2011 BIG EAST Men's Tennis Champions
Nov. 15, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville men's tennis team will receive their BIG EAST Conference championship rings Friday at 5 p.m. at the Howard Schnellenberger Football Complex Recruiting Lounge.
"We would love to have fans attend the dinner to help honor and celebrate this special group of young men," head coach Rex Ecarma said.
The men's tennis team is coming off of a successful 2011 campaign. The Cards (18-12) finished the season at No. 24 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Team rankings after spending 10 weeks in the top 25. Louisville captured its second consecutive and third overall BIG EAST Conference title.
U of L made its third straight, and eighth overall NCAA appearance and advanced to the regional final before falling to host, tenth-ranked Kentucky.
Austen Childs became the Cards' only two-time singles All-American after reaching the round of 16 for the second straight season. The graduating senior was also the only player in Louisville history to earn a spot in the NCAA singles championship in each of his four seasons. He also became the first Cardinal player to reach the finals of the NCAA championship in 2010.
Austen Childs and Viktor Maksimcuk became Louisville's first doubles All-American following a quarterfinal appearance in the 2011 NCAA doubles championship.
Louisville senior Austen Childs was named and Intercollegiate Tennis Association Singles All-American and teamed with fellow senior Viktor Maksimcuk to earn doubles All-American status.