FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Three rookies who helped create competitive men's and women's seasons for the Virginia Wesleyan College tennis program have been honored as three of the best tennis players in Virginia.
In fact, Graham Wilson (Newport News/Menchville) has been tagged as the top rookie in the state. Wilson has been named the Rookie of the Year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors, while teammate Drew Tomajczyk (Chesterfield/Home schooled) and women's team leader Sara Yousif (Waxhaw, N.C./Charlotte Manus Academy) have both received All-Virginia honors.
Wilson, named a first team All-Virginia honoree in singles and again in doubles with Tomajczyk, posted a team-leading 23-6 record in the spring, including a 17-4 record at the No. 1 flight. His victories included a 6-2 record in tournament play and an 8-2 mark in regular-season Old Dominion Athletic Conference competition.
Wilson's 23 wins tie the third highest total in VWC history, recorded by Eric Caudill in 2006, and his 17 victories at the No. 1 flight tie the highest win total at that level of competition. Scott Barlow played to a 17-1 record at No. 1 in 1981.
In doubles, Wilson teamed with Tomajczyk to produce a 17-6 mark, all at the No. 1 flight, including a 9-1 showing in regular-season ODAC competition. The duo tied VWC's third highest overall mark for doubles victories, set by Marc Casperino and Mike Blank in 1992. Wilson and Tomajczyk also rank No. 2 in doubles wins at the No. 1 flight, trailing only Jeff Zenisek and Caudill who compiled 20 wins in 2006.
Yousif earned 2nd team All-Virginia honors in singles after a 10-7 season, highlighted by a 5-2 record in ODAC play. She competed at the No. 1 and No. 2 flights during the season, compiling an 8-4 record at No. 1 and 2-3 mark at No. 2.
Earlier this year Yousif and Wilson were both honored as the ODAC's Rookies of the Year, a first-time sweep for the Marlins' program.