Motlojoa and Blonquist Earn VaSID All-State First Team Doubles Honors

Motlojoa and Blonquist Earn VaSID All-State First Team Doubles Honors

BUENA VISTA, Va. — Southern Virginia University's tennis players Kukutla Motlojoa and Daniel Blonquist have been named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors All-State First Team Doubles —the first Knights in the program's history to receive first team honors.

The No. 1 doubles tandem previously secured All-CAC First Team honors following a program-best record of 14-2 while becoming the programs first regionally and nationally ranked doubles team at No.6 and No. 22 respectively. Motlojoa and Blonquist set a new single-season record with four wins over nationally ranked opponents.

VaSID Player of the Year: Canon Secord
VaSID Rookie of the Year: Canon Secord
VaSID Coach of the Year: Todd Helbling

All-State First Team                                                                      

Doubles                                                                                             

Daniel Blonquist/Kukutla Motlojoa          Southern Virginia University
Matt Miles/Moses Hutchison                         University of Mary Washington
Bobby Neuner/Mitchell Thomas                    Washington and Lee University                                       

Singles                                                                                                

Patrick Hughes                                            University of Mary Washington
Moses Hutchison                                          University of Mary Washington
Dominic Lacombe                                        Christopher Newport University
Ryan Macy                                                  Christopher Newport University
Bobby Neuner                                             Washington and Lee University
Canon Secord                                              Bridgewater College                                            

All-State Second Team                                                                

Doubles                                                                                              

Matthew Moody/Michael Moody                    Hampden-Sydney College
Patrick Hughes/Michael Fleming                   University of Mary Washington
Harry Shepherd/Noah Tapp                         Washington and Lee University                                       

Singles                                                                                                

Ryland Byrd                                               University of Mary Washington
Paul Gladstone                                           Virginia Wesleyan University
Derek Hagino                                             University of Mary Washington
Matt Miles                                                  University of Mary Washington
Harry Shepherd                                          Washington and Lee University
Timothy Tep                                               Virginia Wesleyan University