ATLANTA – Sun Belt Men’s Tennis Regular Season Champion Georgia State collected four postseason awards as announced by the league Wednesday afternoon. The group was highlighted by First-Team All-Conference Doubles pair Giles Hussey and Jack MacFarlane and Newcomer of the Year Vazha Shubladze.
Check out all the 2019 Sun Belt postseason honors the Panthers collected below:
First-Team All-Conference (Doubles)
Panther duo Hussey and MacFarlane are tied for the most doubles victories among all duos in the conference this dual season with 12 and are 8-3 at the No. 1 position. The pair enters the Sun Belt Championships having won six of their last eight doubles contests and are 4-2 in league play.
Second-Team All-Conference (Singles)
Hussey enters the Sun Belt Championships as one of the strongest singles players in the league, as he is on a four-match win streak and has knocked off two nationally ranked opponents this year. Four of his nine wins this dual season have been clinches, and he has a 5-2 record at the No. 2 position for a .714 win percentage. Hussey collected his third Sun Belt Player of the Week honor on Wednesday, the most among all players in the league.
Second-Team All-Conference (Singles) & Newcomer of the Year
In his first year with the program, Shubladze has found great success with the Panthers, earning a 9-6 record this dual season. He is 2-1 in conference play and 6-3 at the No. 3 position this year, including a win over a nationally ranked opponent. In the last ten matches, Shubladze produced a 6-2 mark.
Georgia State will head to the Sun Belt Tournament as the favorite for the fourth consecutive year, as the Panthers garnered their fourth No. 1 seed in as many seasons. GSU will take on 8-seed Appalachian State in the first round 5 p.m. Friday at the Peachtree City Tennis Center.
The championship begins on Friday, April 19 and concludes on Sunday, April 21 at the Peachtree City Tennis Center in Peachtree City, Ga. Live coverage of Friday's quarterfinal matches can be heard on RadioTennis.com. The semifinal and championship matches are set for live coverage on ESPN+, available online and via the WatchESPN app. Live results are available on SunBeltSports.org.
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