Francis Marion University junior Mauricio Guerrero and sophomore Paul Meuwissen have been named to the 2019 Peach Belt Conference Men's Tennis All-Academic Team. Guerrero earns the honor for the second year in a row.
A finance major, Guerrero has compiled a 3.52 grade point average.
A native of Mexico City, Mexico, he has been named to the FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll on every possible occasion, and has twice garnered ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition. He was recently inducted into FMU's chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma national college athlete honor society. As a sophomore, Guerrero served on Francis Marion's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and he was named to the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll.
On the court this season, he compiled an 11-9 doubles record playing at the No.2 position and a 9-8 singles mark, playing mainly at the No.4 spot.
Meuwissen owns a 3.528 grade point average as an economics major.
A native of Geilenkirchen, Germany, he was chosen a 2018 ITA Scholar-Athlete, has been named to the FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll three times, and was selected to the 2018 Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll. He earned Team MVP honors as a freshman, and currently serves as one of the squad's SAAC representatives.
Primarily a singles player, Meuwissen was 3-10 on the court this season, having appeared in four of the six different slots in FMU's lineup. He was 0-3 in doubles play.
The duo helped lead Francis Marion to a 10-10 record this season, a 3-win improvement over the 2018 campaign. The Patriots are currently ranked 33rd in the latest ITA national ranking, and all 10 of the team's defeats were to nationally ranked opponents.
The All-Academic team is part of a season-long program recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of PBC student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the field of play. To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must participate in at least half of his team's events and be either a starter or significant contributor, achieve a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), and have completed at least one full academic year at his current institution.
Founded in 1991, the Peach Belt consists of 12 member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. In its short history, the conference boasts 35 NCAA Division II national championships.