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April 2018 TIB Newsletter

Dan Aronovic - Tuesday, May 01, 2018




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Daniel Cukierman, University of Southern California 

OJAI, CALIF. — The No. 12 USC men's tennis team came up short of back-to-back Pac-12 titles in taking a 4-1 loss to No. 2 UCLA in the conference championship match today in Ojai, Calif. The Bruins were able to hold off the Trojans to take the title from the defending champs. USC goes to 17-8 overall with the loss and awaits the NCAA Tournament selection show coming up on May 1 to find out the next step for the Trojans' postseason push.

UCLA's 1-0 doubles advantage grew to 2-0 as top-ranked Martin Redlicki secured a 6-3, 6-4 win over USC's top gun, #11 Brandon Holt, on court one. Next, UCLA got a 3-0 lead with Maxime Cressy's 6-1, 6-4 victory over another Trojan sophomore, Riley Smith. USC's #82 Daniel Cukierman (Tel Aviv, ISRAEL) worked his way to a 6-3, 6-4 win over UCLA's #80 Evan Zhu on court two to register a point for USC.















          Maayan Sela, University of the Pacific Women's Tennis

April 26, 2018

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Maayan Sela of the University of the Pacific women's tennis team received All-WCC honorable mention honors, as released by the West Coast Conference on Wednesday.

Sela finished the season with a 7-8 record overall and in dual action and was 4-0 in two set single matches. She partnered up with Dohee Lee in doubles and finished 4-9 overall.

                     HONORING THE SENIORS


         Shalev Saada, Grand Canyon University 

PHOENIX – On a night honoring their nine seniors, Grand Canyon men's volleyball team came away with a sweep over in state opponent, Benedictine-Mesa. Set scores were 25-20, 25-15 and 25-23. GCU snaps a two game losing streak and improves to 17-10 on the year while the Redhawks fall to 17-6.

Before the match started, seniors: Jerod Alleman, Shalev Saada (Kibbutz Kfar Masaryk, ISRAEL), Cody Williams, Luke Turner, Zachary Melcher, Ashton King, Puna Kaniho, Sky Engleman, and Cullen Mosher where honored for their time at GCU. The senior class helped shape the Grand Canyon men's volleyball program into what it is today by accomplishing feats such as, reaching the MIVA Finals in 2017, earning a spot on AVCA's Division I-II Top-15 Coaches Poll, cracking the Preseason Top-15, staying ranked every week in 2018 and having the best four-year win total in program history.

"I am very proud of this group of men." Said head coach Matt Werle when asked about the seniors. "They have come far in their careers as players and as men. They helped lay the foundation for the future of this program and set the standard that we preach. I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for each of them."

Every senior would see playing time on the night as the Lopes led the Redhawks on most of the stat sheet. GCU recorded 43 kills, three aces, two blocks, 40 assists and 18 digs while hitting at a .457 mark. Benedictine-Mesa out blocked the Lopes eight to two and tied in aces.

Saada made the most of his night, leading the Lopes in kills and digs with 14 and seven respectively in addition to a .524 hitting percentage.


            Lee Levy, Rutgers University  

April 22, 2018  PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers tennis hosted Senior Day on Sunday afternoon before its season finale match against Indiana at the Rutgers Tennis Complex. The Scarlet Knights honored its 2018 seniors – Mingxiu Du, Chloe Lee, and Lee Levy (Haifa, ISRAEL) – in a ceremony before the match.  


    Adam Rosemblaum (right), Yeshiva University              

   FLUSHING, N.Y. – The No. 1 Yeshiva University men's tennis team earned a victory over No. 4 Farmingdale State College, in the semifinal round of the Skyline Conference championships, at the USTA National Tennis Center on Thursday evening. Yeshiva advances to the championship match with a chance to earn its fifth consecutive Skyline championship and automatic bid into the NCAA Division III tournament.

Yeshiva (12-5) will host No. 2 United States Merchant Marine Academy for the Skyline title, on Sunday at the USTA National Tennis Center, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Mariners defeated No. 3 Mount Saint Mary College in the other conference semifinal match, on Thursday evening.  

 Senior Adam Rosemblaum (Herzliya, ISRAEL) and sophomore Lior Brik (Zichron Yaakov, ISRAEL) continued YU's momentum with a dominating win at #1 doubles, 8-0. Just like in doubles, Rosemblaum did not lose a single game at #1 singles.          


  Katya Tour, University of Maryland 


Terps Top Minnesota for B1G Tournament Victory

Maryland Athletics


MINNEAPOLIS -- The Maryland women's tennis team defeated host Minnesota in the opening round of the 2018 B1G Tournament by a score of 4-2 on Thursday. It was Maryland's first conference tournament victory in program history. Senior Ekaterina Tour (Tel Aviv, ISRAEL) propelled the Terrapins with a straight-set victory at first singles.  



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