The Alton High School boys' tennis team had six players named to the Southwestern Conference All-Academic Team for 2015.
Carl Stradal, Drew Hays, Jackson Scheiter, Kain Henson, Alex Piazza and Jett Durr were all named to the prestigious squad. Stradal, Scheiter and Henson were also named to the team in 2014.
Members of the conference all-academic team must carry a GPA of at least 3.5 and also be named to the all-conference team for their sport. The six Redbirds made the all-conference team in tennis and Stradal was named first team all-conference.
Stradal and Hays comprised a state-qualifying doubles team at state, where they went 3-2 and made it to the second day of the three-day state tournament. Henson and Scheiter also advanced to state this season, going 1-2 in the challenging