Chidekh, Lumsden Earn All-Pac-12 Accolades
SEATTLE - An outstanding first Husky season for Clement Chidekh has been recognized with All-Pac-12 First Team distinction, as the Pac-12 conference announced its postseason honors today. Junior Ewen Lumsden also was named an honorable mention.
The All-Pac-12 Teams are based on a vote of the conference's head coaches.
"To be a top team, you have to have top players and Clement is showing that he can be that guy," said Head Coach Matt Anger. "It is good that Ewen received recognition as well. It certainly bodes well for us to have both of these guys for a couple more years."
Chidekh becomes the first Husky to earn First Team honors in his first year on the squad since Alex Slovic in 2004. He is the ninth Husky all-time named to the First Team, and the first since Jake Douglas in 2018. The native of Lyon, France went 14-6 in singles play for the Dawgs, all but one match coming at No. 1 singles. He had three ranked wins at the time of the match and was ranked as high as No. 73 in the ITA singles rankings.
Lumsden was steady for the Dawgs all year at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, with an 11-8 record overall. He had a big clinching win in the Pac-12 victory over Oregon at No. 2 singles. This is his first All-Pac-12 recognition.
2021 PAC-12 MEN'S TENNIS ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS
|Daniel Cukierman||USC||Sr.||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Keegan Smith||UCLA||Sr.||San Diego, Calif.|
|Nathan Ponwith||Arizona State||Fr.||Scottsdale, Ariz.|
|Clement Chidekh||Washington||So.||Lyon, France|
|Axel Geller||Stanford||Sr.||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Govind Nanda||UCLA||Jr.||Redlands, Calif.|
|Arthur Fery||Stanford||Fr.||Wimbledon, England|
|Riley Smith||USC||R-Sr.||Long Beach, Calif.|
|Jonas Ziverts||Arizona||So.||Solna, Sweden|
|Emmanuel Coste||Oregon||Sr.||Aix-en-Provence, France|
|Joshua Charlton||Oregon||Jr.||Traralgon, Victoria, Australia|
HONORABLE MENTION: Filip Malbasic, ARIZ; Alejandro Reguant, ARIZ; Drew Baird, UCLA; Stefan Dostanic, USC; Bradley Frye, USC; Lodewijk Weststrate, USC; Franco Capalbo, UTAH; Ewen Lumsden, WASH.