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West Coast Conference Announces 2014 Men's Tennis Teams

April 21, 2014

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. --The West Coast Conference announces its 2014 All-WCC Men's Tennis Team and major award winners, as voted on by the conference coaches.

Pepperdine senior Alex Sarkissian captured WCC Player of the Year honors after posting a 15-5 dual match record (23-10 overall) at No. 1 singles, including a 5-1 record in league play. A two-time WCC Player of the Week singles selection and a six-time honoree in doubles Sarkissian owns ITA rankings in both singles (29) and doubles (9).

Portland's Aaron Gross earned WCC Coach of the Year honors as voted on by his peers. Gross guided the Pilots to a No. 75 team ITA ranking and a 12-8 overall dual match record, 5-4 in the WCC. It is the first coach of the year honor for Portland since the award was established for the 1998 season.

Miguel Diaz captured WCC Freshman of the Year honors after turning in a strong inaugural campaign for Pacific in its return to the league. Diaz posted an overall singles record of 19-9 and went 12-12 in doubles play for the Tigers.

The 2014 All-Conference teams were selected based on overall season performance. A full list of All-WCC First and Second Team members in singles and doubles, including honorable mention can be found below.

2014 WCC Men's Tennis Award Winners
Player of the Year: Alex Sarkissian, Pepperdine
Freshman of the Year: Miguel Diaz, Pacific
Coach of the Year:Aaron Gross, Portland

2014 ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM
SINGLES - FIRST TEAM

Player School Year
Francis Alcantara Pepperdine Sr.
Michael Hu Kwo Portland Sr.
John Lamble Santa Clara Sr.
Bernardo Saraiva San Francisco Jr.
Alex Sarkissian Pepperdine Sr.
Clarke Spinosa San Diego Sr.

2014 ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM
SINGLES - SECOND TEAM

Player School Year
Ilya Osintsev Santa Clara Jr.
Uros Petronijevic San Diego So.
Francis Sargeant BYU Jr.
David Sofaer Pepperdine Sr.
Sem Verbeek Pacific So.
Todd Volmari Loyola Marymount Jr.

HONORABLE MENTION - SINGLES: Miguel Diaz, Pacific; Andrey Goryachkov, BYU; Romain Kalaydjian, San Diego; Nick Kamisar, Gonzaga; Ashot Khacharyan, Santa Clara; Reid deLaubenfels, Portland; Tuomas Manner, Saint Mary's; Cristobal Rivera, Loyola Marymount; Daniel Simko, Loyola Marymount; Filip Vittek, San Diego

2014 ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM
DOUBLES - FIRST TEAM

Player Player School
Francis Alcantara Alex Sarkissian Pepperdine
John Lamble Ilya Osintsev Santa Clara
Clarke Spinosa Filip Vittek San Diego

2014 ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM
DOUBLES - SECOND TEAM

Player Player School
Daniel Alameh Marlon Brand Pacific
Alex Ferrero Ratan Gill Portland
Bernardo Saraiva Nils Skajaa San Francisco

HONORABLE MENTION - DOUBLES: Tuomas Manner/James Markiewicz, Saint Mary's; Ciaran Fitzgerald/Andrew Raphaelson, San Diego

2014 WEST COAST CONFERENCE MEN'S TENNIS
CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDING

1. San Diego
2. Pepperdine
3. Portland
4. Santa Clara
5. Loyola Marymount
6. BYU
7. Pacific
8. San Francisco
9. Saint Mary's
10. Gonzaga