Horvath, Whitwell Honored By C-USA
April 16, 2009
IRVING, Texas - East Carolina had a league-high two representatives on the 2009 Conference USA All-Academic Men's Tennis team, a six-member squad that attained at least a 3.60 grade point average for the second year in a row. Memphis, Rice, SMU and Tulsa each placed one student-athlete on the team.
Horvath, a sophomore from Velky Krtis, Slovakia, currently carries a 3.96 GPA as an economics major, which has also earned inclusion on the Dean's List and the ECU Athletics Director's Honor Roll. He has produced an overall singles record of 14-7 this spring, serving as the Pirates' primary No. 1 player, while pairing with Denis Ermilov for an 11-8 mark as East Carolina's top-seeded doubles tandem.
A junior from Little Rock, Ark., Whitwell possesses a 3.66 GPA as a finance major and is a Dean's List and ECU Athletics Director's Honor Roll member. On the court, he has compiled a combined 35-7 mark in singles and doubles play this spring. Whitwell is the Pirates' leader in singles victories (18-4) while playing the top three positions and has combined with Bryan Oakley and David Masciorini for a team-best 17-3 doubles ledger.
Other selections include Memphis' Benedikt Fischer (Sr., 4.00, business finance), Rice's Christopher Muller (Sr., 3.38, economics/managerial studies), SMU's Darren Walsh (Soph., 3.93, computer science) and Tulsa's Arnau Brugues (grad., 3.67, business administration).