Muppidi Earns All-ACC Honors for Third Straight Year
April 26, 2012
Greensboro, N.C. - Boston College senior Akash Muppidi earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors for the third straight season as one of the 18 members of the men's tennis all-league team.
Muppidi consistently played in the No. 1 singles and doubles position for the Eagles (6-15, 1-9 ACC). He went 8-9 in singles action, with keys wins over No. 65 Yannick Madan of No. 67 Clemson and Gabriel Flores of No. 68 Miami. He and partner senior Alex Skinner were 11-8 on the doubles court, ranked 38th in the nation. They put together a four-match win streak in March, defeating three ranked opponents, including seventh-ranked Drew Courtney and Jarmere Jenkins of Virginia.
The Trumbull, Conn., native is BC's first and only All-ACC selection. In 2009, he was also named ITA Northeast Region Freshman of the Year. In the fall, he earned an automatic bid to the ITA Men's All-American Championships.
Atlantic Coast Conference champion Virginia swept postseason honors, as junior Jarmere Jenkins was selected as the ACC Player of the Year, the Cavaliers' Mitchell Frank earned Freshman of the Year honors and Brian Boland was named ACC Coach of the Year for the fifth straight season and the sixth time overall.
Virginia led all schools with three student-athletes voted to the All-ACC team. Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina and Wake Forest each placed two players on the squad.
2012 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Tennis Team