Junior Hayden Joblin and sophomore Lauri Makikalli were each selected First Team All-Horizon League as the league announced its postseason men's tennis awards Friday evening.
Joblin (Brooklyn, New Zealand), a Second Team All-League honoree last season, led the way for the Raiders with 16 singles wins during the regular season, including decisions over UIC, Valparaiso and Detroit in league play. He also recorded wins over Xavier, Butler and Saint Louis.
In doubles, Joblin won 15 times, including UIC, Valparaiso, Green Bay, Youngstown State and Cleveland State. He also teamed with Jamison Clark for wins over Dayton, Butler and Saint Louis.
Makikalli (Hyvinkaa, Finland), like Joblin a Second Team All-League honoree in 2011-12, posted 14 singles wins during the regular season, including UIC, Valparaiso, Detroit, Green Bay and Youngstown State.
In doubles, Makikalli won 16 times, including a string of seven straight against Northern Kentucky, Saint Louis, Morehead State, IUPUI, UIC, Valparaiso and Detroit and also posted a wins over #52 Michigan State, Cleveland State and Xavier.
Wright State (13-12), the #4 seed in the Horizon League Championships, will take on #1 seed Green Bay in the semifinals Saturday morning at 10 at North Central High School in Indianapolis. The winner advances to Sunday's final with a trip to the NCAA Tournament at stake.
First Team All-Horizon League
Michael Tenzer, So., Green Bay
Silviu Mistreanu, So., Youngstown State
Hayden Joblin, Jr., Wright State
Lauri Makikalli, So., Wright State
Jorg van der Vloet, So., Cleveland State
Erik Finkenbrink, Sr., Green Bay
Second Team All-Horizon League
Matt Kuelker, Jr., Cleveland State
Craig Cox, Sr., Green Bay
Alexander Raa, Jr., UIC
Sebastian Hagn, Jr., Youngstown State
Ali Shabib, So., Cleveland State
Eric Honert, Jr., Valparaiso
Player of the Year: Michael Tenzer, So., Green Bay
Newcomer of the Year: Sebastian Hagn, Jr., Youngstown State
Herb Foster Sportsmanship Award: Craig Cox, Sr., Green Bay
Coach of the Year: Mark Thomas, Green Bay