Kuba Kowalski, Srikar Alla and Mischa Koran Earn Men's Tennis All-Atlantic 10 Honors
April 26, 2012
Bronx, N.Y. -
Fordham University men's tennis student-athletes Kuba Kowalski (Krakow, Poland/Piarist Gimnazyum), Srikar Alla (Hyderabad, India/Pendleton School) and Mischa Koran (Basel, Switzerland/Gymnasium Baumlihof) were all named All-Atlantic 10 it was announced by the league office today. Kowalski was named to the first team while Alla and Koran were placed on the second team. They become the first Fordham men's tennis players to earn All-Conference honors since Chris Kelly in 2002.
The three players, who all recorded more than 20 singles wins this season, led Fordham to one of its best seasons in years, finishing the year with a 17-10 record, the most wins for a Fordham men's tennis team since the 1995-96 squad went 18-3. The Rams also advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2012 Atlantic 10 Championship with a win over Saint Louis in the first round, Fordham's first win at the championships since 2006. The quarterfinal appearance was the first for the Fordham men's team since joining the conference in 1995-96.
Kowalski, a sophomore transfer from San Diego State, played at the number one singles position for the Rams all year, compiling a 21-9 record. Kowalski was also the leader in doubles wins for the Rams this year, going 19-11, 17-8 at first doubles.
The three Rams became the first Fordham players to win more than 20 singles matches in a season (previous mark was 17 set by Guy Gebbia and John Cerga in 1995-96).