April 21, 2006
Cleveland, OH-The winningest Cleveland State women's tennis team in school history, and one of the top men's teams on the record books garnered Horizon League awards as announced by the league office today. Men's players Olivier Dhaine, Jay Tee and Brad Groleski, and women's players Sarah Galon and Morgan Ungerott were honored.
Junior transfer Olivier Dhaine, who emerged as the Vikings' top men's tennis player this spring, was named to the All-Horizon League First team. The France native began his collegiate career on Jan. 28 and went on a four-match winning streak from Feb. 11 through Mar. 13. Playing at No. 1 Dhaine finished the regular season with a 12-6 mark in singles and a 10-6 doubles mark with partner Tee. The duo highlighted their season by winning seven straight matches from Feb. 11-March 15.
Tee closes out his CSU career with his fourth consecutive nomination to the All-Horizon League second team. Tee went on a seven-match winning streak during the fall from Oct. 8 through Oct. 15. The lone senior on the Viking squad posted a 13-18 record this season at the No. 2 singles position.
Groleski earned the inaugural Herb Foster Sportsmanship Award for working his way up to the No. 3 position in the Viking lineup despite undergoing two wrist surgeries and missing a year of competition. Groleski, who returned to action in the spring at the No. 5 spot, wrapped up the year at No. 3 singles with a four-match winning streak and a 10-9 mark. The award is given in honor of Herb Foster, the late Wright State head coach who led the Raiders from 1996-2004.
The 2005 Horizon League Athlete of the Year, Galon earned a spot on the All-Horizon League first team for the second consecutive year and was awarded the Herb Foster Sportsmanship Award for her conduct both on and off the court. Galon boasts a 17-14 mark at No. 1 singles heading into the Horizon League Tournament. She and partner Ungerott combined for a 20-8 mark at No. 1 doubles this season, going 5-2 in conference play.
Ungerott was named to the second team all-league, posting a 17-14 record on the season. Playing at the No. 3 and No. 4 position, Ungerott had a streak of five conference wins from March 25-April 9, ending the year at 5-2 in league play. This marks her first Horizon League accolade.
Both the men and women head into the Horizon League Championships this weekend as the fourth seed and will battle fifth-seeded Wright State on April 22 in Indianapolis, Ind. The tournament concludes on April 23.