CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College men’s tennis team saw three of its players honored when the Big South announced its yearly awards on Monday. Senior Alexander Lykou was named first team All-Conference in singles, while senior Alejandro Bejar and freshman Daniel Stenger were second team All-Big South selections in singles, respectively.
Lykou once again topped the PC lineup this season, spending the entire season at the top flight for the Blue Hose. He tallied a career-high eight wins overall in the regular season, including three against Big South foes. The native of Aarhus, Denmark collected wins over the top player from Furman, Campbell and Winthrop to highlight his final campaign in Clinton. Lykou wrapped up the regular season with a three-match winning streak, having yet to lose in the month of April. It is the first All-Conference honor in singles for Lykou, who earned first team All-Big South honors in doubles a year ago.
Bejar capped off a stellar career at PC with a strong senior season, going 11-8 overall with a 5-2 mark in Big South action, as he puts up a winning overall record for the third time in four years. The senior enters the Big South Tournament with 60 career singles victories, tied for second-most in PC’s Division I era. For this season, Bejar is once again playing his best tennis at the end of the year, having won six of his last seven matches entering the tourney. The native of Madrid, Spain lands a spot on the second team All-Big South team for the second straight season, making him just the second player in PC’s D1 era to earn multiple All-Conference honors in singles. Bejar was also named to the All-Academic team for the first time in his career.
Stenger shined at the No. 5 spot for PC in his first season with the program. The freshman compiled a 14-8 overall record to go with his 6-1 mark against Big South foes. Stenger, a native of Mexico City, Mexico, was twice named the Big South Freshman of the Week this season, coming on February 7 and April 4. Stenger is the second freshman in PC’s D1 era to win at least six Big South matches, joining Bejar, who won seven of eight matches in league play in 2015, as the other to do so. The rookie won seven straight matches at one point, the longest winning streak by a PC player this season. Stenger is the second PC freshman to be named All-Big South, following his teammate Jaime Castillo-Lopez, who was named second team All-Conference last season.