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TEMPE, Ariz. – Hawai’i Pacific University’s Jordi Walder and Robin Sanz earned Division II Men’s All-America honors this week by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Walder and Sanz were both honored in singles play. The ITA presents All-American honors to student-athletes that finish in the top 20 of the final ITA singles rankings and to doubles teams that finish in the top 10 of the final ITA doubles rankings.
Walder, a junior from Hagen, Germany, finished the season ranked No. 2 in Division II in singles. The transfer from Technische Universitat Dortmond, was 13-1 playing at No. 1 singles for the Sharks. The PacWest Conference Player and Newcomer of the Year was 10-1 against ranked competition and led the Sharks to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.
Sanz, a sophomore from Iserlohn, Germany, finished the season ranked 18th in Division II in singles. He recorded a 15-3 record playing primarily No. 3 singles for HPU, where he posted a 13-2 mark. He was also 2-1 at No. 2. The second-team All-PacWest Conference singles and doubles star was 6-0 against ranked opponents.
Walder just missed earning All-America in doubles, ending with a No. 13 ranking with teammate Jan Pleva.
The Sharks finished the season ranked sixth in the ITA Division II rankings after posting an 18-3 overall record.
2022 ITA Division II Men’s All-America
Alvaro Regalado, Columbus State
Jordi Walder, Hawai’i Pacific
Denis Golubev, Rollins
Bruno Faletto, Saint Leo
Juan Ortiz Couder, Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
Martin Soukal, Hawaii Hilo
Luca Mack, Valdosta State
Ryan Nuno, Azusa Pacific
Alejandro Palacios, Barry
Alejandro Ibanez Gallego, Barry
Joaquin Benoit, North Georgia
Alexis Guedy, Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
Juan Cabrera, West Florida
Andrea Zamurri, Northwest Missouri State
Brennan Cimpeanu, Hillsdale
Lucca Baptista, Lynn
Sebastian Herrera, Biola
Robin Sanz, Hawai’i Pacific
Alessandro Giuliato, Barry
Francisco Oliveira, Ouachita Baptist
Rodrigo Carvalho / Luca Mack, Valdosta State
Will Kirkman / Ignacio Martinez, Lynn
Javier Cueto Ramos / Alvaro Regalado, Columbus State
Cedric Drenth / Daniel Grey, Wayne State (Mich.)
Bruno Faletto / Willem van den Akker, Saint Leo
Alex Martinez Roca / Ben Westwick, Midwestern State
Zac Faveri / Tom Niklas Zeuch, Indianapolis
Ignasi Forcano / Martin Gutierrez, Barry
Facundo Bermejo / Tomas Descarrega, West Florida
Mathis Guerre / Jan Koupil, Ferris State