Howes and Luzzi highlight all-conference award winners

By Jacob Knabel on May. 13, 2022 in Men's Tennis

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – Five Bulldogs from the 2022 GPAC semifinalist Concordia University Men’s Tennis have earned all-conference recognition, as announced by the GPAC on Friday (May 13). In highlighting the selections for the Bulldogs, Isaac Howes and Eduardo Luzzi both landed all-conference singles accolades. In addition, Jeremiah Berryman, Joe Bindl and Juan Rabellino collected some form of All-GPAC laurels while helping lead Head Coach Cam Long’s squad.

2022 All-GPAC

·        Jeremiah Berryman (Broken Arrow, Okla.): Honorable Mention Doubles

o   2022 GPAC records: 1-0 singles | 4-2 doubles

·        Joe Bindl (Papillion, Neb.): Honorable Mention Singles/Doubles

o   2022 GPAC records: 3-3 singles | 4-2 doubles

·        Isaac Howes (Shawnee, Kan.): No. 2 Singles

o   2022 GPAC records: 3-3 singles | 1-0 doubles

·        Eduardo Luzzi (Belo Horizonte, Brazil): No. 1 Singles / Honorable Mention Doubles

o   2022 GPAC records: 2-1 singles | 3-1 doubles

·        Juan Rabellino (La Barra, Uruguay): Honorable Mention Doubles

o   2022 GPAC records: 4-1 singles | 4-2 doubles

Seniors Berryman, Bindl, Howes and Jack Kitson were instrumental in leading the program to a GPAC tournament championship match appearance in 2021. Among the 2022 all-conference honorees, Howes leads the way with 35 career singles wins followed by Berryman with 31 and Bindl with 24. Berryman also compiled 44 career doubles wins, a total that broke the previous school record of 40 by Jeremy Jank from 2009-12. Meanwhile, Bindl collected 26 career doubles wins and Howes notched 17. Berryman has raked in all-conference honors in four separate seasons while Howes has done so in three seasons and Bindl in two.

A freshman in 2022, Luzzi helped solidify the top of the lineup. He went 3-5 overall in singles matches this past season. He often teamed up in doubles with Rabellino. Together the pair combined for a 7-4 overall doubles record.

Long’s squad finished the season at 9-9 overall and at 4-2 in the GPAC (third place). The Bulldogs earned a 4-1 GPAC tournament quarterfinal win over Northwestern before falling to Doane in the semifinals.