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Gomez, Blume, Jones Top Men's Tennis All-Conference Awards

Gomez, Blume, Jones Top Men's Tennis All-Conference Awards

Daniel Gomez, Tyler Blume, and Rusty Jones are the top individual award winners for the 2019 SLIAC Men's Tennis season. 

Gomez, a junior from Bogota, Columbia, was named the SLIAC Player of the Year after pacing Principia College to the 2019 conference title. Playing at #1 singles Gomez went 18-2 overall this season and was undefeated in conference play. He also added 11 more wins at doubles, playing mainly on the #3 team for the Panthers. He is the 8th different Panther to win the league's top individual award. 

Tyler Blume, a freshman from Spring Arbor, Mich., takes home the SLIAC Newcomer of the Year award. The freshman was 10-3 overall this year, accumulating eight of his wins at #5 singles. He finished 3-1 against conference foes during his first collegiate season. Blume joins Nate Wieland as the only Greenville players in program history to receive the award.

Rusty Jones was named the Coach of the Year after leading Principia to a 14-8 overall record and going undefeated in the SLIAC through both the regular season and tournament. The Panthers won the SLIAC Tournament for the 6th consecutive season this spring while this is Jones' 3rd straight Coach of the Year award.

In addition, Fontbonne University was recognized for their sportsmanship, receiving the 2019 SLIAC Team Sportsmanship award.

SLIAC First Team All-Conference
Singles Player School
#1 Daniel Gomez Principia
#2 Wyatt Dale Principia
#3 Greg Sovie Principia
#4 Jules Kitchingman Principia
#5 Nat Kenworthy Principia
#6 Brody Swan Principia
Doubles Players School
#1 Wyatt Dale Principia
  Greg Sovie  
#2 Nat Kenworthy Principia
  Jules Kitchingman  
#3 Austin Burkhart Greenville
  Mathew Rodriguez  
SLIAC Second Team All-Conference
Singles Player School
#1 Riley Muren Webster
#2 Zach Plocher Greenville
#3 Justin Tilford Greenville
#4 Austin Burkhart Greenville
#5 Tyler Blume Greenville
#6 Mathew Rodriguez Greenville
Doubles Player School
#1 Daniel Pieplow Greenville
  Zach Plocher  
#2 Tyler Blume Greenville
  Justin Tilford  
#3 Daniel Gomez Principia
  Brody Swan  
SLIAC All-Sportsmanship Team  
Fontbonne Hayden Thompson  
Greenville Dan Pieplow  
Principia Wyatt Dale  
Webster Charlie McGhee  
Westminster Mike Rois