Brandt, Makarenko earn First-Team All-SAA accolades

Brian Brandt and Alex Makarenko
Brian Brandt and Alex Makarenko

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Junior Brian Brandt and freshman Alex Makarenko were voted First-Team All-Conference by the coaches of the Southern Athletic Association, the league office announced this week.

Brandt (Atlanta, Ga.) was 12-2 at two singles this season, while Makarenko (Suwanee, Ga.) was 14-1, mostly at four singles. Brandt was also 13-4 in doubles, mostly at three paired with junior Ben Reardon, and Makarenko was 13-3 at two doubles paired with sophomore Patrick Hire.

Brandt was also 6-1 against SAA opponents in singles play, including winning one of BSC's two points against SAA champion Sewanee. Makarenko was also 6-1 against SAA teams in singles, and 7-2 in doubles.