Lions place three on All-SSC men's tennis team

Lions place three on All-SSC men's tennis team

MELBOURNE, Fla. – After concluding the regular season second in the Sunshine State Conference, the No. 5 Saint Leo men's tennis team earned a pair of All-SSC selections for singles play in addition to a first team doubles tandem as announced by the conference office, Friday.

Junior Alex Theiler was named to the All-SSC First Team while Guillaume Vanelven earned Second Team honors for their efforts in singles action.  The Saint Leo doubles team of Theiler and Bruno Sisti was named to the First Team for the 2015 season.

Theiler jumped to the No. 13 ranking in the latest national rankings release from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) after a solid season, including an upset victory over fellow first-teamer Daniel Riggs in the SSC Championship semifinals.  The junior holds a 13-6 record in singles action including an impressive 9-1 tally in the last 10 matchups from the top-spot in the Saint Leo lineup.

Vanelven was named to the Second Team after a 13-3 season, with most of his play coming from No. 4 in the Lions' lineup.  The junior holds a 4.0 GPA and carries an 8-2 record in the last 10 matchups.

Green and Gold tandem, Theiler and Sisti anchor the top court in doubles play and is riding a five game win streak.  The No. 7 ranked twosome holds a 13-5 record and have beaten four nationally ranked doubles opponents, including then-No. 1 team up of Daniel Riggs and Paolo Volpicelli on Feb. 15 and current No. 2 duo of Ahmed Triki and Fabian Groetsch on March 7.

Barry's Ahmed Triki was named Player of the Year while teammate Dominik Haider earned Freshman of the Year honors.  Lynn University head coach Mike Perez was tabbed Coach of the Year for his 2015 season.

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