Men's All-Conference Awards Announced

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - In a vote by the league's eight coaches, USC senior Steve Johnson has been named the Pac-12 Men's Tennis Singles Player of the Year, USC's Johnson and Roberto Quiroz have been named Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year, USC's Yannick Hanfmann has been voted Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year, and USC's Peter Smith and UCLA's Billy Martin have been named Pac-12 Co-Coach of the Year, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Friday.

ALL-PAC-12 TEAMS
First Team

Steve Johnson, Sr., USC*
Nick Meister, RS Sr., UCLA*
Bradley Klahn, Sr., STAN
Kyle McMorrow, Jr., WASH
Ray Sarmiento, So., USC
Daniel Nguyen, Sr., USC

*Unanimous selection

Second Team
Clay Thompson, So., UCLA
Ben McLachlan, So., CAL
Ryan Thacher, Sr., STAN
Nick Andrews, Sr., CAL
Adrien Puget, So., UCLA^
Yannick Hanfmann, Fr., USC^
Slim Hamza, Fr., UTAH^

^Tied for final two slots

Honorable Mention
Emilio Gomez, So., USC
Marcos Giron, Fr., UCLA
Carlos Cueto, Sr., CAL
Robin Cambier, So., ORE
Dmytro Mamedov, Jr., UTAH

PAC-12 SINGLES PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Johnson went a perfect 20-0 in dual match singles competition this season, extending his NCAA record of consecutive singles victories to 60. He also clinched the championship for USC at the Pac-12 Championships in April with a three-set victory over UCLA senior Nick Meister. The reigning NCAA singles champion is the top-ranked singles player in the ITA rankings released May 8.

PAC-12 DOUBLES TEAM OF THE YEAR
Johnson and Quiroz went undefeated in doubles play this season, going 14-0 in dual matches and playing 13 of those matches as USC's top duo. The senior-freshman pairing is ranked second in the country by the ITA.

PAC-12 FRESHMAN/NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Hanfmann finished the season with a 20-4 record in dual matches, including a 4-2 finish against Pac-12 singles opponents. He played much of his spring at the No. 5 spot, but saw time at Nos. 2-4 as well. The freshman is ranked 51st in the current ITA men's singles rankings.

PAC-12 CO-COACH OF THE YEAR
Smith led USC to a nearly perfect season (27-1 overall, 6-1 Pac-12) and a No. 1 national ranking for the entire 2012 campaign. The one team to spoil the Trojans' perfect record was UCLA, coached by Martin, as the Bruins upset their cross-town rivals in the final dual match of the regular season. UCLA (22-3 overall, 7-0 Pac-12) claimed the regular season Pac-12 title with a flawless conference record, while USC won the first-ever team championship at the Pac-12 Tennis Championships in Ojai, Calif.

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