Mustafa Gencsoy Named to A-10 Men's Tennis All-Conference Team
April 19, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC - For the third year in a row, George Washington junior Mustafa Gencsoy (Istanbul, Turkey/Ayazaga Isik) has been named to the Atlantic 10 Men's Tennis All-Conference Team in voting conducted by the Conference's head coaches, the league announced on Thursday.
In the same voting, junior Sam Salyer (Minneapolis, MN/St. Paul Academy) and senior Brandon Harris (Pacific Palisades, CA/Crossroads) were named to the All-Conference second team. Salyer was also awarded with Academic All-Conference honors.
Playing from the No. 1 singles, Gencsoy helped lead the Colonials to a third-place finish at the 2007 Atlantic 10 Men's Tennis Championship in Monroeville, PA. In the tournament, Gencsoy went 2-1, defeating Dayton's Tom Murphy and Xavier's Doug Matthews, both fellow All-Conference team members. The junior completed the 2006-07 season with a 13-8 overall record.
Junior co-captain Sam Salyer finished the 2006-07 season 6-12 overall, as he played all but one match at the No. 2 singles position. Playing from the No. 1 doubles position all season, Salyer was 5-13 overall, including a key 8-6 win in the third-place match against St. Bonaventure in the A-10 Championships. The American Studies major was also selected to the Academic All-Conference Team for the second time.
Brandon Harris, one of just two seniors on the team, competed from the third singles spot and finished 11-8 overall this season. In his two matches that were completed at the A-10 Championship, Harris downed Ra'ees Ismail of Xavier (All-Conference Team) and St. Bonaventure's Andrew Hart (Second-Team). Harris, teamed with Mark Doumba, also won all three of his doubles matches in the A-10 tournament.
In other voting, Charlotte's Roy Sichel was named the Conference's Most Outstanding Performer for the second year in a row. Chris Chirico of Saint Joseph's was named Most Outstanding Rookie Performer and Charlotte head coach Jim Boykin was selected as Coach of the Year. Charlotte was also home to the league's Student-Athlete of the Year, Dorian Host, elected in separate voting conducted by the sports information directors.
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