Pulgar Earns All-ACC Honors Again
RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State's Jaime Pulgar has been named to the 2011 All-ACC Men's Tennis Team as announced by the conference office. The honor marks the second consecutive season that Pulgar has been named all-conference.
All-ACC honors are determined by a vote of the league's 12 head coaches.
Pulgar, a junior, is currently ranked No. 117 nationally in singles by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Despite missing just under a month of the conference portion of the schedule due to injury, he posted 10 wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles for the Pack. Those decisions included three ACC wins over ranked opponents - No. 50 Luka Somen (Virginia Tech), No. 109 Maros Horny (Maryland) and No. 113 Tripper Carleton (Wake Forest).
"I think the fact that our peers in the conference voted him All-ACC despite missing nearly half of our conference matches speaks for itself," said head coach Jon Choboy. "It's a tremendous honor because I believe that the ACC is the best conference in the country.
"To miss nearly half of our matches in the league and still not be 100 percent when he was finally able to play says a lot about his character and ability. It's just a great honor for Jaime."
Pulgar also helped collect nine doubles wins, playing at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots.
The last Wolfpack player to receive back-to-back All-ACC honors was Jay Weinacker in 2008 and 2009.
This is the sixth straight year a member of the Wolfpack program has earned All-ACC honors.