ODAC Announces All-Conference Men's Tennis Teams
FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its 2013 all-conference men's tennis team on Thursday and Washington and Lee was well-represented.
The Generals had all six singles players and two doubles teams garner first team recognition, while the No. 3 doubles team received third team honors. Additionally, senior Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson) was named the ODAC Player of the Year and ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second straight seasons, while Head Coach David Detwiler was tabbed the ODAC Coach of the Year for the fourth time.
The Co-Player of the Year as a junior, White earned the award alone during his senior year, which has proved to be his best yet. A two-time All-American and the top-ranked singles player in the Atlantic South Region, White has notched a 22-6 singles record in earning First Team All-ODAC honors for the fourth time. He also posted first team status in doubles, teaming with sophomore Christopher Hu (Ridgewood, N.J. / Ridgewood) to earn the recognition at No. 2 doubles. Individually, White has logged a 19-8 doubles record, 15-5 while playing with Hu.
Sophomore Taylor Shamshiri (Austin, Texas / ATA College Prep) was a first team all-conference honoree at No. 2 singles for the second consecutive year. He also garnered first team recognition at No. 1 doubles, while teaming with first-year Michael Holt (Henrico, Va. / Mills Godwin) to form the region's third-ranked tandem. He was a first team honoree at No. 2 doubles as a rookie. Shamshiri has notched a 13-13 singles record to date, and is 23-5 overall in doubles, logging a 23-4 record while playing with Holt.
Holt was a first-team All-ODAC selection at No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles. In singles action, he has recorded a 14-8 mark, while in doubles he has gone 24-4 overall.
Hu earned First Team All-ODAC laurels for the second straight year. He posted a 10-4 record while playing primarily No. 4 singles and notched a 16-5 doubles record.
First-year Brian Krouskos (Alpharetta, Ga. / Mount Pisgah Christian) was a first team all-conference selection at No. 5 singles, and teamed with first-year John Kirby (Jacksonville, Fla. / Stanton College Prep) to comprise the Generals' No. 3 doubles team which earned third team recognition. Krouskos has logged an 11-13 singles record and he is 16-13 in doubles, 6-2 while playing with Kirby.
Junior Vincent Kim (Grand Blanc, Mich. / Cranbrook Kingswood) received his first all-conference citation, earning first team laurels at No. 6 singles where he has posted a 5-2 overall record.
Kirby's selection to the third team at No. 3 doubles was also his first all-conference honor. He is 11-7 overall in doubles action thus far.
Detwiler garnered his fourth ODAC Coach of the Year Award after leading the Generals to their fourth straight conference title and a 10-0 regular season record in ODAC play. W&L is currently 17-5 overall and Detwiler posted his 200th career victory in the Generals' 5-0 victory over Hampden-Sydney in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament on April 20. He is 202-74 (.732) across 13 seasons.
Virginia Wesleyan first-year Graham Wilson received the only remaining major conference award as he was tabbed the ODAC Rookie of the Year.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Mary Washington for a 2:00 pm match. The Generals will also compete in the NCAA Tournament which begins on May 10-12 with the first, second and third rounds.