The SDSU senior is the fourth Aztec to receive the honor.
San Diego State senior Juan Gomez became the fourth Aztec in the 11-year history of the Mountain West Conference to earn the league’s men’s tennis player of the year award. The conference announced the individual honor, as well as the all-conference team, on April 28 at the tournament banquet in Las Vegas.
A legacy continued
San Diego State student-athletes have now won the top honor six times since the formation of the conference in 2000, including:
- Alex Waske (2000)
- Oliver Maiberger (2001, 2002, 2003)
- Markus Dickhardt (2007)
Gomez shares the award this season with University of Utah’s Phillip Eilers.
A perfect record
Gomez completed a perfect Mountain West Conference singles record, going 6-0 in league play and compiling a 16-6 dual record. He led the Aztecs in dual victories and overall wins this season. He also helped lead SDSU to a 5-1 conference record and a berth into the semifinal round of the Mountain West Conference tournament for a record 11th consecutive season.
Additionally, Gomez earned a spot on the all-conference singles team for a second consecutive season. He was joined on that squad by SDSU senior Achim Vladimirschii, who improved to 9-3 in singles play following a victory in the quarterfinal round of the conference tournament Wednesday.
Other notable Aztecs
The doubles team of Giovanni Vaglietti and Vladimirschii, ranked 87th nationally, earned all-conference honors. The duo is currently 10-3 this season, including an impressive 9-2 record at the number one position.
SDSU continues play in the Mountain West Conference championships in the semifinal round on Friday, April 30.