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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri May 08, 2015 4:14 am

Southern Maine Dominates 2015 All-Little East Conference Men’s Tennis Team

GORHAM, Maine – Led by Little East Conference Player of the Year junior Tyler Adams (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) the University of Southern Maine Huskies’ men’s tennis team dominated the All-LEC team. Southern Maine had five first-team singles selections, three first-team double selections and one second-team singles selection.

Undefeated thus far in the 2015 season, Adams is earning the LEC’s Player of the Year accolade for the second consecutive season helping the Huskies’ to back-to-back conference championships in 2014 and 2015. Adams is 13-0 at first singles and is undefeated against Little East Conference opponents for the last two seasons. In addition to Player of the Year accolades, Adams was selected to the LEC first team at first singles.

Along with Adams, the Huskies’ second through five singles players earned spots on the LEC first team. Joining Adams on the first team in order are senior Scott Gagne (Lewiston, Maine), sophomore Kyle Curley (Gorham, Maine), senior Thaddeus St. John (Weld, Maine/Mt. Blue) and junior Eric Berry-Sandelin (South Portland, Maine). All five of the Huskies’ first team selections were undefeated in conference action at 6-0 with the exception of Curley who was 5-0 against LEC opponents.

Southern Maine also controlled the spots for the All-LEC first team doubles list. Adams and Gagne took the first doubles spot, while Curley and St. John were named first team at second doubles. Adams and Gagne are 12-2 overall and a perfect 6-0 against conference opponents, while Curley and St. John compiled a 10-2 overall record and a 5-0 mark in LEC action. The Huskies’ third doubles team of Berry-Sandelin and junior Sebastien Taylor (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) finished the season 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the LEC. Taylor also earned all-conference honors in singles action earning a spot on the second team at sixth singles. Taylor was 5-1 against Little East Conference opponents and was 7-5 overall, including 4-2 at sixth singles.

With its 2015 LEC Championship, the Huskies claimed the conference’s automatic berth into the 2015 NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament. Southern Maine will face the nationally-ranked Skidmore College Mustangs in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament. The Huskies will face the No. 30 Mustangs on Thursday, May 7 (1:00 p.m.) at Amherst College in Amherst, Mass.

Southern Maine earned its automatic qualification to the NCAA tournament by capturing the LEC crown with a 5-0 win over the UMass Dartmouth Corsairs on Saturday. Southern Maine heads to the tournament riding a 10-match win streak and stands at 12-2 overall. The Huskies’ finished the LEC regular season circuit undefeated at 6-0, earning the top seed in the championship tournament. USM advanced to the finals with a 5-0 win over Rhode Island College in the semifinals.

Skidmore College clinched an automatic bid to the NCAAs with its Liberty League Championship victory over RPI. The Mustangs defeated RPI 5-2 in the title match and enters the NCAAs with an overall record of 12-7 and an undefeated 7-0 mark in the Liberty League. Skidmore’s 2015 trip to the NCAA tournament marks its eighth straight appearance in the NCAAs.

Southern Maine has previously won the LEC title and gained a berth into the NCAAs in 2007 and 2014. In the 2007 NCAA tournament, the Huskies’ recorded its first ever NCAA win defeating Ithaca College 5-4 to advance to the second round before falling to Middlebury College 5-0.

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Re: Tennis 2015

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri May 08, 2015 7:02 am

Men’s College Tennis

NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament First Round
No. 30 Skidmore Downs Southern Maine 5-0

AMHERST, Mass. – The 30th-ranked Skidmore College Mustangs defeated the University of Southern Maine Huskies 5-0 in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis National Championship Tournament Thursday afternoon at the Amherst College Tennis Courts.

Making their eighth straight appearance in the NCAA tourney, the Mustangs improve to 13-7 on the season and advance to play Stevens Institute of Technology (19-5) in the second round of the tourney on Friday (1:00 p.m.). Southern Maine, making its second straight appearance in the NCAAs, sees its 10-match win-streak come to an end, dropping its overall record to 12-3.

Skidmore jumped out to a commanding 3-0 lead after the doubles points were played out. Skidmore sophomore Kai Yuen Leung (Sha Ting, Hong Kong/La Salle College) and junior Nicholas Tong (Rancho Palos Verdes,Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula) battled to an 8-6 win over the USM tandem of junior Tyler Adams (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) and senior Scott Gagne (Lewiston, Maine) at first doubles in the tightest match of the day.

With a 3-0 lead in hand, Skidmore earned the final two points it needed to claim the win at fifth and sixth singles. Freshman Ted Berkowitz (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde) downed Southern Maine junior Eric Berry-Sandelin (South Portland, Maine) 6-0, 6-0 at fifth singles. At sixth singles, sophomore Maxwell Swerdlick (Calabasas, Calif./Calabasas) defeated junior Sebastien Taylor (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) 6-0, 6-0.

Southern Maine earned its automatic qualification to the NCAA tournament by capturing the Little East Conference tournament championship with a 5-0 win over the UMass Dartmouth Corsairs on Saturday. The Huskies’ finished the LEC regular season circuit undefeated at 6-0, earning the top seed in the championship tournament. USM advanced to the finals with a 5-0 win over Rhode Island College in the semifinals.

Southern Maine’s 2015 trip to the NCAA tournament is its second consecutive having captured back-to-back LEC titles in 2014 and 2015. Southern Maine has competed in the NCAA tournament three times in 2007, 2014 and 2015. In the 2007 NCAA tournament, the Huskies’ recorded its first ever NCAA win defeating Ithaca College 5-4 to advance to the second round before falling to Middlebury College 5-0.

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Re: Tennis 2015

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun May 10, 2015 6:28 am

Women's Tennis Advances to Regional Final with 5-0 Decision Against Ithaca

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin women's tennis team advanced to Sunday's regional final with a 5-0 win over Ithaca College in the NCAA second round.

The Polar Bears (14-5) advance to play Middlebury on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. for a trip to the National Quarterfinals. The Bombers season ends at 14-8 after advancing to the second round with a 5-0 win over The College of Staten Island the previous day.

Bowdoin jumped out to a 3-0 lead after sweeping doubles to begin the day. Joulie Likhanskaia and Tiffany Cheng went 8-1 at #1, with Tess Trinka and Kyra Silitch winning 8-2 at #2 and Pilar Giffenig and Emma Chow taking an 8-0 victory in the three spot.

Giffenig earned the Polar Bears' fourth point of the day with a 6-0, 6-0 win at #6 singles, and Samantha Stalder clinched the victory at #5.

Middlebury 5, Simmons 0

The Middlebury women's tennis team advanced to the NCAA Regional Final after a 5-0 win over Simmons (17-5) in a match played at Bowdoin. The Panthers (10-6) will take on the host school Sunday at 11:00 a.m. with a trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals on the line.

Middlebury surrendered just two games in doubles play, cruising to three victories. Alexandra Fields and Lauren Amos started things off by blanking Han DK Le and Katie Crowley 8-0 at #3. The top pairing of Lily Bondy and Ria Gerger made quick work of Theresa Reinhard and Meg Cokely, 8-1. Kaysee Orozco and Jennifer Sundstrom completed the sweep at #2 with an 8-1 win over Rachael Downey and Caroline Khoury.

Bondy didn't need much time to make it a 4-0 match at #3, defeating Downey 6-0, 6-0. The match ended shortly thereafter when Gerger downed Reinhard 6-2, 6-0 in the top spot.
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Re: Tennis 2015

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Men's Tennis Sweeps Singles Against MIT to Advance to NCAA Regional Final

Luke Trinka and Luke Tercek won at #1 doubles to earn a key point in Bowdoin's win over MIT
May 09, 2015
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team swept the first three completed singles matches to take a 5-1 win over MIT in the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Tournament at Middlebury College on Saturday.

The Polar Bears (15-5) advance to the Third Round on Sunday where they will face the host Panthers at 11:00 a.m. MIT ends its season with a record of 16-5.

With Bowdoin's Noah Bragg and Kyle Wolfe winning at #3 doubles (8-2) and MIT's Brian Lilley and Avi Walden claiming #2 doubles (8-5), the focus turned to court #1 with a key point on the line. Bowdoin's Luke Trinka and Luke Tercek battled MIT's Kevin Wang and Eugene Oh to a 9-8 (8-6) victory, giving the Polar Bears an important 2-1 edge heading into singles.

The Polar Bears took advantage with a trio of straight-set singles triumphs to seal the match. Tercek finished off Lilley at #5 (6-0, 6-2), Gil Roddy defeated Kenny Gea at #6 (6-3, 6-1) and Kyle Wolfe clinched it at #3 against Dennis Garcia (6-1, 6-3).

Sunday's match will be the third this season between Bowdoin and Middlebury. The Panthers have claimed the first two meetings: a 8-1 decision on April 18 and a 5-3 win last weekend in the NESCAC semifinals.
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Re: Tennis 2015

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Women's Tennis Falls In Regional Final to NESCAC Foe Middlebury

Tess Trinka and Kyra Silitch tallied a win at #2 doubles against Middlebury
May 10, 2015

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Middlebury women's tennis team came from behind in singles play to defeat host Bowdoin 5-4 in the NCAA regional final to punch their ticket to the quarterfinals in Mason, Ohio next week.

The Panthers (11-6) came back from a 4-2 deficit, winning two three set matches, to clinch the win over Bowdoin (14-6). Middlebury and Bowdoin have faced each other in each of the last four NCAA tournaments and five out of the last six years. The teams were 2-2 in their previous four meetings, with Middlebury advancing to play Emory on May 18 after Saturday's victory.

Middlebury held a 2-1 advantage after doubles play after trailing 1-0. Tess Trinka and Kyra Silitch put the Polar Bears on top 1-0 with an 8-5 win at #2. The Panthers evened the match at 1-1 after Alexandra Fields and Lauren Amos earned an 8-5 victory over Emma Chow and Pilar Giffenig in the third slot. Middlebury took its first lead of the day when Lily Bondy and Ria Gerger were 8-6 victors over Joulia Likhanskaia and Tiffany Cheng at #1.

Bowdoin made it a 2-2 match in singles play after Likhanskaia topped Gerger 6-4, 6-2 in the top spot. Bowdoin took its first lead of the day at #5 singles after Samantha Stalder defeated Margot Marchese 6-1, 7-5. The lead increased to 4-2 when Silitch was a 6-2, 6-2 winner over Kaysee Orozco in the fourth spot. Middlebury came within one when Bondy earned a 7-6, 6-2 win over Trinka at #3 singles. At #6, Katie Paradies forced a third set after coming back from a 4-2 deficit in the second. The senior tallied Middlebury's fourth point after a crucial 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 match to pull the Panthers even with Bowdoin at 4-4. The day was decided at #2 after Cheng forced a third set to keep Bowdoin alive. Ultimately, Alexandra Fields would hold on for the 7-6, 4-6, 6-0 victory to clinch the quarterfinal birth for Middlebury.
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Re: Tennis 2015

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Men's Tennis Fall to Middlebury in Third Round of NCAA Tournament

Kyle Wolfe and Noah Bragg teamed for a win at #2 doubles against Middlebury
May 10, 2015
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury advanced to the NCAA Men's Tennis Quarterfinals with a 5-3 win over Bowdoin in a regional final played at Middlebury College in Vermont.

The Panthers (20-3) advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the 12th time in the last 13 years and will meet Trinity (Texas) on Monday, May 18th at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio. The Polar Bears finish an excellent season with a record of 15-6.

Middlebury jumped out to a 2-1 advantage after doubles play. The Polar Bears grabbed their lone point at #3 when Noah Bragg and Kyle Wolfe recorded an 8-6 win over William de Quant and Chris Frost. Middlebury's Ari Smolyar and Noah Farrell evened things up when the duo topped Bowdoin's Kyle Wolstencroft and Gil Roddy in the #2 slot, 8-5. In the swing point at the top flight, the Panther duo of Peter Heidrich and Palmer Campbell tallied a 9-7 victory against Bowdoin's Luke Trinka and Luke Tercek.

In singles, the Polar Bears tied the match at 2-2 when Tercek earned a 6-4, 6-1 victory at #4 over Jackson Frons. Following a few brief rain delays, the host Panthers grabbed a 3-2 lead when Smolyar picked up a 6-4, 6-1 win in the top spot over Trinka. In a back-and-forth match, Bowdoin's Gil Roddy squared the score at 3-3 with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Kyle Schlanger in the #6 slot.

The Panthers jumped ahead for good when Farrell notched a 6-3, 6-3 victory in the #2 slot over Bowdoin's Noah Bragg, while de Quant clinched the match for Middlebury at #5 via a hard-fought 6-3, 7-5 win against Wolstencroft.
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Re: Tennis 2015

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri May 22, 2015 5:03 am

Ellis, Planche fall in NCAA Men's Doubles Championship's Round of 16

MASON, Ohio -- Bates senior Pierre Planche and sophomore Chris Ellis fell 6-1, 7-6 to North Carolina Wesleyan's Robert Kjellberg and Sebastian Sikh in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Doubles Championship on Thursday, ending the season as one of the top 16 doubles teams in the country.

The Bates pair's draw represented a rematch with Kjellberg and Sikh: they lost to the N.C. Wesleyan pair by an 8-3 score on March 19, part of Bates' 7-2 team loss played at the University of Mary Washington.

Planche (Natick, Mass.) will graduate from Bates on May 31 as a two-time All-American. The team captain advanced to the NCAA Doubles championship match a year ago with former partner Timmy Berg '14. Last fall, playing with Ellis (Shrewsbury, Mass.) as Bates' top doubles team, he won the USTA/ITA Small College New England Regional Doubles Championship for his second All-America honor (and Ellis's first).

Kjellberg and Sikh won the first set handily, but the second set was a dogfight throughout, featuring ties at 3-3 and 5-5. Ellis held serve to give Bates a 6-5 lead before N.C. Wesleyan charged back to win the final two games and the match.

With two more years to go in a Bobcat uniform, Ellis is the program's 11th All-American and the latest in an unbroken string of nine All-Americans on Bates' roster dating to 2003.
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Re: Tennis 2015

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:15 am

Cohen named head coach of tennis programs

WATERVILLE, Maine — After turning the Juniata College tennis programs from losers to winners in a short period of time, Jason Cohen has been named head coach of the Colby College tennis teams.

The Colby women open at home against Thomas College at 4 p.m. on Friday. The Colby men play in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Tournament at Williams College from Sept. 25-27.

“We are very excited to have Jason join us as our head coach of tennis,” said Tim Wheaton, Colby’s Harold Alfond Director of Athletics. “Jason is a talented young coach who brings with him a history of success on the tennis court. He understands how to compete and succeed both on the court and in the classroom and is fantastic addition to the Colby family.”

Cohen is eager to coach in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, arguably the most competitive conference in the country for NCAA Division III tennis.

“You look at all the top teams in the national poll and almost all of them are great academic schools,” said Cohen, a Baltimore native. “We have the same type of student-athletes here that want to do well and achieve academically, but are also highly motivated to achieve in other ways.”

Cohen led the Juniata men’s tennis team to the 2015 Landmark Conference title, the first championship in school history for either tennis team. He led the women’s team to an ECAC Division III title in 2015. Cohen’s teams combined for a 94-51 record in his four years at Juniata, located in Huntingdon, Pa., and he was Landmark Conference Men’s Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2015.

Cohen’s success came after Juniata’s women’s program had gone two straight seasons without a conference win before his arrival. The men’s program also struggled before he took the job, but the squad set school and conference records with 17 wins in both 2014 and 2015. The men went to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time and won an opening round match in 2015.

“Recruiting played a big part in the turnaround, but I don’t think that was the only key,” Cohen said. “The players were looking for something more — a coach with a solid technical background and also someone who was there to put in the effort.”

Cohen started his coaching career and graduated from Stevenson University in Maryland. He went from being a player to head coach after his graduation in 2007. Cohen led Stevenson from October 2007 to January 2012.

Cohen played at first singles for Stevenson all four years and was the all-time wins leader in singles and doubles. He was a four-time team MVP and twice earned first-team honors in the North Eastern Athletics Conference (NEAC). Cohen also helped Stevenson to two NEAC titles in his junior and senior seasons.

“We only had six players in my first year and all of us were freshmen,” Cohen said. “Our coach was also the assistant basketball coach and we were often by ourselves. I really started to become a leader and was kind of like a coach during that time.”

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Re: Tennis 2015

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:07 am

Terriers Defeated by Colby 9-0

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College women's tennis team were defeated by Colby College 9-0 on Friday afternoon in a non-conference match at Colby College.

Doubles began with the pair of Lindsey Allen and Olivia Mora falling 8-0, followed by Amelia Guimond and Katie McAllister, and the combination of Miangelik Navarro-Rivera and Antonella Oms who were also defeated 8-0.

In singles play, Allen was defeated 6-0, 6-1, and Guimond fell 6-0, 6-0. In third singles, Navarro-Rivera was defeated 6-0, 6-0, and number four McAllister lost 6-0, 6-0. Rachel Gillis fell in the the five spot 6-0, 6-0, and Jordyn Taylor lost 6-0, 6-0.

Thomas will be back on the courts on Saturday, September 12 as they travel to Husson in a non-conference tilt.

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Re: Tennis 2015

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:35 am

Women's Tennis Looks Strong in Season Debut at Stony Brook Classic

TONY BROOK, N.Y. - The Bowdoin College women's tennis team opened its 2015-16 campaign by playing in the Stony Brook Classic this weekend.

The Polar Bears performed well as the lone Division III squad in the field.

How It Happened

Against a field that included Division I programs Army, Navy, Stony Brook, St. John's, Hofstra and Farleigh Dickinson, the Polar Bears recorded a 17-8 overall record in singles and doubles play.
Sophomore Tess Trinka led the way for Bowdoin by going unbeaten in singles play.
First-year Maddie Rolph lost just one match in her collegiate debut
Results will be posted, when available.

Up Next

After an off weekend, Bowdoin will look to make some noise at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association New England Regional hosted by Williams College beginning on September 24.

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