May 1, 2014
    Hokies place three on All-ACC teams
    Contini, Bjerrehus and Monteiro earn league honors

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Amerigo Contini led a trio of Virginia Tech men’s tennis sophomores who were named to All-ACC Teams on Thursday afternoon, earning All-ACC First Team honors as announced by Commissioner John Swofford. Andreas Bjerrehus and Joao Monteiro were also recognized, being named to the Second Team and Third Team, respectively.

    Contini, ranked 20th in the latest ITA standings, has had a strong sophomore outing with the Hokies after being named the ACC Freshman of the Year last season. Playing in the No. 1 singles for Tech throughout the dual season, Contini has tallied an 18-6 record including a 12-5 mark versus ranked opponents and an 8-4 record in the league. Contini picked up wins in his last two matches and has won seven of the last 10. Including fall tournaments, he is 25-9 overall on the season. In addition, Contini will make his second consecutive trip to the NCAA singles event.

    Bjerrehus, ranked 92nd nationally by the ITA, has also had a standout second season, tallying a 14-10 record in duals, including an 11-9 mark in the No. 2. Bjerrehus is 5-5 versus ranked opponents and has tallied a 23-12 mark overall this season dating back to the fall. In addition, Bjerrehus is 25-11 in doubles, playing every match in the No. 1. He and Contini are ranked 46th in the ITA and the pair represented the Hokies at the ITA All-America and National Indoor Championships during the fall.

    Monteiro has posted a 24-13 record overall this season, including a 16-7 record in duals. The Tech sophomore recorded an 8-5 mark in the No. 3 and went 4-3 in the No. 4. He has also claimed a pair of wins versus nationally ranked opponents.

    This marks the first time that three Virginia Tech players have been recognized by the ACC in the same season. It is Contini and Bjerrehus’ second All-ACC recognition and the first for Monteiro.

    The Hokies will be back on the court on Saturday, May 10 when they travel to Nashville, Tenn. to face Vanderbilt in the opening round of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship.

    Individual Award Winners
    Player of the Year – Alex Domijan, Virginia
    Freshman of the Year – Brayden Schnur, North Carolina
    Coach of the Year – Sam Paul, North Carolina

    All-ACC First Team
    Mitchell Frank # - Jr. Virginia
    Greg Andrews - Sr. Notre Dame
    Alex Domijan % - Sr. Virginia
    Brayden Schnur - Fr. North Carolina
    Amerigo Contini @ - So. Virginia Tech
    Jason Tahir - Jr. Duke
    Ronnie Schneider - Fr. North Carolina
    Romain Bogaerts* - So. Wake Forest
    Hunter Harrington*@ - Jr. Clemson
    Fred Saba*@ - Sr. Duke

    All-ACC Second Team
    Dominique Maden - Sr. Clemson
    Ryan Shane - So. Virginia
    Austin Powell @ - Jr. NC State
    Dominic Cotrone @ - Jr. Florida State
    Brett Clark - So. North Carolina
    Omar Aly - Sr. Miami
    Andreas Bjerrehus @ - So. Virginia Tech
    Nathan Rakitt - So. Georgia Tech
    Robbie Mudge @ - Jr. NC State

    All-ACC Third Team
    Quentin Monaghan - So. Notre Dame
    Mac Styslinger @ - So. Virginia
    Adam Lee @ - Sr. Wake Forest
    Bruno Semenzato - So. Duke
    Joao Monteiro - So. Virginia Tech
    Raphael Hemmeler - Jr. Duke
    Thai-Son Kwiatkowski - Fr. Virginia
    Cristian Gonzalez Mendez - Jr. Florida State
    Maksim Kan* - Fr. Wake Forest
    Ryan Bandy* - Sr. Notre Dame

    * - Denotes a tie in voting
    @ - Two-time selection
    # - Three-time selection
    % - Four-time selection

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