Men's Tennis Grabs Nine Post-Season Honors From Conference USA
May 1, 2013
MEMPHIS - - The University of Memphis men's tennis team grabbed nine post-season awards on Wednesday in the C-USA postseason release, highlighted by head coach Paul Goebel earning his second consecutive C-USA Coach of the Year honor and sophomore Connor Glennon grabbing Memphis' first-ever C-USA Player of the Year award.
Glennon was also named to the C-USA First Team in singles for a second straight season and was named to the C-USA Doubles Second Team with doubles partner Cedric DeZutter. Glennon was the C-USA Co-Freshman of the Year last year, and ended his sophomore season this year with a 10-6 record at No. 1 singles, improving to 23-10 on the season and 40-15 for his two-year Tiger career heading in to the NCAA First Round match-up against BYU.
On the C-USA Singles Second Team were junior teammates Joe Salisbury and Johnny Grimal. Salisbury posted a mark of 5-7 at No. 2 singles in the spring, building on a fall run that saw him go 17-6 to improve to 53-41 for his career and to 22-14 on the season. Grimal earned second team honors after posting a mark of 16-12 overall, including a 7-7 mark in dual season play. The junior from Barcelona, Spain, had the point-clinching victory in the Conference USA Championship semifinals and finals and carries a three-match winning streak into the NCAA tournament.
Salisbury also added another award, being named to the C-USA Doubles First team with doubles partner David O'Hare. That tandem is currently the No. 55 ranked doubles team in the country and sports a mark of 5-1 at No. 1 doubles and a mark of 6-1 at No. 2 and has a six-match winning streak heading into NCAA tournament play. The duo becomes the first doubles team in school history to earn two-time All-C-USA first team doubles. Salisbury was also named to the C-USA All-Academic team earlier this month.
Conference USA also awarded two honors following the C-USA Championship tournament results. Grimal was named the Outstanding Singles Player of the Championship after going 3-0 in singles at the tournament and clinching team victories with his wins at No. 4 singles in the C-USA semifinals and finals.
The doubles tandem of Salisbury and O'Hare were named the Outstanding Doubles Team of the Championship after going 3-0 at No. 1 doubles in the league tournament, stretching their winning streak to six straight matches.
2012-13 C-USA Men's Tennis Postseason Award Winners
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
COACH OF THE YEAR
OUTSTANDING SINGLES PLAYER OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP
OUTSTANDING DOUBLES TEAM OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP