SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo men's tennis acting head coach Martin Parkes has appointed two student-athletes to captain the Green and Gold this season. Ismail Lemtouni and Matt Nicholson-Lewis will lead the way both on and off the courts throughout the Lions' 2014 campaign.
"Ismail is a charismatic and passionate individual who motivates every member of the team with his leadership qualities and efforts on and off the courts," said Coach Parkes. "He had a great fall with a run to the last 16 at the ITA regionals, and currently has an NCAA singles ranking of #50."
"Matt has been with the team over the last four years, and brings a combination of talent, experience and competiveness that stands out amongst the team," Parkes continued. "His leadership skills come from the respect he has earned from his coaches and teammates with his reliability of his performances on court, and the outstanding academic accomplishments he has achieved consistently at Saint Leo."
The Saint Leo men's tennis team opens its season on Saturday, February 1, when they travel to St. Augustine, Fla. to take on the Flagler College Saints.