Tennis Teams Earn Three NCCAA All-Americans
May 27, 2015
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Sports Information Director
GREENVILLE, S.C. – The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) announced its 2015 men’s and women’s tennis All-American awards at the national tournament two weeks ago, with Palm Beach Atlantic landing three representatives to the first-team squad.
Three men’s players, Romain Nowaczyk, Mark Heimberger and Nicolas Uryson were named All-Americans with Nowaczyk and Uryson earning All-American nods for the second time, while Heimberger his third straight NCCAA All-American recognition.
Nowaczyk returned for his second and final season for the Sailfish and turned in a fine 16-5 record out of the No. 2 position on the court. He also combined with Uryson for an 18-6 record in doubles.
Uryson picked up right where he left off the 2014 season for head coach Chi Ly, as the Buenos Aires, Argentina native put together a 21-3 singles mark that included another perfect run at No. 2-singles with a 9-0 record.
Heimberger earned a NCCAA All-American first-team spot for the second time in his career after being named second-team in 2014 and first-team in 2013. The Mexico City, Mexico native finished 15-6 on the season in singles while also contributing 14 wins with different partners on the doubles side.
In addition to the team’s on-court accomplishments was the good work of a select few off the court as Heimberger and Veena Vasquez were also named NCCAA Scholar-Athletes. To be named a Scholar-Athlete a student-athlete must be a junior or senior and have maintained at least a 3.4 cumulative grade-point average