The unbeaten College of Charleston men's and women's tennis teams grabbed the lion's share of the Southern Conference's postseason awards announced Thursday. Lukas Koncilia was named the men's player of the year, Jay Bruner was named the men's coach of the year and Angelo Anastopoulo was the women's co-coach of the year.
Koncilia and Mickael Trintignac both were named to the first team in singles, while Koncilia and Tom Delme made first team in doubles. Mickael Boyer made second-team All-SoCon in singles, while Boyer and Trintignac made second team in doubles. Charleston's men's team went 16-3 overall and was 10-0 in league play.
The Citadel's Alberto Diaz and Yufo Sutantio made second team in doubles, while David Orces of The Citadel was named to the all-freshman team.
Charleston's Holly Dowse was a first-team all-league pick in singles and in doubles with partner Emma Hayman. Caroline Newman and Kinsey Casey made second-team all-league. Irene Viana made the all-freshman team. The Charleston women's team also went 10-0 in the league and was 18-9 overall.
--The top-seeded Charleston Southern women begin their bid for the program's first postseason championship today at 9 a.m. against host Radford in the Big South Conference tournament semifinals. The Highlanders (13-6), seeded fifth, beat No. 4 UNC Asheville, 4-3, in the first round in Radford, Va. CSU (16-3) beat Radford, 7-0, at home in the regular season.
The Citadel's Quintin Turner, who had two top-five finishes at the University of North Florida meet, is the SoCon men's field athlete of the week. Turner, a former Wando High standout, placed first in the discus (154 feet, 7 inches) and was fourth in the hammer throw (143-5).
Newberry men's head coach Steve DeMeo has resigned. He is expected to take a position as an assistant coach at Division I Hofstra under new head coach Tim Welsh. DeMeo recently completed his first season as coach at Newberry.
, going 10-18 overall and 5-11 in the D-II South Atlantic Conference.