The 2014-2015 Wilkes University Women's Tennis Team won the Freedom Conference Title for the ninth straight year (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015). The Lady Colonels finished with a stellar 18-2 overall record, and qualified for the NCAA National Tournament! The Wilkes Tennis Program is now a combined 160-20 over the past nine years, with nine consecutive appearances in the NCAA National Tournament.
Post Season Highlights
The Wilkes Women's team won their ninth straight Conference title in dominating fashion by winning both playoff matches by identical 5-0 scores. This Wilkes team went to their ninth straight NCAA National Tournament!! This team has not lost a conference match in the past nine years (72-0).
Also, this Wilkes team advanced to the second round of the NCAA National Tourney with a perfect 5-0 decision over Mt. St Mary's. This was the fourth career NCAA Tourney win for the program.
Also, the Wilkes Women's team was named an ITA All-American Academic Team!
In 2015, Wilkes qualified for the NCAA National Tournament. At NCAA's, Wilkes was won 4 career matches!
Also, Wilkes has now competed in nine consecutive NCAA National Tourneys!
Wilkes University placed seven members of the tennis team on the All-Conference squad for the 2014-2015 year: Kendra Croker, Taylor Hoffmann, and Anastasia English were all named to the First Team. Madison Salmon and Julia Baranov were honored on the Second Team. Olivia Hewison and Alanna Denauski were named Honorable Mention.
Wilkes University was also named an ITA All-American Academic team.
Head Coach Leicht led both his women's and men's teams to Conference Titles and NCAA berths this past year. Over the past 9 years, Leicht has won 9 women's titles and 8 men's titles. He has led all 17 of those teams to the NCAA National Tournament!
Leicht has been named Conference Coach of the Year 9 times!
Coach Leicht has a 364-86 College Coaching Record, and holds all career tennis records at Wilkes University. Before coaching at Wilkes, Leicht was the head boy's tennis coach at Danville where he posted a career 57-4 record. Leicht's career overall coaching record stands at 421-90.
Coach Leicht is a PTR Certified teaching professional, and also serves on the NCAA Regional Ranking Committee. He is a full-time coach at Wilkes University, and also oversees their indoor athletic tennis facility.