Regionally, the Presbyterian College men’s tennis team has been ranked 10th in the Carolinas by Oracle ITA.
The Blue Hose finished the 2021 season with an 11-7 record, including a 2-3 record in Big South play.. The key to the ranking was the Blue Hose’ 4-3 upset of Radford in the conference tournament. PC played in the program's second NCAA tournament and first since 2017.
John Collins’ first team went 7-2 at home.
Big South player of the year Max Benson finished with 10 singles wins, which included a pair of ranked wins against North Carolina State and Coastal Carolina.
Chris Veach played both infield and pitcher for Presbyterian this spring, and his prowess in both played a role in his selection to the Collegiate Baseball all-freshman team. He was one of three multi-position athletes to be named to the team.
At the plate, Veach hit .344 with 6 doubles and a home run to go along with 7 runs batted in. He started his collegiate career with hits in his first 12 games including four games with 3 hits.
On the mound, Veach was 2-0 in 11 relief appearances with a team-best 2.70 ERA and finished second on the team with 4 saves.
Lights have been installed at the PC baseball field as of the first week of June. The first-ever lights will be ready when the Blue Hose baseball team returns to campus in the fall.
The addition of the lights was made possible by private donors and a grant from the City of Clinton's Accommodations Tax Fund. Grants from the Fund are used to support initiatives that will increase tourism in the city.
“It's an awesome day for all those connected to the Blue Hose baseball program,” said PC head coach Elton Pollock.