May 9, 2006
San Bruno, CA - The Saint Mary's men's tennis team had four players named to the honorable mention squad announced by the West Coast Conference on Monday. Seniors Martin Marechal and Julien Tizot were honorable mention singles players along with freshman Achim Christner.
Pepperdine's Scott Doerner was named WCC Player of the Year for the second straight season, and Waves' Head Coach Adam Steinberg received Coach of the Year honors after piloting Pepperdine to the program's 37th conference title last month.
San Diego's Ryo Sekiguchi was named the WCC Freshman of the Year, becoming the first Torero to earn the accolade. Joining Doerner on the All-WCC first team are Pepperdine teammates Ivor Lovrak and Pedro Rico. Rico was named to the all-conference first team for the fourth straight year, as was San Diego's Pierrick Ysern. Rounding out the first team selections are Portland's Matthew Loucks and Santa Clara's Jan Macek, both of whom earned All-WCC first team honors for the first time.
The doubles duo of Doerner and Begemann, the No. 3 ranked tandem in the nation, were named to the All-WCC first team for doubles along with the fellow Pepperdine tandem of Lovrak and Rico. San Diego's pairing of Liversasge and Ysern, currently ranked No. 24 in the nation for doubles, round out the All-WCC first team.
2006 Men's Singles All-Conference Team
First TeamScott Doerner, PepperdineMatthew Loucks, PortlandIvor Lovrak, PepperdineJan Macek, Santa ClaraPedro Rico, PepperdinePierrick Ysern, San DiegoSecond TeamOmar Altmann, PepperdineAndre Begemann, PepperdineMatthew Berry, San FranciscoThomas Liversage, San DiegoOscar Plotnik, San DiegoNico Terrien, Loyola MarymountHonorable MentionReyniere Roxas, LMU; Mike Wojnarowicz, LMU; Richard Johnson,PEP; Achim Christner, SMC; Martin Marechal, SMC; Julien Tizot,SMC; Ryo Sekiguchi, USD; Korbinian Kramer, USF; Thong Tu, USF;Brian Brogan, SCU; Tommy Hicks, SCU2006 Men's Doubles All-Conference Team
First TeamScott Doerner & Andre Begemann, PepperdineIvor Lovrak & Pedro Rico, PepperdineThomas Liversage & Pierrick Ysern, San DiegoSecond TeamJames Redpath & Scott Kennel, PortlandOmar Altmann & Richard Johnson, PepperdineKevin McQuaid & Blaine Shields, Santa ClaraHonorable MentionMichael Chan & Nico Terrien, LMU; Yury Platonov & Achim Christner,SMC; Martin Marechal & Julien Tizot, SMC; Jan Macek &Bobby Rasmussen, SCU