Trio of Men's Tennis Players Named All-Conference

ORLANDO – The American Athletic Conference announced its postseason awards on Thursday and three UCF men's tennis players earned four spots on the American Athletic Conference All-Conference Teams, the league announced.

Trey Hilderbrand was named to both the All-Conference singles and doubles teams. The junior from San Antonio, Texas was 8-10 overall in singles this season and 12-8 when paired up with a teammate. The honor marks his third All-Conference doubles appearance and his first singles appearance. 

Bogdan Pavel and Lleyton Cronje join Hilderbrand on the All-Conference Doubles Team. As partners in nine contests, Pavel and Conje were 6-3 overall, including a 6-3 win over No. 14 Stanford on Jan. 31 and a 7-5 win over No. 18 Michigan on March 5.

The honor marks the third  All-Conference Team appearance for Pavel, while Cronje makes his first AAC All-Conference appearance. The Pretoria, South Africa native also won the Atlantic 10 Performer of the Year and was named to the All-Atlantic 10 First Team during his sophomore season at VCU in 2020-21.

The full AAC Men's Tennis awards can be found below:    

Player of the Year
Kody Pearson, Sr., Tulsa

Freshman of the Year
Pablo Alemany Malea, Memphis

Coach of the Year
Grant Chen, SMU

All-Conference Team

Trey Hilderbrand, Jr., UCF
David Stevenson, Jr., Memphis
Ivan Yatsuk, Jr., South Florida
Liam Krall, So., SMU
Pranav Kumar, Gr., SMU
Kody Pearson, Sr., Tulsa

Lleyton Cronje, Jr., UCF
Trey Hilderbrand, Jr., UCF
Bogdan Pavel, Jr., UCF
David Stevenson, Jr., Memphis
Jeremy Taylor, Jr., Memphis
Rithvik Bollipalli, Jr., South Florida
Bruno Oliveira, So., South Florida
Pranav Kumar, Gr., SMU
Adam Neff, So., SMU
Connor Di Marco, Jr., Tulsa
Kody Pearson, Sr., Tulsa

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