By John Gatto
For the Mountain Advocate
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Union College’s Borna Bartolovic (FR/Zagreb, Croatia) and Ignacio Tejerina (FR/Madrid, Spain) were named to both the 2015 All-Appalachian Athletic Conference Team, and the AAC’s All-Freshman Team, the conference office announced on Saturday evening.
Meanwhile, Ellen Denham (FR/Louisville, Ky.) of the women’s team and Joshua Souane (SO/Sedition, Senegal) of the men’s squad were named to their respective AAC Champion of Character Teams.
Bartolovic and Tejerina become the first Union men’s tennis players to earn All-AAC Honors since the programs reinstatement in 2013, as the Bulldogs last placed someone on the team in 2011. The pair also becomes the first Union men’s tennis players to earn All-Freshman status from the AAC, as well.
Both led Union to an 7-5 overall record in dual matches this year, including a 5-2 mark in AAC play in the regular season. At one point during the season, the Bulldogs rattled off six straight wins. Also during the year, Bartolovic earned AAC Player of the Week honors, taking the award on March 3rd.
The Union men’s tennis team, who defeated SCAD-Atlanta in the quarterfinals of the 2015 AAC Tournament on Saturday morning, takes on second-seeded Reinhardt (Ga.) in the Semifinals of the Tournament.