2016-17 Men's Tennis News

  • Christopher Newport's Reed, Cerny Fall in NCAA Doubles First Round
    May 25, 2017
    Making the program's first appearance at the NCAA Doubles National Championship in 10 years, a pair of Christopher Newport juniors battled hard to force a third set, but fell in the opening round of competition on Thursday afternoon. Justin Cerny and David Reed suffered a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 loss in the first round of the 2017 championship event, wrapping up a banner season for the Christopher Newport men's tennis program.
  • Christopher Newport Men's Tennis Eliminated by Johns Hopkins in NCAA Second Round
    May 13, 2017
    Christopher Newport's men's tennis season came to an end on Saturday as the 30th-ranked Captains fell to 17th-ranked Johns Hopkins 5-1 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Christopher Newport Men's Tennis Blanks Franciscan 5-0 in NCAA First Round
    May 12, 2017
    The 30th-ranked Christopher Newport men's tennis team made quick work of their opponent in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championship on Friday morning, picking up the program's second ever team tournament victory, 5-0. The Captains (15-9) downed Franciscan University (10-11) with a doubles sweep and victories at No. 1 and No. 6 in singles action.
  • Christopher Newport's David Reed & Justin Cerny Selected to NCAA Men's Tennis Doubles Championship
    May 11, 2017
    The Christopher Newport men's tennis tandem of juniors Justin Cerny and David Reed have been selected to participate in the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Doubles Championship, while the Mary Washington duo of Ryland Byrd and Michael Fleming were chosen as the second alternate in the field.
  • Christopher Newport Men's Tennis to Meet Franciscan at Johns Hopkins in NCAA Tournament First Round
    May 08, 2017
    After earning the program's first postseason tournament bid since 2008 and just the second in program history, the Christopher Newport men's tennis team will open the 2017 Division III Men's Tennis Championship against Franciscanin the first round on Friday, May 12.
  • Mary Washington's Miles, Fleming Grab Major Awards on 2017 All-CAC Men's Tennis Team; Christopher Newport's Christiansen Named Coach of the Year
    May 04, 2017
    Mary Washington's Matt Miles and Michael Fleming secured the major player awards while Christopher Newport's Eric Christiansen earned top coaching honors to highlight the 2017 All-CAC Men's Tennis Team.
  • Christopher Newport Men's Tennis Halts Mary Washington's Title Streak, Picks Up First-Ever CAC Crown
    April 22, 2017
    For the first time this century, a men's tennis team other than Mary Washington claimed the CAC title as Christopher Newport downed UMW 5-3 on Saturday at the UMW Indoor Tennis Center.
  • Mary Washington Men's Tennis Punches Ticket to CAC Championship; Eagles Will Host Christopher Newport on Saturday
    April 19, 2017
    Top-seeded Mary Washington punched its ticket to the CAC men's tennis championship with a 5-0 victory over fifth-seeded York on Wednesday, setting up a title rematch with second-seeded Christopher Newport on Saturday.
  • York Freshman Ben Sentz Named CAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week
    April 18, 2017
    York freshman Ben Sentz was named the CAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week after going 3-0 in singles and 3-0 in doubles to spearhead a late-season surge for the Spartans into the CAC semifinals. Sentz began the week with a 6-3, 6-0 No. 2 singles win against Penn State Harrisburg on Tuesday, while also combining with Tyler Richard for an 8-6 victory at No. 2 doubles. He followed that with a 6-0, 6-1 No. 2 singles triumph and an 8-1 No. 2 doubles win against Frostburg State, helping the Spartans clinch the fifth seed in the CAC Tournament. He then closed out his week with a 2-6, 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles and an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles in the first round of the CAC Tournament against Southern Virginia, leading the Spartans to a 5-3 team win.
  • Christopher Newport Men's Tennis Tops Salisbury, Advances to CAC Championship for Third Straight Year
    April 18, 2017
    With a 5-1 win over third-seeded Salisbury on Tuesday afternoon, second-seeded and 35th-ranked Christopher Newport punched its ticket to a third consecutive appearance in the CAC Men's Tennis Championship. The Captains cruised to the win in the CAC semifinal match on a breezy, but sunny day at the Eyre Courts on the campus of Christopher Newport.
  • York Men's Tennis Tops Southern Virginia 5-3 in CAC First Round
    April 14, 2017
    Fifth-seeded York downed fourth-seeded Southern Virginia 5-3 in the opening round of the CAC Men's Tennis Tournament on Friday in Buena Vista, Va. With the win, the Spartans advance to Tuesday's semifinals vs. top-seeded Mary Washington.
  • Christopher Newport and York Notch Wins on Final Day of Regular Season; CAC Men's Tennis Tournament Matchups Finalized
    April 13, 2017
    With wins over Penn State Harrisburg and Frostburg State over the past two days, the York men's tennis team clinched the fifth and final seed in the upcoming CAC Tournament. Meanwhile, Christopher Newport blanked Salisbury 9-0 on Wednesday to lock up the No. 2 seed.
  • Mary Washington Freshman Ryland Byrd Earns Second Straight Men's Tennis Player of the Week Award
    April 11, 2017
    Mary Washington freshman Ryland Byrd collected CAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week honors for the second straight week after winning all of his singles and doubles matches this past weekend, including a pair of victories in the Eagles' 5-4 loss to No. 7 Carnegie Mellon. Byrd went 2-0 in singles at the No. 4 and No. 6 spots, and teamed with Michael Fleming for a perfect 3-0 mark at No. 1 doubles. Against Carnegie Mellon, he outlasted his opponent 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 at No. 6 singles, and posted an 8-6 win at No. 1 doubles with Fleming.
  • Mary Washington Freshman Ryland Byrd Picks Up Men's Tennis Weekly Award
    April 04, 2017
    Mary Washington freshman Ryland Byrd picked up CAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week accolades after winning all of his singles and doubles matches in a 4-1 week for the 16th-ranked Eagles. Byrd won all five of his singles and all five of his doubles matches, helping the Eagles improve to 14-5. He gained wins at No. 5 singles over Salisbury and Frostburg State, and won at No. 6 singles against Southern Virginia, TCNJ, and Swarthmore. He teamed with Michael Fleming to gain five wins at No. 1 doubles as well.
  • Mary Washington Sophomore Matt Miles Earns CAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week Honors
    March 28, 2017
    Mary Washington sophomore Matt Miles earned CAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week recognition after winning all three of his singles matches and two out of three doubles matches in wins over Bates, Christopher Newport, and Franklin & Marshall. Against Bates, Miles posted a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 win at No. 2 singles over Chris Ellis and teamed with Derek Hagino for an 8-2 triumph at No. 2 doubles. Against CNU, he downed Justin Cerny 6-1, 6-4 at the No. 2 position, helping UMW secure a crucial 5-4 victory. Against F&M, Miles won at No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-1 over Jack Rothman, and teamed with Hagino for an 8-3 victory at No. 2 doubles. Miles is ranked 49th in the nation, and 12th in the Middle Atlantic region.
  • Mary Washington Unanimous Pick in CAC Men's Tennis Preseason Poll
    March 24, 2017
    Mary Washington was once again the unanimous choice to sit atop the CAC this spring in a preseason vote among the conference men's tennis coaches. The Eagles, who are seeking their 18th straight CAC crown this season, received seven first-place votes and 49 points to land atop the poll.
  • Salisbury Freshman Patrick MacLean Named CAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week
    March 22, 2017
    Salisbury freshman Patrick MacLean was named the CAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week after posting a 4-0 week in a pair of Sea Gull victories in California. MacLean won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3 singles in a team win over previously-unbeaten Hampden-Sydney, and earned a 6-4, 6-7(5-7), 6-1 win at No. 4 singles against St. Lawrence. In doubles play, he earned two wins, topping his HSC opponents 9-8 (7-5) at No. 2, teaming with freshman Matthew Ryan, and winning 8-6 with senior Grant Hudson at No. 2 against St. Lawrence.
  • Christopher Newport Sophomore Nicholas Ruzicka Claims CAC Men's Tennis Weekly Award
    March 14, 2017
    Christopher Newport sophomore Nicholas Ruzicka was tabbed as the CAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week after registering a 2-1 mark in singles and a 3-1 mark in doubles during the Captains spring trip to California. Playing at No. 6 singles, Ruzicka defeated Chapman's Len Kamemoto (6-1, 6-3), and Cal Lutheran's Sebastian Ariza (6-2, 6-1), before falling to No. 18 Redlands' No. 6, Avery Davis (7-5, 6-3). He also won three of his four doubles matchups at the No. 3 position. Ruzicka and Michael Dodd captured wins against Chapman and Redlands, and he teamed with Arttu Fiva for a victory against Cal Lutheran.
  • Southern Virginia Freshman Tanner Bassett Receives CAC Men's Tennis Weekly Honors
    March 07, 2017
    Southern Virginia freshman Tanner Basset was selected as the CAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week after powering the Knights to a 2-0 week, posting unbeaten marks in singles and doubles. Against Virginia Union, he teamed with Jake Fisher for an 8-0 win at No. 2 doubles, before securing a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles. In a 5-4 team win over Ferrum, Bassett notched again teamed with Fisher for an 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles, securing the only doubles win for the Knights. In singles, he recorded another 6-0, 6-0 victory to help the Knights to the team win. Basset has posted 6-0 wins in five of his last seven singles sets.
  • Mary Washington Senior Brandon Griffin Named CAC CAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week
    February 28, 2017
    Mary Washington senior Brandon Griffin was named the CAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week after leading 27th-ranked Mary Washington to four wins last weekend, including victories over nationally-ranked Stevens and Sewanee.
  • Christopher Newport Junior David Reed Named CAC CAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week
    February 21, 2017
    Christopher Newport junior David Reed was honored as the CAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week after winning a pair of matches against nationally-ranked opponents in singles play. Reed defeated 29th-ranked Mark Fallati (7-5, 5-7, 6-2) from 26th-ranked Swarthmore, then took down 40th-ranked Zach Hewlin (4-6, 7-6, 10-7) from 24th-ranked Whitman. He also teamed with Justin Cerny to down another nationally-ranked opponent, 20th-ranked Fallati and Josh Powell from Swarthmore, by a score of 8-5. Reed helped the Captains go 2-1 over the weekend with 5-4 wins over No. 26 Swarthmore and Haverford.
  • Christopher Newport Junior Justin Cerny Earns Second Straight CAC Men's Tennis Weekly Honor
    October 11, 2016
    Christopher Newport junior Justin Cerny nabbed CAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week honors for the second straight week after picking up a match-clinching victory as the last player on the court in a 5-4 win against nationally-ranked Oberlin.
  • Christopher Newport Junior Justin Cerny Named CAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week
    October 04, 2016
    Christopher Newport junior Justin Cerny collected CAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week honors after advancing to the quarterfinals of both the singles and doubles championship draws at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships. Cerny went 3-1 in singles as the No. 5 seed and 2-1 in doubles with a first-round bye as the No. 5 seed along with partner David Reed.
  • Mary Washington Junior Nolan Perugini Earns CAC Men's Tennis Weekly Award
    September 27, 2016
    Mary Washington junior Nolan Perugini was named the CAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week after starting the year 6-1 in singles and 5-1 in doubles, primarily against Division I competition.
  • Aaron Wilf Named Frostburg State Tennis Coach
    August 12, 2016
    Frostburg State director of athletics Troy A. Dell has announced that Aaron Wilf has been hired as the head coach of the Bobcat men's and women's tennis teams.