Pudney recognized as RMAC Freshman of the Year; Pack gather five All-RMAC awards

Pudney recognized as RMAC Freshman of the Year; Pack gather five All-RMAC awards

RMAC RELEASE

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 17, 2018) - Colorado State University-Pueblo men's tennis freshman Thomas Pudney (Southend, United Kingdom) was recognized as the 2018 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year in a Tuesday release from the league office. A total of five ThunderWolves collected year-end awards from the conference.

Pudney was also recognized as All-RMAC First Team Singles and All-RMAC First Team Doubles with junior Ogulcan Deniz (Istanbul, Turkey). Deniz and junior James Ryan (London, England) gathered All-RMAC Second Team honors for their singles play. Finally, senior David Mould (Upminster Essex, United Kingdom) and freshman Cade Boedeker (North Richland Hills, Texas) were honored as All-RMAC Second Team Doubles.

The ThunderWolves finished the regular season with an 11-14 overall record and a 3-3 mark in RMAC play. The RMAC Tournament is scheduled for April 20-21 in Denver. 

ALL-RMAC BIOS

FIRST TEAM

PUDNEY

Pudney ranks No. 14 in Division II according to the ITA rankings April 11. He totaled three RMAC Player of the Week awards this year. This spring he posted a 7-9 record at No. 1 singles, which included a 3-3 record in RMAC play. Overall, he went 13-10 in dual competition and finished as runner-up at the ITA South Central Regional in the fall. This spring he recorded a 6-10 record in doubles play, all at the No. 1 spot, and went 11-14 overall. Pudney has gathered three wins with two different doubles partners.

The freshman went 3-3 in RMAC doubles play, which included a 2-3 record with Deniz to earn All-RMAC First Team status. The duo finished the regular season with a 3-4 record together. 

SECOND TEAM

DENIZ

During the spring season, Deniz compiled a 4-9 record, all at No. 2 singles and finished with a 3-2 record in RMAC play. Overall, he has a 9-12 dual record, as he went 3-2 at No. 1 and 6-10 at the No. 2 spot. He capped the season with a 4-2 mark in his final six matches. 

RYAN 

Ryan compiled an 8-14 record in the dual season, which included a 5-9 mark in the spring and 2-3 record in RMAC play. He has played at No. 2 (1-1), No. 3 (6-12), No. 5 (1-0) and No. 6 (0-1) this year while battling injury. He won four of his last eight bouts.

MOULD/BOEDEKER 

The doubles pair of Mould and Boedeker finished the regular season with a 2-3 record, which included a 2-2 mark in RMAC play. All five matches came at the No. 3 spot. 

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.