Ewels, Toth, Peixoto Headline Men's Tennis All-Conference Awards

Ewels, Toth, Peixoto Headline Men's Tennis All-Conference Awards

Central Islip, N.Y. – Seniors Tyrone Ewels (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa) and Attila Toth (Budapest, Hungary) from Queens College, have been named the 2012 East Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Co-Players of the Year, as voted on by the league’s coaches.  New York Institute of Technology freshman Pedro Peixoto (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) was selected Rookie of the Year.

Ewels, currently the No. 44 ranked singles player in the country, put together an outstanding senior campaign. He boasts a 16-3 record in singles play with the majority of his matches at the No. 2 flight. He also went undefeated in ECC play and also finished with a perfect mark against regionally and nationally ranked opponents. Ewels was just as dominant in doubles action, teaming with Claudio Andrade to post a 24-3 record.

For the second straight season Toth has earned a share of the conference’s top honor. In 21 matches on the year, Toth has compiled a 15-6 record including a 2-0 mark against conference opponents in the No. 1 spot.  Toth, who is the No. 15 ranked singles player in the Division II Campbell’s/ITA rankings, has also excelled in doubles play. Toth and Nikolaj Wulff teamed up to post a 25-6 doubles record and the No. 12 spot in the national poll. The pair also was the winner of the ITA East Region Doubles Championship, earning a spot in the ITA National Small College Championship.

Peixoto has had an impressive rookie campaign for NYIT.  He currently holds a 17-10 record in singles play, most of which came at the No. 2 spot, and a 14-10 mark in doubles. Peixoto also was the ITA East Regional Men’s B Draw runner-up.

Queens head coach, Craig Schwartz, has been selected the Coach of the Year by his peers.  Schwartz guided his squad to a 17-3 overall record this season, including a 4-0 mark against conference opponents to clinch the ECC regular season title.  

2012 ECC Men’s Tennis All-Conference
First Team
Aleksandar Grabovac, Jr., District of Columbia
Tyrone Ewels, Sr., Queens
Andre Pellegrino, So., Queens
Bruno Reich, Sr., District of Columbia
Attila Toth, Fr., Queens
Dustin Wenchel, Fr., NYIT

Second Team
Simon Andersson, Fr., District of Columbia
Claudio Andrade, Sr., Queens
Tomas Gajdusek, Sr., District of Columbia
Diego Medrano, Sr., Queens
Pedro Peixoto, Fr., NYIT
Antoine Venard, So., St. Thomas Aquinas
Nikolaj Wulff, Jr., Queens

Co-Players of the Year: Tyrone Ewels, Sr., Queens and Attila Toth, Sr., Queens
Rookie of the Year: Pedro Peixoto, Fr., NYIT
Coach of the Year: Craig Schwartz, Queens