FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Capital Athletic Conference announced its yearly awards for men's tennis on Monday afternoon and Salisbury University freshman Stefan Hein was named the league's Rookie of the Year, while he and two of his teammates were named to the All-CAC teams.
Hein was a mainstay in the singles lineup during his first year in Salisbury, with a 17-3 mark overall while going 11-3 in his primary spot at No. 3, which included a three-set win against Johns Hopkins University's Cody Kim, who was ranked No. 47 in the nation at the time of the match. Hein was 6-0 in his matches played at No. 1 and No. 2 singles.
Hein became just the eighth Sea Gull named the CAC's Men's Rookie of the Year and the first since current assistant coach Eric Spangler garnered the award in 2013. Hein also earned second-team All-CAC honors for his play this season.
Sophomores Ian Siew and Colt Williamson were also honored by the league's coaches for their play this season. Siew was named to the first team for his singles play, mainly at the No. 2 spot as he posted a 12-3 mark overall and an 11-3 record at No. 2. It is Siew's second All-CAC nod for singles play, having been a second-team pick in 2017.
Siew and Williamson paired together for the second half of the season in doubles play at the No. 1 spot, going 5-4 in those matches against a difficult schedule, picking up second-team All-CAC honors. Williamson was a second-team doubles pick last year.
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