Proving that hard work does not go unnoticed, two Wildcats have been named to the 2012 all-Northwest Conference Men’s Tennis Team, as announced Friday after a vote by the league’s coaches.
Despite finishing seventh in the NWC point standings, Linfield (2-18, 2-10 NWC) saw Cody Levien be honored as the NWC Sportsman of the Year and Zach Lyons receive honorable mention consideration.
Competing at No. 1 singles for the first time in his career, Levien finished the 2011-12 season with a 2-14 overall record, with both wins coming against NWC opponents.
Lyons wrapped up his junior campaign with a 6-12 record in singles play, with four victories coming in conference matches.
The two were very successful in doubles action, however, teaming to post an 11-6 record overall, 6-4 in league play. Their .647 winning percentage was fourth-best in the NWC at No. 1 doubles, and they ended the season on a high note with an 8-6 victory against Pacific.
Whitman’s Andrew La Cava was chosen as the NWC Player of the Year. His coach, Jeff Northam, was honored as the NWC Coach of the Year.
Zach Lyons and Cody Levien
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