BYU picked 4th in WCC, Kawka named to all-conference team

(Photo by West Coast Conference)

PROVO, Utah – In its second year in the West Coast Conference, the BYU men’s tennis team was chosen to finish fourth in the 2013 Coaches Preseason Poll. Junior Patrick Kawka was selected to the 2013 Preseason All-WCC Team.

BYU received 45 votes to finish in fourth place just behind the 47 points received by Santa Clara. Pepperdine, the 2012 WCC champion, was chosen to finish first in the conference with 64 votes.

The Cougars finished fourth in the WCC last year with a 4-3 record in conference play.

BYU is returning five players from last year, including Kawka, who received an honorable mention on the 2012 All-Conference Team.

Conference play begins for BYU on Feb. 9 against Santa Clara at the Indoor Tennis Courts.

 

 Rank

Team

Points 

1 Pepperdine 64
2 San Diego 57
3 Santa Clara 47
4 BYU 45
5 San Francisco 30
6 Saint Mary's 29
7 Loyola Marymount 23
8 Portland 19
9 Gonzaga 10

 

2013 All-Conference Team

Player

Team

Sebastian Fanselow Pepperdine
Patrick Kawka BYU
John Lamble Santa Clara
Clarke Spinosa San Diego
Finn Tearney Pepperdine
Thai Tu San Francisco