2022 Men’s Tennis All-ACC Honors Announced
GREENSBORO, NC (theACC.com) — Virginia’s Iñaki Montes has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Year and highlights 2022 All-ACC teams.
The honors, announced Thursday, were determined by a vote of the league’s head coaches.
NC State’s Luca Staeheli was named Freshman of the Year and Virginia’s Andres Pedroso was selected as Coach of the Year.
Montes helped Virginia win the 2022 NCAA title and finished the season as the league’s top singles player ranked 12th in the ITA rankings. ITA All-American, the native of Pamplona, Spain advanced to the quarter-finals of the NCAA singles championship and posted a 22-5 singles record, including a 6- 0 against players ranked in the top 25.
A rookie from Wollerau, Switzerland, Staeheli was recently named the ITA Carolina Region Rookie of the Year. He posted an 18-8 singles record with 15 wins in doubles competition. Staeheli played primarily at the No. 2 and No. 3 singles positions to help lead the Wolfpack to a final No. 18 ranking.
Pedroso won his third straight ACC Coach of the Year honor after leading the Cavaliers to the national championship and the program’s 14th overall ACC title. After starting the season with a 5-5 record, Virginia recorded 23 straight wins to end the season and finish No. 1 in the final standings.
ACC Player of the Year: Inaki Montes, Virginia
ACC Freshman: Luca Staeheli, North Carolina State
ACC Coach of the Year: Andres Pedroso, Virginia
All-ACC First Team
Loris Pourroy**, State of Florida
Andres Martin**, Georgia Tech
Etienne Donnet, Louisville
Dan Martin, Miami
Brian Cernoch***, North Carolina
Axel Nefve, Notre Dame
Inaki Montes**, Virginia
Chris Rodesch, Virginia
Eduardo Nava**, Wake Forest
All-ACC Second Team
Garrett Johns**, Duke
Marcus McDaniel**, Georgia Tech
Benjamin Sigouin****, North Carolina
Robin Catry, State of North Carolina
Rafa Izquierdo Luque, State of North Carolina
Ryan Goetz, Virginia
Jeffrey von der Schulenburg**, Virginia
Ryan Fishback, Virginia Tech
Melios Efstathiou, Wake Forest
All-ACC Third Team
Andrew Zhang**, Duke
Andreja Petrovic, State of Florida
Keshav Chopra, Georgia Tech
MacKiger, North Carolina
Luca Staeheli, North Carolina State
Gianni Ross, Virginia
Jurabek Karimov, Wake Forest
Filippo Moroni, Wake Forest
Jakob Schnaitter, Wake Forest
* indicates number of career All-ACC honors