April 23, 2013
BAY CITY, Mich. - Grand Valley State had juniors Andrew Darrell and Bryan Hodges along with sophomore Francis Bertrand named to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) men's tennis All- Conference teams as announced by the league office on Tuesday.
Darrell earned his second straight nod to the conference's first team, while Bertrand found a spot on the second team. Hodges was garnered with honorable mention accolades.
Primarily playing in the No. 2 singles position, Darrell grabbed a 20-7 overall record in dual matches including a 16-4 mark in the No. 2 spot. The Kalamazoo, Mich., native went 8-3 in his conference matches to help GVSU earn a No. 4 seed in the GLIAC Tournament. In doubles competition, Darrell was 19-15 overall with an 8-3 record in GLIAC play.
In his first season with the Lakers, Bertrand took over the top spot in the GVSU line up. Bertrand held a 17-14 mark overall in singles competition, while going 11-12 in dual competition. Pairing with Hodges, the duo was 7-2 in the No. 1 doubles spot and recorded an 11-13 mark against some of the conference's top opponents.
Hodges rounded out the honored Lakers after completing his season with a 15-7 record in dual matches. The junior was 7-2 in GLIAC singles matches, competing primarily in the No. 3 spot. Hodges was the lone Laker to earn a weekly honor from the conference office after posting a 3-0 week in both singles and doubles play.
Grand Valley State finished the season with a 16-12 record, which included an 8-3 mark in conference play. The Lakers opened the GLIAC Tournament as the No. 4 seed, but were moved to the consolation bracket after falling to Ohio Dominican in the opening round.