FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas junior Oskar Johansson has been selected to play in the 2000 NCAA Tennis Championships May 24-28, in Athens, Ga.
The first team All-Southeastern Conference selection is ranked 19th by the International Tennis Association. Johansson began the season ranked fifth in the nation.
“Oskar is a great player and he should do well in the tourney,” Arkansas tennis head coach Robert Cox said. “He advanced to the quarterfinals last year as a sophomore and should advance further with that experience under his belt.”
The singles competition will begin May 24-28. The seeding for the individual championships will be announced on Tuesday, May 23.
The tennis Hogs also had their annual banquet which recognized the efforts of the athletes throughout the 2000 season.
The Sam Walton Most Valuable Player award was given to Henrik Tofft. Tofft finished the season 21-13 and was ranked as high as 77th during the season.
This was his second 20-plus win season, placing his career total victories to 62.
The Marc Serrilli Award, the sixth-man award, was given to junior Brad Berry. Primarily playing doubles, Berry played with senior Chris Campbell winning nine matches.
John Deaton was the recipient of the Jack Lankford Award. The award is given to a true walk-on that gives all to benefit team.
Deaton, a senior, finishes his career at Arkansas with 34 victories and 31 doubles victories.