Four Belmont tennis players recently earned Atlantic Sun All-Conference honors. Junior Joao Paoliello was named to the All-Atlantic Sun First Team. The Londrina, Brazil native had an overall singles mark of 18-11, including a 13-7 mark in the spring season while playing mostly at the number one and two positions. In addition, Paoliello and doubles partner Rodrigo Amaral had an 11-7 spring record and 6-3 mark in conference play. He is the fourth Belmont player to earn First Team All-Conference honors and the first since Alex Gillott in 2007.
Also, freshman Rodrigo Amaral was named to the conference’s All-Freshman team. The native of Belo Horizonte, Brazil went 23-7 in singles this season while playing mostly at the number four position. His 23 singles wins set a new single season Division I school record and was most by any Belmont freshman in the Division I era.
In addition, the doubles duo of seniors Whitnie Warren and Tatiana Pozo were named to the All-Atlantic Sun second team. For the season, they had an overall record of 9-10, 6-9 during the spring season while playing at number one doubles.