Northwood’s Teddy Mebounou Earns GLIAC Men’s Tennis “Athlete of The Year” Award

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FSU’s Galarneau Named “Freshman of the Year,” NU’s Colestock Tabbed “Coach of the Year”

BAY CITY, Mich. — Northwood University senior Teddy Mebounou (Courbevoie, France) has earned the 2012 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Men’s Tennis “Athlete of the Year” award as announced by the conference office. Ferris State University rookie Laurent Galarneau (Lake Orion, Mich.) was named the conference’s “Freshman of the Year” while Northwood head coach Zane Colestock was tabbed as the GLIAC “Coach of the Year”.

Mebounou completed a remarkable comeback season by earning GLIAC “Player of the Year” honors for the second time in his career.  He finished the year with an 8-2 record in singles and a 12-1 mark in doubles, all of which were played at the No. 1 position.  In GLIAC play, Mebounou went 5-0 conference doubles and 5-1 in GLIAC doubles.  Mebounou is currently ranked No. 1 in the region and No. 11 nationally in doubles with Marcus Oliveira.  Mebounou previously won the GLIAC “Player of the Year” award in 2007 and has earned First Team All-GLIAC honors three times in his career (2006, 2007, 2012).

Galarneau earned GLIAC “Freshman of the Year” laurels after posting a 12-8 overall singles mark to date in his initial season with the Bulldogs, including a 7-2 ledger in league action as the Bulldogs’ number one player.  Meanwhile, the freshman from Quebec teamed with senior Steven Roberts to record a 15-6 doubles mark and the duo lost only once (7-1) in conference doubles play at the top flight.  Galarneau won five of his final eight league singles encounters and together with Roberts picked up a victory in seven of his 10 most recent doubles competitions heading into the NCAA Tournament. His efforts helped the Bulldogs win their first league tournament crown since 1999 as FSU snapped Northwood’s 12-year run as the conference tournament winner.

Colestock was named the GLIAC “Coach of the Year” for the 11th time in his career this season.  Colestock led the Timberwolves to their 18th straight GLIAC Championship and national ranking of as high as 13.  The Timberwolves complete their first undefeated regular season in over a decade this year, going 13-0 during the spring season.  As a team, the Timberwolves posted a record of 49-5 (.907) in conference singles and 24-3 in conference doubles (.889).

Joining Mebounou and Galarneau on the 2012 All-GLIAC First Team are: junior Felipe Baptista of Lake Superior State University; sophomore Andrew Darrell of Grand Valley State University; senior Kyle Collette of the University of Findlay; junior Thomas Ducret of Wayne State University; sophomore Jean Menard of Northwood; and seniors Anders Sandholm and Luka Stupar of Michigan Technological University.

A complete list of the 2012 All-GLIAC Men’s Tennis teams is below:

 

 

2012 GLIAC Men’s Tennis Postseason Awards 

Player of the Year: Teddy Mebounou - Northwood University

Freshman of the Year: Laurent Galarneau - Ferris State University

Coach of the Year: Zane Colestock - Northwood University

2012 All-GLIAC Men’s Tennis Teams

First-Team

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown/High School

Felipe Baptista

Lake Superior State

Jr.

Sau Paulo Brazil/Laredo Community College

Andrew Darrell

Grand Valley State

So.

Kalamazoo, Mich./Loy Norrix

Laurent Galarneau

Ferris State

Fr.

Quebec, Canada/Demortagne

Kyle Collette

Findlay

Sr.

Findlay, Ohio

Thomas Ducret

Wayne State

Jr.

Paris, France

Teddy Mebounou

Northwood

Sr.

Courbevoie, France

Jean Menard

Northwood

So.

Ambroise, France

Anders Sandholm

Michigan Tech

Sr.

Duluth, Minn./East

Luka Stupar

Michgian Tech

Sr.

Belgrade, Serbia

 

Second-Team

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown/High School

Tito Bonadonna

Ohio Dominican

Jr.

Caracas, Venezuela/Santiago de Leon

Luis Carvalho

Tiffin

So.

Campo Gande, Brazil

Benny Delgado-Rochas

Grand Valley State

Sr.

Tel Aviv, Israel

Aman Gill

Wayne State

So.

Windsor, Ont./Assumption

Tyler Johnston

Ohio Dominican

So.

Wilmington, Ohio

Marcus Oliveira

Northwood

So.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Steven Roberts

Ferris State

Sr.

San Jose, Calif./Del Mar

Marc Roesslein

Grand Valley State

Sr.

Basel, Switzerland

Jack Swan

Ferris State

Sr.

Milwaukee, Wis./Arrowhead

Doug Yossida

Michigan Tech

Jr.

Suzano, Brazil

 

Honorable Mention

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown/High School

Florian Boggia

Northwood

So.

Nontauban, France

David Brooks

Findlay

Sr.

Chillicothe, Ohio

Mike FitzGerald

Wayne State

So.

Grosse Ile, Mich.

Josh Kazdan

Grand Valley State

Sr.

Southfield, Mich./Birmingham Groves

Otto Kereztes

Ferris State

So.

Windsor, Ontario/Vincent Massey

James Konarske

Michigan Tech

So.

Troy, Mich.

Cory Meek

Lake Erie

Jr.

Madison, Ohio/Madison/Notre Dame College

Jeremy Mokry

Ohio Dominican

So.

Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson

Travis Toth

Lake Superior State

Sr.

St. Johns, Mich.

Leonid Vladimirov

Tiffin

Jr.

Vsevolozhsk, Russia

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