Five Cal Poly Men’s Tennis Players Earn Big West All-Conference Honors

Five Cal Poly Men’s Tennis Players Earn Big West All-Conference Honors

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Five Mustang men's tennis players received Big West All-Conference honors, it was announced Wednesday.

Senior Josh Ortlip and junior Antoine Noel both were named First Team All-Conference in singles.

Ortlip finished a team-best 14-7 in dual matches, all at the No. 1 spot. He was named Big West Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week twice this season which gave him five for his career, good for sixth-most all-time in conference history. For his career, Ortlip is eighth in program history in career dual-match singles winning percentage, and eighth all-time in combined career singles and doubles dual match winning percentage. This is the second straight year he has been named to the All-Conference First Team and the third time in his career he has made an All-Conference team.

Noel posted a 13-5 record from primarily the No. 2 singles spot this season. He was twice named Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week and was a recipient of the Big West Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week award after he helped Cal Poly upset No. 50 Utah. This is the second year in a row he has been named to an All-Conference team after earning Second Team honors as a sophomore.

Sophomore Alex Stater earned Honorable Mention in singles. Stater enjoyed his best season as a Mustang in 2019. He finished with a 13-6 record from the No. 3 and No. 4 position. At one point during the season he had an eight-match singles winning streak.

In doubles, Cal Poly's No. 1 pairing of Ortlip and senior Dominic Bechard earned First Team All-Conference honors. This was the second year in a row each earned All-Conference honors in doubles, though this was the first year the two played together. Together, they went 7-7 in dual matches, all at the No. 1 spot.

The Mustangs' No. 2 doubles duo of Noel and freshman Gary Vardanyan earned Second Team All-Conference honors for their stellar season together. They finished the season a team-best 11-3 and finished the year going 8-2 in their final 10 matches.

Cal Poly finished the season 14-10, finishing second in the Big West. The team also advanced to its fourth straight Big West Tournament Championship match.