June 29, 2016
Monteiro, Bjerrehus earn VaSID honors
Hokies recognized for singles and doubles

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Senior Joao Monteiro was named first team VaSID Men's Tennis Singles All-State while classmate Andreas Bjerrehus earned second team honors. The pair earned first team honors for doubles as announced Wednesday by the Virginia Sports Information Directors.

Monteiro wrapped up the season having advanced further in the NCAA Singles Championship than any other Tech player in program history, making the final four and earning All-American honors. He finished the season ranked ninth in the ITA and second in the Atlantic Region with a 37-12 overall record, including 15-11 against nationally ranked opponents. During his run at the tournament, he defeated the nation’s 8th-ranked and 4th-ranked en route to the semifinals.

Bjerrehus recorded a 17-5 tally in duals with a 13-5 mark at the two to finish the season 61st in the ITA and fifth in the Atlantic Region. He represented the Hokies in the fall at the ITA All-American Championships. Outside of Tech, Bjerrehus represented his native country of Denmark in the Davis Cup this year.

Monteiro and Bjerrehus ranked in the top-25 in doubles throughout the spring and finished 23rd in the ITA and third in the Atlantic Region with an 11-4 record in the one. The duo represented the Hokies at the NCAA Doubles Championship this spring and at the ITA All-American in the fall.

This is Monteiro’s first All-State honor and Bjerrehus’ second.

2016 VaSID University Division Men’s Tennis All-State Team
Player of the Year: Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Virginia
Coach of the Year: Brian Boland, Virginia
Rookie of the Year: Aziz Kijametovic, Old Dominion

First Team Doubles
Andreas Bjerrehus/Joao Monteiro, Virginia Tech
Thai-Son Kwiatkowski/Mac Styslinger, Virginia *
Ryan Shane/Luca Corinteli, Virginia *

First Team Singles
Colin Altamirano, Virginia *
Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Virginia #
Sam Matheson, Liberty
Joao Monteiro, Virginia Tech
Adam Moundir, Old Dominion
Ryan Shane, Virginia ^

Second Team Doubles
Christian Cargill/Scott Huang, William & Mary
Sam Matheson/Egon Samaai, Liberty
Vitor Lima/Daryl Monfils, VCU
Adam Moundir/Aziz Kijametovic, Old Dominion

Second Team Singles
J.C. Aragone, Virginia *
Andreas Bjerrehus, Virginia Tech +
Aziz Kijametovic, Old Dominion
Daryl Monfils, VCU
Michael Voscek, VCU +
Henrik Wiersholm, Virginia

* First Team in 2015
+ Second Team in 2015
^ First Team in 2014 and 2015
# First Team in 2015 and Second Team in 2014

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