Marquette Celebrates 2013-14 With Annual Banquet

Senior Dan Mamalat was named MVP for the third time.

May 5, 2014

The Marquette University men's tennis team celebrated its annual awards banquet this past Friday in downtown Milwaukee, honoring and celebrating its 2013-14 campaign.

Seniors Logon Collins and Dan Mamalat, junior Cameron Tehrani and freshmen Kristiyan Trukov and Nick Dykema all were honored for their achievements both on and off the tennis court.

Mamalat and Dykema garnered co-most valuable player of the year honors for the Golden Eagles.

Mamalat, the Philadelphia, Pa. native, was one of four Golden Eagles to reach the 20-victory plateau on the singles circuit and saw a majority of his action at the No. 1 position. The departing senior recorded 20 individual wins as well as 15 doubles triumphs with his partner Vukasin Teofanovic. Mamalat won three most valuable player awards during his tenure at Marquette and concluded his career with 88 singles wins, which matched the school record.

Dykema, who hails from Green Bay, Wis., led the Golden Eagles with 27 individual match victories. The duo of Dykema and Tehrani compiled a doubles record of 14-8. He played throughout the dual lineup and was victorious in several fall tournament flights.

Collins, earned the team's We Are Marquette Coaches Attitude Award for the second consecutive season. The Tulsa, Okla., native notched 14 individual victories and will be remembered by teammates and opponents for his unique playing style. Collins completed what was a very impressive four-year career at MU this spring.



Tehrani was recognized for his prowess in the classroom over the course of the year, earning the team's Academic Achievement Award. The Paradise Valley, Ariz. native, contributed 16 singles victories for MU. Tehrani is majoring in finance and operations supply chain management.

Trukov claimed the squad's most improved player accolade. In singles action, the Gurnee, Ill. native compiled a record of 20-8 and in doubles play notched four wins for the Blue and Gold.

Collectively, the Marquette men's tennis program went 16-9, including an unblemished record of 11-0 at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium and saw its season come to an end in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Conference Championship.

Award recipients were selected by a team vote.


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