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April 28, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech senior Guillermo Gomez has been voted the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Year and heads up the 2011 All-ACC Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.
Alex Domijan of five-time conference champion Virginia was selected as the ACC Freshman of the Year, and the Cavaliers’ Brian Boland received ACC Coach of the Year honors for the fourth straight season and the sixth time overall. Individual honors, as well as the 18-member All-ACC team, were determined by a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches.
Virginia placed a conference-high five players on the All-ACC team, including four-time selection Sanam Singh and three-time selection Michael Shabaz. Georgia Tech and North Carolina each had three players voted to the team.
Gomez, a senior from Alicante, Spain, stands 31-7 overall this year, including a 20-3 dual record and a 12-2 spring season mark against ACC opposition. Gomez, a four-time All-ACC selection, will head into NCAA Tournament play with a career record of 116-37 – the most singles wins in Georgia Tech school history and the seventh-highest winning percentage (.758). Gomez has led the Yellow Jackets to a 19-5 overall record and a No. 15 national team ranking.
In addition, Gomez has teamed with Dean O’Brien in doubles to post a 19-3 record, the sixth-most doubles wins in a season by a Yellow Jacket tandem, and the sixth-best doubles winning percentage in school history.
Domijan, a unanimous selection as ACC Freshman of the Year and the only freshman voted to the All-ACC team, holds a national ranking of No. 2 – the highest ranking by a freshman in the nation. The ITA All-American singles champion in the fall, Domijan stands undefeated in dual match play (24-0) and lost only one set during the spring season. The Wesley Chapel, Fla., native will carry an overall record of 34-2 in the NCAAs.
In doubles, Domijan and Jarmere Jenkins currently hold the No. 31 spot in the ITA national rankings.
Under Boland’s guidance, the Cavaliers have posted a 29-0 dual match record that included yet another unbeaten season in ACC play. Virginia has won a conference-record 77 straight matches against ACC opposition. In addition to becoming the first team to capture five consecutive ACC Championships, Boland’s squad has won the title seven of the last eight year.
Virginia is currently the No. 1 team in the ITA rankings, a position it has held for all but one week during the 2011 spring season.
2011 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Team
Akash Muppidi, Junior, Boston College*
Reid Carleton, Senior, Duke**
Hernrique Cunha, Sophomore, Duke*
Vahid Mirzadeh, Senior, Florida State*
Guillermo Gomez, Senior, Georgia Tech***
Kevin King, Junior, Georgia Tech*
Juan Spir, Sophomore, Georgia Tech
Brennan Boyajian, Junior, North Carolina
Stefan Hardy, Senior, North Carolina
Jose Hernandez, Sophomore, North Carolina*
Jaime Pulgar, Junior, NC State*
Drew Courtney, Junior, Virginia*
Alex Domijan, Freshman, Virginia
Jarmere Jenkins, Sophomore, Virginia*
Michael Shabaz, Senior, Virginia**
Sanam Singh, Senior Virginia***
Luka Somen, Junior, Virginia Tech*
Jonathan Wolff, Senior, Wake Forest
ACC Player of the Year – Guillermo Gomez, Georgia Tech
ACC Freshman of the Year – Alex Domijan, Virginia
ACC Coach of the Year – Brian Boland, Virginia
* - Repeat All-ACC Selection
** - Three-time honoree
*** - Four-time honoree