April 25, 2013
Bearcat men dominate All-MIAA honors
MARYVILLE, Mo. – A trio from Northwest Missouri State men’s tennis team earned first team selections for the league champions as the MIAA announced conference accolades Thursday.
Highlighting the honors were freshman Sergio De Vilchez who was tabbed Freshman of the Year, while Mark Rosewell earned his third straight Coach of the Year award. Guilherme Narducci also earned the Sportsmanship Award giving the Bearcat men’s and women’s teams a sweep of the award.
Alvaro Riveros and Narducci picked up first team honors at No. 4 and No. 5 singles, respectively. Riveros finished the regular season 18-2 while Narducci recorded an 18-5 mark at No. 5 singles.
Lluis Altimires and De Vilchez were tabbed to the first team at No. 1 doubles after an impressive 24-5 record during the regular season. The duo also currently carries a nine match winning streak into Saturday’s NCAA Central Region match against Washburn.
De Vilchez picked up second team honors at No. 1 singles while Altimires and Jason Harris joined him at No. 3 and No. 6 singles. Harris was also impressive at No. 6 singles posting a 21-4 record and holds an 11 match winning streak.
Narducci and Riveros earned a spot on the all-MIAA second team at No. 2 doubles while Rafael Bugiga and Dylan Bernatzky earned Honorable Mention accolades. Harris and Bernatzky also earned Honorable Mention honors at No. 3 doubles.
Northwest opens postseason play Saturday against Washburn in the first round of the NCAA Central Region tournament. Action from Grube Courts is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.
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