Three Blue Hen Netters Earn Spots on Colonial Athletic Association All-Conference Teams
April 21, 2011
Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell; Top right: Courtney Scott, middle left: Troy Beneck, Bottom Right: Andre Vorobyov
NORFOLK, Va. – Three University of Delaware players have been named to the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Tennis All-Conference Third Team, which was announced at the annual banquet following the first day of the CAA Tournament on Thursday.
Freshman Troy Beneck and junior Courtney Scott were selected to the singles third team while the doubles pair of Beneck and Andre Vorobyov was named to the doubles third team.
Tobias Fanselow of Old Dominion University and Tim Johannsen of Virginia Commonwealth University were named the Co-Players of the Year. Antoine Baroz, also of VCU, was selected as the Rookie of the Year, while Rams head coach Paul Kostin was the league’s Coach of the Year, leading VCU to a 20-5 overall record and the No. 1 seed in the CAA tournament, finishing with a perfect 6-0 conference record.
This marks the second time Vorobyov has earned all-conference doubles honors. Last season he was named to the first-team with Dustin Longacre. Scott and Beneck earn their first-ever all-conference honors.
Scott, who hails from Ardmore, Pa., concludedthe regular season with an overall record 15-9, improving his career total to 42-30. He was the team’s top player in the first flight, posting a 12-9 record in the top flight.
Beneck, a native of nearby Wilmington, Del. tallied a 15-7 overall record as a rookie, including an impressive 13-4 record in the second flight. Beneck was named the league’s Singles Player of the Week on April 13. With his 15 wins, he needs just four wins off the single season freshman record for singles wins (19).
With a first flight win earlier this afternoon, Beneck and Vorobyov tallied their 15th win of the season. The total holds down a tie for sixth place in single season wins for a doubles team. Beneck and Vorobyov are a versatile doubles pair, playing in both the first and second flights. The pair amassed eight first flight wins and tallied seven in the second flight.
Delaware entered the ongoing Virginia 529 College Savings Plan CAA Tournament as the No. 7 seed. The Hens knocked out No. 10 Hofstra and will take on second-seeded Georgia State Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the Virginia 529 College Savings Plan CAA Tournament. All action will take place at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.
Colonial Athletic Association All-Conference Teams
Co-Players of the Year: Tobias Fanselow, Old Dominion & Tim Johannsen, VCU
Rookie of the Year: Antoine Baroz, VCU
Coach of the Year: Paul Kostin, VCU
First Team Singles: Anton Andersson, William & Mary; Tobias Fanselow, Old Dominion; Tim Johanssen, VCU; Michael Pereira, UNC Wilmington; Kinshuk Sharma, UNC Wilmington; Victor Valente, Georgia State
First Team Doubles: Chris Cooprider, UNC Wilmington; Kinshuk Sharma, UNC Wilmington; Tobias Fanselow, Old Dominion; Krzysztof Muzalewski, Old Dominion; Sebastien Vidal, William & Mary; Jamie Whiteford, William & Mary
Second Team Singles: Chris Cooprider, UNC Wilmington; Thomas Cook, Georgia State; Nikoloz Kurdadze, Drexel; Krzysztof Muzalewski, Old Dominion; Greg Vladimirsky, James Madison; Max Wennakoski, VCU
Second Team Doubles: Kosta Blank, UNC Wilmington; Illia Ziamtsou, UNC Wilmington; Bertrand Moulin, James Madison; Greg Vladimirsky, James Madison; Camill Salomon, VCU; Jamie Vazquez, VCU
Third Team Singles: Antoine Baroz, VCU; Troy Beneck, Delaware; Albert Ochagavia, Old Dominion; Courtney Scott, Delaware; Sebastien Vidal, William & Mary; Jamie Whiteford, William & Mary
Third Team Doubles: Antoine Baroz, VCU; Tim Johanssen, VCU; Troy Beneck, Delaware; Andre Vorobyov, Delaware; Victor Valente, Georgia State; Thomas Cook, Georgia StateBack To Men's Tennis Home Men's Tennis Story Archive