POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – The Marist men’s tennis team and head coach Tim Smith have announced that rising senior Matteo Giudici (Parma, Italy) will be team captain for the second consecutive season.

Giudici and the Red Foxes won the program’s 11th Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship in 2013-14 alongside the fifth straight undefeated season in conference play. Marist has won a record-breaking 31 straight MAAC matches, dating back to 2009.

“He did a lot of the little things,” said Smith. “Like being to practice early, helping mentor our team freshmen, and sending in all scores to our Sports Information Director. He really matured academically and on the court this past year and I’m excited about him helping put our team in a position to win another MAAC title. His vibrant personality coupled with his competitive demeanor is going to make him a very excellent team captain.”

Giudici has a career record of 70-36 overall, posting a 34-9 singles mark and a 36-27 record in doubles play. Giudici was named to the All-MAAC Second Team (Sixth Singles) and All-MAAC Second Team (Third Doubles) during his junior campaign alongside MAAC All-Academic Team honors.

“We are actually selecting our other team captain in the fall after we see who exhibits the on and off the court traits we are looking for in a team captain,” said Smith. “It is interesting to note this is how Matteo was selected last fall. He demonstrated on a consistent basis his eagerness to become more fit and earn one of our top six singles positions.”