Amonett, Zachary, Stewart Earn All-HCAC Honors

L-R: Blake Amonett, Jacob Zachary and Josh Stewart
L-R: Blake Amonett, Jacob Zachary and Josh Stewart

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Three members of the Franklin men's tennis team picked up all-conference accolades on Tuesday (May 7) afternoon, when the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) released its annual league awards.

Junior Blake Amonett was named First Team All-HCAC for the first time in his career while sophomore Jacob Zachary and junior Josh Stewart collected Honorable Mention All-Conference accolades.

Amonett moved into the top spot in the Franklin lineup this past year, going 9-8 in singles play from the No. 1 position while playing with a slew of players from the top doubles spot. In league play, the Indianapolis, Ind.-native went 4-4 against the top players in the HCAC, and he teamed with Alexander Pollard to form his most successful doubles tandem. Amonett becomes a two-time all-conference player, capturing Second Team All-HCAC honors in 2017-18.

Zachary added his second all-conference honor on Tuesday afternoon after being named Second Team All-HCAC as a freshman. The sophomore and Franklin-native went 7-10 overall in singles play, primarily from the No. 2 spot in the lineup. In doubles competition, he matched his 7-10 record while playing at all three tandem positions. His most successful pairing came opposite Zach Lester, as the duo went a combined 6-5 on the year, racking up a 5-3 mark from the No. 2 doubles spot.

Stewart earned his first career all-conference award and was the Grizzlies' representative on the Christopher M. Ragsdale All-Sportsmanship Team. The Greencastle, Ind.-native racked up a 9-7 singles record, playing mainly from the No. 5 position where he picked up five singles wins. In doubles play, Stewart went 5-9 overall, going 5-6 from the No. 3 doubles spot while playing with four different partners throughout the year.