Three Red Raiders Earn All-Big 12 Honors
May 12, 2010
LUBBOCK, Texas - The 2010 All-Big 12 tennis teams were announced today by the conference office and Texas Tech was the only school to have three players named All-Big 12 singles as sophomores Raony Carvalho, Gonzalo Escobar and Rafael Garcia all graced the team. Carvalho and Garcia were also named All-Big 12 doubles.
The All-Big 12 tennis teams and postseason awards were voted on by the league's head coaches.
"It's an honor to have our top three players selected All-Big 12, especially since we are the only school in the conference to have three named to the team" said head coach Tim Siegel.
Carvalho (Brazilia, Brazil) earned his second-straight honors in both singles and doubles, while Escobar (Manta, Ecuador) and Garcia (Ribeirao Preto, Brazil) are both first-time recipients.
Carvalho, Tech's top player, finished the regular season with an 18-6 duals record. Escobar has posted a 17-5 mark at No. 2, and Garcia is currently 12-6 and won the No. 3 position in the Big 12 with a 5-1 record.
The No. 14 Red Raiders (21-5) take on Wichita State (14-8) on Fri., May 14, at 11 a.m. in the first round of the NCAA Championships in Norman, Okla. Tech is the No. 14 overall seed in the championships and the No. 1 seed in the Norman region.
For a complete list of the Big 12 tennis teams and postseason awards, visit www.big12sports.com.