BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following one of their most successful seasons in recent memory, the King University tennis team earned their second straight Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship award. The Tornado finished fourth in the Conference Carolinas standings with a league record of 7-3.
Overall, King posted a record of 13-11, and their season came to an end in the Conference Carolinas tournament quarterfinal where they fell to fifth seed Limestone College. The Tornado were led by juniors Moritz Poswiat and Luis Delgado. The duo played together at No. 1 doubles, and had great individual seasons as well. Along with Poswiat and Delgado, Ankith Madasani was named academic all-conference while Poswiat was also selected CoSIDA Academic All-District.
The sportsmanship awards are presented annually to the member institution judged to have exhibited the highest degree of sportsmanship among its players, coaches, and fans during their regular playing season. A Conference Carolinas institution will be awarded for its overall commitment to providing a quality playing environment for home and visiting fans, players, and staff members.
Conference Carolinas athletics directors implemented the process by which Conference Carolinas sportsmanship awards are determined. A student-athlete and coach work together to judge the sportsmanship of all conference competitors. Each institution then submits those votes to the conference office, where averages are calculated to decide the winner for each conference-sponsored sport. The school with the overall best average, across all conference sports, will receive the Messick Sportsmanship award at the end of the academic year.
The individual team sportsmanship awards are now in its fifth year, reflecting Conference Carolinas' commitment to exhibiting and recognizing sportsmanship throughout the conference. As an NCAA Division II member, Conference Carolinas prides itself on creating a positive game environment through sportsmanship to ensure a positive experience for student-athletes and fans alike.