Feucht is SLC tennis Player of the Year

Published 12:01 am Friday, April 22, 2016

FRISCO – Lamar junior Michael Feucht has been named Southland Conference Player of the Year, league officials announced Thursday afternoon.

In addition to Feucht’s honor, LU head coach Scott Shankles has been named Southland Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year.

Feucht and Shankles highlight an all-conference team dominated by the Red and White. LU had seven individuals earn postseason honors, including all six of its regular starters. LU had four first-team selections in singles as well as four first-team honorees in doubles.

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Feucht becomes the third Cardinal in the history of the program to be named Southland Player of the Year, and the first since Filip Kanczula in 2008.

Feucht took first-team honors at No. 1 singles. He was joined on the first team by sophomore Benny Schweizer (No. 4 singles), juniors Jeandre Hoogenboezem (No. 5) and Juuso Laitinen (No. 6). Classmate Nikita Lis garnered second-team recognition at No. 2 singles.

Feucht and Schweizer also locked up first-team All-SLC honors at No. 1 doubles, while Lis garnered a first-team nod with partner Hoogenboezem at line two. The duo of Laitinen and freshman Sebastian Santibanez earned second-team all-conference honors at No. 3 doubles.