Wolves picked third, Ambarzumjan and Monosky named to preseason all-SAC

Wolves picked third, Ambarzumjan and Monosky named to preseason all-SAC
Thursday, January 25, 2018 | by Morganne Lander, Athletic Communications Assistant

ROCK HILL – Newberry has been picked to finish third in the South Atlantic Conference by the league’s coaches, while two Wolves have been selected to the preseason all-conference teams.

The Wolves rounded out the top three in the poll garnering 83 points and one first-place vote, edging past fourth place Lincoln Memorial by three points.

Newberry is represented by sophomore Edison Ambarzumjan and senior Jordan Monosky on the preseason all-SAC first team doubles. Ambarzumjan nabbed an additional spot on first team singles while Monosky was named to second team singles.

Ambarzumjan finished last season 15-5 in singles and went 6-3 in conference matchups ending up on the 2017 Men’s Tennis all-SAC first team singles. He is currently No. 42 in the Oracle/ITA Divison II National Singles Rankings.

Monosky was named to the second team singles after ending the previous season with a 15-7 record, compiling a 6-5 mark in league play. His efforts got him a spot on the second team singles all-conference team in 2017.

The pair were placed on the preseason all-SAC first team doubles list after securing a 14-6 record at the No. 1 doubles position, going 5-4 in SAC contests.

Queens grabbed the top spot with 108 points and eight first-place votes while Wingate trailed by seven and had two votes.

The Wolves have remained perfect at 4-0 to begin the fall season and will return to action on Saturday, February 3 at the City of Florence College Tennis Invitational.

2018 Men's Tennis Preseason Poll

Rank School (First-Place Votes) Total
1.  Queens (8) 108
2. Wingate (2) 101
3.  Newberry (1) 83
4. Lincoln Memorial  80
5.  Anderson 78
6.  Tusculum 72
7.  Lenoir-Rhyne 55
8. Carson-Newman  43
9. Catawba  41
10. Coker 33
11.  Mars Hill 21


2018 SAC Men's Tennis Preseason All-Conference


First Team Doubles

1.       Josh DuToit/Daniel Belsito, Wingate

2.       Paolo Bompieri/Andor Vas, Queens

3.       Edison Ambarzumjan/Jordan Monosky, Newberry


Second Team Doubles

1.       Xavier Marti/Josh Peress, Lincoln Memorial

2.       Agustin Aran Martin / Sebastian Meum, Queens

3.       Tomas Kmetko/Yago Fernandez, Tusculum


First Team Singles

1.       Edison Ambarzumjan, Newberry

2.       Ignacio Bidegain, Anderson

3.       Paolo Bompieri, Queens

4.       Daniel Belsito, Wingate

5.       Xavier Marti, Lincoln Memorial

6.       Thomas Kmetko, Tusculum


Second Team Singles

1.       Hamed Gandouz, Lenoir-Rhyne

2.       Yago Fernandez, Tusculum

3.       Jordan Monosky, Newberry

4.       Agustin Aran Martin, Queens

5.       Tomas Hons, Lenoir-Rhyne

6.       Mark Watt, Coker College