Northwood’s Peter Kazianschuetz Named 2009 GLIAC Men’s Tennis “Player of the Year”

Northwood’s Peter Kazianschuetz Named 2009 GLIAC Men’s Tennis “Player of the Year”

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BAY CITY, Mich. -- Northwood University sophomore Peter Kazianschuetz was named the 2009 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) men's tennis "Player of the Year" by the league's head coaches in all-conference balloting.

The coaches named University of Findlay rookie Kyle Collette the conference's "Freshman of the Year," while Zane Colestock, head coach of the Timberwolves' men's tennis team, was tabbed the "Coach of the Year."

Kazianschuetz has earned GLIAC "Player of the Year" honors for the second straight season, posting a combined record of 16-1 against GLIAC opponents this spring.   He went 5-1 in GLIAC No.1 singles play and 7-0 in conference doubles matches.  Kazianschuetz then went 4-0 at the GLIAC Tournament over the weekend while leading the Timberwolves to their 15th straight conference championship.   He is currently ranked nationally in both singles (36) and doubles (16) with partner Frederic Schoelzel.  For his collegiate career, Kazianschuetz has a combined record of 43-12 (.782).

Collette played No.1 singles for the Oilers the entire season and posted a 17-2 record. He recorded a 12-8 record in doubles competition as well. His overall No.1 singles record on the season was the top mark among GLIAC players while his overall record ranked second in the conference.

Colestock has now been named GLIAC Men's Tennis "Coach of the Year" 10 times in his illustrious career. He guided Northwood to its 15th straight GLIAC Championship this weekend after Northwood posted three 5-0 sweeps to claim the title. Against GLIAC opponents in the regular season and in the conference tournament, Northwood went 44-2 in singles (.956) and 26-1 in doubles (.962). 

Joining Kazianschuetz and Collette on the 2009 All-GLIAC first team are: senior Bertrand Vigouroux and junior Frederic Schoelzel of Northwood ; senior Lewis DeGeneault of Ferris State University; senior Tony Dang of Grand Valley State University; freshman Razvan Mag of Lake Superior State University; and sophomore Johan Maubacq and freshman Bertrand Moulin of Wayne State University.

The 2009 All-GLIAC second team includes: junior Ahmet Kursad-Demir and freshman Jack Swan of Ferris State; freshman Marc Roesslein and sophomore Philipp Claus of Grand Valley State; senior Travis Whipple of Findlay; senior Oliver Brignoli, junior Maxime Dutors, and sophomore Alex Minicozzi of Northwood; and senior Brett Girard of Michigan Technological University.

A complete list of the 2009 All-GLIAC men's tennis teams are listed below:

2009 GLIAC All-Conference Men's Tennis Teams  

Name School Yr. Hometown/High School
Kyle Collette Findlay Fr.   Findlay Ohio/University of Kentucky
Tony Dang Grand Valley State Jr.   Ottawa, Ontario
Lewis DeGeneault Ferris State Sr.   Eugene, Ore./Sheldon
Peter Kazianschuetz Northwood So.   Gnas, Austria
Razvan Mag Lake Superior State Fr.   Windsor, Ontario
Johan Maubacq Wayne State So.   Bussy St. Georges, France
Bertrand Moulin Wayne State Fr.   Lyon, France
Frederic Schoelzel Northwood Jr.   Gevelsberg, Germany
Bertrand Vigouroux Northwood Sr.   Chateauneuf de Gadagne, France



Name School Yr. Hometown/High School
Oliver Brignoli Northwood Sr.   St. Yrieix, France
Philipp Claus Grand Valley State So.   Grand Ledge, Mich.
Ahmet Kursad-Demir Ferris State Jr.   Samsun, Turkey
Maxime Dutors Northwood Jr.   Bourg-La-Reine, France 
Brett Girard Michigan Tech Sr.   Marquette, Mich.
Alex Minicozzi Northwood So.   Adelaide, Australia 
Marc Roesslein Grand Valley State Fr.   Bassel, Switzerland 
Jack Swan Ferris State Fr.   Milwaukee, Wis. 
Travis Whipple Findlay Sr.   Fostoria, Ohio/Hopewell Louden 



Honorable Mention
Name School Yr. Hometown/High School
Steven Fox Findlay Sr.   Flushing, Mich.
Matt Globerson Grand Valley State Jr.   Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer
Bryan Heisler Tiffin So.   Bryan, Ohio
Justin Hermes Ferris State Fr.   Colorado Springs, Colo./Cheyenne Mountain
Jitrat Jaidee Findlay  Sr.   Bangkok, Thailand
Anders Sandholm Michigan Tech Fr.   Duluth, Minn./East 
Eric Szydlowski Wayne State So.   Canton, Mich. 
Alex Switzer Grand Valley State  Sr.   Trenton, Mich. 
Pawel Wegrzyn Lake Superior State So.   Mississauga, Ontario