Mountain West Announces Tennis Coaches of the Year

May 1, 2013


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Mountain West announced its 2012-13 Men's and Women's Tennis Coach of the Year award winners today as voted on by the league's head coaches. The MW Men's Coach of the Year goes to San Diego State's Gene Carswell, while the Aztecs' Peter Mattera was voted MW Women's Coach of the Year.

Carswell, in his 10th year as head coach, guided San Diego State to the 2013 MW men's regular season title with a perfect 6-0 record in Conference matches. The No. 43 Aztecs finished the year with an 18-8 record after losing to New Mexico in the MW tournament semifinals. This is the fourth time in Carswell's career that he has received the MW Coach of the Year award.

Mattera, in his 20th at the helm of the San Diego State women's tennis program, earned his third MW Women's Coach of the Year accolade. He led the No. 39 Aztecs to 15-straight regular season victories and a 22-5 overall record. San Diego State won the 2013 MW regular season crown with a perfect 8-0 record but lost 4-1 to No. 65 UNLV in the MW tournament final. Despite the loss, San Diego State received an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament, and will play No. 19 Baylor (16-14) in the opening round at 10 a.m. MT on May 10 in Evanston, Ill.