Freshman Danil Zelenkov Named Conference Most Outstanding Rookie Performer
Colonials Fall to Rams, 4-3, Wrap Season at 17-7
Second-Seeded Colonials Open Championship on Friday at 1 p.m.
Dias Named Performer of the Week, Zelenkov Chosen Rookie Performer of the Week
Rams to Host Colonials in First-Ever Match as Atlantic 10 Foes
GW vs. St. John's (4.06.2013) photo by Nick Wass
Greg Munoz is in his seventh season as head coach of the men's tennis team at George Washington University and has transformed the program into a dominant force in the Atlantic 10.
The two-time reigning A-10 Men's Tennis Coach of the Year guided his 2012 squad to its second straight Atlantic 10 Championship and second-ever appearance in the NCAA Championship. Under Munoz's guidance, the 2012 Colonials garnered several awards from both GW and the Atlantic 10. Last spring freshman Francisco Dias became the first-ever A-10 men's tennis student-athlete to earn the distinction as both the conference's Most Outstanding Performer and Most Outstanding Rookie Performer. Earning a spot on the All-Conference First Team, Dias was joined by Ugur Atalay and Alexander van Gils, while Ulrik Thomsen earned a spot on the Second Team.
Munoz also saw 2012 MVP Ugur Atalay collect several accolades, as he was named the recipient of the A-10 Sportsmanship Award, in addition to earning a spot on the Academic All-Conference Team. Atalay was also a recipient of GW's J. Dallas Shirley Outstanding Senior Male Student-Athlete award, given annually to a graduating male who excels in athletics, academics and community service.
During the 2011 season, Munoz guided the team to its first Atlantic 10 Championship since 1979. Munoz also helped the Colonials to their first-ever appearance at the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships. For his efforts throughout the season Munoz was honored as the Atlantic 10 Men's Tennis Coach of the Year.
Under his vision, Munoz has had 25 student-athletes named to Atlantic 10 All-Conference Teams, while three were also named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year. Additionally, his squad has been awarded with GW's Men's Team Academic Excellence Award and the ITA All-Academic Team honors three times.
Under Munoz's guidance in January 2008, GW was ranked No. 71 in the nation. He currently owns a 78-57 record as head coach of the Colonials. He has coached a nationally ranked doubles team and two ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District II student-athletes.
Prior to GW, the New Jersey native was the volunteer assistant coach for Johns Hopkins University while pursuing his master's in finance and marketing in 1993. Munoz was the assistant coach for men's tennis at Johns Hopkins in 1993-94. He also was the head girl's tennis coach at Washington's Georgetown Visitation Prep School from 2000-01 and worked with GW's men's tennis program in 1999 and in served as an assistant coach from 2004-05.
A 1992 graduate of Binghamton University, Munoz was the East Regional Senior Player of the Year and an NCAA singles qualifier from 1990-92. He was the Rolex East Doubles champion in 1991.