The Southeastern Conference announced its most recent men's tennis honors Wednesday, recognizing outstanding performances on the court from across the league.
Mikelis Libietis • Tennessee
Junior • Priekuli, Latvia
• Collected first ranked win of the spring in a 6-4, 6-5 win over former MSU star Romain Bogaerts. It was his first win over Bogaerts (2 matches last year were unfinished).
• His win over Bogaerts clinched the Vols’ 4-1 victory over No. 19 Wake Forest
• Extended doubles winning streak with Reese to a season-best nine matches. They are 9-0 this spring at No. 1.
• Libietis and Reese improved their doubles record to 20-2 this season with seven ranked wins, collecting another on Sunday vs. Wake Forest
||Michael Redlicki, Duke (29)
||L 6-1, 6-2
||Romain Bogaerts, Wake Forest (20)
||W 6-4, 6-5 (6)
Doubles (with Hunter Reese)
||Lee/Dumont, Wake Forest (30)
Florian Lakat • Mississippi State
• Lakat picked up his fifth-straight win in Sunday’s doubleheader.
• For the year, Lakat is 7-1 in dual match play, with all wins coming at the No. 1 position.
• In the two Sunday singles wins, Lakat won both in straight sets, only dropping 10 total games and giving the freshman five straight-set victories for the spring.
• The wins also gave Lakat his fifth-career win at the A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre.
• Lakat’s win against Ernesto Santillan of Alcorn State clinched the overall match for the Bulldogs.
• Lakat’s 13 wins for the 2013-14 season are tied with sophomore Jordan Angus for the team lead.
• In doubles, Lakat teamed with junior Tassilo Schmid to sweep play for the weekend.
• Lakat and Schmid moved to 4-3 for the 2013-14 season and 3-2 in dual match play.
• Both of Lakat and Schmid’s victories clinched the doubles point for the Bulldogs.
||Elliot Barnwell, Samford
||W 6-2, 6-4
||Ernesto Santillan, Alcorn State
||W 6-3, 6-1
(with Tassilo Schmid)
||Morviac/Santillan, Alcorn State