Moss Takes Home Two Tennis Honors
Bates Top Coach, White Named Best Rookie
SALEM, Va. --- Hampden-Sydney College senior
Will Moss became the second ODAC men’s tennis student-athlete
to win four ODAC Player of the Year awards in a vote of the
league’s men’s tennis coaches. Moss picked up a
second honor as he was voted the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance
Scholar-Athlete by the ODAC sports information directors.
Moss is joined by head coach Murrie Bates, who wins the conference’s top coaching honor. Washington and Lee University freshman Hayden White was tabbed the ODAC Rookie of the Year. Randolph College was awarded the sport’s team sportsmanship award.
A senior from Fredericksburg, Va., Moss is currently the 11th ranked player in the Atlantic South Region rankings by the ITA. He went 9-4 during the regular season at #1 singles, including a perfect 7-0 in conference play. In doubles action, he and partner Rich Pugh went 11-4 from the #1 position, including a 6-1 showing in the ODAC. The duo is ranked 10th in the region.
In the classroom, Moss boasts a 3.657 grade point average while majoring in history with minors in military leadership and national security studies. He is a member of several honor societies including Omicron Delta Kappa (national leadership honorary), Phi Alpha Theta (history), Phi Sigma Iota (foreign language) and Phi Beta Kappa (national academic). He is chairman of the Hampden-Sydney Honor Court, member of the NCAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and a Hampden-Sydney Senior Campaign Captain.
This is the second top coaching award in the ODAC for Hampden-Sydney’s Bates. He earned the honor in 2008 prior to being named the VaSID Coach of the Year in 2009 after leading the Tigers to the ODAC title. He again led H-SC back to the conference title match in 2010, only to fall to Washington and Lee in a reversal of results from a season prior.
White, a freshman from Baltimore, Md., hit the courts running upon his arrival in Lexington. He placed fourth in the 2009 Fall ITA Small College National Championships, earning him a nationally-fifth ranking coming into the spring campaign. He went 10-4 during the regular season, including a 4-1 mark in ODAC play, all at #1 singles. He and doubles partner Jeremy Becht went a combined 12-3 (5-0 ODAC) between #1 and #2 doubles. White’s play helped lead the Generals to the 2010 ODAC tournament crown, the program’s 29th overall.
Listed below are the complete 2010 ODAC Men’s Tennis All-Conference Teams. For more information, visit any of the participating schools’ websites or go to the ODAC’s home on the Internet at www.odaconline.com.
2010 ODAC MEN’S TENNIS ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS
Player of the Year: Will Moss, Hampden-Sydney
Coach of the Year: Murrie Bates, Hampden-Sydney
Rookie of the Year: Hayden White, Washington and Lee
ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Will Moss, Hampden-Sydney
Team Sportsmanship: Randolph College
All-ODAC First Team
#1 Singles: Will Moss, Hampden-Sydney
#1 Singles: Hayden White, Washington and Lee
#2 Singles: Rich Pugh, Hampden-Sydney
#2 Singles: Sam Sherrill, Roanoke
#3 Singles: Shad Harrell, Hampden-Sydney
#4 Singles: Will Hall, Washington and Lee
#5 Singles: Tal Covington, Hampden-Sydney
#6 Singles: Cliff Gaddy, Washington and Lee
#1 Doubles: Will Moss/Rich Pugh, Hampden-Sydney
#1 Doubles: Jon Roy/Sam Sherrill, Roanoke
#2 Doubles: Jeremy Becht/Hayden White, Washington and Lee
#3 Doubles: Mac Davis/Will Hall, Washington and Lee
All-ODAC Second Team
#1 Singles: Jon Roy, Roanoke
#1 Singles: Chip Wintringham, Emory & Henry
#2 Singles: Mac Davis, Washington and Lee
#3 Singles: Jeremy Becht, Washington and Lee
#4 Singles: Kevin Calhoun, Hampden-Sydney
#5 Singles: Michael Freeman, Washington and Lee
#6 Singles: Zack Pack, Hampden-Sydney
#1 Doubles: Alex Brooke/Jonathan Gaffney, Washington and Lee
#2 Doubles: Kevin Calhoun/Shad Harrell, Hampden-Sydney
#3 Doubles: Tal Covington/Zack Pack, Hampden-Sydney
All-ODAC Honorable Mention
Mike Rogers, Singles, Emory & Henry
Andre Arguimbau, Singles, Guilford
Dustin Dull, Singles, Lynchburg
Tripp Howerin, Singles, Randolph-Macon
Brandon Brown/Brian Nelson, Doubles, Lynchburg