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May 2, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Four-time All-ACC Team selection Henrique Cunha has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Year and headlines the 2013 All-ACC Men’s Tennis Team as announced by Commissioner John Swofford on Thursday.
Virginia Tech freshman Amerigo Contini was named ACC Freshman of the Year and Wake Forest head coach Tony Bresky was named ACC Coach of the Year. Postseason honors, along with the 19-member 2013 All-ACC team, were selected by a vote of the league's 11 head coaches.
Cunha, the nation’s No. 6 singles player, who stands 17-0 at No. 1 singles, earned ACC Player of the Week three times this season. He went 9-0 in ACC play, and owns a 29-3 mark for the season. The native of Jau, Brazil, teamed with doubles partner Raphael Hemmeler to post an 11-0 record against league competition and a 21-2 mark overall at No. 1 doubles. The pair is the No. 2 doubles tandem in the nation and posted two wins at the ACC Men’s Tennis Championship. Cunha earned his fourth selection to the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship in singles.
Contini spent his time in his rookie season at No. 1 and 2 singles, posting a 16-5 dual mark, including a 7-3 record in league action. He had five different doubles partners throughout the season, but spent the majority of his time paired with Andreas Bjerrehus where the duo collected a 13-6 mark at No. 1 doubles.
Bresky guided the Demon Deacons to a 20-8 overall mark and an appearance in the ACC Championship match following an upset of No. 2 seed Duke, 4-3, in the semifinals. Wake Forest returned to the NCAA Championship this season, marking the first appearance under the second-year head coach.
Joining Cunha as a four-time All-ACC Team honoree is Virginia senior Jarmere Jenkins. Georgia Tech senior Juan Spir, Virginia junior Alex Domijan were selected to the All-ACC Team for the third straight season, while Clemson senior Yannick Maden, Virignia sophomore Mitchell Frank, and Wake Forest senior David Hopkins earned honors for the second time of their careers.
ACC Champion Virginia led all schools with four selections on the All-ACC Team, while Duke and Wake Forest each had three student-athletes on the squad. Clemson, NC State and Virginia Tech each placed two players on the team, and Florida State, Georgia Tech and North Carolina with one selection each.
Player of the Year: Henrique Cunha, Sr., Duke
Freshman of the Year: Amerigo Contini, Fr., Virginia Tech
Coach of the Year: Tony Bresky, Wake Forest
2013 All-ACC Men’s Tennis Team
Hunter Harrington, So., Clemson
Yannick Maden, Sr., Clemson **
Henrique Cunha, Sr., Duke ****
Michael Redlicki, Fr., Duke
Fred Saba, Jr., Duke
Dominic Cotrone, So., Florida State
Juan Spir, Sr., Georgia Tech ***
Esben Hess-Olesen, So., North Carolina
Robbie Mudge, So., NC State
Austin Powell, So., NC State
Alex Domijan, Jr., Virginia ***
Mitchell Frank, So., Virginia **
Jarmere Jenkins, Sr., Virginia ****
Mac Styslinger, Fr., Virginia
Andreas Bjerrehus, Fr., Virginia Tech
Amerigo Contini, Fr., Virginia Tech
David Hopkins, Sr., Wake Forest **
Adam Lee, Jr., Wake Forest
Amogh Prabhakar, Sr., Wake Forest
Due to a tie in voting an extra member has been added to the All-ACC Team