Eight Reinhardt Tennis Players Receive Postseason Honors from AAC
Eight members of Reinhardt University’s 2011 men’s and women’s tennis squads were recently honored with postseason awards from the Appalachian Athletic Conference. Reinhardt had five men’s players and three women receive some type of all-conference recognition.
The Eagles’ Justin Wagner, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound sophomore from Woodstock, Ga., was one of two men’s players from across the conference to be selected as an AAC Sportsman of the Year. Joining Wagner on the AAC All-Sportsmanship Team was 5-foot-11, 170-pound Garrick Sanford, a freshman out of Chatsworth, Ga. Sanford was also chosen to the conference’s honorable mention list, as was 6-foot, 170-pound freshman Nick Draghiceanu from Canton, Ga. Earning spots on the AAC All-Academic Team were a pair of juniors in 5-foot-7, 150-pound Nahum Vigo-Fas out of Roswell, Ga., and 6-foot, 165-pound Tyler Winters from Woodstock.
On the women’s side for Reinhardt, 5-foot-5 freshman Cassie Quast out of Chatsworth was one of 10 players to be named to the All-AAC Team. Quast had five wins in singles and another five in doubles for the Lady Eagles this past season. Mandy Renta, a 5-foot-9 junior from Woodstock, and Kayla Spivey, a 5-foot-8 sophomore also out of Woodstock, were a part of the AAC All-Sportsmanship Team. Spivey was also a recipient of all-academic team accolades.
The Reinhardt men finished 4-11 overall in 2011 while the Lady Eagles were 3-9. Both squads ended 1-3 in conference play and won first-round postseason matches before having their seasons end with losses to No. 1 seeds.