Ferris State Tennis Duo Become First Bulldogs To Earn ITA All-America Status Since 2006
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Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's tennis squad's doubles tandem of senior Mathis Guerre (Aix en Provence, France) and sophomore Jan Koupil (Stockholm, Sweden) have been chosen as 2022 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Americans based on their performance this past campaign.
The duo earned Men's ITA Doubles All-America recognition after finishing the year ranked in the top 10 of the final ITA doubles rankings.
The 2022 ITA All-America Teams highlight the country's top student-athletes. The honorific "All-American" title is given to student-athletes that finish in the top 20 of the final ITA singles rankings or the top 10 of the final ITA doubles listing.
Their recognition this season represents the first time since 2006 in which the Bulldogs have had a representative on the ITA All-America team since former standouts Brenton Bacon and Mark Hammelman were honored following the 2005-06 season. In addition, they are among only 13 FSU men's tennis players to have received All-America accolades in their careers at Ferris State.
"This is big time news for both Mathis and Jan," said FSU head coach Mark Doren. "To become the first Bulldogs named as ITA All-Americans since 2006 is a huge accomplishment and we're proud of their achievements."
Guerre claimed All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) honors for the Bulldogs this season for the third time in his collegiate career following his GLIAC Player of the Year honor in 2020-21.
Meanwhile, Koupil joined Guerre as an All-GLIAC First Team honoree this campaign, receiving conference recognition for the second consecutive year after being an honorable mention choice a year ago.
The duo led the Bulldogs to the program's 25th all-time NCAA Tournament appearance this season, finishing the year with a 15-5 overall record. The Bulldogs also earned GLIAC Runner-Up honors this campaign and advanced to the regional tournament for the seventh consecutive year.