Menu
Skip to Content
2013-05-11 ONU has four Tigers named to postseason awards, Gonsalvez and Kurz honored as POY
Combined logo

ONU had four Tigers named to postseason awards

ONU has four Tigers named to postseason awards, Gonsalvez and Kurz honored as POY

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 at 12:11 PM

The No. 21-ranked NAIA National Tournament-bound Olivet Nazarene University men's tennis team headlined the All-Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference team selections and placed seniors Julian Kurz (Stuttgart, Germany) and Diego Gonsalvez (San Luis Potosi, Mexico) on the NCCAA All-American First Team. In addition, Gonsalvez was named the CCAC Player of Year and Julian Kurz was named the NAIA-ITA East Senior Regional Player of the Year.

Three of the six selections to the All-CCAC Singles Team were Tigers, including Kurz, Gonsalvez and Camilo Giraldo (Medellin, Colombia). Two of the three All-CCAC Doubles teams were from ONU, Kurz and Gonsalvez and Giraldo and Landon Williams (Erie, Pa.). 

Senior Diego Gonsalvez was named to the All-CCAC Singles and Doubles teams in 2012. He is 16-11 in singles play and 22-8 in doubles play this season. During conference play, he did not lose a match in singles or doubles. He is currently ranked by the ITA: 46th nationally in singles, sixth nationally in doubles. Gonsalvez was named CCAC Player of the week on May 2, and also won his 100th career match on April 17, 2013.

Senior Julian Kurz was named an All-CCAC Singles selection in 2012 and NCCAA First Team Doubles All-American in 2011. He is 22-7 in singles play and 22-6 in doubles. During conference play, he did not lose a match. He is currently ranked by the ITA: 10th nationally in singles and sixth in doubles. He was also named the CCAC Player of the week on March 13 and April 17, 2013.

Senior Camilo Giraldo was named to his first All-CCAC Singles and Doubles teams. He is 13-12 in singles play and 18-13 in doubles. During conference play, he did not lose a match.

Sophomore Landon Williams was named to his first All-CCAC Doubles team. He is 11-3 in doubles and never lost a match in conference play. He also won both his matches in the NCCAA National Tournament.

The Tigers are 11-12 overall after winning the CCAC Tournament Championships. They begin play in their 11th consecutive trip to the NAIA National Championships against No. 13 William Carey University (Miss.) on Tuesday, May 14, at 9 a.m.