April 18, 2012

Adrien Rossignon Named Big South Freshman of the Year; Guillen Named Flight Two Champion

Charlotte, N.C. – Adrien Rossignon has been named the 2012 Big South Freshman of the Year the conference announced Wednesday. Fernando Guillen has been honored as the top singles player in the two position, while David Clavera was named to the Big South All-Academic Team.

Rossignon finished the season tied with a team best 14-6 singles record, and a 5-2 record in Big South conference play while playing primarily in the one spot. The Arlon, Belgium native was also 3-2 against nationally ranked opponents this season.

Rossignon knocked off #47 Max Wennakoski of VCU in only his second match as a Camel on January 20 to become the first freshman at Campbell to knock off a nationally ranked opponent. He also defeated #80 Francisco Dias of George Washington on March 17, and #88 Rafael Aita of UNC Wilmington on March 28.

Rossignon was also named Big South Freshman of the Week on January 25, and won the A2 singles championship at the UNC Greensboro Spartan Invitational in the fall season. He was also ranked #125 in the February 18 ITA National Rankings.

In doubles play, Rossignon and partner Josep Baro finished the season at 8-10 and 3-4 in the BSC playing in the one spot. This is the second year in a row that a Camel has been named conference freshman of the year, and the ninth year in a row that a Camel has been named to the conference all-freshman team.

Guillen was named the flight two champion following a 14-6 singles record, and a 5-2 record in Big South conference play playing primarily in the two spot. The San Louis Potisi, Mexico native also won the flight A singles championship at the Davidson Invitational in the fall season.

In doubles play, Guillen and partner Clavera finished the regular season with a team best 11-7 overall record and 5-2 record in conference play. The duo also won the flight A doubles championship at the UNC Greensboro Spartan Invitational.

Fourth seeded Campbell will take on fifth seeded Winthrop Thursday, April 19 in the Big South Championships quarterfinals. Match time is set for 10:30 am.  

 

Men's Tennis Post Season Awards

All-Academic Team

David Clavera, Campbell

Randall Carter, Radford

Thomas Rees, UNC Asheville

Guy Kubi, Winthrop

Ryan Walters, Presbyterian College

Giancarlo Lemmi, Liberty

Danny Heidecker, Coastal Carolina

Roman Piftor, Gardner-Webb

Men's Tennis Flight Winners

No. 1 Singles – Nicholas Sayer, Radford

No. 2 Singles – Fernando Guillen, Campbell

No. 3 Singles – Stijn Meulemans, Radford

                        Yuta Hirokawa, Winthrop

No. 4 Singles – Matias Di Pasquale, Coastal Carolina

No. 5 Singles – Joe Mills, Radford

                       Mandeep Yadav, Liberty

No. 6 Singles – Jorge Azuero, Liberty

 

No. 1 Doubles – Jonas Brobeck/Matt Waissen, UNC Asheville

No. 2 Doubles – Adrien Langeard/Thomas Rees, UNC Asheville

No. 3 Doubles – Pete Conaty/John Schubel, UNC Asheville

All-Conference Singles

Nicholas Sayer, Radford

Yusuke Kusuda, Coastal Carolina

Stijn Meulemans, Radford

Adrien Langeard, UNC Asheville

Grayson Mills, Presbyterian College

Igor Ogrizek, Radford

Siim Tuus, Liberty

Thomas Dehaen, Radford

All-Conference Doubles

Jonas Brobeck/Matt Waissen, UNC Asheville

Nicholas Sayer/Thomas Dehaen, Radford

Giancarlo Lemmi/Siim Tuus, Liberty

Igor Ogrizek/Stijn Meulemans, Radford

 

Player of the Year

Nicholas Sayer, Radford

 

Freshman of the Year

Adrien Rossignon, Campbell

 

Scholar Athlete of the Year

Guy Kubi, Winthrop

 

Coach of the Year

Lise Gregory, UNC Asheville