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Becker Named 2019 Men's Tennis MVP

Becker Named 2019 Men's Tennis MVP

LAKELAND, Fla. - Throughout the month of July, Florida Southern College Athletics will release its list of team MVPs for the 2018-19 season. Each MVP was selected by the team's head coach, and the list includes some of the top student-athletes in the country. MVPs will be revealed each weekday during the month at 10 a.m., and a list of their scheduled release dates can be found below.

This year's men's tennis MVP is Tim Becker. The rising junior from Gross-Gerau, Germany served as a leader to a young Moccasin team that featured nine freshmen, finishing 7-12 in singles play and 7-13 in doubles play. Becker fought through a rigorous spring schedule and recorded upsets in numerous matches.

The first upset of the season came against No. 12 Palm Beach Atlantic on Feb. 23, where Becker won in three sets in the No. 2 singles flight and paired with Brian Pham to win the No. 2 doubles flight in a 5-2 victory over the Sailfish. Becker also helped the Moccasins defeat their first Division I opponent in NJIT since defeating Bethune-Cookman on February 1, 2013 in an identical 4-3 scoreline, winning in three sets over Tomi Antoljak in the No. 1 singles flight. The final upset of the year came on Apr. 17 when Becker paired with Brian Pham in the No. 1 doubles flight to defeat No. 9 Ziad Melhaoui and Andrea Brignacca of No. 10 Rollins by a 7-6 scoreline, winning the tiebreaker 7-5.

TEAM MVP
Men's Golf Michael VanDerLaan
Women's Tennis Gabby Hesse
Baseball Zach Scott
Women's Lacrosse Sam Keesey
Women's Golf Amanda Gartrell
Men's Track Josh Wagner
Women's Track Hannah Flemming
Men's Tennis Tim Becker
Softball July 10
Beach Volleyball July 11
Men's Lacrosse July 12
Esports July 15
Women's Basketball July 16
Men's Basketball July 17
Equestrian July 18
Men's Swimming July 19
Women's Swimming July 19
Men's Cross Country July 22
Women's Cross Country July 22
Volleyball July 23
Men's Soccer July 24
Women's Soccer July 25
Men's Water Ski July 26
Women's Water Ski July 26