Xavier Men's Tennis Trio Named To Atlantic 10 Conference Teams
May 6, 2013
CINCINNATI - Xavier was well represented on the Atlantic 10 men's tennis all-conference teams, with Jimmy Roebker earning first team and academic honors, Mesa Mei receiving first team status and Zach Mueck claiming second team honors.
"I am very pleased for the recognition that Jimmy, Mesa, and Zach received today," head coach Eric Toth said. "It is very well deserved."
Roebker, a junior from Ft. Mitchell, Ky., was chosen as a first team selection for the third time in his career. The No. 1 singles player went 17-7 in dual matches, 8-0 against league opponents and 25-10 overall on the year.
"Jimmy has had another very good season playing our top position," Toth said. "He does it the right way, everyday both on and off the court. I am happy that he was recognized for his work in the classroom, as well."
Additionally, Roebker was named to his first All-Academic team. He earned a spot on the six-person team with a 3.927 cumulative GPA and is majoring in Life Sciences for Business. Roebker is the first XU player to earn first team and academic honors since 2008 when Ra'ees Ismail claimed spots on both teams.
Mei, a junior from Somerville, Mass., earned a nod on the first team for the second-consecutive season. He also earned a second team honor during his freshman campaign in 2010.
The No. 2 singles player got off to a torrid start and finished the year with a 19-5 dual record, 7-1 mark against league foes and 29-9 overall mark, which led the team. He began the spring with a 10-match winning streak.
"Mesa has continued to really develop within our program," Toth said. "He's had our best individual wins this season against some very good players.
Earlier this season Mei and Roebker were ranked as the 73rd doubles pair in Division I. They finished the spring with a 15-5 record at the No. 1 doubles position.
"I look forward to seeing both Jimmy and Mesa lead this Team in their senior seasons. They have a busy summer planned and I believe both will be primed for a huge year next season."
Mueck, a freshman from West Chester, Ohio, tied for the team-high in spring victories and netted two A-10 Rookie of the Week honors. He secured a 19-5 dual record at No. 3 singles, went unbeaten in conference matches, and finished his rookie campaign with 28-9 overall record.
"Zach has had an outstanding freshman year for us," Toth said. "He really embraces the competition that college tennis offers. I believe we have only seen just a glimpse of What Zach can do on the court and am excited at watching him develop into a more complete and versatile player over the next several years."
These three players helped Xavier record its first 20-win season in program history. The Musketeers reached the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Championship and went unbeaten against conference teams during the regular season.