CSS's Tykhonenko and UW-Superior's Dean Earn UMAC Postseason Tennis Awards

Tykhonenko and UW-Superior's Dean Earn UMAC Postseason Tennis Awards

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Created: May 08, 2018 11:09 PM

For the second consecutive year, St. Scholastica sophomore Serhii Tykhonenko has been named the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Men's Tennis Player of the Year. Kolin Dean of Wisconsin-Superior is the 2018 UMAC Women's Coach of the Year.

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The UMAC announced the postseason award winners on Tuesday.

In his second season, Tykhonenko won 14 singles matches, including 10 at No. 1 singles. He was a perfect 4-0 in conference play and won his final five matches of the season. During the fall, he became the first St. Scholastica player to advance to the quarterfinal round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Midwest Regional. In doubles, he tied for second on the team with nine wins, all coming at the No. 1 spot. He paired with freshman Elliot Schneider (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East HS) to win five of those matches and they won their final four matches as a team. This is the fifth consecutive year a Saint has been named UMAC Player of the Year and sixth time in the last seven seasons.

UW-Superior wrapped up their first year as a program as Dean guided the team. Under his leadership, the Yellowjackets qualified for the conference tournament during their debut season after finishing third with a conference record of 5-2 and overall mark of 9-10. In conference play, Dean's squad won four matches by scores of 9-0 and their fifth win came in an impressive 5-4 win over Martin Luther. As a first-year coach, Dean had five six players record four or more UMAC singles wins and two earn All-UMAC honors in their first collegiate seasons.

To see the full list of men's winners, click here.

To see the full list of women's winners, click here.

(Contributions from the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference and Jesse Robinson, CSS Director of Athletics Communications.)


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