ADA — East Central University’s Andres Nunez was named Lone Star Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Year and head coach Charlie Hibbard was selected as LSC Co-Coach of the Year as the annual postseason awards were announced Thursday by the league office in Richardson, Texas.
Nunez, a junior from Santiago, Chile, was joined on the All-LSC Men’s Singles list by Tiger teammate Stefan Stein, a redshirt freshman, also out of Santiago.
Nunez and doubles teammate Dai Edwardes-Evans were named to the all-conference doubles teams list as were Stein and his teammate Samuel Moore. Edwardes-Evans is from South Africa and Moore is from Texarkana, Texas.
Heading into the LSC Championships, Nunez had posted an 11-7 record in singles play and was 12-1 in doubles competition. Stein was 11-5 in singles play and 8-5 in doubles.
Moore and Edwardes-Evans also received honorable mention accolades.
Nunez, a business finance major, was also selected to the six-member All-LSC Academic Team while sophomore Carlos Muro was named to the LSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
In order for student-athletes to make the all-academic team or commissioner’s honor roll, they must have at least a 3.30 grade-point average and be a sophomore both athletically and academically.
Hibbard, who is in her 17th season as a men’s and women’s tennis coach at ECU, shared the co-coach of the year honor with Midwestern State’s Larry Wiggins.
ECU's Arguello, Valles named to
All-LSC Women's tennis team
ADA — East Central University’s Julia Arguello and Marta Valles were named to the All-Lone Star Conference Tennis Team for their singles and doubles play for 2009-10, it was announced Thursday by the league office in Richardson, Texas.
Arguello, a senior from Corientes, Argentina, was also selected to the six-member All-LSC Academic Team.
Arguello is in the process of wrapping up a superb career for ECU at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles after achieving a No. 21 national ranking in singles play and placing fourth at the ITA National Tournament last fall. Prior to earning that spot at nationals, she also claimed an ITA regional crown. Arguello was name LSC Player of the Year for 2008-09 as well as being named ECU Female Athlete of the Year for that same time period.
Her singles record this spring was 10-4, heading into the LSC Tournament. She also had a 10-4 mark in doubles, teaming with Valles.
Arguello earned a spot on the all-academic team for this season. In order to make the all-academic team or commissioner’s honor roll, student-athletes must maintain at least a 3.30 grade-point average and must have reached at least sophomore status both athletically and academically.
Valles, a freshman from Barcelona, Spain, had a magnificent rookie campaign for the Lady Tigers at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles.
Besides the 10-4 doubles mark, Valles went 10-6 in singles play.
Also for ECU, Nilsa Ramirez was named Sportsmanship Player of the Year while Kendra Coltrain and Noelia Caballero were named to the commissioner’s honor roll for their academic achievements.