TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State’s Aziz Dougaz, Lucas Poullain and Alex Knaff have been named to the All-ACC Academic Men’s Tennis team. Lucas Poullain was named to the team for the second straight season in his as many years at Florida State.
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic team, a student-athlete, regardless of class, must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.
“We are excited to have three guys named to the All-ACC Academic Team,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “Aziz, Lucas and Alex all contributed in major rolls to our team’s success. It is great to see that they are being honored for their great commitment to academics as well. All three guys have been ranked in the ITA rankings in both singles and doubles this year and pursuing challenging majors. We like to give our guys great opportunities to pursue academic success on top of tennis. I would also like to thank the support we get from our academic counselors and learning specialists here at Florida State.”
Lucas Poullain (Nantes, France) was selected to the All-ACC Academic Team for the second straight season after being named to the All-ACC team earlier this year. Poullain was named second-team All-ACC after his 24-1 record in the spring, he was also selected to the NCAA Singles Championship where he made it to the round of 32. Poullain earned a 3.75 GPA this season while pursuing a master’s degree in Sport Management.
Aziz Dougaz (La Marsa, Tunisia) was named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the first time. He was 19-6 in the spring with most of his matches on court one. He qualified for the NCAA Singles Championship and was named the ITA Player to Watch in the Southeast Region. Dougaz is pursuing a degree in Sport Management.
Alex Knaff (Luxembourg, Luxembourg) was named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the first time. He went 12-3 in the spring and earned ACC Doubles Pair of the Week honors with partner Guy Iradukunda after a 2-0 weekend against FAMU and the Citadel. Knaff is pursuing a degree in physics.
Wake Forest junior Petros Chrysochos was named the ACC Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
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2018 All-ACC Academic Men’s Tennis Team
Yizhou Liu, Fr., Clemson (Psychology)
Nicolas Alvarez****, Sr., Duke (Political Science)
Spencer Furman**, So., Duke (Psychology)
Bobby Levine, So., Duke (Public Policy)
Catalin Mateas**, Jr., Duke (Evolutionary Anthropology)
Sean Sculley, Fr., Duke (Undeclared)
Nick Stachowiak**, So., Duke (Psychology)
Aziz Dougaz, Jr., Florida State (Sport Management)
Alex Knaff, So., Florida State (Physics)
Lucas Poullain**, Sr., Florida State (Sport Management)
Andrew Li**, Jr., Georgia Tech (Business Administration)
Daniel Yun, Sr., Georgia Tech (Business Administration)
George Hedley, Jr., Louisville (Marketing)
Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff**, Jr., Louisville (Finance)
Parker Wynn, So., Louisville (Marketing)
Blaine Boyden**, Jr., North Carolina (Business Administration)
Benjamin Sigouin, Fr., North Carolina (Undecided)
Alexis Galarneau, So., NC State (Business Administration)
Michael Ogden, Jr., Business Administration)
Grayson Broadus, Jr., Notre Dame (Accountancy)
Richard Ciamarra, Fr., Notre Dame (Undeclared)
Brendon Kempin**, Sr., Notre Dame (Finance)
Alex Lebedev**, Jr., Notre Dame (Liberal Studies, Russian)
Matthew McCormick, Fr., Notre Dame (Undeclared)
Aswin Lizen, Jr., Virginia (Commerce)
Carl Söderlund**, So., Virginia (Arts & Sciences Undeclared)
Carlo Donato Beccaria, Fr., Virginia Tech (Business)
Mitch Harper, Jr., Virginia Tech (Finance)
Jason Kros, Jr., Virginia Tech (Human Nutrition and Food Exercise)
Bar Botzer, Fr., Wake Forest (Undeclared)
Petros Chrysochos, Jr., Wake Forest (Communication)
Christian Seraphim***, Sr., Wake Forest (Business & Enterprise Management)
Yuval Solomon, Fr., Wake Forest (Undeclared)
Julian Zlobinsky, Jr., Wake Forest (Politics & International Affairs)
*- denotes number of All-ACC Academic honors