May 1, 2012

Five Named All-Conference

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

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