NORTH BOSTON, N.Y. — The Penn State Altoona men’s tennis team was well-represented in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s postseason awards, as six different Lion players were voted to a total of seven spots on the second team of the AMCC’s all-conference squad, which was released on Tuesday, April 25.
Voted to the second team of the All-AMCC squad were Nick Beard, of Manns Choice; Casey Hess, of Annville; Emmett Hibbs, of Richfield; Parth Raval, of Mumbai, India; Ethan Schneider, of Broad Top; and Joey Toth, of South Park.
Penn State Altoona’s second-team All-AMCC selections include the following:
- Casey Hess/Joey Toth, No. 1 doubles: Hess and Toth combined to go 8-6 overall in their No. 1 doubles matches together, tying for the team lead in doubles wins by a Lions duo. The pair’s overall record included a 4-2 mark in AMCC matches, as they posted conference wins against Pitt-Greensburg, Mount Aloysius College, and Pitt-Bradford twice.
- Nick Beard/Ethan Schneider, No. 2 doubles: Beard and Schneider tied for the team lead in doubles wins by a tandem, finishing the season with an 8-4 overall record that included a 4-1 mark against AMCC opponents. Their AMCC wins came against Pitt-Greensburg, Mount Aloysius, and Pitt-Bradford twice.
- Casey Hess, No. 2 singles: Hess led Penn State Altoona in overall singles wins this season, going 13-2 in all of his singles competitions to set a new team single-season record for singles victories and also becoming the Lions’ all-time wins leader. In No. 2 matches, Hess was 10-2 overall and went 3-2 against AMCC opponents, recording conference wins against Pitt-Greensburg, Pitt-Bradford, and Mount Aloysius.
- Nick Beard, No. 3 singles: Beard tied for second on the Lions in overall singles wins, posting an 11-4 record that included a 9-3 mark in his primary position, the No. 3 spot in the lineup. He went 4-2 against AMCC opponents in No. 3 matches, defeating league opponents from Pitt-Greensburg, Pitt-Bradford, and Mount Aloysius twice.
- Emmett Hibbs, No. 4 singles: Hibbs went 10-6 overall in singles play, compiling a 9-4 overall record in No. 4 matches. He finished with a 5-1 record against AMCC foes in the No. 4 spot, earning conference wins against Pitt-Greensburg, Pitt-Bradford twice, and Mount Aloysius twice.
- Ethan Schneider, No. 5 singles: Schneider tied for second on Penn State Altoona in overall singles wins, going 11-4, which included a 9-3 record in the No. 5 slot. He posted a 4-1 record against AMCC opponents in No. 5 singles matches, seizing victories against Pitt-Greensburg, Pitt-Bradford, and Mount Aloysius twice.
- Parth Raval, No. 6 singles: Raval was 3-3 overall in No. 6 singles matches, including going 3-1 against AMCC opponents there. He posted conference wins over Pitt-Bradford, Pitt-Greensburg, and Mount Aloysius.
Penn State Altoona men’s tennis finished the season with a 13-5 overall record that represented a new program season-high for wins. The Lions were 6-2 in the AMCC and finished as the conference runners-up, after falling to champion Penn State Behrend in the league’s championship match this past Sunday, April 23.