Velickovic Voted All-Sun Belt

       

April 20, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Senior Vuk Velickovic of the Coastal Carolina men's tennis team was named a second team All-Sun Belt selection in singles Thursday night as the league announced its all-conference members at the annual awards banquet.

It is Velickovic's second all-conference nod as a Chanticleer. The Perth, Australia, native was voted a first team All-Big South selection in singles as a junior last season.

Velickovic, who played the entire season at No. 1, tied for the team lead in singles victories, and had the highest winning percentage in singles matches with a 12-5 overall record. The senior won eight of his final 10 matches of the season, including each of the last six.

In doubles, Velickovic finished with an overall mark of 8-4 while playing primarily on the top court.

Velickovic and the fifth-seeded Chanticleers make their first Sun Belt Championship appearance on Friday with a 3 p.m. (CT) match against #4 Troy at City Park Tennis Courts in New Orleans, La.

All-Sun Belt Singles First Team
Scott Webster -- App State
Andrei Andrukhou -- Georgia State
Zackery Kennedy -- Georgia State
Tuki Jacobs -- South Alabama
Juan Cruz Soria -- South Alabama
Jhonathan Gonzalez -- UTA

All-Sun Belt Singles Second Team
Jack Maddocks -- App State
Vuk Velickovic -- Coastal Carolina
Stefano Di Aloy -- Georgia Southern
Arthur Libaud -- Louisiana
Loic Cloes -- South Alabama
Pablo Moreno -- Troy

All-Sun Belt Doubles First Team
Scott Webster/Milo Bargeron -- App State
Loic Cloes/Juan Cruz Soria -- South Alabama
Jhonathan Gonzalez/Mauricio Del Rio -- UTA

All-Sun Belt Doubles Second Team
Zackery Kennedy/Andrei Andrukhou -- Georgia State
Arthur Libaud/Jamie Fraser -- Louisiana
Coleman Wahlborg/Eric Perez -- Louisiana

Player of the Year
Tuki Jacobs -- South Alabama

Player to Watch
Stefano Di Aloy -- Georgia Southern

Newcomer of the Year
Juan Cruz Soria -- South Alabama

Freshman of the Year
Clement Marzol -- South Alabama

Coach of the Year
Brett Ross -- Georgia State

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