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By Marvin Joseph
Brevard College 

BC Tennis Team Receives Bevy Of USA South Nominations


May 2, 2019

Last Thursday, The USA South Conference announced its All-Conference and All-Sportsmanship awards, choosing seniors Tom Mittring, Tim Hengst and Nathan Boepple, along with freshman Tyler Frazee for postseason honors.

Mittring and Hengst both made the USA South Men’s Tennis All-Conference First Team along with being selected as First Team West Division selections. Frazee was named to the First Team West Division as well, with Boepple being placed on the All-Sportsmanship team.

Mittring, a senior from Bavaria, Germany, concluded his career with the Tornados by going a perfect 14-0 at the top flight in singles play while extending his program-best win streak to 24 matches.

Mittring cruised through conference play with a perfect 9-0 record, with all nine victories coming at no. 1 singles. Mittring went 12-2 overall in doubles play, with 11 wins coming from pairing up with teammate and fellow All-Conference First Team selection Hengst.

Mittring and Hengst teamed up for an impressive 7-1 doubles record at no. 1 doubles in USA South play and ended their careers together on a seven-match doubles win streak.

Mittring was selected as the USA South Men’s Tennis Player of the Week three times over the course of the 2019 campaign.

Hengst, a senior from Menden, Germany, ends his playing career with the Tornados after accruing 15 singles wins, which is tied for first on the team.

Hengst went 12-2 in no. 2 singles play while going 3-1 at the no. 1 spot for a 15-3 overall record. The senior went a perfect 12-0 in USA South singles play and ended his career with a staggering 14-match singles win streak. Hengst was named USA South Men’s Tennis Player of the Week on April 15.

Frazee, a freshman from Tampa, Fla., earned a bid on the First Team West Division after a banner rookie season for the Tornados.

A four-time USA South Men’s Tennis Rookie of the Week, Frazee concluded his freshman season on a 14-match singles win streak and tied with Hengst for the most singles wins on the team (15).

The freshman was one of three Tornados to have a perfect record in conference singles play (12-0) and also claimed 10 doubles wins with various partners.

Boepple, a senior from Clover, S.C., earned the All-Sportsmanship nod after serving as a key contributor for the Tornados throughout the 2018-19 season.

Boepple racked up four singles wins, three of which coming in USA South play, along with three doubles victories.

Women’s Trio Garner

Conference Nods

Following the conclusion of a record-breaking 2018-19 regular season for the Brevard College Tornados women’s tennis program, BC student-athletes Samantha Sepe, Kelsey Kushner, and Margaret Correll earned conference honors.

Sepe was named to the USA South Women’s Tennis All-Conference First Team along with a selection as First Team West Division.

Kushner was named to the Second Team West Division, while Correll was placed on the USA South Women’s Tennis All-Sportsmanship Team.

Sepe, a junior from Niceville, Fla., closed out the 2019 regular season with 12 straight wins in singles play.

Over the 12-match streak, Sepe dropped just one set and started the streak with eight straight 6-0, 6-0 wins not dropping a single game.

Sepe concluded her debut season with the Tornados with a 13-2 overall record and a perfect 9-0 record in USA South Conference singles play.

In doubles, Sepe and Kushner teamed up for an 11-2 overall record that includes a perfect 7-0 mark in conference action.

Kushner, a senior from Tampa, Fla., finished 2018-19 with eight victories in no. 2 singles for the Tornados to go along with her 11 doubles triumphs.

At the “Bespys” - Brevard College Athletics’ annual awards ceremony – Kushner received the Female Perfect Storm Award, an award that honors male and female student-athletes who exhibit the most outstanding performance in the classroom and in extracurricular activities.

Correll, a sophomore from Salisbury, N.C., earned BC’s spot on the All-Sportsmanship team following a successful 2018-19 campaign. Correll teamed up with numerous doubles partners for nine victories alongside four singles triumphs.

The Tornados won 12 games in the 2018-19 regular season, including six conference victories. BC strung together a 10-match win streak that matched the longest winning streak in the program's NCAA-era history (2008-09, 10 matches).


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