Mudge, Powell Garner All-ACC Accolades
May 1, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. – Juniors Austin Powell and Robbie Mudge of the No. 26 NC State men’s tennis team were each selected as members of the second-team All-ACC, as announced Thursday afternoon by the conference office.
Mudge and Powell have earned All-ACC accolades for the second straight season after garnering All-ACC honors as sophomores in the 2012-13 campaign. The men’s tennis program has now had 23 All-ACC selections and has had eight student-athletes named All-ACC multiple times in their careers.
A native of Muscle Shoals, Ala., Powell owns 23 victories including a team-best five victories against ranked opponents this season. In the fall, Powell advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA All-Americans, while defeating two top-25 opponents.
Mudge, a native of Winston-Salem, N.C., recorded 23 victories this season in singles to go along with 32 wins in doubles. In doubles, he and Ian Dempster are currently second all-time in school history in wins by a doubles pair in a dual season with 19, including six over ranked foes.
Individual honors, as well as the All-ACC teams were determined by a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches.
The Pack received the No. 2 seed in the Athens Regional of the NCAA Team Championships. NC State will open play Saturday, May 10 at 10 a.m. against third-seeded Oregon with Georgia and Jacksonville State also competing in the regional.
Individual Award Winners
All-ACC First Team
All-ACC Second Team
Dominique Maden Sr. Clemson
Ryan Shane So. Virginia
Austin Powell @ Jr. NC State
Dominic Cotrone @ Jr. Florida State
Brett Clark Fr. North Carolina
Omar Aly Sr. Miami
Andreas Bjerrehus @ So. Virginia Tech
Nathan Rakitt Fr. Georgia Tech
Robbie Mudge @ Jr. NC State
All-ACC Third Team
* - Denotes a tie in voting