Cavaday, Noblitt Take All-ACC Honors in Men's Tennis
RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State men's tennis senior William Noblitt and junior Nick Cavaday both picked up All-ACC distinctions from the conference today, Monday, April 23. Cavaday was named All-ACC for doubles only, while Noblitt earned the honor for the second-straight season.
Noblitt, a native of Shelby, N.C., is the first Wolfpacker to win back-to-back all-conference accolades since Eric Jackson in 2000 and 2001. Additionally, Noblitt is just the fourth State player to be named All-ACC more than once since 1991. Aside from Noblitt and Jackson, Sean Ferreira was named all-conference in 1991 and 1993, while Roberto Bracone picked up the honor all four seasons between 1996 and 1999.
If the All-ACC prestige isn't enough, Noblitt also has more combined fall and spring season wins in both singles and doubles than any player in school history, posting a 93-44 slate in solo play, and an 85-50 combo mark.
Hailing from London, England, Cavaday picks up his first all-league honor in doubles. The Pack's No. 1 staple in the singles lineup the past two seasons, Cavaday and Noblitt have combined to form what is currently ranked as the No. 14 doubles combo in the land. Earlier this season the pair was ranked as high as No. 11, the highest ever mark by a Wolfpack duo. Entering the postseason, the tandem carries an 11-4 record.
Cavaday currently holds a No. 71 national ranking in singles in addition to his stellar doubles play with Noblitt.
Cavaday and Noblitt's honors mark the third and fourth All-ACC accolades picked up during the Jon Choboy era. Conor Taylor was named all-conference in 2004, with Noblitt following last year.
NC State men's tennis will stand as the No. 7 seed at the 2007 ACC Men's Tennis Championship, held this Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22 at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C. The Pack will take on 10th seeded Virginia Tech in the opening round on Thursday at 12 p.m., with the winner battling No. 2 North Carolina on Friday at 12 p.m.
State downed the Hokies, 4-3, earlier this season on March 25 in Raleigh. VT opened play by collecting the doubles point, but four wins in singles action led to the Pack's win.
Exclusive coverage of both the ACC Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships will be broadcast live on the internet every day via ACC Select from April 19-22, beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. on Sunday.