Five receive conference awards for men's tennis

award winners


INDIANAPOLIS – The Hanover College men's tennis team received five awards Tuesday, May 7, as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its annual honors.

A pair of Panthers earned first team recognition, including junior Landon Carrico (New Albany, Ind.) and freshman Pablo Gallart (Serra, Spain). Their respective doubles partners, junior Jonathan Helmers (Cincinnati, Ohio) and freshman Keith Asplund (Jeffersonville, Ind.), each were named to the honorable mention team.

Carrico, a now three-time first team all-HCAC selection, finished 12-3 in singles competition, mainly at No. 2, and was a perfect 7-0 in league competition. The junior finished his season with a 10-match winning streak in singles play. In doubles play, Carrico was 9-6 overall and went 6-4 with Helmers, including a 4-2 mark in HCAC matches.

Gallart joined Carrico in competing in the top two singles spots, going 3-2 in league play en route to five singles victories in his collegiate debut season. The freshman was joined by his classmate in most of his doubles appearances, as he and Asplund went 8-3 overall and 5-1 in the HCAC.

To go along with their doubles play, Asplund and Helmers each found success in singles competition as well. Asplund filled in the No. 3 slot for most of the season, going 10-5, including a 4-1 record against HCAC foes. Helmers was 4-2 in HCAC play, as he finished the season with a total of seven singles victories.

Receiving Hanover's selection for the HCAC Christopher M. Ragsdale award was sophomore Roger Trombley (Signal Mountain, Tenn.). Trombley was 7-3 in singles play and 10-7 in doubles competition. The sophomore also had a combined 9-2 singles and doubles record in HCAC outings.

The Blue and Red concluded the 2018-19 season with a 10-7 overall record and finished HCAC play at 6-1. Hanover was the No. 3 seed in the HCAC Tournament, advancing to the semifinal round for the fourth consecutive year. The Panthers also won double-digit matches for the fourth straight season. Prior to their season-ending setback in the conference tournament, HC had won a season-best eight consecutive matches.

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