2008-09 Men's Tennis News
June 22, 2009
Trinity's Samarth, Amherst's Robinson Named to CoSIDA Academic All-America Men's At-Large Team
TOWSON, Md. - Seniors Gautam Samarth (Pune, India) of Trinity and Kai Robinson (Vashon, Wash.) of Amherst were selected as Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Tuesday, June 9. The two individuals were members of the College Division Men's At-Large Teams, with Samarth earning First Team honors and Robinson garnering Second Team recognition.
June 18, 2009
Former Eph Standout Greenberg Named Williams Men's Tennis Head Coach
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. Williams College athletic director Harry Sheehy announced today that former Eph standout Dan Greenberg 08 has been named to succeed Dave Donn as the head coach of the Eph mens tennis team. Arguably one of the youngest mens head tennis coaches in NCAA play, Greenberg will coach three current Ephs who were his teammates during his playing days in seniors Nick Lebedoff and Jeremy Weinberger, and junior Ari Binder.
June 16, 2009
Twelve Men's Tennis Players Named All-America by ITA
HADLEY, Mass. - Twelve men's tennis players came away with All-America honors on Monday, it was announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Of the 12 individuals honored, six were for singles play while four doubles teams were recognized, a total of eight players.
May 24, 2009
Bates' Tandem of Stein and Rupasinghe Win NCAA Men's Tennis Doubles Title
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Bates College pair Ben Stein and Amrit Rupasinghe defeated rival Bowdoin College's duo Jamie Neely and Oscar Pena 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 for the NCAA Men's Tennis Doubles Championship on Sunday night at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
May 21, 2009
Amherst Falls to UC Santa Cruz in NCAA Men's Tennis Championship
CLAREMONT, Calif. The Amherst College mens tennis team had its season come to an end Thursday afternoon with a 5-0 loss to UC Santa Cruz in the NCAA Tournament finals at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, Calif. While Amherst (28-7) was making its first ever appearance in the national title match, Santa Cruz (18-7) claimed its seventh NCAA title and its third this decade.
May 20, 2009
Amherst Upends Washington-St. Louis 5-2 in NCAA Men's Tennis Semifinals
CLAREMONT, Calif. One day after upsetting Middlebury College to advance to the national semifinals for the first time in program history, the Amherst College mens tennis team earned a 5-2 win over defending champion Washington University (St. Louis) to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament finals. The Lord Jeffs will take on UC Santa Cruz Thursday at 4 p.m. (EST) at the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, California.
May 19, 2009
Amherst Posts 5-1 Win Against Middlebury in NCAA Men's Tennis Quarterfinals
CLAREMONT, Calif. The Amherst College mens tennis team earned its first trip to the national semifinals with a 5-1 win over NESCAC rival Middlebury College Tuesday afternoon in the NCAA Championship quarterfinals at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, California. The Lord Jeffs will take on defending national champion Washington University (St. Louis) Wednesday at 4 p.m. (EST).
May 19, 2009
Williams Falls 5-0 to UC Santa Cruz in NCAA Men's Tennis Quarterfinals
CLAREMONT, Calif. - A solid campaign came to a conclusion today for the Williams College men's tennis team when it was defeated, 5-0, by the University of California-Santa Cruz in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.
May 10, 2009
Amherst Rallies Past Johns Hopkins 6-3 in NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament
AMHERST, Mass. The Amherst College mens tennis team rallied against Johns Hopkins University this afternoon to emerge with a rare 6-3 win in the NCAA Tournaments Third Round. The Lord Jeffs fell behind 2-1 after doubles play, before rallying to sit tied at 3-3 midway through singles action. After taking a 4-3 lead, Amherst sophomore Priit Gross (Tartu, Estonia) and senior Zack Lerner (Scarsdale, N.Y.) each completed three-set comeback wins at the same time to give the Jeffs the 6-3 victory.
May 10, 2009
Middlebury Takes Skidmore 5-0 in NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. Middlebury has advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals after a 5-0 win over Skidmore in an NCAA Regional match-up on campus. The Panthers will take part in the NCAA Championship week beginning on Tuesday, May 19th in Claremont, California. Middlebury improves to 20-2 on the season with a dozen straight victories, while Skidmore ends its year with a 16-3 mark.
May 10, 2009
Williams Downs Bowdoin 5-1 in NCAA Men's Tennis Third Round
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. The Williams mens tennis team (14-5) advanced to their thirteenth consecutive NCAA Quarterfinals over Bowdoin College (12-8), 5-1 on Sunday afternoon. Fighting against windy weather and chilly conditions, senior captain Karol Furmaga won the decisive fifth point at court six over Bowdoins Josh Cranin, 6-3, 7-5.
May 9, 2009
Amherst Cruises Past Roger Williams 5-0 in NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. - Amherst College cruised to a 5-0 victory over Roger Williams University Saturday morning in the second round of the 2009 NCAA Men's Tennis Championship. The Lord Jeffs will play Sunday in the regional finals against Johns Hopkins University.
May 9, 2009
Bowdoin Downs Vassar 5-0 in NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. Bowdoin (12-6) has advanced to the regional final of the NCAA tournament over Vassar (11-9), 5-0. Although the Polar Bears did not lose a match, the doubles matches were highly contested.
May 9, 2009
Middlebury Earns 5-0 Win Over Ithaca in NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - Middlebury advanced to the NCAA Regional Finals with a 5-0 win over Ithaca. The Panthers will take on Skidmore at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday with a trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals on the line. Ithaca ends its season at 18-5, while Middlebury improves to 19-2 on the year with 12 straight wins. The match began at 2:00 p.m. on the outdoor courts and was moved inside the Nelson Rec Center due to rain. Following a few minutes of action indoors, a power failure caused a lengthy delay with action resuming at local indoor facility at 8:15 p.m.
May 9, 2009
Ephs Come Away with 5-0 Win Over UMass Dartmouth in NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. Regional host Williams College (13-5) advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament over University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (13-2). The Corsairs won their first match in NCAA tournament history yesterday versus Neumann College, but eighth-ranked Williams cut their run short with a 5-0 win this afternoon.
May 8, 2009
Men's Tennis All-Conference Selections Released
HADLEY, Mass. Seniors Zack Lerner (Scarsdale, N.Y.) of Amherst and Conrad Olson (Waterloo, Belgium) of Middlebury have been chosen by the conference coaches as the 2009 NESCAC Players of the Year. Both Lerner and Olson led their respective squads to the 2009 NESCAC Mens Tennis Championship this past weekend at Williams, with the Panthers edging the Lord Jeffs by a 5-3 score for the conference crown.
May 3, 2009
Middlebury Wins 2009 Men's Tennis Championship
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Top-seeded Middlebury (19-2) captured the 2009 NESCAC Men's Tennis Championship with a 5-3 win over second-seeded Amherst (24-6). The Panthers top player Conrad Olson eked out a third set tiebreaker, 10-8, to take the decisive fifth point over Amhersts Zach Lerner. Middlebury, which claimed its 11th-straight victory with the win, also earns an automatic bid to the upcoming NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament. It is the fifth NESCAC title for the Panthers, with their first four coming between 2004-07
May 2, 2009
Middlebury Moves Past Bowdoin in Men's Tennis Semifinals
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Middlebury secured itself a spot in the finals of the 2009 NESCAC Men's Tennis Championship after a 5-1 win over Bowdoin on Saturday morning at Williams College. The Panthers are looking to regain the conference crown after winning four consecutive titles from 2004 to 2007.
May 2, 2009
Amherst Rolls to 5-0 Win Over Williams in Men's Tennis Semifinals
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Second-seeded Amherst posted a 5-0 victory against third-seeded Williams in the semifinals of the 2009 NESCAC Men's Tennis Championship on Saturday morning at Williams College. The Lord Jeffs surged in doubles play to take a 3-0 lead before quickly capturing two singles matches for the 5-0 win over the Ephs.
May 1, 2009
Williams Posts 5-1 Decision Over Bates in Men's Tennis First Round
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Third-seeded Williams (11-4) dealt sixth-seeded Bates (10-5) a 5-1 loss to advance to the semifinals of the 2009 NESCAC Men's Tennis Championship Saturday morning against second-seeded Amherst College. The Bobcats and the Ephs squared off just ten days ago, with Williams taking the 7-2 win.
May 1, 2009
Bowdoin Downs Trinity 5-3 in First Round of Men's Tennis Championship
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Bowdoin advanced to the semifinals of the 2009 NESCAC Men's Tennis Championship with a 5-3 win against Trinity. The Polar Bears will take on top-seeded Middlebury on Saturday at at Williams at 9:00 a.m. During last year's championship, Bowdoin downed Middlebury 5-4 in the final for the Polar Bears' first NESCAC title.
April 27, 2009
Men's Tennis Championship Begins Friday at Williams
HADLEY, Mass. Middlebury College, the winner of four consecutive NESCAC titles from 2004 through 2007, has earned the number-one seed and a first round bye in the 2009 NESCAC Mens Tennis Championship. The three-day tournament begins on Friday, May 1 with first round action featuring defending NESCAC Mens Tennis Champion Bowdoin as the fourth seed against fifth seed Trinity while third seed Williams clashes with sixth seed Bates.
April 9, 2009
McKee Named Head Men's & Women's Tennis Coach at Hamilton
CLINTON, N.Y. - Josh McKee, formerly an assistant coach for the Hamilton College men's and women's tennis teams, has been named the head coach for both programs at the College. McKee was an assistant at Hamilton in 2008. His coaching staff includes assistants Jamie King and Mark Oakes.