Five members from the men's team and three women are honored with the award.
The Golden Hurricane will match up against the Spartans in the first round of the NCAA Championships on Friday
Juniors Japie De Klerk and Clifford Marsland earn first-team all-conference honors in singles play, while Marsland and sophomore Alejandro Espejo snare first-team accolades in doubles
April 22, 2013, Issue #34
The Golden Hurricane falls in conference tournament finals for only second time in past eight years
TULSA - A returning letterwinner . . . earned all C-USA Singles Second Team honors in his first season . . . owns a 24-9 singles record and a 14-9 doubles record . . . lost in the semifinals of the 2013 USTA Collegiate Clay Courts in Orlando, Fla., and defeated No. 9-16 and No.7 seeds to reach the semifinals.
FRESHMAN (2012-13) - Went 17-5 in his first season with Tulsa . . . defeated No.116 Clay Thompson of UCLA . . . enjoyed a 12-match win streak . . . helped TU to a 4-3 win over No. 38 Texas Tech by winning the last match.
PRIOR TO TULSA - Was ranked as high as No. 233 in the ITF Junior rankings . . . advanced to the quarterfinals of the VI ITF Jr. Benicarlo in 2012 . . . was a quarterfinalist at the Sanxenxo International Junior Tournament in 2012 and a semifinalist in 2011.
PERSONAL - Major is arts and sciences . . . son of Vicente Bautista Valle and Rosario Enrique Diaz-Pintado . . . has one brother, David . . . favorite TV show is "Lost".
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