NEW ORLEANS- The No. 37 Georgia State men’s tennis team earned four all-conference awards at the Sun Belt Conference Championship banquet, the league announced Thursday.
Senior Zackery Kennedy and Andrei Andrukhou were both named to the All-Sun Belt Singles First Team, as well as being named to the All-Sun Belt Doubles Second Team. Kennedy has been recognized twice this year by the league as Player of the Week, with Andrukhou being recognized once.
Kennedy is tied for first on the team in singles wins, going 14-7 primarily at the No. 1 position. The Atlanta native has earned match-clinching wins twice this season, clinching matches against Louisiana and UNC Wilmington. Kennedy is also the lone Panther to be ranked by the ITA, most recently earning a No. 84 ranking.
Andrukhou has the second highest amount of singles wins on the team, going 11-6 this season. Playing primarily at the No. 2 position, the Minsk, Belarus native has clinched three matches for the Panthers.
As a pair, the team plays exclusively at the No. 1 position. Kennedy and Andrukhou are undefeated on the court, clinching the last three of four doubles points for Georgia State.
Head coach Brett Ross was also recognized by the Sun Belt, earning Coach of the Year for the second year in a row. Under the leadership of Ross, GSU has had back-to-back appearances at the Sun Belt Conference Championship as the No. 1 seed. The team also earned the highest ranking in program history with a No. 30 ITA ranking in February.
The team will open tournament play in the quarterfinals on Friday at 4 p.m., playing the No. 8 Louisiana. Live stats and radio broadcasts will be available for the match at GeorgiaStateSports.com and SunBeltSports.org.