4-4 record in SAC play. Depiaggio and Duarte defeated All-SAC honorees from Queens while taking several others to the wire.

One vote separated Queens (106-6), which was picked first, over Wingate (105-5) which was slotted number two. Anderson (83) holds the third position while Lincoln Memorial was voted fourth and Newberry fifth. Lenoir-Rhyne collected 62 points placing the Bears in the seventh slot while Catawba (50) slides in at number eight. Coker, Carson-Newman and Mars Hill round out the poll.

The Trojans open the 2019 season on Friday, Feb. 1 at home against Southern Wesleyan. First serve is slated for 1 pm.

Rank

Team

Points (1st Place Votes)

1

Queens

106 (6)

2

Wingate

105 (5)

3

Anderson

83

4

Lincoln Memorial

78

5

Tusculum

74

6

Newberry

66

7

Lenoir-Rhyne

62

8

Catawba

50

9

Coker

39

10

Carson-Newman

32

11

Mars Hill

20

 

 

2019 SAC Men's Tennis Preseason All-Conference

 First Team Doubles
Hamed Gandouz/Shane O'Dea, Lenoir-Rhyne
Julian Bosch / Joel Dunlap, Queens
Agustin Aran Martin / Sebastian Meum, Queens

 Second Team Doubles
Hufelder Duarte/Tomas Depiaggio, Anderson
Jesus Bacete-Sanz /Gabriel Dabdab, Carson-Newman
Jose Navarro / Sean Nguyen, Newberry

 First Team Singles

Daniel Belsito, Wingate
Edison Ambarzumjan, Newberry
Ignacio Bidegain, Anderson
Agustin Aran Martin, Queens
Julian Bosch, Queens
Josep Canyadell, Wingate

Second Team Singles

David Segarra, Lincoln Memorial
Gabriel Yaguar, Tusculum
Luca Picci, Catawba
Jose Navarro, Newberry
Matt Jones, Wingate
Hamed Gandouz, Lenoir-Rhyne

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