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Vassar College Men | Women


Division:NCAA - Div. III
Conference:Liberty League
Location:Poughkeepsie, NY
Head Coach:Kathy Campbell
Assistant Coach:Steve Guernsey
Institution Type:Private
Environment:Small city
Student Population:2,500+
Top Div. III Classes: #12 in 2014, #15 in 2013, #20 in 2012, #20 in 2011


 
Conference Highlights
-Liberty League Conference Champions eight consecutive years, (2002-2010)
-In 2010, seven of nine Vassar team members named to Liberty League All-Conference Team
-Nicole Pontee named 2009 &10 League MVP. Nicole Pontee '10 and Debbie Sharnak '07: Earned Liberty League Player of the Year honors in 2008-09-10 (Nicole) and 2007 (Debbie). Jen Beckerman earned Liberty League Rookie of the Year honors in 2009. Pontee in 2007 and Sharnak in 2004.
-Numerous players named to Liberty League All-Academic team
Post Season Highlights
-NCAA Team Championship qualifier eight consecutive years (2003-2010) and nine of the last ten years
-NCAA Singles Championship (top 32 players nationally) qualifier five of last seven years and fifteen times overall plus two doubles pairs qualified (top 16 doubles teams nationally).
- Nicole Pontee '10, advanced to NCAA singles quarterfinals in 2010 & 2008 and to the Round of 16 in 2009.
-Spring 2010: Final team national ranking: #17/380 NCAA Division III teams; #7 among 110 teams in Northeast Region
-Spring 2010: Nicole Pontee ranked #8 nationally in singles. Pontee and Joy Backer '12 ranked #17 nationally in doubles.
Jen Beckerman ranked #24 in Northeast Region in singles.
Tournament Highlights
-NCAA Championship qualifiers nine of last ten years
-New York State and Liberty League Tournament Champions eight consecutive years (2002-2010). NY States: Fall 2009- Won 2/6 singles flights and 2/3 doubles flights. Finalists at three of other five flights. Fall 2009: Won #1 & #5 singles and #1  doubles flights. Finalists: #3, #4, #6 singles.
-Seven Sisters Tournament Champions in 2010. Champions eight times through 2004. Finalists 2005-2009.
-Also compete in ITA Regional in fall. In 2004 doubles pair, Sharnak and Graham won regional and qualified for ITA Doubles Nationals; 2009-Nicole Pontee advanced to semi's (#4 seed) of ITA New England draw and in 2008-1/4's and 2007-Rd. of 16 losing to teammate, Debbie Sharnak who advanced to semi's.
Individual Achievements
-Ava Sadeghi '15 won the ITA Northeast Regional Championship (singles) and qualified for ITA Nationals in Mobile, AL (October 2011). Earned All-American honors as a freshman
-Top players earned national/regional rankings on regular basis
-Players have earned ITA Player to Watch and Arthur Ashe Awards, NCAA Woman of the Year honors (top nine finalist nationally among all NCAA divisions), NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship Awards, NY State/ECAC/Liberty League/Seven Sisters athletic honors plus various scholar-athlete awards given by different organizations
-Numerous players earned Vassar College Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year Award
Coaching Achievements
-Teams take great pride in positive team dynamics and supportive team atmosphere
-Teams typically nationally ranked in top 25 among 380 Division III programs and in top 7 in Northeast region (110 teams)
-Teams have earned the ITA All-Academic Team Award for fifteen consecutive years (team GPA of 3.2 or above)
-Numerous players have earned ITA Academic All-American honors (3.5 or above GPA) as well as many other scholar-athlete awards
-Team GPA in 2009, 2010, 2011: 3.5
-Coached nine All-Americans at Vassar
-Coach has served as ITA National/Regional Ranking Chairperson, NCAA Women's Tennis Committee Chairperson, ITA Board of Directors.
-Coach has been named Coach of the Year in NY State, Liberty League and ITA Northeast Region ten times
-PTR Professional; USTA High Performance Coach
 
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 USTA/ITA CAMPUS SHOWDOWNS
Campus Showdowns are one-day, short-format tournaments open to juniors, college players, professionals, and adults. These events give junior players a chance to compete against college competition on a college campus.
 
 
DateType/LocationSchool/Contact
10/25 Women's Showdown
Fairfax, VA
George Mason
Stephen Curtis
10/25 Men's Showdown
Allentown, PA
Muhlenberg
Jeff Schmitt
10/25 Coed Showdown
Claremont, CA
Pomona-Pitzer
Steve Bickham
11/01 Men's Showdown
Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara
Aaron Paajanen
11/01 Men's Showdown
Cedar Rapids, IA
Coe College
Eric Rodgers
 
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