Men's Tennis Grabs Nine Post-Season Honors From Conference USA
Go Tigers! Paul Goebel earned his second straight C-USA Coach of the Year Award. That was one of nine awards the Tigers won from the C-USA Postseason Awards list.
Go Tigers!
Paul Goebel earned his second straight C-USA Coach of the Year Award. That was one of nine awards the Tigers won from the C-USA Postseason Awards list.
Go Tigers!

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.

Sophomore Connor Glennon became the first Tiger to earn C-USA Player of the Year honors.


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
ALL-CONFERENCE SINGLES
First Team
Joran Vliegen, East Carolina
Connor Glennon, Memphis
Carlos Lopez Villa, Old Dominion
Arturs Kazijevs, SMU
Japie De Klerk, Tulsa
Clifford Marsland, Tulsa
Second Team
Joran Vliegen, East Carolina
Joe Salisbury, Memphis
Johnny Grimal, Memphis
Jonathan Chang, Rice
Dominik Koepfer, Tulane
Carlos Bautista, Tulsa
David Zimmerman, UAB
Jorge Blasco, UCF

ALL-CONFERENCE DOUBLES
FIRST TEAM

Joran Vliegen/Colin Roller, East Carolina
Joe Salisbury/David O'Hare, Memphis
Clifford Marsland/Alejandro Espejo, Tulsa

SECOND TEAM
Connor Glennon/Cedric De Zutter, Memphis
Can Cetinel/Carlos Lopez Villa, Old Dominion
Arturs Kazijevs/Mischa Mowicki, SMU

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Connor Glennon, Memphis

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Dominik Koepfer, Tulane

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Fransesc Aulina, UCF

COACH OF THE YEAR
Paul Goebel, Memphis

OUTSTANDING SINGLES PLAYER OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP
Johnny Grimal, Memphis

OUTSTANDING DOUBLES TEAM OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP
Joe Salisbury/David O'Hare, Memphis

 

 

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