CCU Men's Tennis Trio garners four All-Big South Conference Honors

Conway, SC - From Coastal Carolina University

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - The Coastal Carolina University men's tennis team had three players earn four All-Big South Conference honors, it was announced this evening, Wednesday, April 21 at the awards ceremony held on the campus of Radford University.

Senior Plamen Tzvetkov and junior Dorian Sovic were selected as Flight Champions in the No's. 5 and 6 positions, respectively and are the first singles flight champions in program history. Matt Gordon was named to the All-Big South First Team, while Tzvetkov also added All-Big South Academic Honors.

Tzvetkov went 3-0 in Conference playing in the No. 5 position in singles. Overall, Tzvetkov posted a 10-9 record in singles and 5-1 in league play as he played in every position but No. 2. Despite starting the season 0-4, he turned things around by going 6-0 in the next matches, while being named Big South Player of the Week after going 2-0 in singles against Charlotte (Feb. 20) and Gardner-Webb (Feb. 21). The Herts, United Kingdom native has a G.P.A. of 3.86 as a management major and was a two-time ITA Scholar Athlete selection.

Sovic posted a 6-1 overall record in No. 6 singles, while going a perfect 4-0 in the Big South Conference. Sovic was 7-0 when playing the three-set matches. Overall, the Zagreb, Croatia native was 10-6 in all positions and 5-1 in the Big South Conference.

Gordon earned All-Big South Conference First Team by registering a 14-6 singles record and 4-2 conference record. He was 10-4 in No. 1 singles and 4-1 in No. 2 this past season. He is the first, first-year transfer captain in Coastal Carolina history and was 7-3 in the final 10 matches of the regular season. When Gordon won in singles, the Chants posted a 10-1 record.

The No. 3 Chanticleers will take on No. 6 UNC Asheville in the quarterfinals of the Big South Tournament, tomorrow, April 22 at 4 p.m. in Radford, Va.