Marquette Trio Named All-BIG EAST Conference

Teofanovic & Mamalat were both recognized by the BIG EAST.

May 8, 2014

Marquette University men’s tennis players Nick Dykema, Dan Mamalat and Vukasin Teofanovic have all been named All-BIG EAST Conference, the league office announced Thursday morning.

The honor was the second for Mamalat, while Dykema and Teofanovic were recognized for the first time. Mamalat and Teofanovic were unanimous selections in a survey of the league’s eight head coaches.

“I am really happy for our guys to be recognized by the BIG EAST Conference for their outstanding efforts this season,” head coach Steve Rodecap said. “All three of them have had a significant impact on the success we had throughout the entire season, and they are very deserving of the award.”

Mamalat was tabbed the league’s player of the week on multiple occasions in 2013-14 and at the conclusion of the year was named the program’s most valuable player for the third-straight campaign. He concluded his career tied for the school record in singles wins (88) and posted a 20-10 singles record as a senior.

Dykema was one of the league’s top freshmen and posted a team-best 27 singles wins this season. He shared team MVP accolades with Mamalat and also accounted for a total of 23 doubles victories. The Green Bay, Wis., native also earned BIG EAST Player of the Week honors and captured multiple flight titles during fall tourney play.

Teofanovic settled into the No. 2 singles position in 2013-14 and collected a 20-12 overall record, including a 15-9 mark in dual action. He also teamed up with Mamalat at No. 1 doubles and accounted for 15 more victories.

The Golden Eagles finished 16-9 overall in 2013-14 and advanced to the semifinals of the BIG EAST Conference Championship at the US National Tennis Center. The season was highlighted by the program’s highest-ever national ranking (59) and an undefeated record (11-0) at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium.




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