"It's been that kind of year where we were fortunate to play very well, and the awards just seem to follow," Brown said. "We're looking forward to possibly All-America honors and Academic All-America honors as well."
Brown led his team to a final record of 21-9, bringing them to a fifth Sweet 16 appearance in eight years. They were undefeated against all Louisiana opponents.
Skupski, a sophomore from Liverpool, England, received the Player of the Year award for his performance in both singles and doubles for the year. He notched a 24-13 record, including 11 wins over ranked opponents. He is set to compete in this week's singles and doubles championships, currently ranked No. 36 individually and sixth as a duo with partner Growcott. He made the first-team All-SEC in both.
Growcott, also a native of England, was named the Newcomer of the Year after transferring to LSU for his junior season from Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. He posted a 16-10 dual-match record this season in singles and lists at No. 79 by the ITA.
Joining Skupski and Growcott on the first team is sophomore Danny Bryan. Bryan went 18-5 in singles dual matches and was undefeated in 12 doubles dual matches with partner Colt Gaston.
The 10th-ranked Tigers completed their season Saturday, falling to Georgia in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. That was the farthest any Louisiana School advanced this year.
2005 All-Louisiana Men's Tennis First
(listed in order of votes received)
Ken Skupski, LSU
Mark Growcott, LSU
Alberto Sottocorno, Tulane
Dusan Tabak, UL-Lafayette
Jacobo Hernandez, Tulane
Danny Bryan, LSU
All-Louisiana Second Team
David Goulet, Tulane
Dmitriy Koch, Tulane
Miroslav Vukicevic, Xavier
Julien Lausao, Southeastern Louisiana
Jason Hazley, LSU
Terry Richardson, III, Xavier
Player of the Year: Ken Skupski, LSU
Newcomer of the Year: Mark Growcott, LSU
Freshman of the Year: Jonah Kane-West, Tulane
Coach of the Year: Jeff Brown, LSU