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Tennis: Banas Named to All-Sun Belt Men’s Team

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Banas Named to All-Sun Belt Team

MONROE, La. – The Sun Belt Conference announced the 2008 All-Conference teams
on Thursday. Louisiana sophomore Piotrek Banas was named to the All-
Conference Men’s Singles team.

Banas is currently ranked No. 99 in the nation in singles. He ended the 2008
season with a singles record of 7-3. Four of the seven wins came at No. 1. He
was 4-7 in doubles.

Banas was named first team All-Louisiana as a freshman and ended the 2007
season with a record of 14-6 in singles. He won 12 of those matches at the
No. 1 position.

Also making the All-Conference team were Denver’s Adam Holmstrom, who is
ranked #18 in the country, was named to the men’s all-conference singles team
and men’s all-conference doubles team with partner Niklas Persson.  Persson
and Holmstrom are ranked #3 nationally in doubles play.

Two South Alabama student-athletes were also named to the singles team as
Jack Baker (#31) and Marek Sramek (#119) were honored.  Baker was also named
to the all-conference doubles team with both of his partners – Sramek and
R.J. Nagel.

Louisiana-Lafayette’s Piotre Banas (#99), Middle Tennessee’s Marc Rocafort,
and Florida Atlantic’s Oliver Sajous rounded out the All-Sun Belt men’s
singles team.

On the women’s side, Denver’s Mallory Voelker (#65) and Annette Aksdal were
honored along with Florida International’s Liset Brito (#107), Egle
Petrauskaite (#123), and South Alabama’s Michaela Babicova and Adriana
Solarova.

The team of Voelker and Julia Bauregger (#53) from Denver joined Florida
International’s teams of Brito and Petrauskaite (#27) and Brito and Priscilla
Castillo (#51) won the women’s all-conference doubles team.

The 2008 Sun Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships will
begin Friday morning at ULM’s Heard Stadium and the Forsythe Tennis Center. 
Recaps and box scores can be found on the Sun Belt Conference website –
www.sunbeltsports.org.  The conference website will also feature on-demand
video content and a live webstream of the men’s and women’s championship
matches on Sunday.

All-Conference Men’s Singles
#18 Adam Holmstrom, Denver
#31 Jack Baker, South Alabama
#99 Piotre Banas, Louisiana-Lafayette
#119 Marek Sramek, South Alabama
Marc Rocafort, Middle Tennessee
Oliver Sajous, Florida Atlantic

All-Conference Men’s Doubles
#3 Adam Holmstrom/Niklas Persson, Denver
#60 Jack Baker/Marek Sramek, South Alabama
Jack Baker/RJ Nagel, South Alabama

All-Conference Women’s Singles
#65 Mallory Voelker, Denver
#51 Liset Brito, Florida International
#53 Egle Petrauskaite, Florida International
Michaela Babicova, South Alabama
Adriana Solarova, South Alabama
Annette Aksdal, Denver

All-Conference Women’s Doubles
#27 Egle Petrauskaite/Liset Brito, Florida International
#51 Priscilla Castillo/Liset Brito, Florida International
#53 Julia Bauregger/ Mallory Voelker, Denver