Lions sweep individual awards, place four on All-SSC teams

Lions sweep individual awards, place four on All-SSC teams

SSC Release

MELBOURNE, Fla. – For the first-time in school history, the Saint Leo men's tennis team has been honored with a complete sweep of the individual post-season awards given out by the Sunshine State Conference. The Lions also saw four earn First Team singles and doubles honors.

Freshman Alberto Barroso-Campos was named both Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year. He is the first Lion to ever be named Player of the Year, and just the second to be named Freshman of the Year, joining Victor Lozier, who won in 2011. The rookie from Montijo, Spain finished the regular season with a 21-2 singles record, all at No. 1 singles. He also paired with Alex Theiler to go 23-2 in doubles, which has led them to earn the title of No. 1 doubles pair in the nation, according to ITA. Barroso-Campos is also just the second athlete in SSC history to win both awards. Barry's Ahmed Triki won both following the 2014 season.

Following a 20-1 regular season, a 6-0 SSC record, a first-ever No. 1 ranking in the South Region, and earning the No. 1-ranking in the nation, Saint Leo head coach Chris Frusci was named SSC Coach of the Year.

Barroso-Campos also earned First Team All-SSC in singles, and was joined by Theiler, who was a 2015 First Team selection as well. Theiler has an 8-2 SSC record in his two seasons.

Jaime Bueno and Egor Panyushkin were named to the Second Team All-SSC. Panyushkin is currently No. 19 in singles in the nation, and has a 16-4 singles record. Bueno has a 20-2 singles record, mostly at No. 4 singles, and is currently on an 18-match win streak.  

Barroso-Campos and Theiler paired up to earn First Team All-SSC Doubles with their 23-2 record at No. 1 doubles, including nine wins over other ranked doubles pairs. Saint Leo's No. 2 doubles pair in Panyushkin and Bueno also earned First Team honors. The duo has been paired together since March 20, and has put together an 11-0 record and has earned the No. 20 ranking in the nation.

Saint Leo heads to the NCAA South Regional 1 with the No. 1 seed, and will open with Benedict on May 8 at Noon.

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