Aly Named Second Team All-ACC
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – University of Miami senior Omar Aly has been named to the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Second Team, as announced by Commissioner John Swofford.
Aly, who was named an alternate for the 2014 NCAA D-I Men’s Tennis Championships, has been ranked as high as No. 66 by the ITA this season. He posted an overall 14-7 singles mark and was 5-4 in ACC play. He has defeated a pair of Top 25 players this season and has posted winning streaks of seven and four matches. In four seasons at Miami, he has notched a 33-32 singles record.
Individual honors, as well as the All-ACC teams, were determined by a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches.
Virginia senior Alex Domijan has been selected the 2014 ACC Player of the Year. In addition to Domijan, North Carolina’s Brayden Schnur was named ACC Freshman of the Year, while Tar Heels head coach Sam Paul was named ACC Coach of the Year for the sixth time in his career.
Virginia’s Domijan, a native of Wesley Chapel, Fla., is the ninth Cavalier student-athlete over the last eight years (a tie between two Virginia players occurred in 2011) to be named ACC Player of the Year. Overall, Domijan is the 12th player from UVa to earn the league’s Men’s Tennis Player of the Year.
North Carolina’s Schnur joins the likes of Paul Harsanyi (1994), Bjorn Rencken (1999) and Chris Kearney (2007) as Tar Heel student-athletes that have captured Freshman of the Year honors. Paul moved into a tie for first all-time for most ACC Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year honors with Chuck Kriese (Clemson), Jay Lapidus (Duke) and Brian Boland (Virginia).
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 Winners
Player of the Year – Alex Domijan, Virginia
Freshman of the Year – Brayden Schnur, North Carolina
Coach 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 Fr. North Carolina
Omar Aly Sr. Miami
Andreas Bjerrehus @ So. Virginia Tech
Nathan Rakitt Fr. 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