Meyer of Williams Named Player of the Year
HADLEY, Mass. - Williams senior Trey Meyer has been selected by the conference coaches as the 2013 NESCAC Player of the Year. Meyer's play has paced the Ephs this season, as he has posted a 13-7 record heading into the NCAA championship. He is the second straight Williams player to earn the conference's top honor – classmate Felix Sun took home the award last year.
Meyer was named to the all-conference First Team in both singles and doubles for the second consecutive season and is the only player to have received both recognitions in the last two seasons. He was also named to the Second Team on both sides in 2011. Meyer played out of the number one position for the Ephs this spring and tallied 10 wins, including four straight to close out the season and help lead Williams to its first NESCAC title since 2003. During the fall, Meyer reached the Round of 16 at the USTA/ITA New England Regional Championship. Meyer will compete at the upcoming NCAA Championships in singles and doubles with teammate Alex Schidlovsky.
Schidlovsky and junior Matt Micheli join Meyer on the First Team. Micheli posted a 15-6 singles record out of the second position, while Schidlovsky took home the honor on the doubles side after racking up a 19-7 record, including a 15-5 mark in the number one position with Meyer as a partner. Micheli was selected as both a singles and doubles alternate for the NCAA Championship.
Senior Mark Kahan and junior Joey Fritz represent NESCAC runner-up Amherst on the First Team. Kahan has been named all-conference in singles four straight years, including the past two when he earned First Team honors. He has tallied a 14-5 singles record this season at the second position, and also earned Second Team doubles honors after collecting a 15-7 overall mark. Fritz earned his first All-NESCAC award by posting a 9-3 singles record out of the top position for the Lord Jeffs.
Bates senior Robert Crampton earn all-conference honors in both singles and doubles for the third straight year, but 2013 marked the first year in which he was named to the First Team on both sides. Crampton garnered Second Team honors in singles and doubles in each of the two previous years. He posted a 15-7 singles record playing at the top spot for the Bobcats, and teamed up with classmate Matt Bettles to collect a 21-5 doubles mark. After earning three straight Second Team doubles awards, Bettles broke through and grabbed a spot on the First Team in 2013. Bettles, a Second Team singles honoree for the second straight year, recorded a 15-9 mark out of the number two position. He was also named to the 2010 First Team in singles. Both men will represent Bates in NCAA competition, being selected as a doubles team, while Crampton was chosen in singles as well.
Middlebury juniors Alex Johnston and Andrew Lebovitz were each honored on the First Team, as well as selected for NCAA compeititon. At the number one position, Johnston posted a 14-7 singles record and a 13-9 doubles record to earn First Team recognition in both. Lebovitz tallied a 15-4 doubles record between all three positions, including a 7-2 mark with Johnston as a partner in the top spot.
Andrew Yaraghi of Amherst was named Rookie of the Year. Yaraghi is 18-5 in singles play, having played at all three top positions, but primarily out of the third spot for the Lord Jeffs. He has also racked up a 17-4 record at all three doubles positions.
Tufts senior Andrew Lutz earned the Clarence Chaffee Sportsmanship Award. The award is given annually to the individual who best combined and displayed a high standard of tennis coupled with the highest levels of sportsmanship.
Dan Greenberg of Williams and Mike Fried of Wesleyan shared the Coach of the Year honors. Greenberg helped guide the Ephs to their first NESCAC title since 2003, while Fried led the Cardinals to their first appearance in the conference championship since the adoption of the current format in 2006.
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