Reinhardt men's tennis standout Martin Mendoza was named to the to the Appalachian Athletic Conference all-conference team, while Jordi Puig and Pau Pujadas were named to the all-freshman team as the Eagles advanced to the second round of the conference tournament with a 5-0 win over Milligan on Thursday.
The momentum swung the Eagles way from the beginning as Mendoza and Sam Alexander won 8-5, and Bruno Juarez and Myrohn Miranda won 8-1. Puig and Mario Belloni Tomas won 8-3 to give Reinhardt an early 3-0 lead after doubles play.
Mendoza then won 6-1, 6-1, and Puig won 6-0, 6-1 to seal the match and give Reinhardt the sweep.
The Eagles will be back in action for the conference semifinals against Tennessee Wesleyan.
Reinhardt women’s lacrosse garners conference awards
The awards keep coming in for the Renahrdt women’s lacrosse team after winning its first conference title in school history with 14 players recognized.
Additionally, cach Roy Reynolds won his first Appalachian Athletic Conference Coach of the Year award.
River Ridge product Katie Yarish and Morgan McGhee were each named first-team all-conference, but their awards did not stop there, as yarish was named AAC Player of the Year, and McGhee was named AAC Offensive Player of the Year.
Yarish finished with 130 draw controls to go with a team-high 70 goals and 73 assists. McGhee finished with 81 draw controls, 50 goals and 48 assists to go with 82 ground balls.
Caroline Copenhaver was also named a first-teamer and the AAC Freshman of the Year with 58 goals and 46 ground balls.
Alana Crowe, Audrey Frost and Shelby Genarro were also named to the first team to give the Lady Eagles six selections.
Erin Benjamin, Harper Greer, Sarah Inman and Alyssa Klinger were each named to the second team.
McGhee was named Reinhardt’s recipient of the Champions of Character award, while 10 players qualified for the all-academic team.