Mokrzycki, Groetsch Men's Tennis All-Americans

Mokrzycki, Groetsch Men's Tennis All-Americans
Fabian Groetsch (left) and Marco Mokrzycki received All-American honors, and were ranked No. 1 in the nation in the final poll. NCAA photos by Justin Tafoya

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry University men's tennis players Marco Mokrzycki and Fabian Groetsch received Intercollegiate Tennis Association doubles All-American honors.

Mokrzycki, a senior from Hannover, Germany, and Groetsch, a sophomore from Nuremberg, Germany, finished the season ranked No. 1 in the final ITA national poll. The Buccaneers duo went 21-3 with a 7-2 record against nationally-ranked opponents. Both finished the season with 23-3 doubles records, each having played two matches with different partners.

Mokrzycki and Groetsch beat then-No. 1 Daniel Regan and Georgi Rumenov of Armstrong Atlantic, 9-8 (7-1), to help Barry win the NCAA Division II National Championship. It was the second time the Bucs' tandem beat the Pirates pair during the season.

Mokrzycki broke the school's career doubles victory record in the national championship match. He stands atop Barry's career list with 79 doubles wins.

Mokrzycki also was named an All-American in singles. He went 12-3, including an 8-3 mark against nationally-ranked opponents. He completed his four-year Bucs career ranked No. 5 in singles this season. He also earned Academic All-District honors, graduating with a 3.39 grade point average in finance.

Ranked No. 1 in the country, Barry went 29-0, winning the national championship. It is the men's tennis program's second national title, and marked the first time in school history any team from Barry went undefeated in any sport.