Three Men's Tennis Players Receive All-Conference Laurels
Aram Abgaryan

April 26, 2012

Duquesne University tennis players senior Aram Abgaryan (Calabasas, Calif./Montclair Prep.), sophomore Pete Carpenter (Alburtis, Pa./St. Stephen's Episcopal School) and freshman Rich Robbie (Harwich Port, Mass./Thayer Academy) have all been named to various 2012 Atlantic 10 Men's Tennis All-Conference Teams in voting conducted among the conference coaches and sports information directors.

Abgaryan and Carpenter were each named First Team All-Conference while Robbie was tabbed Honorable Mention. Abgaryan was also named to the six-person All-Academic Team for the second straight year.

"I am very pleased to see Aram and Pete recognized for the great year they both had," said head coach Rob Castille. "They worked very hard and are deserving of this honor."

Abgaryan, who was First Team All-Conference last year as well, tied for team-honors in wins with a 22-9 record, all at number one. A two-time Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week selection, he finished his collegiate career with 84 career victories.

"Aram had a great career here and will always have the honor of being the first Duquesne tennis player to be named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year (2011)," Castille said. "I am equally proud of him being named to the All-Academic Team as well."

Pete Carpenter

Carpenter registered a 19-10 record at number two singles while posting a 16-10 mark playing at all three doubles positions. An A-10 Performer of the Week honoree on Feb. 27 and 2011 First Team All-Conference choice, he has already compiled 70 career victories in just two seasons.

"Pete continued to get better and better as the year went along," Castille said. "He made great strides as a leader during the course of the season which showed in his results on the court. I am already excited for next year and I expect Pete will have another excellent year."

Rich Robbie

Robbie led the Dukes in total victories with 41. He led the Dukes in singles action with a 22-8 record, mostly at third singles and was an impressive 17-2 in the spring. He also a 19-12 doubles mark.

"I feel Rich deserved to be on the 2nd team but am happy to see he received Honorable Mention," Castille said. "This means that more than half the coaches voted for him which he should be proud of. He had a great rookie year and I am looking forward to seeing him continue to improve."




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