The 2015-2016 Wilkes University Men's Tennis Team won the Freedom Conference Title for the ninth straight year (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). The Colonels earned an automatic bid into the NCAA National Tournament!! The Colonels are now a combined 151-26 over the past nine years, with nine consecutive conference titles and nine straight appearances in the NCAA National Tournament.
The Colonels also broke their school record for wins this season, and were ranked for the first time ever!
Post Season Highlights
The Wilkes Tennis Team won the Freedom Conference Title for the ninth 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 2016 NCAA National Tournament! This is the ninth 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. Courtney Murphy, Max Appello, and Adam Lefkandinos were all named to the First Team. Dominic Parfianowicz, Mike Kranz, Andrew Neidig and Troy Haas were named to the Second Team. Wilkes also swept the major awards, with Courtney Murphy being named Player and 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 Leicht led both his women's and men's teams to Conference Titles and NCAA berths this past year. Over the past 10 years, Leicht has won 10 women's titles and 9 men's titles. He has led all 19 of those teams to the NCAA National Tournament!
Leicht has been named Conference Coach of the Year 9 times!
Coach Leicht has a 408-92 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 465-96.
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.