GREENSBORO — Duke’s Henrique Cunha has been named the conference’s men’s tennis Player of the Year and headlines the All-ACC team with his fourth selection by the league’s coaches, as announced by commissioner John Swofford Thursday.
Virginia Tech’s Amerigo Contini was named Freshman of the Year and Wake Forest’s Tony Bresky was named Coach of the Year.
Cunha is 17-0 at No. 1 singles this season and has combined with doubles partner Raphael Hemmeler for a 21-2 mark, including an 11-0 mark at No. 1 doubles.
Joining Cunha on the All-ACC team are teammates freshman Michael Redlicki and junior Fred Saba. N.C. State had two selected to the team: Sophomores Robbie Mudge and Austin Powell. North Carolina sophomore Esben Hess-Olesen was the Tar Heels’ only selection. Wake Forest seniors David Hopkins and Amogh Prabhakar and Junior Adam Lee were also selections.
ACC champion Virginia led all schools with four selections. Clemson and Virginia Tech each placed two players on the team. Florida State and Georgia Tech had one each.
Duke: Senior Brinson Paolini was honored as the recipient of the Byron Nelson Award, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
The award is given annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence both on the golf course as well as in the classroom
Paolini was selected from among five finalists, which included Wake Forest’s Evan Beck.
Paolini has a 71.8 stroke average has finished in the Top-5 four times. He leads the Blue Devils in stroke average, even-or-under-par rounds (17), rounds in the 60’s (6) and rounds at 75 or under (26).