This Week in WAC Men's Tennis - May 8
Friday, May 9
No. 1 Southern California vs. Idaho, 12:00 p.m. PT Los Angeles, Calif.
2014 WAC TENNIS TOURNAMENT
Friday, April 25
Match 1: No. 6 Texas-Pan American def. No. 3 Seattle U, 4-2
Match 2: No. 4 Kansas City def. No. 5 Chicago State, 4-0
Saturday, April 26
Match 3: No. 1 New Mexico State vs. No. 4 Kansas City, 4-0
Match 4: No. 2 Idaho def. No. 6 Texas-Pan American, 4-2
Sunday, April 27
Match 5: No. 2 Idaho def. No. 1 New Mexico State, 4-3
Chicago State fell to No. 4 Kansas City, 4-0, in the first round of the WAC Tennis Tournament, wrapping up its inaugural season.
Grand Canyon closed the season with three matches in Omaha, Neb., going 1-2 ... the ‘Lopes dropped Omaha, 7-0, but fell to Abilene Christian, 3-4, and to New Jersey Institute of Technology, 5-2 ... GCU finished its first Division I and WAC season with an 11-8 record.
Idaho claimed the WAC Tennis Tournament title with a 4-3 win over No. 1 New Mexico State ... the match came down the final point in the No. 3 doubles match, where Cesar Torres and Artemiy Nikitin claimed an 8-6 win ... Idaho defeated No. 6 Texas-Pan American, 4-2, in the semifinals to advance ... the Vandals advance to the NCAA Tournament to face overall No. 1 seed Southern California, which will take place on Friday in Los Angeles, Calif. ... also playing their first round action in Los Angeles are Oklahoma State and Michigan ... the winners of the two first-round matches will play in the second-round on Saturday.
Kansas City went 1-1 at the WAC Tennis Tournament, defeating Chicago State, 4-0, in the first round, before falling to No. 1 New Mexico State in the semifinals ... the ‘Roos finished their inaugural season in the WAC with an 8-15 record.
NEW MEXICO STATE
NM State went 1-1 in the WAC Tennis Tournament, falling 4-3 to No. 2 Idaho in the championship ... the match came down to the final point in the doubles, where the Aggies’ team of Strahinja Trecakov and Liam Goldberg fell 8-6 ... the Aggies advanced to the championship with a 4-0 victory over No. 4 Kansas City ... Trecakov went 2-0 at No. 1 singles during the tournament ... the Aggies finished the year 12-11.
Seattle U fell 4-2 to No. 6 Texas-Pan American in the first round of the WAC Tennis Tournament ... the Redhawks claimed the doubles point in the match and a win at No. 3 singles from Ian Clare ... SU finished the season with an 11-14 record.
The Broncs went 1-1 in the WAC Tennis Tournament, defeating No. 3 Seattle U, 4-2, before falling to No. 2 Idaho, 4-2 ... sophomore Alejandro Sanoja won 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 over Cesar Torres at No. 5 singles ... senior Ricardo Hopker followed with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Odon Barta at No. 4 singles position.
2014 WAC Men’s Tennis Award Winners
First Team All-WAC Singles
Jose Bendeck, Idaho
Adrian Legarreta, Grand Canyon
Kevin Lynch, Seattle U
Nicolas Moulin, Grand Canyon
Artemiy Nikitin, Idaho
Strahinja Trecakov, New Mexico State
First Team All-WAC Doubles
Jose Bendeck/Cristobal Ramos Salazar, Idaho
Naveen Manivannan/Marc Westgate, New Mexico State
Tomas Patino/Mike Psarros, Kansas City
Second Team All-WAC Singles
Benjamin Collomb, Grand Canyon
Paul Denele, New Mexico State
Naveen Manivannan, New Mexico State
Sergiu Muresan, Chicago State
Cristobal Ramos Salazar, Idaho
Chetan Panditi, Texas-Pan American
Tomas Patino, Kansas City
Second Team All-WAC Doubles
Paul Denele/Patrick Pfister, New Mexico State
Jason Bediones/Kevin Lynch, Seattle U
Artemiy Nikitin/Cesar Torres, Idaho
Benjamin Collomb/Alex Roggenkamp, Grand Canyon
WAC Player of the Year: Jose Bendeck, Idaho
WAC Freshman of the Year: Adrian Legarreta, Grand Canyon
WAC Coach of the Year: Jeff Beaman, Idaho