2018 Men's Tennis
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2017 Point University Men's Tennis Team
Men's Tennis - Fri, Apr. 28, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – Two Point University men's tennis players received All-Appalachian Athletics Conference first team honors, one was named to the AAC Champions of Character Team, and five Skyhawks received AAC All-Academic team recognition for the 2017 season.


Sophomore Asad Siyyid (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), and senior Rafa Hewett (Lewiston, Ida.), Point's top two singles players, were named to the All-Conference team.  Siyyid, who received AAC Player of the Week and NAIA National Player of the Week honors during the season, posted a 16-11 singles record, the third-most singles wins in a season in Point tennis history, and a 16-9 doubles record, mostly at the number two pairs position, and is tied for third-most doubles wins in a season.  Siyyid already ranks fifth with 25 career singles wins and is tied for fifth with 27 career doubles wins.  He earned AAC All-Freshman Team honors last season.


Now a two-time All-AAC performer, Hewett also received AAC Player of the Week recognition and set school records for most singles win in a season (19); most doubles win in a season (20) and most career singles wins (59) and most career doubles wins (66) in four seasons.


Point's number six singles player and number three doubles player, Kyle Howell (SO/Guyton, GA) received an AAC Champions of Character Award.  The Champions of Character Award is presented to a student-athlete from each of the conference members, who best demonstrate the NAIA Champions of Character core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.  Howell is 8-14 in singles this season and 5-7 in doubles.


Howell also joined 22 other conference players on the AAC All-Academic Team, including four of his teammates.  Seniors Daniel Blanchard (Peachtree City, GA) and Alonso Trevizo (El Paso, Tex.) earned All-Academic Team recognition for the second consecutive season, and Howell, junior Peyton Cox (Adairsville, GA), and sophomore Steven Tracy (Saint Simons Island, GA) made the All-Academic team for the first time.


Blanchard is 14-9 in singles this season, mostly at the number three or four positions, and 18-5 in doubles, including a 14-4 record at the number one position with Hewett.  Blanchard ranks number two in single-season doubles victories (18) behind Hewett, and ranks number two in career singles wins (51) and career doubles wins (61), both behind Hewett.


Trevizo ranks fourth in Point men's tennis history with 32 career singles wins and is tied for third with 44 career doubles victories going into the AAC Tournament, April 28-30.


The Skyhawks posted a 13-8 dual-match record and went 4-3 in AAC competition under the direction of head coach Chad Simpson.  Point also went 6-1 against NCAA Division II competition.  Seeded number four, Point takes on number-five seeded Bluefield College (6-7; 3-4 AAC) at 2 p.m., at the Champions Club in Chattanooga, Tenn., in the quarterfinals of the Appalachian Athletics Conference Championships Friday, April 28.  Point defeated Bluefield earlier this season, 7-2.  Point advances to Saturday's semifinal round against the winner of Friday's quarterfinal between number one-seeded Reinhardt University (10-5, 7-0 AAC) and number eight-seeded Milligan College (4-14; 0-7 AAC).