The 2014-2015 Wilkes University Men's Tennis Team won the Freedom Conference Title for the eighth straight year (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015). The Colonels earned an automatic bid into the NCAA National Tournament!! The Colonels are now a combined 128-23 over the past eight years, with eight consecutive conference titles and eight straight appearances in the NCAA National Tournament.
Post Season Highlights
The Wilkes Tennis Team won the Freedom Conference Title for the eighth consecutive year! This team then advanced into the NCAA National Tournament. Wilkes advanced to the NCAA 2nd round for the 4th 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 2015 NCAA National Tournament! This is the eighth straight year the team has appeared in the NCAA National Tournament.
Also, this Wilkes team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tourney with a dominating 5-0 win in the first round of NCAA's!
The Wilkes Men's team placed 7 individuals on the prestigious All-Conference team. Steven Wilson, Max Appello, Dominic Parfianowicz, and Michael Kranz were all named to the First Team. Adam Lefkandinos and Troy Haas were named to the Second Team (Brendon Blachowski was named Honorable Mention). Also, Wilkes won the Player of Year (Appello).
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 8th 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 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 won 8 career matches at NCAA's.
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.