Zhitnik, Mattox Honored by NECC

Zhitnik, Mattox Honored by NECC

Seniors Nick Mattox (Pasadena, Md.) and Alex Zhitnik (West Hartford, Conn.) were both honored by the New England Collegiate Conference as Assistant Commissioner for Athletic Communications, Robb Modica, made the announcement this morning in the conference's post-season release.

Mattox was named First Team All-conference in singles while Zhitnik received Honorable Mention in singles play.

Mattox posted an 8-2 record in the NECC playing at the No. 1 singles spot and was named to the NECC All-Tournament team yesterday while Zhitnik posted a 5-4 conference record playing in the No. 2 slot.

Regis College sophomore Michael Beluch was named NECC Player of the Year for the second consecutive year.

Joining Mattox and Zhitnik on the All-Conference team are as follows:

2013 NECC Men's Tennis All-Conference Team

Player of the Year
Michael Beluch, Regis (So. - Lynn, Mass.)

Rookie of the Year
Zachary Simmons, Mitchell (Jr. - Coventry, Conn.)

Coach of the Year
John Ciarleglio, Regis

Team Sportsmanship Award
Newbury College

First Team All-Conference Singles

Michael Beluch, Regis (So. - Lynn, Mass.)
Graham Cavanaugh, Mitchell (Fr. - Redding, Conn.)
Rocco Devona, Mitchell (Sr. - Waterford, Conn.)
Nick Mattox, Lesley (Sr. - Pasadena, Md.)
Zachary Simmons, Mitchell (Jr. - Coventry, Conn.)
Andy White, Regis (Jr. - Bozeman, Mont.)

First Team All-Conference Doubles

Michael Beluch, So./Jeff Parrish, Jr. - Regis
Zachary Simmons, Jr./Graham Cavanaugh, Fr. - Mitchell

Honorable mention Singles

Branden Parkhouse, Becker (Sr. - Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)
Jeff Parrish, Regis (Jr. - Framingham, Mass.)
Alex Zhitnik, Lesley (Sr. - West Hartford, Conn.) 

Honorable mention Doubles 

Rocco Devona, Sr./Randy Coons, Jr. - Mitchell