NMSU men's tennis earns All-WAC honors
Las Cruces, NM — The New Mexico State men’s tennis team earned four All-WAC honors announced by the conference office Wednesday morning. Sophomore Strahinja Trecakov earned first team singles honors, while sophomore Naveen Manivannan was named a second team honoree.
“This is a bright light after a very tough ending to the season last week,” head coach Carlos Vargas said. “I’m happy for all the guys and their accomplishments this year and this is well deserved. It’s a great honor to be recognized after a very good season.”
The doubles team of Manivannan and senior Marc Westgate were named first team All-WAC, as redshirt sophomore Paul Denele and junior Patrick Pfister earned second team All-WAC doubles.
Trecakov, a native of Kikinda, Serbia, earns his first All-WAC honor of his career. On the season, Trecakov was 8-10 overall with a 5-6 record at the No. 1 singles spot. Manivannan, from Coimbatore, India, also collects his first career All-WAC honor, going 7-4 on the season overall, with a 6-4 record at the No. 6 singles spot.
Manivannan and Westgate were 6-2 on the season as a doubles team, playing the majority of the season at the No. 1 spot. The duo ended the 2013-14 season with a five-match winning streak. Denele and Pfister were also 6-2 on the season, competing at the No. 2 doubles spot for the Aggies all season.
The Aggies were 12-11 on the season and 2-0 in WAC play, making the finals of the 2014 WAC Men’s Tennis Championships.