CHARLESTON, SC (April 23, 2004) - The Southern Conference announced the 2004 Men's and Women's All-Conference teams this afternoon. The coaches have also selected the Player, Freshman and Coach of the Year as well as presenting the Sportsmanship Awards.
ETSU's Yaser Zaatini was named the Coach of the Year after guiding the Bucs to an undefeated mark in SoCon play. ETSU also brought home the Freshman of the Year award after Oscar Posada (Valencia, Venezuela) finished the regular season 18-4, 9-1 in conference action.
Each of ETSU's players was recognized by the Southern Conference coaches as all-conference team selections. Senior Alejandro Salazar (Arequipa, Peru) and Posada were tabbed as first team singles selections as well as to the first team doubles selection. Senior Diego Iglesias (Mar del Plata, Argentina), juniors Fernando Fiuri (Villa Maria, Argentina) and Moisés Serrano (Bucaramanga, Columbia), and freshman Felix Insaurralde (Asunción, Paraguay) were named to the second all-conference team in singles and in doubles as well.
The complete list of All-Conference selections is attached and available on the Southern Conference website at www.SoConSports.com.
2004 Men's Tennis All-Conference
First Team Singles
1. Or Deckel, College of Charleston
2. Matt Stubbs, The Citadel
3. Pramote Malasitt, Elon
4. Oscar Posada, ETSU
5. Alejandro Salazar, ETSU
6. John Chesworth, Furman
First Team Doubles
1. John Chesworth/Patrick Fillnow, Furman
2. Alejandro Salazar, Oscar Posada, ETSU
3. Pramote Malasitt/Erick Haase, Elon
Second Team Singles
1. Kent Ball, Wofford
2. Timo Siebert, College of Charleston
3. Diego Iglesias, ETSU
4. Fernando Fiuri, ETSU
5. Moises Serrano, ETSU
6. Felix Insaurralde, ETSU
Second Team Doubles
1. Pieter Viesser/Julio Moran, UNCG
2. Diego Iglesias/Moises Serrano, ETSU
3. Fernando Fiuri/Felix Insaurralde, ETSU
Player of the Year:
Or Deckel, Charleston
Freshman of the Year:
Oscar Posada, ETSU
Coach of the Year:
Yasar Zaatini, ETSU