INDIANAPOLIS - Marian University freshman men's tennis player Jason Denton
was named to the NAIA All-America Second Team, the national office announced on Monday.
Denton, an Elkhart, Ind., native, is the fifth Marian University men's tennis player to earn all-america honors and is the first since the 1999-00 season.
He finished the 2012-13 season with an 11-10 overall record and split time between No. 1 and No. 2 singles during the season. During the fall season, Denton went 7-5 at No. 2 singles and finished the Crossroads League season with a 4-3 record. He moved to No. 1 singles in the spring season and went 4-5, including a 4-0 start to the spring campaign.
Denton was also essential to the doubles lineup after he earned an 11-9 mark in doubles play. He also went 6-1 in league play in doubles competition. He spent the fall season at No. 3 doubles where he amassed an 8-3 record. He shifted to No. 1 doubles for the spring season where he and varying partners went 3-6.
Denton is the first MU player to earn all-america honors since a quartet of Knights earned the honor in 1999-00.
The Knights finished the 2012-13 season with an 18-8 overall record and finished third in the Crossroads League with a 5-3 record. Head coach Steve Mackell
was named the league coach of the year for the first time in his career.