Four named to All-NCAC team
The Big Red men's tennis team landed four student-athletes on the 2014 All-North Coast Athletic Conference squad. Senior Juan Guerra earned first-team honors for the second time in his collegiate-career, while Andrew Marczak and Casey Cempre received second-team and honorable mention accolades, respectively. Junior Grant Veltman was also named to the all-conference team for his solid performance in doubles play this season.
A three-time All-NCAC honoree, Guerra returned to the first team after earning honorable mention laurels in 2012. The senior was also a member of the NCAC first-team in 2011. This season, Guerra went 9-15 overall in singles play, including a 6-12 mark against other No. 1 singles players. In addition to a solid singles performance, the senior, along with his doubles partner Veltman, earned first-team doubles honors after going 11-7 at the first flight. That 11-7 mark included a 3-3 record against regionally-ranked opponents. Last year, Veltman earned second-team All-NCAC honors in both singles and doubles play.
Marczak moved up to the second team after receiving honorable mention accolades in 2013. The senir combined for a 12-8 dual match record, competing at first, second and third singles. Overall, Marczak finished two victories shy of tying the school's single-season record after totaling 19 wins in singles action. Cemrpe earned his third-consecutive all-conference award after finishing the season with a 20-6 singles record. In 20 dual matches, the junior posted a 16-4 mark, including a 9-2 record at the third flight. Cempre's 20 victories co-led the team and were one shy of tying the Denison single-season record. In addition to their singles success, Cempre and Marczak tied the school's single-season mark for doubles victories after going 21-7 in 2014.