IPFW’s Eric Burns was named the Summit League Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year at the conference’s annual awards banquet on Thursday, held prior to the league tournament, which will be played in Kansas City, Mo.
Burns led the Mastodons men’s and women’s teams to second-place finishes in the Summit League. It was the highest place for the IPFW men’s squad.
Senior Roberto Cabrini, at No. 1 singles, and freshmen Joao Freitas, No. 5 singles, and Martin Muadi, at No. 6 singles, were named to the All-Summit League team.
Junior Anita Henestrosa was named the Summit League Women’s Tennis Newcomer of the Year and joined senior teammate Alex Forsyth on the All-Summit League women’s team.
The Mastodons men (12-10, 4-1) will face No. 3 seed IUPUI (10-14, 4-1) at 3 p.m. today. Top-seed UMKC (8-14, 4-1) will face No. 4 South Dakota State (7-13, 2-3).
The winners will return to play in Saturday’s 3 p.m. championship match.
The IPFW women (17-10, 7-1) meet No. 3 seed UMKC (13-11, 6-2) at 11 a.m. today. No. 1 seed Oral Roberts (11-5, 8-0) will play No. 4 Southern Utah (13-11, 6-2).
The winners will play Saturday at 11 a.m.