Azusa Pacific’s Hoefnagels, HPU’s Michnev named Men’s Tennis Co-Players of the Year

PHOENIX – Azusa Pacific senior Jochem Hoefnagels (Asten, Netherlands) and Hawai'i Pacific junior Petr Michnev (Ostrava, Czech Republic) have been selected the 2013 Pacific West Conference Men's Tennis Co-Players of the Year.

Michnev registered a 15-2 record at first singles, while Hoefnagels was 23-3 also at first singles.

The Pacific West Conference initially announced the awards along with the All-PacWest Team on the league's Internet radio show June 6 on KQCK in San Tan Valley, Ariz. Today's detailed release provides complete end-of-the-year records for the All-Conference Team members and the various players of the year.

While the player and coach of the year awards are nominated by and voted upon by the head coaches of the conference, the All-PacWest Team is based upon the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) West Region singles and doubles rankings prior to the NCAA II playoffs in late April or early May.

The Top 6 singles players in the West Region are considered First Team, while the second six players in the Top 20 listing are named to the Second Team. Any remaining players listed in the regional ranking are considered Third Team.

The Top 3 Doubles Teams are named First Team, while the second three are named to the All-PacWest Second Team. Any remaining doubles teams in the Top 10 are classified as All-PacWest Third Team.

In addition to the Player of the Year award, HPU freshman Jaume Martinez-Vich (Mallorca, Spain) and Azusa Pacific rookie Jan Meyer (Heiligenhaus, Germany) were named the PacWest Co-Freshmen of the Year, while Hawai'i Pacific's Hendrik Bode was chosen the PacWest Men's Coach of the Year.

Bode led the Sea Warriors to the PacWest Championship as HPU knocked off Fresno Pacific 5-3. The Sea Warriors also reached the NCAA II National Quarterfinals where they fell to Barry 5-1. Hawai'i Pacific finished the season with a stellar 19-4 overall record.

Martinez-Vich recorded an 18-2 singles record, going 15-2 at second singles and 3-0 at first singles, while Meyer was 22-1 overall, recording a 20-1 third singles record and a 2-0 mark at fourth singles.

The All-PacWest First Team Singles featured Hoefnagels, Martinez-Vich, Michnev, Grand Canyon junior Ahmad Saleem (Phoenix, AZ/Desert Vista), Fresno Pacific senior Kirill Sinitsyn (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) and BYU-Hawaii sophomore Yevhen Zakharov (Lviv, Ukraine).

Saleem posted a 6-5 record at third singles, while Sinitsyn was 20-6 overall with a 19-6 record at first singles and a 1-0 mark at second. Zakharov posted an 8-6 singles mark, recording a 7-6 record at first singles and picking up a victory at second singles.

Amarit Sanchez The Second Team was comprised of a pair of BYU-Hawaii players in junior Martin Chojnacki (Swinoujscie, Poland) and freshman Wei-Feng Lee (Taiwan), as well as APU's Meyer. HPU sophomore Gerald Moretti (Waterloo, Belgium), Fresno Pacific senior Amarit Sanchez (Malaga, Spain - left photo) and Azusa Pacific rookie Frederik Wilkins (Hannover, Germany) also landed on the squad.

Chojnacki recorded a 12-6 singles record in 2013, going 11-6 at second singles, while Lee was 11-4 at third singles and 12-4 overall. Moretti recorded a 5-4 mark at third singles and Sanchez was 11-8 at second singles. Wilkins unleashed a 19-6 record at second singles.

The Third Team featured Azusa Pacific junior Ben Eger (Neustadt, Germany), Fresno Pacific juniors Marco Gabriel (Paris, France) and Michael Tymkiw (Sydney, Australia), and a pair of HPU players in freshman Max Hertl (Moenchengladbach, Germany) and sophomore Yann Renault (Nantes, France).

Eger finised the year with a 23-2 record, going 19-2 at fourth singles, while Gabriel was 17-6 overall and 7-2 at third singles. Tymkiw posted a 12-4 overall singles mark, Hertl finished with a 13-5 singles record, and Renault wound up with a 9-2 singles record.

The First Team Doubles squad featured Chojnacki and Zakharov of BYU-Hawaii, Azusa Pacific's Hoefnagels and Meyer, and HPU's Michnev and Moretti.

Chojnacki and Zakharov registered a 13-5 first doubles record, while Hoefnagels and Meyer posted a 22-4 mark at first doubles. Michnev and Moretti were 16-5 at first doubles as well.

All-PacWest Second Team Doubles featured the GCU tandem of Saleem and freshman Arjun Bal (Phoenix, AZ/Cactus), who posted a 7-12 first doubles record, and the HPU duo of Renault and sophomore Adriano Locorotondo (Wolfsburg, Germany), who recorded an 8-4 overall doubles mark.

Fresno Pacific's Sinitsyn and junior Kyle Rowe (Johannesberg, South Africa) recorded a 17-8 first doubles record to also land on the Second Team.

The All-PacWest Third Team Doubles listed the Grand Canyon freshman tandem of Alexander Roggenkamp (Hamburg, Germany) and Felix Schueller (Amstetten, Austria), as well FPU's Sanchez and Tymkiw.

Roggenkamp and Schueller finished the year with a 15-7 doubles record that included a 3-0 first doubles mark and a 12-7 second doubles record. Sanchez and Timkiw ended the 2013 season with a 15-5 record at second doubles.