Record Number Named To Men's Tennis All-ACC Academic Team
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Following a successful season both on and off the court, six Irish men have been named to the All-ACC Academic Team as announced by the conference Friday. The men’s tennis honorees include Grayson Broadus, Guillermo Cabrera, Richard Ciamarra, Matthew Gamble, Alex Lebedev and Tristan McCormick. The six Irish honorees rank most in the conference this season and is the highest number recognized for the team since Notre Dame joined the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013.
“I couldn’t be prouder of the effort given both on the court in the classroom this past year by these six young men,” Callaghan Family Head Men’s Tennis Coach Ryan Sachire said.
"In terms of their tennis, not only were each of them nationally ranked at some point throughout the season, all six contributed mightily to the success that our squad had in 2019. Academically, each of them excelled at a high level, and they represented themselves and our program extremely well."
A senior accountancy major out of Carrollton, Texas, Grayson Broadus was named to the team following a 17-12 singles record through the 2018-19 season, including an 8-6 run in the ACC. He helped the team clinch a spot in the NCAA Tournament with consecutive match points to conclude regular season ACC play. The senior graduated with a 3.365 GPA and plans to return to campus in the Fall to pursue his masters.
First time honoree, junior, Guillermo Cabrera, owns a 3.591 GPA heading into his final season and posted a 24-10 record in singles this past year. In doubles, Cabrera held a 12-7 record, including a 7-4 mark in conference action. Named to the Dean’s list in the Spring of 2019, the Lima, Peru native is studying finance.
Richard Ciamarra was named to the team for the second straight year following a season which saw him split singles decisions (14-14) and go undefeated in ACC doubles play with a 4-0 record. The sophomore out of Southington, Connecticut, holds a 3.173 GPA in Finance with a minor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Named to the All-ACC Third Team following the ACC Tournament, he and doubles partner Tristan McCormick made a run in the fall, ranking as high as ninth in the nation and won the Oracle ITA Midwest Regional Championships at home. After suffering injury in the spring, he and McCormick qualified for a spot in the NCAA Doubles Championships in May.
Two-time honoree, Matthew Gamble, went 22-13 in singles while posting a 22-16 doubles record in 2018-19. The political science major, hailing from Webster, New York, owns a 3.283 GPA through three years at Notre Dame. Gamble split decisions in singles with a 6-6 ACC record while spending time on courts 1-5.
Senior Alex Lebedev was named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the third consecutive year, holding a 3.862 GPA with a major in Russian. The 2019 All-ACC Third Team selection went 15-11 on the year in singles, advancing to the Oracle ITA Fall Nationals where he won the consolation round championship. Peaking as high as 15th in the nation for singles, Lebedev competed in the NCAA Singles Championships in May. Before suffering an injury early in the spring season, he was undefeated in ACC play, with a 3-0 singles record as well as 2-0 in doubles.
Rounding out the Irish honorees, Tristan McCormick maintained a 3.417 GPA with a major in Finance to be named to the All-ACC Academic Team. The two-time honoree posted a 22-10 singles record in 2018-19 and a doubles record of 16-7. He and doubles partner Richard Ciamarra ranked as high as ninth in the nation this season, including an Oracle ITA Midwest Regional Championship title last fall and a berth in the NCAA Doubles Championships in the spring.
To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must have a grade point average above 3.0, with the majority of those recognized having received All-America, All-ACC, been ACC Players of the Week at some point during the regular season and/or earned at least 20 wins on the year in either singles or doubles.
2019 All-ACC Academic Men’s Tennis Team
Derek Austin, Boston College, Jr.
Nick Stachowiak, Duke , Jr.
Alex Knaff, Florida State, Jr.
Lucas Poullain, Florida State, Sr.
Phillip Gresk, Georgia Tech, Sr.
Christopher Morin Kougoucheff, Louisville, Sr.
Fabien Salle, Louisville, Fr.
Francisco Bastias Gili, Miami , So.
Franco Aubone Prado, Miami , So.
Blaine Boyden, North Carolina, Sr.
Brian Cernoch, North Carolina, Fr.
Joshua Peck, North Carolina, Jr.
Alexis Galarneau, NC State, Jr.
Michael Ogden, NC State, Sr.
Grayson Broadus, Notre Dame, Sr.
Guillermo Alfonso Cabrera Basurco, Notre Dame, Jr.
Richard Ciamarra, Notre Dame, So.
Matthew Gamble, Notre Dame, Jr.
Alexander Lebedev, Notre Dame, Sr.
Matthew McCormick, Notre Dame, So.
Ryan Goetz, Virginia, Fr.
Brandon Nakashima, Virginia, Fr.
Gianni Ross, Virginia, So.
Carl Söderlund, Virginia, Jr.
Henrik Korsgaard, Virginia Tech, Jr.
Jason Kros, Virginia Tech, Sr.
Alexandre Ribeiro, Virginia Tech, Jr.
Bar Botzer, Wake Forest, So.
Petros Chrysochos, Wake Forest, Sr.
Rrezart Cungu, Wake Forest, So.
Alan Gadjiev, Wake Forest, Sr.
Julian Zlobinsky, Wake Forest, Sr.
2019 ACC Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Carl Söderlund, Virginia, Jr.