Four Anteaters Claim All-Big West Accolades

Four Anteaters Claim All-Big West Accolades
Jonathan Hammel claimed doubles honors with two different partners in addition to his singles accolade (photo by Steve Chen).

IRVINE, Calif. --- UCI men's tennis earned honors for four of its student-athletes on the All-Big West squad.

Senior Ryan Cheung and sophomore Tyler Pham represented on the second team in singles. Cheung had eight dual match wins including seven as No. 1 singles in earning his third singles honor and second time making the second team. Pham led the team in dual match singles wins with 13 and 11 as the No. 2 singles. Pham was first team All-Big West as a freshman.

Elsewhere in singles were sophomore Jonathan Hammel and junior transfer Rafael Davidian who each claimed honorable mention status. For each, it's their first All-Big West singles honor. Hammel played five different positions doing most of his work as the No. 3 where he won five of his 10 matches. Davidian played at three different singles positions recording seven wins as the No. 4 singles. Davidian finished the season on a four-match win streak and was the lone Anteater to put in significant time in singles to finish with a winning record at 11-9.

In addition to the singles success, three were named All-Big West doubles as well. Hammel and Pham scored second team honors after going 7-7 overall with four wins at No. 1 doubles. Hammel was a first team member in 2013 while Pham took home his first doubles award. Hammel also teamed with Cheung on the honorable mention squad after the pair finished with a 2-3 record. Cheung finishes as a four-time All-Big West member in doubles, and his second straight honor alongside Hammel.

The Anteaters finished the 2014 season with an 11-18 record, fifth in the Big West.


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