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Pair of Saxon freshmen named Empire 8 men’s tennis all-stars

ALFRED, NY — Two freshman members of the Alfred University men’s tennis team have been selected as Empire 8 Conference all-stars.


The Empire 8 announced its all-conference teams today: Daniel Baruch (East Meadow, NY/East Meadow) was named to the Second Team and Connor Doud (Ballston Spa, NY/Ballston Spa) was given honorable mention. Both were honored as singles players.


All-conference awards are based on a vote by Empire 8 coaches using statistics from conference games only.


Baruch, playing primarily at the third singles position, was 5-2 in Empire 8 matches and 9-6 overall. Doud, the Saxons’ first singles player, was 3-4 in conference matches and 7-8 overall.


Each season, the Empire 8 honors students-athletes from each conference school, who play on conference-sponsored teams, with Sportsperson of the Year awards. Honorees, chosen by their coaches, exhibit outstanding sportsmanship in keeping with the conference’s mission of “competing with honor and integrity.” Doud is Alfred’s honoree from the men’s tennis team.