Clarksville, Ark.-Four University of the Ozarks men's tennis players received American Southwest Conference All-Conference honors, it was announced Friday by ASC Media Relations Director Greg Weghorst.
Sophomore Bishop Bass earned All-Conference Second Team honors at No. 2 singles. Sophomore Todd Turner was named Honorable Mention All-Conference at No. 1 singles. Bass and Turner additionally earned Honorable Mention All-Conference at No. 1 doubles. Sophomores Corey Dillard and Greg Knaggs received Honorable Mention All-Conference at No. 2 doubles.
Bass, a native of Greenwood, Ark., posted the most wins (14) at No. 2 singles in the ASC and tied for the most singles wins overall. At No. 1 doubles, he and Turner finished second in the ASC in wins (14). Bass began the season winning seven straight singles and doubles matches and finished with a 14-2 record in each. He was named ASC Player of the Week twice this season. Bass has 26 career singles wins and 25 career doubles wins. He won ASC Freshman of the Year and Second Team All-Conference honors in singles a year ago.
Turner, a native of Pearcy, Ark., plays No. 1 singles and finished with a 12-4 record. His twelve wins were the second-most in the conference at No. 1 singles. He earned ASC Player of the Week honors in March after posting a 3-0 record in both singles and doubles. He has accumulated 21 career singles wins and 25 career doubles wins. He and Bass played No. 1 doubles all season. He made Honorable Mention All-Conference in doubles last season.
Dillard, a native of Hot Springs, Ark., posted a 9-5 record playing No. 3 and No. 4 singles. He went 4-0 at No. 4 singles to open the season. He had a 10-6 doubles record, placing him among the ASC’s top-5 in doubles wins. His nine wins at No. 2 doubles were second-most in the ASC. He was named ASC Player of the Week in February after winning twice at No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles.
Knaggs, a native of Wylie, Texas, finished with a 10-6 record at No. 3 and No. 4 singles. He had a 5-1 mark at No. 3 singles. He owned a 9-6 doubles record with Dillard at the No. 2 position. His nine wins at No. 2 doubles were second-most in the ASC.
Ozarks posted a program-best 12-4 overall record and the team received the program’s first ever regional ranking (No. 16) from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.