Virginia Leads 2012 All-ACC Men's Tennis Team
April 26, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com)-- Atlantic Coast Conference champion Virginia swept postseason honors for men's tennis and led the 2012 All-ACC team, as announced today by commissioner John Swofford.
Virginia junior Jarmere Jenkins was selected as the ACC Player of the Year, while Cavalier freshman Mitchell Frank earned Freshman of the Year honors and Brian Boland was named ACC Coach of the Year for the fifth straight season and the sixth time overall.
Virginia becomes only the second men's tennis team in ACC history - and the first since Miami in 2006 - to boast the conference's Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Coach of the Year in the same season. Postseason honors, along with the 18-member 2012 All-ACC team, were selected by a vote of the league's 12 head coaches.
The nationally fourth-ranked Jenkins, who has played most of this season at the top of the lineup, will enter NCAA play with a 29-3 overall record and an 18-1 mark in dual match play. A three-time ACC Player of the Week in 2012, Jenkins owned a 9-1 mark against conference opposition during the regular season. The College Park, Ga., native owns a 15-7 record with primary partner Drew Courtney at No. 1 doubles, including three wins during last week's ACC Championship.
Frank, who has spent the season as the nation's top-ranked player, stands 31-1 in singles, including a 19-1 record in dual match play and a 10-0 record vs. ACC opponents during regular-season play. The Annandale, Va., native played most of the season at No. 3 singles, but won his lone dual match at No. 1 and is 3-0 on the No. 2 court.
Boland guided the Cavaliers to their sixth straight unbeaten season in ACC play and their sixth straight ACC Championship. Virginia stands 24-1 heading into the 2012 NCAA tournament and has won a league-record 92 consecutive matches against ACC opponents. The fourth-ranked Cavaliers have posted 10 wins over fellow Top-25 teams this season, including a 4-1 win over No. 8 Duke in the ACC Championship finals.
Virginia led all schools with three student-athletes voted to the All-ACC team. Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina and Wake Forest each placed two players on the squad.
In addition to Jenkins, three-time All-ACC selections on this year's team include Boston College's Akash Muppidi, Duke's Henrique Cunha, Georgia Tech's Kevin King, North Carolina's Jose Hernandez, NC State's Jaime Pulgar and Virginia Tech's Luka Somen.
2012 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Tennis Team
Akash Muppidi, Senior, Boston College***
ACC Player of the Year - Jarmere Jenkins, Virginia