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University of Rochester Men | Women


Division:NCAA - Div. III
Conference:UAA
Location:Rochester, NY
Head Coach:Matt Nielsen
Assistant Coach:Brian Bowman
Institution Type:Private
Environment:Large city
Student Population:5,000+
Top Div. III Classes: R.V. in 2012


 
Conference Highlights
UAA All-Academic Honors:
2014 --- Boris Borovcanin, Ben Mermelstein, Ben Shapiro, David Wolf
2013 --- Joel Allen, Boris Borovcanin, Jonathan Lieb, David Wolf
2012 --- Joel Allen, Boris Borovcanin, John Lewis Etter, Phillip Kellogg, Jonathan Lieb, Matt Volkov, David Wolf
2011 --- Joel Allen, Dan Barbash, Jonathan Lieb, Matt Volkov, Jeff Zink
2010 --- Dan Barbash, Brian Bowman, Matt Volkov
2009 --- Dan Barbash, Brian Bowman, Patrick Sheehan, Jeff Zink
Post Season Highlights
NCAA Team Appearances: 1983, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005

ITA National Rankings (Season High):
2013-14 --- #37

ITA Northeast Regional Rankings (Season High):
2013-14 --- #14
2012-13 --- #17
2011-12 --- #18
2010-11 --- #16
2009-10 --- #15

ITA Northeast Regional Doubles Rankings (Season High):
2012-13 --- #15 Boris Borovcanin/Julian Danko

ITA All-Academic Team Award: 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

ITA Scholar-Athlete Awards:
2014 --- Jonathan Baker, Boris Borovcanin, Julian Danko, Matt Golub, Ben Mermelstein, Ben Shapiro
2013 --- Joel Allen, Joshua Jachuck, Jonathan Lieb, Ben Shapiro
2012 --- Joel Allen, Philip Kellogg, Jonathan Lieb, Matt Volkov
2011 --- Joel Allen, Philip Kellogg, Jonathan Lieb, Matt Volkov
2010 --- Dan Barbash, Jonathan Lieb, Matt Volkov
2009 --- Brian Bowman, Dan Barbash, Patrick Sheehan, Matt Volkov, Jeff Zink
Tournament Highlights
2013 ITA Northeast Regional Championships:
Doubles Quarterfinalist --- Boris Borovcanin/Julian Danko

2013 St. Lawrence University Fall Classic:
A-Flight Singles Champion --- Boris Borovcanin
A-Flight Singles Finalist --- Matthew Levine
B-Flight Singles Champion --- Jonathan Baker
B-Flight Singles Finalist --- Joshua Jachuck
C-Flight Singles Champion --- Alex Hollenberg
C-Flight Singles Finalist --- Tony Zhao
A-Flight Doubles Champion --- Alex Hollenberg/Tony Zhao
A-Flight Doubles Finalist --- Boris Borovcanin/Julian Danko
B-Flight Doubles Champion --- Jonathan Baker/Ian Baranowski
B-Flight Doubles Finalist --- Joshua Jachuck/Ryan Zu

2013 Flower City Tournament Champions

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2012 ITA Northeast Regional Championships:
Singles Quarterfinalist --- Matthew Levine
Doubles Quarterfinalist --- Boris Borovcanin/Julian Danko
Doubles Quarterfinalist --- Matthew Levine/Ben Shapiro

2012 St. Lawrence University Fall Classic:
A-Flight Singles Champion --- Matthew Levine
B-Flight Singles Finalist --- Ian Baranowski
C-Flight Singles Champion --- Ben Shapiro
C-Flight Singles Finalist --- David Wolf
A-Flight Doubles Champion --- Boris Borovcanin/Julian Danko

2012 Flower City Tournament Champions

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2011 ITA Northeast Regional Championships:
Doubles Quarterfinalist --- Boris Borovcanin/Brian Rice

2011 St. Lawrence University Fall Classic:
A-Flight Singles Champion --- Boris Borovcanin
A-Flight Doubles Finalist --- Boris Borovcanin/Brian Rice

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2010 St. Lawrence University Fall Classic:
C-Flight Doubles Champion --- Matt Volkov/Jeff Zink

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2009 St. Lawrence University Fall Classic:
C-Flight Singles Finalist --- Matt Volkov

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2008 ITA Northeast Regional Championships:
Doubles Quarterfinalist --- Brian Bowman/Ryan Kovaleski

2008 St. Lawrence University Fall Classic:
A-Flight Singles Finalist --- Ryan Kovaleski
B-Flight Singles Finalist --- Patrick Sheehan
C-Flight Singles Champion --- Brian Schmeer
A-Flight Doubles Champion --- Brian Bowman/Ryan Kovaleski
B-Flight Doubles Champion --- Dan Barbash/Matt Volkov
B-Flight Doubles Finalist --- Adam Crosby/Bennett Peterson
Individual Achievements
NCAA National Champions:
1983 Men's Doubles --- Alex Gaeta/Bob Swartout

ITA All-Americans:
1976 --- David Jordan
1976 --- William Weiss
1981 --- Alex Gaeta
1982 --- Alex Gaeta
1982 --- Bob Swartout
1983 --- Alex Gaeta
1983 --- Bob Swartout
1985 --- Joachim Hammer
1986 --- Joachim Hammer
1987 --- Mark Frisk
1987 --- Joachim Hammer
1987 --- Eric Lipton
1987 --- Scott Milener
1988 --- Joachim Hammer
1988 --- Marc Lowitz
1988 --- Scott Milener
1989 --- Scott Milener
1990 --- Bobby Hession
1990 --- Scott Milener
1993 --- David Wesley
2002 --- Colin Ryan
2002 --- Dan Williford
2004 --- Partha Bhattacharya
2004 --- Dan Williford
2005 --- Partha Bhattacharya
2005 --- Eric Hansen
2005 --- Thanos Kantarelis

CoSIDA Academic All-Americans:
1992 --- David Beck
1993 --- Ben Austen
1997 --- Jason Porter
2004 --- Avinash Reddy
2005 --- Avinash Reddy
Coaching Achievements
The 2012-13 season will be Matthew Nielsen's fifth year as the Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach at the University of Rochester. He was named to the position on September 1, 2008 after serving as the assistant coach for both teams for five years. Nielsen is a 2001 graduate of Penn State University with a baccalaureate degree in Kinesiology. During his time as a Nittany Lion, he played as high as 1st doubles and 2nd singles. He earned his master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Rochester's Simon Graduate School of Business in 2008.

Rochester men's tennis has seen much success since Coach Nielsen joined the team in 2003. He received the University Athletic Association Men's Co-Coach of the Year in 2005 after the team finished second in the UAA championships, its best result in eight years. The men upset 5th ranked Washington University in St. Louis in the semifinals before losing to Emory University in the finals. The team produced three All-Americans that year and received a bid to the NCAA Championships, losing in a tight 4-3 battle with tennis power Williams College. Senior Avinash Reddy was selected to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division Men's At-Large Team. Coach Nielsen has coached four male ITA All-Americans since the 2003-04 season. The men's squad has been consistently ranked in the competitive Northeast Region throughout Nielsen's tenure as head coach.

Along with the strong performances on the court, the Yellowjackets have seen much success in the classroom under Coach Nielsen. Since the 2008-09 season, 16 players have earned the ITA Scholar-Athlete Award, given to student-athletes who earn a 3.5 GPA or above for the academic year. The team has earned the ITA All-Academic Team Award (average team GPA of 3.2 or above) all four years.

Belonging to the UAA conference, arguably the toughest conference in Division III tennis, the Yellowjackets perennially play top competition from all across the country. The team has made steady improvement and is looking forward to competing hard in the upcoming season.
 
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