The 2011-2012 Wilkes University Men's Tennis Team won the Freedom Conference Title for the Fifth straight year. The Colonels earned an automatic bid into the NCAA National Tournament!! The Colonels are now a combined 74-15 over the past five years, with five consecutive conference titles and appearances in the NCAA National Tournament.
Post Season Highlights
The Wilkes Tennis Team won the Freedom Conference Title with convincing 5-0 wins in both the semifinals and finals! This team then advanced into the NCAA National Tournament.
Also, the men were honored by being named an ITA All-American Academic Team!
The Wilkes University Men's team qualified for the 2012 NCAA National Tournament! This is the fifth straight year the team has appeared in the NCAA National Tournament.
The Wilkes Men's team placed 4 individuals on the prestigious All-Conference team. Alex Makos, Steven Wilson, Zack Telljohann, and Clarke Freeman were all named to this all star team. Also, Steven Wilson was named Rookie of the Year.
Also, the Wilkes Team had players selected to the All-Conference Academic team and the All-American Academic Team.
Head Coach Chris Leicht led the Wilkes Men's tennis team to its fifth consecutive conference title, and fifth straight berth in the NCAA National Tournament! Coach Leicht was named Conference Coach of the Year for the 5th time. Over the past 6 years, Leicht has won 5 men's titles and 6 women's titles. He has led all 11 of those teams to the NCAA National Tournament!
Coach Leicht has a 255-71 career College Coaching Record, and holds all 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. His career overall coaching record stands at 312-75.
Coach Leicht is a PTR Certified teaching professional, and also serves on the NCAA Regional Ranking Committee.