Four Lakers Earn All-Conference Honors
Sophomore Andrew Darrell was tabbed as an All-Conference first team selection for his play at the No. 1 singles spot.
Sophomore Andrew Darrell was tabbed as an All-Conference first team selection for his play at the No. 1 singles spot.

May 3, 2012

BAY CITY, Mich. - The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) announced the 2012 men's tennis postseason awards on Thursday (May 3) with the Lakers grabbing a first-team honor, two second-team honors and an honorable mention. Sophomore Andrew Darrell was named to the All-GLIAC first team, while seniors Marc Roesslein and Benny Delgado-Rochas earned spots on the second team. Senior Josh Kazdan was tabbed as Honorable Mention All-GLIAC.

Named honorable mention as a freshman, Darrell (Kalamazoo, Mich.) finished the season with a 22-15 record and a 12-13 mark in the No. 1 singles spot. He went 6-3 in GLIAC play, and finished the year with a 7-2 mark in the last nine matches.  Darrell partnered with Delgado-Rochas and Roesslein to post a 20-18 mark overall.  While paired with Roesslein, the duo when 8-4, including a 4-2 mark in conference action.  

Roesslein (Basel, Switzerland) was tabbed to the second team for the second straight year.  He posted an 22-10 overall record, including a 16-8 mark in dual matches to rank second in the GLIAC. The senior was 16-6 in the No. 3 spot for the season.  Roesslein had an 18-16 overall record in doubles play, also pairing with sophomore Bryan Hodges to record a 6-8 mark at No. 2 doubles for part of the season.

Earning second team honors, Delgado-Rochas (Tel Aviv, Israel) finished the season strong, recording a 6-3 mark in the last nine matches.  He went 13-10 at the No. 2 singles spot, while posting a 22-13 record overall.  Delgado-Rochas was 6-3 in conference play in singles, while notching a 10-10 mark in dual match doubles play. Delgado-Rochas ranked fourth in the GLIAC in dual matches with his win percentage of .570.



Kazdan (Southfield, Mich.) rounded out the honors for the Lakers as he earned honorable mention after mposting a 20-19 overall singles record.  He was 5-4 in conference play and had a 9-11 mark in the No. 5 spot to rank seventh in the GLIAC.  Kazdan had an overall doubles mark of 18-17, partnering mainly with freshman John McDonald in the No. 3 spot.

Northwood senior Teddy Mebounou earned the Men’s Tennis “Athlete of the Year” award, while Ferris State  rookie Laurent Galarneau was named the conference’s “Freshman of the Year”. Northwood's head coach Zane Colestock was tabbed as the GLIAC “Coach of the Year”.

The entire GLIAC postseason list can be seen here.

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