April 21, 2005
CLEMSON, SC- Clemson Men’s Tennis Player, Nathan Thompson (Baltimore, MD) was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Year as selected by the league’s 11 head coaches as announced by the league’s office Thursday.
He is the second player in Clemson history to be named ACC Player-of-the-Year since the award was started in 1984. Former Tiger, Mitch Sprengelmeyer won the award in 1997.
Thompson was also the winner of the number-one singles and the number one doubles flight championship based on regular season play. Ryan Young (Charleston, SC) teams with Thompson at number-one doubles.
Thompson becomes only the tenth player in ACC history and first since 1993 to be the flight champion at both number-one singles and number-one doubles. He becomes the fourth person in Clemson history to win the number-one singles and number-one doubles flight champion in the same season.
Thompson is the seventh Clemson player to win the ACC’s number-one singles flight. Thompson and Young is also Clemson’s 13th doubles team to win the ACC’s number-one doubles flight.
Thompson, ranked 22nd nationally in singles by the ITA, compiled an overall record of 24-8, 21-6 in dual match play and a 7-3 conference mark at the number-one singles position this season. He also has a 22-9 record in doubles and the duo of Thompson and Young have a 15-5 record this season.
Besides Thompson and Young, Sander Koning (Oosthuitzen, Holland) was also named to the All-ACC team. Koning has a 19-9 record in singles this season.
Thompson has won 82 career singles matches and 86 career doubles matches. He was named a 2004 doubles All-American. Clemson is ranked 27th as a team in the latest ITA poll. Clemson has been ranked as high as 14th on March 22nd. The doubles team of Thompson and Young is ranked 41st in the latest ITA poll.
Clemson has a 24-9 record overall this season. The Tigers finished with a 6-4 record in conference play.
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