Fischer Earns Second Team All-Pac-10
June 5, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Junior Patrik Fischer has been named to the Pac-10 Men's Tennis All-Conference second team, based on a vote of the conference coaches. This is the first All-Conference honor for Fischer, who held UW's top singles spot in 2008.
Freshman Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan also earned honorable mention. All told, just 17 student-athletes earn Pac-10 recognition.
Fischer, who was also named to the Pac-10 All-Academic second team earlier this week, claimed the No. 1 singles spot early in the dual season and turned in an excellent season. Fischer went 11-9 at the top spot against many of the nation's elite and was 22-13 overall.
Based on the final ITA singles rankings, Fischer (Huttwil, Bern, Switzerland) had wins over four ranked opponents, highlighted by his upset of 5th-ranked Andre Begemann of Pepperdine. Fischer also defeated 67th-ranked Matt Brooklyn of Arizona State, 80th-ranked Syketh Maneni of Alabama, and 114th-ranked Kallim Stewart of California. Fischer finished the season ranked 95th in singles. Fischer is the eighth Husky to earn first or second team All-Pac-10 honors.
Nedunchezhiyan had a solid first season playing the majority of the dual season in the No. 2 singles spot. The native of Chennai, India was 19-14 overall and 12-10 in dual play. He was ranked as high as No. 82 back on March 2. Based on the final singles rankings, Neduncehziyan had wins over 17th-ranked Nate Schnugg of Georgia, 75th-ranked Blake Strode of Arkansas, and 87th-ranked Matt Bruch of Stanford.
Fischer and Nedunchezhiyan also ascended to the No. 1 doubles spot for the Huskies during the year, going 13-8 overall.
For a complete list of the Pac-10 All-Conference teams, view the attached release.