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Kaitlin Ray

Courtesy: UCLA Athletics
UCLA Tennis Players Recognized for Academic Success
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  05/30/2013

May 30, 2013

LOS ANGELES - A total of seven UCLA tennis players made All-Pac-12 Academic teams on Thursday, as the Conference released its year-end scholastic awards for 2012-13.

Leading the way for the UCLA men's team was sophomore Dennis Mkrtchian (Reseda, Calif.), who was a second-team selection. Mkrtchian, an IDS/Political Science major with a 3.57 cumulative grade point average, ranked third on the team in singles wins, ending the season with a 28-10 overall record. He was 19-5 in dual matches, playing primarily at the No. 4 position, where he was 13-5. Mkrtchian was also 21-10 in doubles play this year, playing all of his dual matches at the No. 3 spot. He was listed at No. 75 in the nation in singles in the latest ITA rankings released on May 2.

The Bruin women were led by first-team selection Kaitlin Ray (Little Rock, Ark.), who is a Communications Studies major with a 3.92 GPA. Ray, a sophomore, was slowed during much of UCLA's 2013 season due to injury. She did, however, appear in six dual matches for the Bruins, going 5-1 in singles. Ray played extensively in the fall, going 10-4 in tournament action. She was listed at No. 108 in the May 2 ITA singles rankings.

Five other UCLA tennis players earned Honorable Mention academic acclaim on Thursday. Alex Brigham, Marcos Giron, Adrien Puget and Clay Thompson were recognized on the men's side, while Courtney Dolehide earned the honor for the Bruin women.

2013 ALL-ACADEMIC - MEN'S TENNIS

First Team
Jamin Ball, STAN Jr. 3.69 Undeclared
Gregory Bayane, CAL So. 3.75 Undeclared
Emmett Egger, WASH So. 3.65 Political Science
Viktor Farkas, WASH So. 3.87 Undeclared
Denis Lin, STAN Sr. 3.85 Mechanical Engineering
Max Manthou, WASH Jr. 3.69 History
Robert Stineman, STAN So. 3.78 Undeclared
Andre Vidaller, ARIZ Jr. 3.63 Finance

Second Team
Aaron Clissold, ORE Sr. 3.41 General Social Science
Rafael Davidian, UTAH So. 3.55 Business
Nicholas Kamisar, WASH So. 3.62 Business Administration
Dmytro Mamedov, UTAH Sr. 3.47 Parks Recreation & Tourism
Dennis Mkrtchian, UCLA So. 3.57 IDS & Political Science
John Morrissey, STAN So. 3.51 Undeclared
Shinde Sumeet, ARIZ So. 3.50 Pre-Business
Ben Tasevac, UTAH Jr. 3.52 Biology

Honorable Mention
Marton Bots, Sr., WASH; Alex Brigham, Sr., UCLA; Robin Cambier, Jr., ORE; Marcos Giron, So., UCLA; Slim Hamza, So., UTAH; Yannick Hanfmann, So., USC; Daniel Ho, Jr., STAN; Eric Johnson, So., USC; Christoffer Konigsfeldt, Sr., CAL; Ben McLachlan, Jr., CAL; Kyle McMorrow, Sr., WASH; Alejandro Medinilla, Jr., UTAH; Chase Melton, Jr., CAL; Jeff Mullen, Sr., ORE; Adrien Puget, Jr., UCLA; Dan Sardu, So., ORE; Kieren Thompson, Jr., ARIZ; Clay Thompson, Jr., UCLA; Mario Urquidi, Jr., ARIZ.

2013 ALL-ACADEMIC - WOMEN'S TENNIS

First Team
Lana Buttner, ORE Jr. 3.80 Business Administration
Natali Coronel, WASH So. 3.85 Pre-Major
Callie Craig, UTAH Jr. 4.00 Exercise Sport & Science
Elena Najera-Salas, UTAH Jr. 3.98 Biology
Kaitlin Ray, UCLA So. 3.92 Communication Studies
Zoë Scandalis, USC So. 3.85 Political Economy
Jana Steuckemann, ORE Jr. 4.10 Journalism
Ellen Tsay, STAN So. 3.84 Undeclared

Second Team
Jacqueline Cako, ASU Sr. 3.68 Biological Sciences (Honors)
Andjela Kankaras, WSU Sr. 3.61 Hospitality Business Management
Charlotte Konig, WSU So. 3.81 Undeclared
Carla Manzi Tenorio, COLO Jr. 3.68 Chemical Engineering
Susan McRann, ARIZ Jr. 3.74 Accounting & Finance
Lacey Smyth, ARIZ Jr. 3.78 Elementary Education
Julyette Steur, COLO So. 3.79 Business
Kim Stubbe, ARIZ Jr. 3.70 Sociology

Honorable Mention
Tayler Davis, Sr., CAL; Gabriella DeSimone, So., USC; Natalie Dillion, Sr., STAN; Courtney Dolehide, Jr., UCLA; Alice Duranteau, Jr., CAL; Nicole Gibbs, Jr., STAN; Ksenia Googe, Sr., WSU; Annie Goransson, Sr., CAL; So!a Hager, So., ORE; Hannah James, Sr., ASU; Nicole Long, So., ORE; Julija Lukac, So., WASH; Elizaveta Luzina, So., WSU; Julia Metzger, Sr., ORE; Paige Miles, Jr., UTAH; Andjela Nemcevic, Jr., WASH; Laura Oldham, So., ARIZ; Sarah Pham, Jr., UTAH; Leighann Sahagun, So., ASU; Riko Shimizu, So., WASH; Patricia Skowronski, Sr., ORE; Joanna Smith, So., ASU; Nicole Smith, Sr., ASU; Natasha Smith, So., UTAH; Liudmila Vasilieva, Sr., WSU.


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