Peter Smith Named Pac-10 Coach Of The Year
May 5, 2004
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- In a vote by the Pac-10 Conference coaches, the USC men's and women's tennis teams earned seven conference honors for the 2004 season, announced Pac-10 commissioner Tom Hansen on Wednesday, May 5.
Highlighting the Trojans' honors, men's coach Peter Smith has been named the 2004 Pac-10 Coach of the Year after leading USC to a 6-1 conference record (19-3 overall) and a share of the Pac-10 title. More impressively, Smith's team captured the conference title (its first since 1994) after having posted a 2-5 Pac-10 mark last season. This is Smith's seventh career conference Coach of the Year honor and USC's seventh honor overall.
The men's and women's teams each had three players named to All-Pac-10 teams. Adriano Biasella was honored to the men's All-Pac-10 first team, while teammates Johan Berg and Jamil Al-Agba earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention accolades.
Following is a complete list of honors.
2004 Tennis Pac-10 Conference Honors
Men's First Team
Adriano Biasella, USC, Tobias Clemens, UCLA, Alex Slovic, WASH, Sven Swinnen, ORE, Alex Vlaski, WASH, Sam Warburg, STAN
Men's Second Team
KC Corkery, STAN, Manuel Kost, ORE, Chris Lam, UCLA, Roger Matalonga, ARIZ, Balazs Veress, CAL, Wayne Wong, CAL
Men's Player of the Year
Sam Warburg, STAN
Men's Co-Doubles Team of the Year
Balazs Veress/Patrick Briaud, CAL
Alberto Francis/Kris Kwinta, UCLA
Men's Co-Freshman of the Year
Alex Slovic, WASH
James Wan, STAN
Men's Coach of the Year
Peter Smith, USC
Women's First Team
Alice Barnes, STAN, Dianne Hollands, ARIZ, Raquel Kops-Jones, CAL, Amber Liu, STAN, Daria Panova, ORE, Dea Sumantri, WASH
Lauren Barnikow, STAN, Erin Hoe, WASH, Jieun Jacobs, CAL, Theresa Logar, STAN, Sasha Podkolzina, CAL, Carine Vermeulen, USC
Women's Player of the Year
Raquel Kops-Jones, CAL
Women's Doubles Team of the Year
Erin Burdette/Lauren Barnikow, STAN
Women's Freshman of the Year
Daniela Bercek, UCLA
Women's Coach of the Year
Lele Forood, STAN