Pac-10 Announces All-Conference Men's and Women's Tennis Teams
May 6, 2003
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- In a vote by the Conference coaches, UCLA's Tobias Clemens and Marcin Matkowski have been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Tennis Co-Players of the Year, while OREGON's Daria Panova was named Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Year.
STANFORD took top doubles honors as Scott Lipsky and David Martin were named Men's Doubles Team of the Year, and Lauren Barnikow and Erin Burdette were named Women's Doubles Team of the Year.
The Cardinal's KC Corkery earned the Freshman of the Year honors on the men's side, while fellow Stanford teammate Amber Liu was named Women's Freshman of the Year.
On the coaching side, Stanford's Dick Gould was named Men's Coach of the Year, while WASHINGTON's Patty McCain was selected as Women's Coach of the Year.
Clemens, a junior from Bonn, Germany, is currently ranked as the No. 5 singles player in the nation and posted an 18-2 dual record this season. Matkowski, a junior from Szczecin, Poland was 14-2 in dual meets and is currently ranked 24th by the ITA. Panova, a sophomore from Moscow, Russia is ranked No. 15 in the nation. She recently won the singles title at the Pac-10 Championships, defeating CALIFORNIA's Raquel Kops-Jones. This season she went 30-14 in all matches.
Stanford's tandem of Lipsky and Martin are currently ranked fourth in the nation after compiling a 26-8 overall record. Lipsky, a senior from Merrick, N.Y. and Martin, a senior from Tulsa, Okla., advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2003 Pac-10 Championships. Barnikow and Burdette did not compete as a duo at this season's Pac-10 Championships. The Cardinal tandem is the country's top doubles team and posted a 27-4 record this year. Barnikow is a junior from Woodbridge, N.J. and Burdette is a sophomore from Jackson, Ga.
Corkery, from Manhattan Beach, Calif., went 26-4 in matches this season and is ranked No. 49 by the ITA. Along with his teammate, James Pade, the two advanced to the doubles finals of the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif., last month. Liu, from La Mesa, Calif., is the No. 4 ranked singles player in the country. Her record this season in singles matches was 24-10 as she helped the Cardinal win their sixth consecutive outright Conference title.
Gould has guided Stanford to a 21-3 record this season and its fourth Pac-10 title in five years. The Cardinal is currently ranked No. 4. Along with garnering his ninth Coach of the Year honor, Gould has amassed an overall record of 753-139 (.844) through 37 seasons. McCain led the Huskies to a 17-3 record and a tie for second place in the Pac-10. Washington is ranked No. 6 in the nation and has three singles players ranked in the Top-125. This is McCain's second Pac-10 Coach of the Year award.
Men's First TeamTobias Clemens, UCLAMatt Hanlin, WASHDavid Martin, STANMarcin Matkowski, UCLAConor Niland, CALAlex Vlaski, WASH
Men's Second TeamPrakash Amritraj, USCKC Corkery, STANRodrigo Grilli, UCLAManuel Kost, ORERobert Kowalczyk, CALScott Lipsky, STANPim Van Mele, ASU
Honorable MentionErfan Djahangiri, UCLAJohn Paul Fruttero, CALCarl Hagman, ARIZChris Lam, UCLADaniel Langre, USCSam Warburg, STAN
Men's Co-Players of the YearTobias Clemens, UCLA and Marcin Matkowski, UCLA
Men's Doubles Team of the YearScott Lipsky/David Martin, STAN
Men's Freshman of the YearKC Corkery, STAN
Men's Coach of the YearDick Gould, STAN
Women's First TeamAdria Engel, ASURaquel Kops-Jones, CALAmber Liu, STANDaria Panova, OREJewel Peterson, USCEmilie Scribot, ARIZ
Women's Second TeamAlice Barnes, STANLauren Barnikow, STANJackie Carleton, UCLAChristina Fusano, CALMaja Mlakar, ARIZDea Sumantri, WASHSara Walker, UCLA
Honorable MentionErin Burdette, STANClaire Carter, WASHDianne Hollands, ARIZLuana Magnani, USCCourtney Nagle, OREOrsolya Sallai, WSU
Women's Player of the YearDaria Panova, ORE
Women's Doubles Team of the YearLauren Barnikow/Erin Burdette, STAN
Women's Freshman of the YearAmber Liu, STAN
Women's Coach of the YearPatty McCain, WASH