Junior Dan Mamalat Named All-BIG EAST For Second Time
April 26, 2013
Junior Dan Mamalat of the Marquette University men's tennis team has been named to the All-BIG EAST Team for the second-straight year, the league office announced Thursday afternoon.
The squad's No. 1 singles and doubles player, Mamalat finished 24-13 overall in singles action in 2012-13 and also accounted for a total of 21 doubles wins. He was 19-8 in dual competition at the top spot and teamed up with sophomore Vukasin Teofanovic to post a 14-9 mark at No. 1 doubles.
"When your top player has the work ethic that Dan has it is very beneficial for the team," head coach Steve Rodecap said. "He has had a major impact on the development of the whole team because of how he works every day.
"Dan has had a great year and is very deserving of being named all-conference," Rodecap added. "He has continued to develop as a player and has become a really tough out for opposing teams."
The Philadelphia, Pa., native has finished with at least a share of the team lead in singles victories in each of the past four seasons. He helped Marquette to fourth place at the 2013 BIG EAST Conference Championship, which matched the program's best-ever finish in the event.
Filip Dzanko, Jr., DePaul *
Player of the Year
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Freshman of the Year
Quentin Monaghan, Fr., Notre Dame *
Coach of the Year
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