Pac-12 Announces 2022 Men’s Tennis All-Conference Honors

PAC-12 SINGLES PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Stefan Dostanic, USC
PAC-12 FIRST YEAR / NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Murphy Cassone, Arizona State
PAC-12 DOUBLE TEAM OF THE YEAR: Stefan Dostanic/Bradley Frye, USC
PAC-12 COACH OF THE YEAR: Brett Masi, USC

SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 today announced postseason honors and all-conference teams for the 2022 men’s tennis season, as determined by a survey of league coaches. USC Stefan Dostanic was named Pac-12 Singles Player of the Year, Arizona State’s Murphy Cassone was named Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year, USC’s Stefan Dostanic and Bradley Frie earned Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year and USC Head Coach accolades Brett Masi was selected by his peers as Pac-12 Coach of the Year.

PAC-12 SINGLES PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Stefan Dostanic, Jr., USC (Irvine, Calif.)

The country’s No. 7 ITA singles player, Stefan Dostanic is 35-4 for the Trojans this season, undefeated in doubles (15-0) and has won its last 17 straight games. The junior was 6-0 in conference this season and 11 days ago USC won its third straight Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Championship title at Libbey Park in Ojai, Calif. Dostanic’s singles win tally is the most by a Trojan in a season since 2016-17. He is the third straight Trojan to be named Pac-12 Singles Player of the Year, after Brandon Holt (2019) and Daniel Cukierman (2021), and eighth in the past 13 seasons.

PAC-12 FIRST YEAR / NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Murphy Cassone, Fr., Arizona State (Overland Park, Kan.)

Arizona State’s second Pac-12 Rookie of the Year (Matt Brooklyn – 2007), Murphy Cassone has upset the No. 1, 2, 6 and 9 ITA singles players so far this spring en route to a 11-5 record. Himself ranked No. 20 nationally, Cassone will bring a nine-fight singles winning streak to the playoffs. On Tuesday, he was selected out of the field for the 2022 NCAA Singles Championship.

PAC-12 DOUBLE TEAM OF THE YEAR: Stefan Dostanic, Jr., (Irvine, Calif.) and Bradley Frye, Sr., (Overland Park, Kan.), USC

Behind a 23-9 overall record, Stefan Dostanic and Bradley Frie earned USC the Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year for the second straight season (Daniel Cukierman/Riley Smith). The pair ranked No. 7 in the nation and winners of 11 of their last 12, Dostanic and Frye are 15-6 in head-to-head and 7-1 in the Pac-12. Eight of those last 11 wins have come against ranked opponents, as have 14 of their 23 wins overall. They are the eighth USC pair to be named the All-Time Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year (all since 2008).

PAC-12 COACH OF THE YEAR: Brett Masi, USC

In his third season as head coach at USC, Brett Masi received Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors for the first time after leading the Trojans to a 21-5 overall mark. and the third straight title in the Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Championship program. . An automatic conference qualifier, USC is the 13th seed in the 2022 NCAA Tournament and will host the first and second rounds for the 15th consecutive year. Masi is 57-13 (.814) as USC head coach and is the Trojans’ first Pac-12 coach of the year since Peter Smith in 2012 (co).

2022 PAC-12 MEN’S ALL CONFERENCE TEAMS

FIRST TEAM

name school Year Hometown
Murphy Cassone Arizona State Prof. Overland Park, Kan.
Clement Chidekh Washington Jr. Lyon, France
Stefan Dostanic USC Jr. Irvine, California.
Arthur Fery Stanford So. Wimbledon, United Kingdom
Alexander Hoogmartens UCLA Prof. Beersel, Belgium
Jonas Zivert Arizona Sr. Solna, Sweden

SECOND TEAM

name school Year Hometown
Maximum basis Stanford Prof. Oxshott, United Kingdom
Franco Capalbo Utah So. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joshua Charlton Oregon Jr. Traralgon, Victoria, Australia
Bradley Frie USC Sr. Overland Park, Kan.
Yuta Kikuchi California Sr. Yahaba, Japan
Gustaf Strom Arizona So. Stockholm, Sweden

HONORABLE MENTION: Francisco Bastias, UTAH; Jacob Bullard, ASU; Ryan Colby, USC; Derrick Chen, CAL; Jack Davis, WASH; Geronimo Espin Busleiman, UTAH; Axel Geller, STAN; Herman Hoeyeraal, ARIZ; Ryder Jackson, USC; Jesper Klov-Nilsson, ORE; Peter Makk, USC; Alexandre Rotsaert, STAN; Sam Rubell, USC; Fabien Salle, USS; Colton Smith, ARIZ; Quinn Vandecasteele, ORE; Lodewijk Weststrat, USC; Patrick Zahraj, UCLA.

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