After losing just one conference match in the regular season, the No. 6 North Carolina men's tennis team swept through the 2018 ACC men's tennis player awards on its way into postseason play.
The Tar Heels, who are gearing up to host NCAA first and second round matches next week after losing to Wake Forest in the conference finals last week, found themselves well represented in the conference honors, a measure of their success so far this year.
First-year Benjamin Sigouin snagged ACC Freshman of the Year and was named to All-ACC first team along with teammate William Blumberg. A season ago, Blumberg was recognized as the top newcomer in the conference. Sigouin kept the award in Chapel Hill for another year, the first time two Tar Heels have won ACC Freshman of the Year in back-to-back years in program history.
Sigouin, the No. 32 singles player in the country, was 16-3 overall in singles play in his first season in Chapel Hill, including 8-1 in the conference. He was also 16-4 in doubles competition playing with Blaine Boyden.
His teammate, Blumberg, a sophomore from Greenwich, Conn., also found his name on the awards list, this time taking home ACC Player of the Year.