Pac-12 announces 2022 men's tennis all-conference honors
PAC-12 FRESHMAN/NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Murphy Cassone, Arizona State
PAC-12 DOUBLES TEAM OF THE YEAR: Stefan Dostanic/Bradley Frye, USC
PAC-12 COACH OF THE YEAR: Brett Masi, USC
SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 announced today postseason honors and all-conference teams for the 2022 men's tennis season, as determined by a polling of the league's coaches. USC's Stefan Dostanic was voted Pac-12 Singles Player of the Year, Arizona State's Murphy Cassone was tabbed Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year, USC's Stefan Dostanic and Bradley Frye earned Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year accolades and USC head coach Brett Masi was selected by his peers as Pac-12 Coach of the Year.
PAC-12 SINGLES PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Stefan Dostanic, Jr., USC (Irvine, Calif.)
The No. 7 singles player in the country in the ITA rankings, Stefan Dostanic is 35-4 for the Trojans this season, unbeaten in duals (15-0), and has won his last 17 in a row. The junior was 6-0 in conference this season and 11 days ago led USC to its third consecutive Pac-12 Men's Tennis Championship tournament title at Libbey Park in Ojai, California. Dostanic's singles win count is the most by a Trojan in a season since 2016-17. He is the third Trojan in a row to be voted Pac-12 Singles Player of the Year, following Brandon Holt (2019) and Daniel Cukierman (2021), and eighth in the past 13 seasons.
PAC-12 FRESHMAN/NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Murphy Cassone, Fr., Arizona State (Overland Park, Kan.)
The second Pac-12 Freshman of the Year from Arizona State (Matt Brooklyn - 2007), Murphy Cassone has upset the Nos. 1, 2, 6, and 9 ITA-ranked singles players so far this spring en route to an 11-5 record. Himself ranked No. 20 nationally, Cassone will bring a streak of nine consecutive singles victories into the postseason. On Tuesday, he was selected to the 2022 NCAA Singles Championship field.
PAC-12 DOUBLES TEAM OF THE YEAR: Stefan Dostanic, Jr., (Irvine, Calif.) & Bradley Frye, Sr., (Overland Park, Kan.), USC
Behind a 23-9 overall record, Stefan Dostanic and Bradley Frye earned USC the Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year for the second consecutive season (Daniel Cukierman/Riley Smith). The No. 7-ranked pair in the country and winners of 11 of their last 12, Dostanic and Frye are 15-6 in duals and went 7-1 in the Pac-12. Eight of those past 11 victories have come against ranked opponents, as have 14 of their 23 total wins. They are the eighth pair from USC to be named Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year all-time (all since 2008).
PAC-12 COACH OF THE YEAR: Brett Masi, USC
In his third season as head coach at USC, Brett Masi was awarded Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors for the first time after leading the Trojans to a 21-5 overall mark and the program's third consecutive Pac-12 Men's Tennis Championship tournament title. The conference's automatic qualifier, USC is the No. 13 overall seed in the 2022 NCAA Tournament and will host first and second rounds for the 15th consecutive year. Masi is 57-13 (.814) as USC head coach and is the Trojans' first Pac-12 Coach of the Year since Peter Smith in 2012 (co).
2022 PAC-12 MEN'S TENNIS ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS
|Murphy Cassone||Arizona State||Fr.||Overland Park, Kan.|
|Clement Chidekh||Washington||Jr.||Lyon, France|
|Stefan Dostanic||USC||Jr.||Irvine, Calif.|
|Arthur Fery||Stanford||So.||Wimbledon, United Kingdom|
|Alexander Hoogmartens||UCLA||Fr.||Beersel, Belgium|
|Jonas Ziverts||Arizona||Sr.||Solna, Sweden|
|Max Basing||Stanford||Fr.||Oxshott, United Kingdom|
|Franco Capalbo||Utah||So.||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Joshua Charlton||Oregon||Jr.||Traralgon, Victoria, Australia|
|Bradley Frye||USC||Sr.||Overland Park, Kan.|
|Yuta Kikuchi||California||Sr.||Yahaba, Japan|
|Gustaf Strom||Arizona||So.||Stockholm, Sweden|
HONORABLE MENTION: Francisco Bastias, UTAH; Jacob Bullard, ASU; Ryan Colby, USC; Derrick Chen, CAL; Jack Davis, WASH; Geronimo Espin Busleiman, UTAH; Axel Geller, STAN; Herman Hoeyeraal, ARIZ; Ryder Jackson, USC; Jesper Klov-Nilsson, ORE; Peter Makk, USC; Alexandre Rotsaert, STAN; Sam Rubell, USC; Fabien Salle, ASU; Colton Smith, ARIZ; Quinn Vandecasteele, ORE; Lodewijk Weststrate, USC; Patrick Zahraj, UCLA.