April 26, 2012
DENVER. Colo. - The Western Athletic Conference announced the 2012 women's tennis award winners, as selected by the league's head coaches, tonight at the WAC Tennis Tournament banquet. Fresno State's Remi Boutillier was named WAC Player of the Year, Nevada's Moez Echargui was named Freshman of the Year and Fresno State's head coach Jay Udwadia earned Coach of the Year honors.
Boutillier, who is currently ranked No. 26 in the nation, went 25-6 overall on the season and 4-1 in WAC play. He was named WAC Men's Tennis Athlete of the Month in October and November, and was the WAC Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week on four occasions. Going into the WAC Tournament, he currently has 96 singles wins and 100 doubles wins in his career.
In his eighth season at the helm, Udwadia led the Bulldogs to an 18-4 mark, including a 5-0 record against WAC opponents. With a national ranking of No. 33, Fresno State is the top seed in this week's WAC Tournament. This is Udwadia's second consecutive WAC Coach of the Year honor.
2012 WAC Men's Tennis Award Winners
First Team All-WAC Singles
Remi Boutillier, Fresno State
Jean-Charles Diame, Fresno State
Francis Casey Alcantara, Fresno State
Jonathan Brooklyn, Hawai'i
Wessim Derbel, Nevada
Matej Stakne, New Mexico State
First Team All-WAC Doubles
Jonathan Brooklyn and Dmytro Kovalyov, Hawai'i
Jose Bendeck and Cristobal Ramos Salazar, Idaho
Second Team All-WAC Singles
David Ayoun, Fresno State
Dmytro Kovalyov, Hawai'i
Marius Cirstea, Idaho
Abid Akbar, Idaho
Victor Ouvrard, Nevada
Sven Poslusny, Utah State
Second Team All-WAC Doubles
David Ayoun and Zach Leslie, Fresno State
Wessim Derbel and Fernando Sunago, Nevada
Marc Westgate and Luis Ramirez, New Mexico State
WAC Player of the Year: Remi Boutillier, Fresno State
WAC Freshman of the Year: Moez Echargui, Nevada
WAC Coach of the Year: Jay Udwadia, Fresno State
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