Kosakowski Named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year

May 21, 2011

LOS ANGELES - UCLA men's tennis player Daniel Kosakowski was named the 2011 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, headlining a group of three Bruin players who recently received all-conference honors.

Kosakowski, from Downey, Calif., is the third UCLA player to earn Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors, joining Jean-Julien Rojer in 2000 and Benjamin Kohlloeffel in 2005. Kosakowski, who is currently ranked No. 37 in the ITA Singles Rankings, was also named to the All-Pac-10 First-Team. He is one of 64 singles players chosen to compete in the NCAA Singles Draw, which takes place next week in Stanford, Calif.

Also earning All-Pac-10 honors were senior Amit Inbar and freshman Clay Thompson. Inbar, from Tel Aviv, Israel, was named to the second team after posting a 22-12 overall record as UCLA's No. 2 singles player. Thompson, from nearby Venice Beach, was an Honorable Mention selection who played at the No. 3 position for the Bruins. He currently leads the team in singles wins with a 23-12 overall record.

2011 All-Pac-10 Honors

First Team
Bradley Klahn, STAN
Steve Johnson, USC
Jaak Poldma, USC
Daniel Kosakowski, UCLA
Pedro Zerbini, CAL
Kyle McMorrow, WASH

Second Team
Ryan Thatcher, STAN
Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, WASH
Amit Inbar, UCLA
Ray Sarmiento, USC
Alex Clayton, STAN
Carlos Cueto, CAL

Honorable Mention
Daniel Nguyen, USC
Clay Thompson, UCLA
Andres Carrasco, ARIZ
Emilio Gomez, USC

Player of the Year: Steve Johnson, USC
Freshman of the Year: Daniel Kosakowski, UCLA
Doubles Team of the Year: Bradley Klahn/Ryan Thatcher, STAN
Coach of the Year: Peter Smith, USC

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