INDIANAPOLIS - Butler freshman Austin Woldmoe was voted Horizon League Men's Tennis Newcomer of the Year and was also named first team all-league. The left-hander tied for the team lead with 13 singles wins while playing No. 1.
The Fishers, Ind., native went 5-2 at No. 1 singles against Horizon League competition. He also won in three sets against Youngstown State in the first round of the Horizon League Men's Tennis Championship.
"Austin truly deserved the awards," head coach Jason Suscha. "He is the first freshman to play No. 1 for us in my 15 years at Butler. He has done a great job in both singles and doubles and I attribute that to his hard work both in practice and on his own time."
Woldmoe's key singles wins included a 6-3, 6-4 win over Cleveland State standout Yannick Goossens and a 6-4, 6-1 win over UIC's Alexander Raa. He also defeated Youngstown State's Tariq Ismail twice.
Playing No. 1 doubles, Woldmoe has delivered 17 wins with fellow freshman Billy Weldon. That includes a 4-3 mark in league play.
The Horizon League's head tennis coaches voted for the awards. Woldmoe was named the top newcomer and was all-league along with five other players. Wright State's Martin Arguello was voted Horizon League Player of the Year.