2017-18 YEAR IN REVIEW: Men’s Tennis

2017-18 YEAR IN REVIEW: Men’s Tennis

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee men's tennis team finished the 2018 season matching last year's win total, as the Tigers earned their sixth straight Southern Athletic Association Regular Season and Tournament Championship. 

Season Recap
The 2018 edition of Sewanee men's tennis team matched its win total of 2017 with 22 wins, as the program finished with a 22-6 overall record and a 23rd ranking in the final Oracle/ITA Division III rankings.

The Tigers captured their sixth consecutive Southern Athletic Association Regular Season and Tournament championship in April thanks to a 6-0 record. In six years of the SAA, Sewanee is 37-1 against conference foes.

With the win in the SAA Tournament, the Tigers made their 16th appearance to the NCAA Championships and faced N.C. Wesleyan in the second round at Emory University in Atlanta.

Sewanee captured double digit win performers from Jordan Brewer (14-4), Andres Carro (13-7), Jack Gray (12-7), Ryan Olps (12-10) and Alejandro Becker (11-4) in singles play.

In doubles play, Jack Metzger led the team with an 18-7 doubles record, with a 13-6 record coming at the No. 3 flight. Becker posted a 17-6 record with a partner, while Brewer went 15-8 in doubles.

Finished ranked 27th in the final Singles poll, Jack Gray made an appearance in the 2018 NCAA Men's Tennis Singles Championship.

Memorable Match | Sewanee vs. Whitman, March 17
After dropping their first match in California, 5-4, to Swarthmore, the Tigers rebounded in a big way with then No. 12 Whitman. Ranked 23rd at the time, Sewanee took two of three doubles matches, with both wins going into tiebreaks.

In singles, Whitman took down victories at the top three positions, but the bottom of the lineup, Jordan Brewer, Jack Metzger and Davis Owen, stepped up to win the match, 5-4.

Awards

Southern Athletic Association
Player of the Week
Feb. 28 - Jack Gray
March 20 - Jack Metzger

All-SAA Team
Jack Gray - Player of the Year, First Team
John Shackelford - Coach of the Year
Andres Carro - First Team
Ryan Olps - Second Team
Jordan Brewer - Second Team
Alejandro Becker - Honorable Mention
Jack Metzger - Honorable Mention

SAA Sportsmanship Team
Jordan Brewer

SAA Academic Honor Roll
Jordan Brewer
Andres Carro
Aubrey Davis
Jack Gray
Sean Halloran
Fletcher Kerr
Hayden Loeb
Mac McCullough
Zan Meyer
Ryan Olps

Intercollegiate Tennis Association
Atlantic South's Player to Watch
Jack Gray

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