BLUEFIELD — Diogo Monteiro of Concord was named the men’s tennis player of the year in the West Virginia Conference on Friday. He was 14-3 overall in No. 1 singles, and went 8-0 in conference play. He’s the No. 12 singles player in the ITA Atlantic Region. Bluefield State had more all-conference picks than any other school, with Shikhar Kapur, Jacob Carey and Vishwesh Sinha earning the honor. It was Kapur’s fourth all-conference selection in four years.
Seven schools were represented with postseason league honors, as announced by the WVIAC office Friday and conference champion Bluefield State College men’s tennis team had the most representatives with three as Shikhar Kapur, Jacob Carey and Vishwesh Sinha were named to the All-WVIAC team.
Concord’s Diogo Monteiro has been named the WVIAC Player of the Year. Davis & Elkins’ Charles Brunel has been selected as the WVIAC Freshman of the Year while Charleston’s Matt Santen has garnered WVIAC Coach of the Year accolades.
Kapur earned his fourth straight all-conference honor after finishing with a 3-1 singles record playing at the No. 3 singles position and an undefeated 8-0 doubles record in league play, playing on the No. 2 doubles team. The two-time WVIAC Player of the Year recently improved his overall singles dual record to 7-4 and doubles record to 14-1 with wins today in the quarterfinals of the WVIAC Tournament.
Jacob Carey and Vishwesh Sinha earned all-conference honors for the first time this year. Carey, a freshman from Tarangua, New Zeleand predominantly plays in the No. 2 singles slot and is undefeated in the league in singles play with a 7-0 record. He is on BSC’s No. 1 doubles team that won the ITA Atlantic Regional and is currently ranked No. 1 in the Atlantic Region. He has a 7-1 doubles record in WVIAC competition and 15-5 overall dual record.
Sinha, is a sophomore from Mumbai, India and is the reigning ITA Atlantic Regional Singles Champion. Playing at the No. 1 singles position, Sinha has a 4-2 record in the conference and an 8-4 overall dual mark. He plays with Kapur on BSC’s No. 2 doubles team and together they are ranked No. 2 in the region and have an 8-0 conference record and a 14-1 overall dual record.