May 18, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Boston College men's tennis player Akash Muppidi was named ITA Northeast Senior of the Year. Before the end of the 2012 season, the senior earned his third selection to the All-ACC team.
Muppidi consistently played in the No. 1 singles and doubles position for the Eagles. 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 11-9 on the doubles court, ranked 38th in the nation at one point. 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.
The ITA Senior Player of the Year Award recognizes the player in their last year of athletic eligibility who has contributed the most to their team in the area of leadership, sportsmanship, tennis performance and tennis improvement during his collegiate career. This player must also be ranked among the top 50 players in the national rankings during his/her final year.