Two Utah Men's tennis players were named All Pac-12 selections on Tuesday. Senior Matt Cowley and freshman David Miceveski were honored for their play this season earning honorable mention selections.
Cowley, a Salt Lake City native, was Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Mountain Region most improved player this season. He went 23-16 in singles matches this season and 15-6 in doubles, pairing with freshman Dan Little and being ranked 75th in the nation. The pair was the top doubles pair for Utah this year. Cowley consistently improved during his career at Utah beginning with a 10-17 record his freshman year. The Pac-12 honors cap a great career for him as a Ute.
Miceveski is at the other end of the spectrum. Just a freshman, Miceveski has another three full seasons ahead of him for the Utes. The All Pac-12 selection is a promising start for the collegiate career of the native Macedonian. Miceveski is a seven time Macedonian National Junior Champion and a current member of the Macedonian Davis Cup team. To begin his collegiate career, Miceveski won his first seven matches in the spring, finishing the season with a 17-5 singles record and primarily filled the team's no. 2 position. In doubles play, Miceveski teamed mostly with sophomore Johan Jonhagen, finishing the season 7-3. It was a great freshman campaign for Mivevski and his selection will hopefully serve as a springboard into his sophomore season.
Cowley and Miceveski are only the third and fourth Utah men's tennis players to be named All- Pac-12 since Utah joined the conference in 2012. Sim Hamza and Dmytro Mamedov were the first two in the Utes inaugural season in the conference. With a few years under the program's belt in conference, hopefully we will continue to see success moving forward, much like the baseball and softball teams experienced this year.