Marquette Trio Claims All-BIG EAST Accolades

Senior Vukasin Teofanovic earned all-league honors for the second-straight year.
May 8, 2015

Marquette University men's tennis players Daniel Fernandez, Vukasin Teofanovic, and Kristiyan Trukov were named All-BIG EAST selections, the conference announced Friday.

The honor is Teofanovic's second-consecutive unanimous selection, while Fernandez and Trukov were recognized for the first time in a survey of the league's head coaches.

The trio played a pivotal role in Marquette's run to the BIG EAST Conference Championship match, where it ultimately fell to St. John's, 4-2.

Trukov, who was also a unanimous selection, posted a team-best singles record of 23-12, including winning eight of his last nine matches to finish the season. The sophomore was also tied with Fernandez for a team-high 15 singles wins in dual play. In doubles, Trukov primarily teamed with freshman Andre Romanello and the pair produced a 10-4 record to lead all MU doubles combinations. The Gurnee, Illinois, native went 2-0 during singles play in the BIG EAST tournament.

Trukov and Fernandez shared team MVP honors at last week's end-of-the-year banquet.

Fernandez enjoyed a successful campaign in his first season with the Golden Eagles, compiling a team-high 11 wins in the No. 1 singles slot, while his 19-11 overall singles record checked in as the second-best mark on the team. The Aguascaliente, Mexico, native picked up 15 singles wins in dual play, which was tied for a team-high. In the conference tournament, Fernandez was able to win 2-of-3 No. 1 singles matches and suffered his only loss in the championship match.

In his senior season, Teofanovic tallied the most wins in the No. 2 singles position with 11, while compiling a 15-13 overall singles record. The doubles pairing of Teofanovic and sophomore Nick Dykema proved to be lethal as the duo finished with a 7-3 record, including a 5-1 mark in tournament action. The Nova Sad, Serbia, native also teamed with fellow all-conference selection Fernandez to post an 8-6 record in the No. 1 doubles position.



Teofanovic closed out his Marquette career with a singles mark of 73-60 and a doubles record of 54-40.

The Golden Eagles finished the 2014-15 season with a record of 14-10, highlighted by the program's first ever trip the BIG EAST Conference Championship match.


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