CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia men’s tennis players Dominic Inglot (London, England) and Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) shared the honor of State Player of the Year as the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) announced the 2009 University Division Men’s Tennis All-State team. Inglot and Singh were among four Cavaliers honored on the all-state teams, while Brian Boland was named the State Coach of the Year.
Inglot was a 2009 ITA Singles and Doubles All-American and ended the year ranked No. 15 nationally in singles. He and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) teamed to win the 2009 NCAA Doubles Championship, the first for an ACC team. An All-ACC selection, Inglot was also the MVP of the ACC Tournament.
Singh was a 2009 ITA Singles All-American after reaching the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championship. He was the MVP of the ITA National Team Indoor Championship and was an All-ACC selection. Singh ended the year with 42 singles wins, the third most in school history for a season.
Boland was named the VaSID State Coach of the Year for the fourth consecutive season. In 2009, he was the ACC and ITA Mideast Region Coach of the Year. He led the Cavaliers to a 32-1 record, a second consecutive ITA National Team Indoor Championship and the NCAA quarterfinals this season.
Joining Inglot and Singh on the singles first team was Shabaz, while Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) earned second team honors. In doubles, the national champion duo of Inglot and Shabaz along with the team of Singh and Barrick earned first team honors.
2009 VaSID All-State Team
Dominic Inglot, Virginia
Keziel Juneau, W&M
Martin Sayer, Radford
Aleksandr Seleznev, Old Dominion
Michael Shabaz, Virginia
Sanam Singh, Virginia
Dominic Inglot/Michael Shabaz, Virginia
Tobias Fanselow/Aleksandr Seleznev, Old Dominion
Sanam Singh/Houston Barrick, Virginia
Houston Barrick, Virginia
Thibaut Charron, VCU
Nicolas Delgado de Robles, Virginia Tech
Tobias Fanselow, Old Dominion
Yoann Re, Virginia Tech
Sebastien Vidal, W&M
Keziel Juneau/Sebastien Vidal, W&M
Emil Lindgren/Benjamin Bouhana, VCU
Martin Sayer/Zack Watson, Radford
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sanam Singh and Dominic Inglot, Virginia
COACH OF THE YEAR: Brian Boland, Virginia
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Luka Somen, Virginia Tech