May 1, 2014
Greensboro, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s Nathan Rakitt was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis second team as announced Thursday by ACC commissioner John Swofford.
The Tech sophomore from Marietta, Ga., enjoyed a solid season at the top of the Yellow Jacket lineup, earning a current ranking of No. 104 nationally by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association while compiling a 19-20 overall record and a 5-6 mark in the ACC.
Rakitt played 17 of his 21 spring matches at the No. 1 position, and three of his ACC victories came against opponents ranked No. 68 or higher, including No. 19 Amerigo Contini of Virginia Tech.
Virginia senior Alex Domijan was selected the 2014 ACC Men’s Tennis Player of the Year, while North Carolina’s Brayden Schnur was named ACC Freshman of the Year, and Tar Heels head coach Sam Paul was named ACC Coach of the Year for the sixth time in his career.
Individual honors, as well as the All-ACC teams, were determined by a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches.
Eleven ACC institutions had representatives on the All-ACC team, led by five honorees from Virginia. Duke had four representatives, while North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest each had three members. Clemson, Florida State and NC State had two honorees apiece, while Georgia Tech and Miami rounded out the field with one representative each.
Virginia’s Domijan was the lone four-time selection on the All-ACC Team, with the Cavaliers’ Mitchell Frank earning All-ACC honors for the third time in his career. Nine members earned All-ACC recognition for a second time.
Individual Award WinnersPlayer of the Year - Alex Domijan, VirginiaFreshman of the Year - Brayden Schnur, North CarolinaCoach of the Year - Sam Paul, North Carolina
All-ACC First Team Mitchell Frank # Jr. Virginia Greg Andrews Sr. Notre Dame Alex Domijan % Sr. Virginia Brayden Schnur Fr. North Carolina Amerigo Contini @ So. Virginia Tech Jason Tahir Jr. Duke Ronnie Schneider Fr. North Carolina Romain Bogaerts* So. Wake Forest Hunter Harrington*@ Jr. Clemson Fred Saba*@ Sr. Duke
All-ACC Second Team Dominique Maden Sr. Clemson Ryan Shane So. Virginia Austin Powell @ Jr. NC State Dominic Cotrone @ Jr. Florida State Brett Clark So. North Carolina Omar Aly Sr. Miami Andreas Bjerrehus @ So. Virginia Tech Nathan Rakitt So. Georgia Tech Robbie Mudge @ Jr. NC State
All-ACC Third Team Quentin Monaghan So. Notre Dame Mac Styslinger @ So. Virginia Adam Lee @ Sr. Wake Forest Bruno Semenzato So. Duke Joao Monteiro So. Virginia Tech Raphael Hemmeler Jr. Duke Thai-Son Kwiatkowski Fr. Virginia Cristian Gonzalez Mendez Jr. Florida State Maksim Kan* Fr. Wake Forest Ryan Bandy* Sr. Notre Dame
* – Denotes a tie in voting @ – Two-time selection # – Three-time selection % – Four-time selection