MVAC tennis all-conference team named


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



Senior Andrew Shepherd was an all-conference selection.


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Devin Rupard earned all-conference recognition.


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Simon Houck was Ashe’s final all-conference selection.


Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County had three players make the all-conference tennis team in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference.

Senior Andrew Shepherd made the team after reaching the semifinals of the MVAC singles tournament in Elkin. Shepherd played most of the season as Ashe’s top seed.

The doubles team of Devin Rupard and Simon Houck also received all-conference recognition for reaching the semis in the doubles tournament. Houck was the third seed for most of the season while Rupard improved throughout the season after starting the year outside of the top six seed and eventually finished the season as one of Ashe’s top six seeded players.

Elkin’s Ryan Macy, who did not lose a match all season and did not give up a point in any of this MVAC matches this year, was named MVAC Player of the Year. Elkin head coach Tony Duncan was named MVAC Coach of the Year.

MVAC All-Conference

Jordan Anderson (Starmount)

Landon Church (West Wilkes)

John Frazier (Wilkes Central)

Mac Garrett (Wilkes Central)

Simon Houck (Ashe)

Nick Johnson (Wilkes Central)

Hunter Jordan (Wilkes Central)

Joah Logan (East Wilkes)

Ryan Macy (Elkin)

Dakota Massucco (Wilkes Central)

Asher McRitchie (Elkin)

Landon Osborne (East Wilkes)

Jarrett Peterson (Elkin)

Kyle Rhodes (East Wilkes)

Devin Rupard (Ashe)

Andrew Sales (East Wilkes)

Andrew Shepherd (Ashe)

Daniel Soos (Elkin)

Josiah Sparks (East Wilkes)

Chase Spicer (North Wilkes)

Reid Turner (Elkin)

Daniel Vimont (Wilkes Central)

Nick Woodridge (East Wilkes)

Joseph York (North Wilkes)

Honorable mention

Silas Coley (Elkin)

Isaac Powell (Elkin)

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87

Senior Andrew Shepherd was an all-conference selection.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Andrew-Shepherd-all-conference.jpgSenior Andrew Shepherd was an all-conference selection. Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post

Devin Rupard earned all-conference recognition.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Devin-Rupard-all-conference.jpgDevin Rupard earned all-conference recognition. Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post

Simon Houck was Ashe’s final all-conference selection.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Simon-Houck-vs-East-Wilkes.jpgSimon Houck was Ashe’s final all-conference selection. Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post

By Nathan Ham

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