McCormick named to SAC First Team

Junior first men's tennis player named to All-SAC First Team

Rock Hill, S.C. – Scott McCormick was named to the 2010 All-South Atlantic Conference first team as announced by the league office on Wednesday afternoon.

McCormick becomes the first Brevard male tennis player to be named to the First Team after finishing up the year 11-7 in singles play, 7-1 in singles in the South Atlantic Conference at the No. 1 position for Coach Paul Thomson. McCormick also went 5-13 in doubles play on the season in receiving this honor.

Lincoln Memorial University’s Hannes Ganss and standout freshman Philipp Hoffmann, who helped guide the Railsplitters to the conference championship, headline the South Atlantic Conference All-Conference Men’s Tennis Team.

Ganss, a junior from Erlangen, Germany (Emmy-Noether Gymnasium), was named Player of the Year after going 16-2 overall at singles, with a 12-2 record at the No. 1 position. He was 7-1 in singles play against conference opponents. In doubles competition, Ganss was 16-1 overall with partner Bastian Guenther, with all 16 wins coming at No. 2.

Hoffmann, a freshman from Karlsruhe, Germany (Otto-Hahn-Gymnasium, Karlsruhe), was named Freshman of the Year. He went 17-1 in singles play, including a 12-0 record at the No. 2 position. He was unbeaten in conference play. In doubles, he paired with Tom Goossens to go 18-0, with all but one match at No. 1 doubles.

Lincoln Memorial head coach Benny Collins, who guided the Railsplitters to a 17-1 overall record and the conference championship with an 8-0 record.

Wingate University led the way with four All-Conference selections, while LMU and Tusculum College had three All-Conference members each.

The All-Conference team is selected by the league’s head coaches.

The awards will be presented Friday after the women’s semifinals matches of the 2010 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament. The tournament is being played at the Rock Hill Tennis Center in Rock Hill, S.C.


Scott McCormick, Brevard
Hannes Ganss, Lincoln Memorial
Bastian Guenther, Lincoln Memorial
Philipp Hoffmann, Lincoln Memorial
Alessandro Du Besse, Mars Hill
Koeche Smith, Mars Hill
Bruno Pudence, Wingate
Matt Lichtenstein, Wingate

Rodolfo Schwarz, Carson-Newman
Trent Slagle, Carson-Newman
Hernando Saavedra, Lenoir-Rhyne
Steven Lin, Tusculum
Henrique Rodrigues, Tusculum
Luis Zamora, Tusculum
Flavio Rathsam, Wingate
Braeden Patchell, Wingate

Player of the Year – Hannes Ganss, Lincoln Memorial
Freshman of the Year – Philipp Hoffmann, Lincoln Memorial
Coach of the Year – Benny Collins, Lincoln Memorial
Scholar-Athlete – Henrique Rodrigues, Tusculum

Senior Awards

Andrew Thompson
Travis Wireback

Carson Newman:
Jack Harvie

Cyle Petersen
Kyle Thortsen

Brian Reid

Lincoln Memorial:
Bastian Guenther
Hannes Ganss
Zack Jones
Andras Pauko
Gabor Szabo

Mars Hill:
Koeche Smith
Alessandro du Besse

Lucas Mattos
Maxim Sukharev
Jeremy Smith
Pavle Popovic
Samuel Cartin
Scott Busbee

Henrique Rodrigues

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