Virginia Sweeps VaSID Men's Tennis Awards
June 30, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The NCAA Champion Virginia men’s tennis team took home all three top awards and had seven overall honorees as the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State Men’s Tennis University Division Team was announced Tuesday. Junior Ryan Shane (Falls Church, Va.) was named State Player of the Year, first-year Collin Altamirano (Sacramento, Calif.) was named State Rookie of the Year and Brian Boland was named State Coach of the Year.
Shane was named the State Player of the Year after winning the 2015 NCAA Singles Championship. He ended the year with a 36-8 singles record and a No. 2 national ranking. Shane was an ITA All-American in both singles and doubles and was a first-team All-ACC selection.
Altamirano was named the State Rookie of the Year after posting a 20-3 singles record during his freshman season. The ITA Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year was also a third-team All-ACC selection and ended the year ranked No. 50 in the ITA singles rankings.
Boland, who has been named State Coach of the Year every season since the award was established in 2006, led the Cavaliers to a 29-3 record and the program’s second national title in three years. Virginia won its ninth-consecutive ACC championship and its 12th-straight ACC regular season title in 2015.
Shane and Altamirano were two of five Cavalier singles players named to the All-State first team, along with Mitchell Frank (Annandale, Va.), Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) and J.C. Aragone (Yorba Linda, Calif.) The teams of Shane and Luca Corinteli (Alexandria, Va.) and Kwiatkowski and Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.) were named to the first team in doubles. Kwiatkowski was named to the second team in singles.