Trinity's Krull; Southwestern's Porter Named SCAC Men's Tennis Player and Coach of the Year

Trinity's Krull; Southwestern's Porter Named SCAC Men's Tennis Player and Coach of the Year


- In exclusive voting by the head coaches in the league, Adam Krull of Trinity University has been selected the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Men's Tennis Player-of-the-Year – the eighth straight year a Trinity player has earned the honor. In that same balloting, Krull was also named SCAC Newcomer-of-the-Year. Complete Release

Southwestern University's Billy Porter was selected as SCAC Men's Coach-of-the-Year.

Krull, a junior from New Braunfels, Texas, won the ITA Southwest Regional in the fall and advanced to the ITA National Small College Championships where he placed fifth. He has played #1 singles all season and is currently ranked second in the West Region with a 13-7 overall mark. He was ranked third nationally entering the spring season. Krull also plays #2 doubles and has posted an 18-3 mark. At the 2015 SCAC Tennis Championship, he earned All-Tournament honors for both his singles and doubles play in leading the seventh-ranked Tigers to their sixth straight and conference-record 20th team title.

In the Player-of-the-Year voting, Krull received six first-place votes while Niko Snovely of Southwestern received the remaining first-place vote. Krull's selection marks the 18th time a Trinity student-athlete has been honored as SCAC Men's Tennis Player-of-the-Year.

In the Newcomer-of-the-Year balloting, Krull was selected as the top choice on four ballots.  Nick Pena of Schreiner University received two votes for Newcomer-of-the-Year while Nick Farmen of Southwestern received the remaining first-place vote.

In his second season at the helm, Porter led Southwestern to the SCAC men's title match for the first time in program history where his squad defeated seventh-seeded Centenary College (5-0) and third-seeded Schreiner (5-2) before falling to Trinity in the title match. The Pirates finished the historic 2014-15 campaign with an overall mark of 17-2 – the highest win total in school history – and ranked 15th in the West Region. Porter has posted a 25-10 mark in his two years leading the men's program at Southwestern. The Coach-of-the-Year honor is his first and the first for Southwestern tennis since the institution joined the conference prior to the 1994-95 academic year.

Porter received four first-place votes in the Coach-of-the-Year balloting. Ryan Dodd of Austin College, Michael Hunt of Texas Lutheran University and Russell McMindes of Trinity received one vote each from their peers.

To view the entire 2015 All-SCAC Men's Tennis release, click here