Davis garners All-Sun Belt accolades in singles, doubles

MT earns team academic award for league's highest GPA

April 18, 2012 · Athletic Communications
NEW ORLEANS - Sophomore Ben Davis was named to the Sun Belt All-Conference Team in singles for the second consecutive season, as announced on Wednesday the league office. Davis also raked in all-conference doubles honors with partner freshman Christoph Lang.

In addition, the Blue Raiders earned the Sun Belt Academic Award for having the highest GPA among the league’s seven men’s tennis programs for the 2010-11 season. MT accumulated a team GPA of 3.51.

Ben Davis has been outstanding during the 2012 campaign, playing in the top slot throughout the season. Davis holds an overall record of 23-8, including a 15-4 mark in dual action, and has won nine consecutive singles matches. He is currently 34-9 in his dual singles career entering Thursday’s match against WKU at the Sun Belt Championships.

A four-time Sun Belt Player of the Week honoree this season, Davis has also been stellar in doubles play, partnering primarily with Lang in the No. 2 slot. The duo has won eight of its last 10 and is 13-10 overall.

Davis becomes the sixth Blue Raider to earn multiple All-Sun Belt singles accolades. He is also the seventh to receive both singles and doubles honors in the same season, with five of the previous Blue Raiders receiving recognition in both categories.

MT will square off against seventh-seeded WKU at 3 p.m. Thursday at the conference championships hosted by North Texas at the Waranch Tennis Complex in Denton, Texas. The Blue Raiders lead the all-time series, 19-6, and have won eight straight over the Hilltoppers. The two teams last met at the 2009 Sun Belt Championships when MT defeated WKU, 4-0.

2012 All-Sun Belt Teams
Enej Bonin, Denver
Yannick Weihs, Denver
Taylor Albrecht, Florida Atlantic
Carlin Murray, Louisiana-Lafayette
Ben Davis, Middle Tennessee
Romain Bocaert, South Alabama

Enej Bonin/Jens Vorkefeld, Denver
Taylor Albrecht/Will Neuner, Florida Atlantic
Christoph Lang/Ben Davis, Middle Tennessee
Romain Bocaert/Alex Bernard, South Alabama

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