The 2013-2014 Wilkes University Men's Tennis Team won the Freedom Conference Title for the seventh straight year (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014). The Colonels earned an automatic bid into the NCAA National Tournament!! The Colonels are now a combined 108-21 over the past seven years, with seven consecutive conference titles and seven straight appearances in the NCAA National Tournament.
Post Season Highlights
The Wilkes Tennis Team won the Freedom Conference Title for the seventh consecutive year! This team then advanced into the NCAA National Tournament. Wilkes advanced to the NCAA 2nd round for the 3rd time in school history!
Also, the men were honored by being named an ITA All-American Academic Team!
The Wilkes University Men's team qualified for the 2014 NCAA National Tournament! This is the seventh straight year the team has appeared in the NCAA National Tournament.
Also, this Wilkes team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tourney!
The Wilkes Men's team placed 6 individuals on the prestigious All-Conference team. Steven Wilson, Max Appello, and Dominic Parfianowicz were all named to the First Team. Michael Kranz, Adam Lefkandinos, and Brendon Blachowski were named to the Second Team. Also, Wilkes won the Player of Year (Wilson) and Rookie of Year (Parfianowicz) honors.
Also, the Wilkes Team had players selected to the All-Conference Academic team and the All-American Academic Team.
Head Coach Chris Leicht was named Conference Coach of the Year for the 7th straight year. Coach Leicht led both his women's and men's teams to Conference Titles and NCAA berths this past year. Over the past 8 years, Leicht has won 8 women's titles and 7 men's titles. He has led all 15 of those teams to the NCAA National Tournament! Also, both of Leicht's teams won first round NCAA matches in 2014.
Coach Leicht has a 326-81 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 383-85.
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.