Lawrence Washington, a senior on the Tennessee State University men's tennis team, garnered second team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors as announced by the league on Thursday evening.
The Canton, Mich., native played in the top slot for the Tigers the past three seasons. Washington completed a 7-4 record this year, leading the Tigers to a pair of victories over Mississippi Valley State. On Wednesday, Washington was named the OVC Tennis Male Athlete of the Week for his 4-0 performance last week.
Washington is the first TSU men's tennis athlete to earn All-Conference recognition since the program began. After transferring from Kennesaw State his freshman year, Washington completed a 20-18 record in his tenure with the Big Blue.
Tennessee State finished the season with a 2-10 overall record and 0-8 in the OVC, falling short of the OVC Conference Tournament.
2012 All-Ohio Valley Conference Men's Tennis Teams (voted on by the league's head tennis coaches)
FIRST TEAM Sean Bailey, Austin Peay Hugo Klientovsky, Eastern Kentucky Igor Santos, Jacksonville State Jasmin Ademovic, Austin Peay Syrym Abduklhalikov, Tennessee Tech Arthur Valle, Murray State
SECOND TEAM Alejandro Augusto, Tennessee Tech Alekas Tverijonas, Austin Peay Nik Schroeder, Eastern Kentucky Marten Jonsson, SIUE Lawrence Washington, Tennessee State Dimitar Ristovski, Austin Peay Parul Verma, Eastern Kentucky Nedad Marcec, Jacksonville State
(Eight players appear on the second team due to a tie)
OVC PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sean Bailey, Austin Peay OVC CO-FRESHMEN OF THE YEAR: Marten Jonsson, SIUE; Alejandro Augusto, Tennessee Tech OVC COACH OF THE YEAR: Kenny Doyle, Tennessee Tech
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