Mitchell earns all-conference tennis honors
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Mark McGee
Mitchell earns all-conference tennis honors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Atlantic Sun Conference has designated two Lipscomb tennis players for postseason honors.

Sophomore Lipscomb tennis player Rob Mitchell has been named to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference First Team.

Alejandro Manzanares was named to the All-Freshman Team.

Earlier this week Mitchell was also named to the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

Mitchell was an even 10-10 this year for the Bisons, never moving from No. 1 singles. 

"I am really proud of Rob and Alejandro," Lipscomb coach Mario Hernandez said. "Both guys really represent what we want our team to be about.

"Each day of practice they come to the court or gym looking to improve in some way. Very rarely do I feel that they are ever just at practice because they're supposed to be there. Each day they came focused on improving and it's no surprise it led to strong records and results in our top two positions. That's the standard of preparation and performance that anyone coming through our program will be held to from now on."

2015 Atlantic Sun Men's Tennis All-Conference First Team

Jordi Vives, FGCU
Simon Pritchard, Kennesaw State
Michael Beiler, FGCU
Ricky Ventura, FGCU
Rob Mitchell, Lipscomb
Jack Findel-Hawkins, North Florida
Norbert Nemcsek, North Florida
Ramon Simonetti, USC Upstate
Loic Blanco, Stetson


+ A tie in the voting caused a nine-person team

2015 Atlantic Sun Men's Tennis All-Conference Second Team

By Position (Singles)
No. 1 Nathan Debut, Stetson
No. 2 Laurynas Antropikas, Stetson
No. 3 Tianyu Bao, FGCU
No. 4 Ignacio Garrido, USC Upstate
No. 5 Rajanvir Dharni, USC Upstate
     Graham Ball, Stetson
No. 6 Austin Bates, FGCU

2015 Atlantic Sun Men's Tennis All-Freshman Team

Austin Bates, FGCU
Alejandro Valencia, Kennesaw State 
Alejandro Manzanares, Lipscomb 
Lasse Muscheites, North Florida 
Alberto De Meo, North Florida 
Felix Ewers, USC Upstate 
Ignacio Garrido, USC Upstate
Loic Blanco, Stetson