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2018 Men's Tennis Players of the Week


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2017 Men's Tennis Players of the Week


May 1, 2017
Moody, a freshman from Raleigh, N.C., went 8-0 combined between #2 singles and #1 doubles action as Hampden-Sydney won four matches against ODAC foes heading into the conference tournament. Michael and his brother Matthew are rated 12th in the doubles rankings in the Atlantic South by the ITA, secured top-flight doubles wins over Virginia Wesleyan, Randolph-Macon, Roanoke, and Emory & Henry, helping the Tigers to 7-2, 5-4, 9-0, and 9-0 team wins, respectively. The duo won 8-5 over VWC before taking down their R-MC opponents, 8-2. They then defeated RC's top tandem, 8-4, and finished the week with an 8-2 win over E&H. In singles play, Michael dropped just one set on the way to four wins. He won 6-4, 6-1 over E&H before going to a third set to win 7-6 (6-4), 1-6, 7-5 over R-MC. He dropped just one game each in defeating RC's #2 player, 6-1, 6-1, and then finished with a second 6-1, 6-1 victory over E&H.

April 24, 2017
Gladstone, a sophomore form Port Orange, Fla., earns his second straight weekly award after leading Virginia Wesleyan to its second conference win of the season with an 8-1 victory over Roanoke. Gladstone earned a 6-0,6-1 victory at #1 singles and joined Joe Holloway for an 8-6 victory at #2 doubles. With the singles win, Gladstone even his fall record at #1 to 6-6 and is now 4-2 in the ODAC in all singles matches. He and Holloway are now 5-10 overall and 5-9 at #2 doubles.

April 17, 2017
Gladstone, a sophomore form Port Orange, Fla., picks up his first weekly honor after going 4-0 at #1 singles and #2 doubles in a pair of ODAC matches last week. In doubles play, Gladstone and partner Joe Holloway earned at 8-4 win over Randolph-Macon and a 9-7 nail-biting triumph over Emory & Henry. Gladstone collected the remaining VWC point in its 7-2 team loss to R-MC, defeating the Yellow Jackets' #1 player 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7). He then added a straight sets 6-2, 6-0 win over his counterpart from E&H, helping VWC to a 9-0 team victory.

April 10, 2017
Dillenbeck, a junior from Penn Laird, Va., helped keep the Eagles humming as he moved up in ladder positition and claimed a pair of victories last week. Dillenbeck helped Bridgewater to a 9-0 team win over Emory & Henry with victories at #1 singles and #1 doubles with partner Josh Rodgers. The duo posted an 8-3 win early in the match. Dillenbeck then moved up to the top singles flight and posted a 7-5, 6-2 straight sets victory.

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2016 Men's Tennis Players of the Week


April 25, 2016
Hartfield, a junior from Marietta, Ga., helped the Eagles pick up a pair of conference wins and move into sole possession of third place in the ODAC standings. Hartfield won twice at top-flight singles as Bridgewater defeated Randolph (5-2) and Emory & Henry (9-0). He pulled out a 4-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-4) triumph over Randolph's Bradley Strober, and then put together a 6-4, 6-3 victory over John Dalton Ferguson in BC's win over the Wasps. Hartfield and doubles partner Joe Dillenbeck earned an 8-2 win over E&H to rebound from a close 9-7 setback against Randolph. Hartfield is 9-7 this spring at #1 singles, including an 8-2 mark against ODAC foes.

April 18, 2016
Tomajczyk, a senior from Newport News, Va., posted a 4-0 week to lead Virginia Wesleyan to a pair of ODAC wins, including the first Marlins victory over Washington and Lee in program history. Tomajczyk was the lone player in VWC's lineup to secure to points against the Generals. He and teammate Spenser Bullock won 8-2 at #3 doubles. Tomajczyk then provided the deciding point with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 win at #4 singles to secure a 5-4 Marlins team win and the first ODAC regular season setback for W&L since 2010. Earlier in the week, Tomajczyk helped VWC to a 9-0 victory over Randolph-Macon. He won 6-2, 7-5 at #4 singles and joined Brendan Kelleher for an 8-1 victory at #3 doubles.

April 11, 2016
Strober, a sophomore from Stockton, N.J., helped the WildCats to a 1-1 week that included the WildCats' first team victory over Randolph-Macon in program history. Strober won 6-2, 6-2 at #1 singles and teamed with Doug Corbett for a 9-7 win at #1 doubles, registering two points in Randolph's 5-4 win over R-MC. Strober added a 2-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-5) win at #1 singles in an 8-1 setback to Guilford. He and Corbett fell 8-4 in doubles play.

April 4, 2016
Downing, a junior from Washington, D.C., helped the Marlins to a 3-0 week that included two ODAC wins and a victory over NCAA Division I member Hampton University. Downing and partner Tyler Chang earned an 8-2 #2 doubles win over Randolph to help the Marlins to a 5-0 team win. The duo would later add a pair of 8-6 wins over Hampton and Bridgewater. Downing competed at #2 singles, picking up a 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 triumph over Hampton's Miguel Saurez on the way to a 6-1 team triumph. Downing capped his week with a 6-3, 6-3 #2 singles victory against Bridgewater, helping VWC to a 7-2 victory. Virginia Wesleyan is now 9-5 overall and 4-0 in league play.

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2015 Men's Tennis Players of the Week


April 27, 2015
Larsen, a senior from Woodbridge, Va., put together a 2-0 showing against Randolph-Macon to see the fourth seed for the Eagles in the ODAC Tournament. Larsen won 7-5, 6-4 at #1 singles, and then teamed with Thomas Rischcoff for an 8-6 triumph at #1 doubles. The Eagles quarterfinal matchup, also against R-MC, was delayed to Monday due to weather.

April 20, 2015
Adam, a junior from Vienna, Va., went 6-0 last week as he helped the Yellow Jackets to a 2-1 team showing with wins over Emory & Henry (8-1) and Lynchburg (9-0) and a loss to Roanoke (5-4). Adam went 3-0 at #3 singles, opening with a 6-2, 6-1 win over E&H. He followed with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph over LC and then a 7-5, 6-3 victory against Roanoke. He and teammate Connor Hoerr added a trio of wins at #2 doubles. Then posted victories of 8-4, 8-2 and 8-3, respectively.

April 13, 2015
Byrd, a senior from Toano, Va., helped the Yellow Jackets to a pair of 9-0 victories against league foes last week. Byrd won 6-0, 6-1, at #1 singles against Hampden-Sydney, and followed that with a 6-4, 6-4, top flight victory over Randolph. He and Ira Usry went 2-0 at #1 doubles, picking up 8-5 and 8-6 wins, respectively.

April 6, 2015
Rosemblaum, a freshman from Herzelya, Israel, went 5-0 last week to help the Marlins to a trio of team victories, including two against ODAC competition. In an 8-1 win over Randolph-Macon, Rosemblaum won 6-1, 6-1, at #4 singles and joined teammate Drew Tomajczyk for a 9-7 triumph at #2 doubles. He and Graham Wilson were victorious at #1 doubles, 8-0, in a 7-0 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore. He and Wilson teammed up for a second 8-0 from the top doubles flight against Lynchburg, while Rosemblaum won 6-0, 6-0, at #4 singles to help VWC to a 9-0 win over the Hornets. He has now won his last six singles matches in straight sets and is on a five-matching doubles winning streak.

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2014 Men's Tennis Players of the Week


April 21, 2014
Holt, a sophomore from Henrico, Va., put together a 7-1 week as the Generals went 3-1 against some of the top teams in the ITA's Atlantic South Region in addition to a win in the ODAC quarterfinals. W&L went up against regionally top-rated Emory University, #10 Sewanee and #11 Oglethorpe, going 2-1 with the lone loss coming against Emory. Holt competed at #2 singles and #1 doubles all week, posting a 3-1 record in singles action with his lone loss to region's fourth-ranked player from Emory (6-4, 6-7, 10-8). Holt won 6-1, 6-4 against OU and followed that with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Sewanee. In the ODAC Tournament against Randolph, he won 6-1, 6-0. In doubles play, Holt and teammate Taylor Shamshiri went 4-0. Rated #5 in the region, the Generals duo defeated the 15th-rated pair from OU, 8-6, and then trounced the #2 team from Emory, 8-3. Holt and Shamshiri added 9-7 and 8-1 wins over Sewanee and Randolph. Holt is now 17-6 overall in singles play and 21-4 in doubles action.

April 14, 2014
Byrd, a junior from Toano, Va., put together a 6-0 week as he helped the Yellow Jackets to three ODAC wins. Byrd capture all three singles wins at the No. 1 flight, winning in straight sets. He topped the No. 1 players from Hampden-Sydney (6-2, 7-6), Randolph (6-2, 6-2) and Shenandoah (6-3, 6-2), leading Randolph-Macon to team wins of 6-3 (H-SC), 9-0 (RAND) and 9-0 (SU). Byrd teamed with Michael Baxter in all three contests, earning No. 1 doubles wins of 8-5 (H-SC), 8-4 (RAND) and 8-5 (SU).

April 7, 2014
Larsen, a junior from Woodbridge, Va., went 6-0 as the Eagles posted a 2-1 record in ODAC play last week as BC defeated Shenandoah (9-0) and Hampden-Sydney (6-3) and fell to Virginia Wesleyan (6-3). Larsen won three times in singles action, all from the top flight. He defeated his counterparts from SU (6-1, 6-3), H-SC (6-3, 6-1) and VWC (6-4, 6-2). He partnered with teammate Thomas Rischoff at #2 doubles all week, earned 8-4, 8-0 and 8-3 wins, respectively. Larsen is now 11-4 overall and 5-1 in the ODAC at #1 singles.

March 31, 2014
Johnson, a freshman from Fredericksburg, Va., put together a perfect 4-0 week as the Tigers won a pair of ODAC matches last week. In a 6-3 win over Guilford, Johnson won 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 at #2 singles. He followed that with an 8-4 win at #1 doubles with partner J.B. Weaver. In a 9-0 win over Shenadoah, Johnson won 6-0, 6-0 at #2 singles, and against teamed with Weaver for an 8-3 win at #1 doubles.

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2013 Men's Tennis Players of the Week


April 22, 2013
Wilson, a freshman from Newport News, Va., opened with a 6-4, 6-5 win at #1 singles over Hampden-Sydney, and then followed that 8-1 at #1 doubles with classmate Drew Tomajczyk. Wilson then helped the Marlins to a 5-2 win over Guilford in the ODAC Tournament quarterfinals with a 8-6 win at #1 doubles with Tomajczyk. Wilson is now 23-6 overall in 2012-13. His victories total is a rookie record at VWC and ties the third highest overall victory total in program history. He is 17-4 at the No. 1 flight in singles, which is also a VWC rookie record for wins at the flight and ties the overall VWC record for wins at the No. 1 flight. He and Tomajczyk are riding a seven-match winning streak at #1 doubles.

April 15, 2013
Hawkins, a senior from Silver Spring, Md. led the Eagles to a 3-0 conference record with a perfect week in singles and doubles play. At No. 1 singles, Hawkins won 6-4, 6-2 vs. Shenandoah and 6-1, 6-3 vs. Va. Wesleyan. In a battle for second place in the ODAC, he rallied to defeat E&H's James Keighley 4-6, 6-0, 6-1. At doubles, he was 3-0 with partner Sam Churchill. The duo won 8-1 at No. 2 doubles vs. Shenandoah. At No. 3 vs. VMC, the duo took an 8-1 win. They also won at No. 3 against E&H, 8-4. Hawkins is 8-1 at No. 1 vs. ODAC competition. He and Churchill are undefeated in doubles play at No. 3.

April 8, 2013
Lee, a senior from Radnor, Pa., went 5-1 last week as Roanoke went 2-1 as a team. Lee, who is 12-1 this season from the No. 2 singles position, went 3-0 from the second slot this past week as he posted victories against Kyle Gatti from Greensboro College (6-2, 6-0), Drew Tomajczyk from Virginia Wesleyan (6-0, 6-1) and Dan Phung from Randolph College (6-1, 6-0). In doubles play, Lee and teammate Matthew Kessley went 2-1 with wins coming against Greensboro and Randolph in the top flight. The duo’s only loss, the first for Lee in his last eight doubles matches, came to Virginia Wesleyan.

April 1, 2013
White, a senior from Baltimore, Md., helped lead the Generals to a 2-1 week by posting a 2-0 record in singles and a 3-0 mark in doubles. In a 5-0 win over Lynchburg, White and partner Brian Krouskos posted an 8-0 win at #1 doubles. In a 5-4 loss to #18 Carnegie Mellon, White picked up two points, including a 6-2, 6-1 win at #1 singles over Chris Heaney-Secord, the sixth-ranked player in the Atlantic South Region. He and Christopher Hu won 8-3 at #2 singles. In a 7-2 win over # 16 North Carolina Wesleyan, White won his 13th straight singles match, defeating Robert Kjellberg, who is the top-ranked singles player in the region. The score was 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5). White and Hu posted their second straight 8-3 win at #2 doubles. For the season, White has posted a 21-5 singles record and a 15-7 doubles mark. In the latest (3/28/13) ITA rankings, White is the second-ranked player in the Atlantic South Region.

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2012 Men's Tennis Players of the Week


April 16, 2012
Hawkins, a junior from Silver Spring, Md., turned in a stellar week on the courts for the Bridgewater Eagles men’s tennis team as the Silver Spring, Md. native went 3-1 in top flight singles action and notched an identical 3-1 week in doubles play to propel the Eagles to a 4-0 stretch. Hawkins opened the week with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Emory & Henry’s Matt Nelson before claiming a 6-4, 6-1 win over Roanoke’s James Lee. On Saturday, Hawkins dropped a hard-fought 4-6, 6-4, 1-6 decision to Guilford’s Tyler Mercier before recovering on Sunday to post a 4-6, 6-3, 10-6 victory over Virginia Wesleyan’s Brian Luke. In doubles action, Hawkins and teammate Christian Lynn started the week with an 8-4 loss at Emory & Henry before earning a hard-fought 9-8 victory against Roanoke with both matches coming at number two. On Friday at home against Guilford, Hawkins and Lynn notched an 8-6 win before reigning supreme on Sunday against Virginia Wesleyan’s duo at number one by an 8-6 gap. Bridgewater moved into second in the ODAC with the four team wins, improving to 8-1 in conference play.

April 9, 2012
Ceril, a junior from France, remained undefeated in conference play, topping James Lee of Roanoke, 6-2, 6-1 Saturday afternoon. Ceril has won 11 consecutive matches dating back to his first match of the season when he fell at Division I George Mason. He now sits at 6-0 in #1 singles action in ODAC play. In No. 1 doubles action, Ceril partnered with Chandler Weston to cruise to an 8-2 win over Lee and Matt Osman. Ceril's wins helped propel the Yellow Jackets to a 6-3 victory over Roanoke College.

April 2, 2012
Nelson, a junior from Charlotte, N.C., helped the Quakers to three big ODAC wins that catapulted GC to #2 in the conference with a 7-1 record, which marks the most wins for Guilford against conference opponents in program history. Playing out #6 singles and #3 doubles slots, Nelson went a combined 5-1 on the week. He won both matches against Hampden-Sydney with 6-3, 6-0 and 8-4 wins. He did the same against Randolph-Macon, came back for a 3-6, 6-4, 10-8 singles win to go with an 8-3 doubles victory. Against Emory & Henry, Nelson and his teammate fell 8-6 in doubles play, but he recovered for a 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 win in singles play that proved to be the deciding point in the order of finish to lock up the Quakers' school-record seventh conference win.

March 27, 2012
Mercier, a sophomore from Bennington, Neb., won twice in Guilford’s match at Averett. He captured his sixth straight win at first singles with a 6-2, 6-1 decision over David Lembke. He then teamed with Clayton Hamilton for an 8-6 win at first doubles, the tandem’s seventh in a row.

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2011 Men's Tennis Players of the Week


April 18, 2011
Mercier, a freshman from Bennington, Neb, picks up his second weekly award of the season. Mercier went 3-1 in two matches for the Quakers, earning a two-set victory over Hampden-Sydney College’s Shad Harrell at No. 1 singles. He continued at the top position and won a three-set decision over Roanoke College’s Jon Roy. Alongside Clayton Hamilton, Mercier went 1-1 in doubles action with an 8-4 win over the top pair from Hampden-Sydney and an 8-5 loss to the top pair from Roanoke. Mercier extended his ODAC singles win streak to six matches.

April 11, 2011
Hawkins, a sophomore from Silver Spring, Md., was outstanding from his number one ladder position in singles action, going 4-0 on the week. Hawkins opened the week with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Randolph’s Sam Churchill before posting a 6-4, 7-6 (9-7) win over 2010 ODAC second teamer Jon Roy. On Saturday, Hawkins claimed a 7-5, 6-2 win against Arvin Wong of St. Mary’s (Md.) before knocking off 2010 ODAC second teamer Chip Wintringham by a 6-3, 6-4 tally to wrap up the week on Sunday. Hawkins also went 3-1 in doubles play with teammate Brent Floyd. Hawkins is currently riding a team-best six match singles winning streak.

April 4, 2011
White, a sophomore from Baltimore, Md., helped the Generals to a 1-1 week with a 9-0 win over Roanoke on Tuesday and a 6-3 loss to 17th-ranked Carnegie Mellon on Saturday. In the win over Roanoke, White notched a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles and combined with junior Brian Roberts to post an 8-0 win at No. 2 doubles. He then recorded a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles against CMU, but he and Roberts fell at No. 2 doubles, 9-7. For the year, White has notched a 15-3 record in both singles and doubles.

March 28, 2011
Harrell, a senior from Richmond, Va., went undefeated in both singles and doubles this week as the Tigers went 3-0 for the week. Participating at #2 singles, Harrell won all three matches in convincing fashion, winning each in straight sets while winning all six sets by a margin of three or more games. In #2 doubles competition with Kevin Calhoun, he won all three matches by at least five points, including an 8-0 win against Roanoke. Shad is 4-1 for the season in singles play and 6-0 in doubles competition.

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2010 Men's Tennis Players of the Week


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