MELBOURNE, Fla. (April 28, 2017) – Two Tars were selected to the 2017 All-Sunshine State Conference Men's Tennis Team, which was announced on Friday. Freshman Sami Kirberg was named Second Team All-Singles and Cody Gubin received Honorable Mention All-Singles honors.
Kirberg finished the season with an overall record of 11-5, primarily playing out of the third position, where he tallied a 5-2 mark. The Fort Lauderdale native was able to finish his inaugural season for the Tars on a high-note, winning eight of his final nine matches, including going 5-1 in SSC play.
Gubin posted an impressive record of 14-5 on the season, including registering two wins over opponents from teams ranked in the top-10 in the national polls. The sophomore compiled a 5-2 conference record. A Memphis, Tennessee native, he also finished the season strong, going 5-1 over his final six matches.
Rollins takes on Valdosta State in the opening round of the NCAA South Region II Tournament on Saturday, April 29, at 1 p.m. The match will take place in Maimi Shores, on the campus of, tournament host, Barry University.
Player of the Year – Ahmed Triki, Barry
Freshman of the Year – Carlos Gomez, Barry
Coach of the Year – George Samuel, Barry
2017 All-SSC Men's Tennis Team
FIRST TEAM SINGLES
Ahmed Triki, Barry (Sr.)*~ =
Jean-Baptiste Mateo, Lynn (Jr.)
Thomas Grinberg, Saint Leo (Jr.)
Mehdi Laalej, Lynn (Jr.)^
Jaime Bueno, Saint Leo (Jr.)*^
Aria Canadell, Florida Tech (Jr.)
FIRST TEAM DOUBLES
Ahmed Triki*~= / Pierre Montrieul, Barry (Sr./Fr.)
Thomas Grinberg / Vincent Suillerot (Jr./Jr.)
Carlos Gomez / Vivien Versier, Barry (Fr./So.)
SECOND TEAM SINGLES
Vincent Suillerot, Saint Leo (Jr.)
Carlos Gomez, Barry (Fr.)
Nico Dreer*+=, Barry (Sr.)
Pierre Montrieul, Barry (Fr.)
Fabian Pronnet^, Barry (Jr.)
Sami Kirberg, Rollins (Fr.)
SECOND TEAM DOUBLES
Mehdi Laalej+ / Florian Clemares, Lynn (Jr./Jr.)
Will Stone / Matthew Spasic, Eckerd (Fr./Fr.)
Fabian Lundberg~ / Brian Slivonik, Florida Southern (Sr./Jr.)
Aria Canadel / Rickey Corona, Florida Tech+ (Jr./Jr.)
HONORABLE MENTION SINGLES
Cody Gubin, Rollins (So.)
*=2016 All-SSC First Team
^=2016 All-SSC Second Team
~=2015 All-SSC First Team
+=2015 All-SSC Second Team
= = 2014 All-SSC First Team
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