Jackson Wood And Parth Sharma Tabs All-NEC First Team While Alonso Garcia Nabs All-NEC Rookie Team

Jackson Wood And Parth Sharma Tabs All-NEC First Team While Alonso Garcia Nabs All-NEC Rookie Team

Somerset, NJ (May 1, 2019) - Mount sophomores Jackson Wood and Parth Sharma were named to the All-Northeast Conference (NEC) First Teams while freshman Alonso Garcia tabbed to the All-NEC Rookie Team as announced by the league office on Wednesday afternoon. Wood earned All-NEC First Team Honors in both singles and doubles while Sharma garnered All-NEC First Team for doubles.

Mount St. Mary's sophomore Jackson Wood became the first Mount player to be voted first team All-NEC since Mike Salmon in 2012. Wood ended his year tied for first on the team with 12 singles wins competing at the No. 1 flight and now has 29 singles victories in just two seasons. The Woodstock, Ga. native tallied a 3-1 conference record and owned a 6-2 season mark at the number one flight. Wood finished with the fifth highest overall win percentage (.706) in the NEC, and the second highest (.750) at the No. 1 spot. The southpaw took down Seiji Hosokowa 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 6-4 in a come from behind win in the first flight in NEC Quarterfinals action.

The Mount sophomore duo of Wood and Sharma tabbed first on the team a 15-5 doubles record. Sharma ended the 2018-2019 season first on the team with 17 doubles wins and Wood finished right behind him in second with 15. The pair was a perfect 4-0 in conference play during the year and held a 7-2 record on the season in the number one flight. Wood and Sharma recorded the fourth highest win percentage (.750) overall in the Northeast Conference and the second highest win percentage (.778) overall in the No. 1 flight. In just NEC play the Mountaineers held the highest win percentage (1.000) with a perfect 4-0 mark in all of doubles and in the first flight spot.

The Mount St. Mary's freshman Alonso Garcia finished a strong rookie campaign tied for the team lead with 12 singles victories and added 10 doubles wins. Garcia clinched the match with a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 win at the #4 spot over Sacred Heart's Lucca Casalduc Pla that sent Mount St. Mary's into the Northeast Conference Semifinals. The Lima, Peru native finished fifth highest overall in the NEC with a .429 in the fourth flight. Garcia tabbed a 3-3 mark in NEC competition in the No. 4 flight and nabbed third highest win percentage (.667) in the number three flight of doubles play in the NEC with his partner Gabriel Santos.

2019 NEC Men's Tennis Award Winners
 
NEC Player of the Year
Matt Kuhar Bryant R-Sr Smithfield, RI/Smithfield
 
NEC Rookie of the Year
Mehdi Dhouib Fairleigh Dickinson Fr Larchmont, NY/Iona Preparatory School
 
NEC Coach of the Year
Ron Gendron Bryant
 
2019 NEC Men's Tennis First Team All-Conference
 
Singles
Name School Yr Hometown/High School
Mehdi Dhouib Fairleigh Dickinson Fr Larchmont, NY/Iona Preparatory School
Wilson Dong Bryant So Bradenton, FL/IMG Academy
Matt Kuhar Bryant R-Sr Smithfield, RI/Smithfield
Anatoliy Lashkul Wagner Sr Kiev, Ukraine/High School #78
William Wibmer Sacred Heart Fr Maldonado, Uraguay/St. Joseph Mary College
Jackson Wood Mount St. Mary's So Woodstock, GA/Woodstock
 
Doubles
Name School Yr Hometown/High School
Artur Jakubowski Bryant Sr Dallas, TX/J J Pearce
Matt Kuhar Bryant R-Sr Smithfield, RI/Smithfield
Guido Argentini Bryant Jr Boca Raton, FL/Magallan Tennis Academy (Spanish River)
Trent Massam Bryant Sr Wellington, New Zealand/Hutt International Boys School
Parth Sharma Mount St. Mary's So Torrance, CA/West High School
Jackson Wood Mount St. Mary's So Woodstock, GA/Woodstoc
 
2019 NEC Men's Tennis Second Team All-Conference
 
Singles
Name School Yr Hometown/High School
Guido Argentini Bryant Jr Boca Raton, FL/Magallan Tennis Academy (Spanish River)
Andris Gudins Fairleigh Dickinson So Riga, Latvia/Riga French Lycee
Seiji Hosokawa Sacred Heart Jr Norwalk, CT/Aite
Artur Jakubowski Bryant Sr Dallas, TX/J J Pearce
Jorge Isaias Ortiz-Garcia Bryant Jr Trujillo, Puerto Rico/Cupeyville School
Dylan Walters Wagner Jr Johannesburg, South Africa/St. Stithians Boys' College
 
Doubles
Name School Yr Hometown/High School
Maciej Autuch Fairleigh Dickinson So Gdynia, Poland/Sopocka Pomorskie Tenisowa
Andris Gudins Fairleigh Dickinson So Riga, Latvia/Riga French Lycee
Seiji Hosokowa Sacred Heart Jr Norwalk, CT/Aite
William Wibmer Sacred Heart Fr Maldonado, Uraguay/St. Joseph Mary College
Anatoliy Lashkul Wagner Sr Kiev, Ukraine/High School #78
Dale Sandy Wagner Sr Durban, South Africa/Kersney College Secondary School
 
2019 NEC Men's Tennis All-Rookie Team
 
Name School Yr Hometown/High School
Mehdi Dhouib Fairleigh Dickinson Fr Larchmont, NY/Iona Preparatory School
Andrew Forchetti Bryant Fr Orange, CT/Notre Dame West Haven
Alonso Garcia Mount St. Mary's Fr Lima, Peru/Carmelitas
Andrew Pregel Bryant Fr Cincinnati, OH/Indian Hill
Alex Schou Bryant Fr Holte, Denmark/Naerum Gymnasium
William Wibmer Sacred Heart Fr Maldonado, Uraguay/St. Joseph Mary College