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April 27, 2012

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The 2012 Western Athletic Conference announced the men's women's tennis award winners, as selected by the league's head coaches, Thursday night at the WAC Tennis Tournament banquet.

For the women Fresno State's Marianne Jodoin was named WAC Player of the Year, Hawai`i's Jamie Pawid was named Freshman of the Year and Fresno State's Simon Thibodeau earned Coach of the Year honors.

Jodoin, who is currently ranked No. 41 nationally, went 27-8 overall on the season. She posted a perfect 3-0 mark vs. WAC opponents and is 3-4 on the season vs. ranked opponents. She was named WAC Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week six times this season and WAC Women's Tennis Athlete of the Month for October. Jodoin also teamed with Laura Pola at No. 1 doubles to earn second team all-WAC honors this season. Jodoin was named WAC Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year last season. Pawid went 16-6 overall record during the season, including a perfect 4-0 mark vs. WAC opponents. She earned first team all-WAC honors in doubles play, along with teammate Barbara Pinterova, and was named WAC Women's Tennis Athlete of the Month for November.

In his ninth season at the helm, Thibodeau led the Bulldogs to a 13-8 mark, including a 3-0 record against WAC opponents. With a national ranking of No. 51, Fresno State is the top seed in this week's WAC Tournament. This is the sixth time he has earned the award.

For the men, 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 Women's Tennis Award Winners

Women's First Team All-WAC Singles

Marianne Jodoin, Fresno State

Barbara Pinterova, Hawai`i

Katarina Poljakova, Hawai`i

Victoria Lozano, Idaho

Michelle Okhremchuk, Nevada

Sabastiani Leon Chao, San Jose State

Women's First Team All-WAC Doubles

Jamie Pawid/Barbara Pinterova, Hawai`i

Victoria Lozano/Almudena Sanz, Idaho

Michelle Okhremchuk/Emma Verberne, Nevada

Women's Second Team All-WAC Singles

Aishwarya Agrawal, Fresno State

Jamie Pawid, Hawai`i

Almudena Sanz, Idaho

Emma Verberne, Nevada

Manon Sylvain, New Mexico State

McKenzie Davis, Utah State

Women's Second Team All-WAC Doubles

Marianne Jodoin/Laura Pola, Fresno State

Sabastiani Leon Chao/Erica Medlin, San Jose State

McKenzie Davis/Jaci West, Utah State

WAC Player of the Year: Marianne Jodoin, Fresno State

WAC Freshman of the Year: Jamie Pawid, Hawai'i

WAC Coach of the Year: Simon Thibodeau, Fresno State

2012 WAC Men's Tennis Award Winners

Men's 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

Men's First Team All-WAC Doubles

Francis Alcantara and Remi Boutillier, Fresno State

Jonathan Brooklyn and Dmytro Kovalyov, Hawai'i

Jose Bendeck and Cristobal Ramos Salazar, Idaho

Men's 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

Men's 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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