Samuel Harmatz Named NEWMAC Rookie of the Year

April 29, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its 2009 Men's Tennis All-Conference Team on Tuesday, with MIT picking up six first-team plaudits. Samuel Harmatz was voted Rookie of the Year, marking the Engineers’ second straight selection and fourth overall.

The Cardinal and Gray swept the First-Team Doubles awards, with Kevin Pang and Ken Van Tilburg leading the way in the No. 1 spot. David Iba and Brian Wee followed with Harmatz and Peden Nichols rounding out the group.

Van Tilburg received his second straight First Team-selection in the No. 2 singles position as Harmatz received No. 4 singles accolades. Nichols capped his career with his seventh award after being named to the First Team for the No. 5 singles slot.

2009 NEWMAC Men's Tennis All-Conference Team and Award Winners

Player of the Year: Alex Kamergorodsky, Babson
Rookie of the Year: Samuel Harmatz, MIT
Coach of the Year: Jim Hazlin, Coast Guard
Sportsmanship Award: Coast Guard Academy

First Team All-Conference
No. 1 Singles: Alex Kamergorodsky, Babson
No. 2 Singles: Ken Van Tilburg, MIT
No. 3 Singles: Chris Pappe, Coast Guard
No. 4 Singles: Samuel Harmatz, MIT
No. 5 Singles: Peden Nichols, MIT
No. 6 Singles: Eric Henne, Springfield

No. 1 Doubles: Kevin Pang/Ken Van Tilburg, MIT
No. 2 Doubles: David Iba/Brian Wee, MIT
No. 3 Doubles: Samuel Harmatz/Peden Nichols, MIT

Second Team All-Conference
No. 1 Singles: Neall Oliver, Wheaton
No. 2 Singles: Justin Albert, Babson
No. 3 Singles: Ken Lin, Babson
No. 4 Singles: Harry Altman, Wheaton
No. 5 Singles: Bryan Lafayette, Babson
No. 6 Singles: Cullen Garrity, Wheaton

No. 1 Doubles: Alex Kamergorodsky/Bryan Lafayette, Babson
No. 2 Doubles: Nii Manfoi Davies/Kyle Hudgins, Wheaton
No. 3 Doubles: Harry Altman/Brian Krantz, Wheaton