WELLESLEY, MASS.--(5/1/12)--The Coast Guard Academy men's tennis team had five players named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-conference team and the Bears won the sportsmanship award for the sixth straight season.
The Bears, who finished second in the NEWMAC during the regular season with a 4-1 record, were 11-7 overall and lost to Clark 5-4 in the semifinals of the conference tournament.
Sophomore Josh Fischer (#2 singles), senior Nick Martin (#3 singles) and junior Blake Maurer (#4 singles) along with the #2 doubles team of Maurer and Fischer earned first team All-conference honors while the Bears #1 doubles team of Martin and senior Greg Mitchell earned second team All-conference honors.
Fischer was unbeaten, 5-0, in conference play this season, the only Coast Guard player to do so. Martin and Maurer were each 3-1 at #3 and #4 singles respectively in conference action both losing to 14-time defending champion MIT.
The doubles team of Maurer and Fischer and Martin and Mitchell were both 4-1 in NEWMAC play with the only losses coming to MIT.
Maurer earns All-conference honors for the third straight season as he was a second team All-conference selection at #5 singles a year ago and he was second-team selection at #4 singles in 2010.
Martin and Mitchell earn All-NEWMAC honors for the second time in their careers as Martin was first team selection at #2 singles as a sophomore while Mitchell was a second team selection at #1 singles also during the 2010 season.
2012 NEWMAC Men's Tennis All-Conference and Awards
Athlete of the Year
Diego Angel, Clark
Rookie of the Year
Ramone Doyley, Babson
Coach of the Year
Mickey Cahoon, Clark
Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Tymor Hamamasy, MIT
Sportsmanship Award: Coast Guard
First Team All-Conference
No. 1 Singles: Edwin Zhang, MIT
No. 2 Singles: Josh Fischer, Coast Guard
No. 3 Singles: Nick Martin, Coast Guard
No. 4 Singles: Blake Maurer, Coast Guard
No. 5 Singles: Jesse Boyd, Springfield
No. 6 Singles: Joe Giannelli, Springfield
No. 1 Doubles: Matthew Skalak/Edwin Zhang, MIT
No. 2 Doubles: Blake Maurer/Josh Fischer, Coast Guard
No. 3 Doubles: Zach O'Leary/Joe Giannelli, Springfield
Second Team All-Conference
No. 1 Singles: Diego Angel, Clark
No. 2 Singles: Dan Stein, Clark
No. 3 Singles: Dan Sharon, Wheaton
No. 4 Singles: Josh Burger, Clark
No. 5 Singles: Hubert Cromback, Babson
No. 6 Singles: Joel Simonson, Clark
No. 1 Doubles: Greg Mitchell/Nick Martin, Coast Guard
No. 2 Doubles: Curtis Wu/Larry Pang, MIT
No. 3 Doubles: Phillip Porter/Dan Hall, Clark
May 2, 2012 Pair Named to NEWMAC All-Academic team
May 1, 2012 Five Named All-Conference
April 28, 2012 Clark Rallies to Beat Bears
April 25, 2012 Bears Win; Earn #2 Seed in NEWMAC Tourney
April 24, 2012 Bears Fall at NYU
April 23, 2012 Bears Fall to Powerful MIT
April 19, 2012 Bears Beat Roger Williams 7-2
April 17, 2012 Bears Beaten at Conn.
April 16, 2012 Bears Shutout Merchant Marine
April 14, 2012 Bears Roll to 8-1 Win at Wheaton
April 12, 2012 Bears Win Streak Snapped
April 9, 2012 Martin/Mitchell Named Doubles team of Week
April 7, 2012 Bears Win Third Straight; Beat Springfield
April 4, 2012 Bears Win NEWMAC Opener
March 27, 2012 Bears Beat Johnson & Wales 6-3
February 25, 2012 Bears Fall at Vassar
February 11, 2012 Bears Beat Holy Cross 7-2