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The University of West Florida’s decade of dominance on tennis courts solidified with a league-high nine representatives on the Gulf South Conference All-Decade team.

Four-time All-American and three-time GSC player of the year Bruno Savi led the line as GSC player of the decade, while head coach Derrick Racine claimed GSC Coach of the decade.

After a successful first three years with UWF, Savi peaked to earn ITA National Senior Player of the Year with a 24-0 record in singles action. That run included an 11-0 record against nationally ranked opponents on their way to a national team championship.

Serdar Bojadjiev, Kevin Ducros and Alex Peyrot completed the four members of the Argos on the GSC First Team All-Decade team.

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Bojadjiev was a multiple All-American and GSC Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019 after winning GSC Freshman of the Year in 2017. He has one more semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which are premature senior 2020 season.

Ducros was a top doubles partner with Savi during his Argo tenure and was a four-time ITA All-American in singles league. He won the 2013 South Region Player of the Year award.

Peyrot led the Argos to a national championship in 2017 in a career that included two GSC Player of the Year awards, All-American awards in each season, and the 2014 GSC Freshman of the Year award.

Kenny Brasil, Leandro Ferreira and Andrey Pozhidaev, while 2017 national champion Pedro Dumont was an honorable mention in the GSC All-Decade team. Dumont died after a battle with cancer in 2019.

For Racine, the honor comes after a decade of winning seven GSC Coach of the Year awards and winning two national championships (2014, 2017). He led the Argos to an overall record of 239-41 over that period, including a streak of 51 consecutive wins in GSC games.

Eric J. Wallace can be reached at [email protected] or 850-525-5087.