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2005 Tennisfax/COGP Players of the Year

Each year after the COGP Masters Championships, Tennisfax and the COGP select the Player of the Year awards. Those players who were most outstanding are chosen in the following categories: Male, Female, Senior, Junior, Most Improved, Newcomer, Comeback and Shane Roush Sportsmanship.

 


MALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jason Moisey

In a season that saw 9 different men's singles champions in 14 events on the 2005 COGP summer tour, Jason Moisey recorded the most consistent results. Out of the 4 events he played, Moisey won 2 titles (Whitehall and Reynoldsburg) and reached 2 semis (Academy and New Albany). His 11-2 singles record gave him the best winning percentage on the tour and he earned the #1 men's singles ranking for 2nd straight year. For his performance last summer, Moisey was selected the Tennisfax/COGP Male Player of the Year.

FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Lindsay Willeford

Formerly of Texas, Dayton resident and University of Cincinnati Bearcat Lindsay Willeford posted an undefeated record in her first year on the COGP tour. She won 3 titles (Unlimited, Tennisfax and the COGP Masters) during the summer of 2005. Along with the #1 women's singles ranking, Willeford was named the Tennisfax/COGP Female Player of the Year.

SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Dave Goins

For the 2nd time, Dave Goins has been named the Senior Player of the Year. On the 2005 COGP summer tour, Goins won 5 men's 55 singles titles (Whitehall, Tennisfax, South Central, New Albany and Reynoldsburg) with a 12-2 singles record. His performance earned him the #1 Tennisfax/COGP men's 55 singles ranking, Goins also shared the #1 ranking in men's 45 doubles with his partner, Randy Stewart. Together they won 2 titles (Tennisfax, Westerville) and were semifinalists at Reynoldsburg.

JUNIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Khang Thai

Though he was only 14 during the summer of 2005, Khang Thai "played up" in the older age divisions and still earned the Junior Player of the Year award. He reached the Tennisfax/COGP #1 boys' 18 singles ranking by winning 3 titles (Westerville, Dublin and the COGP Masters) with an 11-1 record (his only loss was in the B18s final at Tennisfax). He also won a boys' 16 singles title at the Unlimited Open earning him a #11 ranking with only one tournament in that division.

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER

Brian Widdoes

Because he was previously unranked in either boys' 14 or 16 divisions, Brian Widdoes was clearly the Most Improved Player on the 2005 COGP summer tour. He earned the Tennisfax/COGP #2 boys' 18 singles ranking with a 15-2 record by winning 4 titles (Whitehall, Academy, New Albany and Reynoldsburg) and reaching 2 semifinals (Central Ohio and Westerville).

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Robbie Barlow

Robbie Barlow of Michigan played 3 tournaments on the 2005 COGP summer tour with results that were good enough to earn him the Tennisfax/COGP #2 men's singles ranking and the Newcomer of the Year award. He collected 1 title (New Albany), 1 runner-up spot (COGP Masters) and 1 semifinal finish (South Central). Included in his 8-2 record were wins over the #1 and #3 ranked players.

COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Marc Thomas

Marc Thomas hadn't played for a number of years on the COGP. In his return to the 2005 tour, Thomas compiled a 7-0 record in men's open doubles (with partner Mark Mathias) winning 3 titles (Academy, Reynoldsburg and the COGP Masters). Thomas ended the season as the #1 player in the Tennisfax/COGP men's doubles rankings. He is a deserving Comeback Player of the Year.

SHANE ROUSH SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

Anh Thu Thai

No one was nicer, friendlier or more complimentary of her opponents on the COGP tour last summer than Anh Thu Thai. Plus, she had outstanding results as well. Playing girls' 16 singles in three tournaments, she posted a 7-1 record winning 2 titles (Unlimited and Westerville) with 1 semifinal appearance (Tennisfax). In all her matches, Thai demonstrated the best qualities of fair play and was selected as the 2005 Shane Roush Sportsmanship award recipient.

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NOMINATE A PLAYER

 

TennisFax invites you to vote for the Player of the Week awards. Each week on the COGP tour, you can help select the Adult and Junior players for that week.

Players who receive this award are not necessarily the winners of the tournament though they might be. It could be someone who won multiple titles. Or it could be someone who gave a performance above and beyond expectations. Or it might be a player showing outstanding sportsmanship.

Help us select the players who stand out above the rest each week on the COGP.

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You can also vote for the Player of the Year awards. Starting in September, you can help select the outstanding Male, Female, Senior, Junior, Most Improved, Newcomer and Comeback players on this year's COGP tour. You can also nominate a player for the Shane Roush Sportsmanship Award.

Click here to nominate a Player of the Year.