Slovic, Metenier Earn All-Pac-10 Honors

May 8, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. -- Washington junior Alex Slovic was a first-team selection and senior Pierre Metenier earned honorable mention honors as the conference office announced the All-Pac-10 teams for men's tennis, Monday.

Slovic, a three-time All-Pac-10 honoree, is a first-team selection for the second time in his career. He was a first-team honoree as a freshman, as well as being named Pac-10 Co-Freshman of the Year, and was a second-team selection as a sophomore. A senior transfer, Metenier's honorable mention selection is the first of his career.

California's Conor Niland was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year, while the UCLA tandem of Philipp Gruendler and Benjamin Kohlloeffel was selected Doubles Team of the Year. Stanford's Matt Bruch was named Freshman of the Year and Stanford's John Whitlinger was selected the Coach of the Year.

The 21st-ranked Huskies (18-5) will head to Richmond, Va., this week to compete in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Championships. UW will take on Penn State in the first round, Saturday, May 13, at 9 a.m. PT. If the Huskies advance, they will play either host Virginia Commonwealth or Richmond, Sunday, May 14, at 10 a.m. PT, for the right to travel to Stanford for the 16-team finals, May 20-23. Slovic will also compete in the NCAA Singles Championship, beginning May 24, at Stanford.

All-Pac-10 Men's Tennis Teams

Matt Bruch, Stanford
KC Corkery, Stanford
Benjamin Kohlloeffel, UCLA
Roger Matalonga, Arizona
Conor Niland, California
Alex Slovic, Washington

Haythem Abid, UCLA
Tyler Browne, California
Jonathan Kinsella, Arizona State
James Pade, Stanford
Markus Schiller, Oregon
James Wan, Stanford

Honorable Mention: Dejan Cvetkovic, USC. Jeff Groslimond, Arizona, Pierre Metenier, Washington, Chris Surapol, UCLA, Kaes Van't Hof, USC

Player of the Year: Conor Niland, California
Doubles Team of the Year: Philipp Gruendler/Benjamin Kohloeffel, UCLA
Newcomer of the Year: Matt Bruch, Stanford
Coach of the Year: John Whitlinger, Stanford

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