Huntingdon’s Baldwin and Clark earn Freshman of the Year honors

Huntingdon’s Baldwin and Clark earn Freshman of the Year honors

DECATUR, Ga. – Huntingdon freshmen tennis players Zac Baldwin and Taylor Clark were each named conference Freshman of the Year by the Great South Athletic Conference.

With the release of the GSAC All-Conference awards, both the Huntingdon men's and women's tennis teams are well represented. A total of 10 Huntingdon tennis players were recognized with awards.

Baldwin was named the men's Freshman of the Year and teamed with Sean Jackson to earn All-Conference at No. 1 doubles. Baldwin was also a Sportsmanship Award winner.

Baldwin finished the regular season with a 3-3 conference record at No. 1 singles. Baldwin and Jackson were 7-1 against GSAC doubles competition.

"He's definitely the best freshman in the conference," Huntingdon men's tennis coach Charlie Lane said. "He played No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles and he's only gotten better as the season has gone on. He's got a couple of little things to work on, but he's going to be tough for opponents to handle the next few seasons."

The women's Freshman of the Year, Clark posted a 7-1 conference record at No. 1 singles. Her lone loss was against Agnes Scott junior, and three-time GSAC Player of the Year, Rachel Storz. Clark was also named All-Conference at No. 1 singles.

"I am blessed with the opportunity to even be able to receive this award," Clark said. "I am thankful to my school and my teammates for encouraging me to do my best and continue to fight. I could have never come this far without the support of my team and my family."

Joining Clark on the women's All-Conference team are teammates Katie Scott (No. 2 singles), Hannah Still (No. 3 singles),Christian Vick (No. 5 singles) and Arielle Barraca (No. 6 singles). Clark and Still were named to the All-Freshman team and Scott and Vick made the All-Academic team. Vick also received the Sportsmanship Award.

On the men's side, Tyler Creamer (No. 2 singles), Jackson (No. 3 singles) and Larry Pritchett (No. 5 singles) earned All-Conference. Lee Howell joined Baldwin on the All-Freshman team and Creamer and Pritchett were both named to the All-Academic team.
















2012 Women's Tennis Year-End Honors
Player of the Year – Rachel Storz, Agnes Scott
Freshman of the Year – Taylor Clark, Huntingdon
Coach of the Year – Glen Hill, Agnes Scott


2012 Men's Tennis Year-End Honors
Player of the Year – John Hirte, Covenant
Freshman of the Year – Zac Baldwin, Huntingdon
Coach of the Year – Shane Wood, Piedmont


GSAC Women's Tennis Singles All-Conference Team
#1 Singles-Rachel Storz-Agnes Scott

#1 Singles-Caroline Brashier – LaGrange

#1 Singles-Taylor Clark- Huntingdon

#2 Singles-Katie Scott- Huntingdon

#2 Singles-Mariel Herrera- Agnes Scott

#2 Singles-Chelsea Prince- Piedmont

#3 Singles-Kelly Stephens- Maryville

#3 Singles-Hannah Still- Huntingdon

#4 Singles-Hannah Kraus- Agnes Scott

#4 Singles-Morgan Reed- Piedmont

#5 Singles-Christian Vick- Huntingdon

#5 Singles-Danielle Patton- Agnes Scott

#6 Singles-Arielle Barraca- Huntingdon

#6 Singles-Christine Flood- Maryville


GSAC Men's Tennis Singles All-Conference Team
#1 Singles-John Hirte- Covenant

#1 Singles-Moses Das- Piedmont

#2 Singles-Tyler Creamer- Huntingdon

#2 Singles-Joel Silverberg- Piedmont

#3 Singles-Sean Jackson- Huntingdon

#4 Singles-Nick Hallberg- Piedmont

#5 Singles-Larry Pritchett- Huntingdon

#6 Singles-Jay Evans- Piedmont



GSAC Women's Tennis Doubles All-Conference Team
#1 Doubles-Rachel Storz & Natalie Mayer, Agnes Scott

#2 Doubles-Katie Sailors & Morgan Reed, Piedmont

#3 Doubles-Mary Mac Alexander & Christine Flood, Maryville


GSAC Men's Tennis Doubles All-Conference Team
#1 Doubles-Zac Baldwin/Sean Jackson, Huntingdon

#2 Doubles-Nick Hallberg/Christopher Davidson, Piedmont

#3 Doubles-Jay Evans/Joel Silverberg, Piedmont



GSAC Women's Tennis All-Freshman Team

Gretchen Rowe, Covenant

Hannah Still, Huntingdon

Taylor Clark, Huntingdon

Mary Mac Alexander, Maryville

Kayla Lewis, Maryville

Morgan Reed, Piedmont

Chelsea Prince, Piedmont



GSAC Men's Tennis All-Freshman Team

Nick Hallberg, Piedmont

Lee Howell, Huntingdon

Zac Baldwin, Huntingdon



GSAC Women's Tennis All-Academic Team

Agnes Scott College

Rachel Storz

Hannah Kraus

Mariel Herrera


Covenant College

Madeline Hyatt

Kelsey Whitted


Huntingdon College

Christian Vick

Katie Scott


LaGrange College

Kelsey Ellison

Taylor Baldwin

Caroline Brashier


Maryville College

Christine Flood

Kelly Stephens

Rachel Hutson


Piedmont College

Ashley Fannon

Katie Sailors

Lauren Anderson


Salem College

Amy Allison

Carly Neisler

Angela Reavis


Spelman College

Kemi Oyewole

Adanne Ebo

Adamma Ebo


Wesleyan College

Gloria Oduyoye

Katherine McIntosh

Yuzhe Shen



GSAC Men's Tennis All-Academic Team

Covenant College

Garrison Dale

Sean Guerry

Johnny Herberich

Tom Yates

Clark Sealy

Andy Jones

John Hirte


Huntingdon College

Tyler Creamer

Larry Pritchett


LaGrange College

Dale Brown

Kaylen Short


Piedmont College

Moses Das

Patrick Steck

Joel Silverberg

Chris Davidson



GSAC Women's Individual Sportsmanship Award

Agnes Scott – Hannah Kraus

Covenant- Madeline Hyatt

Huntingdon – Christian Vick

LaGrange – Kelsey Ellison

Maryville – Maggie Dew

Piedmont – Ashley Fannon

Salem – Carly Neisler

Spelman – Kemi Oyewole

Wesleyan – Nozomi Hirai



GSAC Men's Individual Sportsmanship Award

Covenant- John Hirte

Huntingdon – Zac Baldwin

LaGrange – Blake Craft

Maryville – Tony Gill

Piedmont – Joel Silverberg