May 23, 2013

Westmoreland, Jordao Named Southland All-Academic For Men’s Tennis

FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M – Corpus Christi tennis players Matt Westmoreland and Pietro Jordao were named Southland All-Academic, the league announced on Thursday. Westmoreland earned first team honors, while Jordao came in on the second team.

It is the fourth time in the last five years that Islanders Men's Tennis has had a player on the all-academic teams, with Nathan Robinson earning first team honors last year, and Laurent Montoisy earned a spot on the 2009 and 2011 teams.

Westmoreland, a junior from Oahu, Hawaii, was a key part of the Islanders run to a sixth straight Southland Conference Championship, a league tournament title and an appearance in the NCAA Championships.

He finished the season with a 14-9 record overall, including a 5-0 mark in Southland Conference matches. Westmoreland earned Second Team All-Southland recognition for both singles and doubles, getting the honor at No. 3 singles, and earning the double position alongside Ricardo Mayagoitia.

Jordao came on late in the year to solidify the No. 6 singles position for the Islanders, winning both conference matches he played in, and earning a win in the semifinals of the Southland Conference Tournament to send the Islanders to the finals.

The all-academic teams are voted on by the head coaches, sports information directors and academic/compliance administrators from each Southland Conference university. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year the nominating institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team's competition to qualify for the all-academic squad.

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2013 Southland Conference Men's Tennis All-Academic Teams

First Team

 

 

 

 

 

Name

University

Cl.

Hometown

GPA

Major

Hossam Meligy1,^

New Orleans

Sr.

Cairo, Egypt

3.57

Civil Engineering

Ricardo Campos1

New Orleans

Sr.

Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

3.20

Business Administration

Rob Lee1

Lamar

Sr.

Brighton, England

3.17

Management

Matt Westmoreland2

A&M-Corpus Christi

Jr.

Oahu, Hawaii

3.32

Kinesiology

Damian Despotovski

Nicholls State

Sr.

Skopje, Macedonia

3.22

Finance

Parker Allen

Oral Roberts

Jr.

Hot Springs, Ark.

3.93

Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Team

 

 

 

 

 

Roy Knight

Nicholls State

Sr.

Bodmin, England

3.20

Marketing

Nathaniel Avery

Oral Roberts

So.

Edmond, Okla.

3.97

Finance

Victor Alves

Texas-Pan American

Jr.

San Paulo, Brazil

3.45

Marketing

Ricardo Hopker

Texas-Pan American

Jr.

Curitiba, Brazil

3.76

Mechanical Engineering

Abdelrahman Zaki

New Orleans

Sr.

Cairo, Egypt

3.06

Business Administration

Pietro Jordao

A&M-Corpus Christi

So.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

3.14

Finance

 

^2013 Southland Men's Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year

1First-Team All-Conference
2Two-time all-academic selection

3Three-time all-academic selection