Men's Sports Women's Sports

 
August 8, 2013

Meyer, Micheli and Schidlovsky Earn ITA All-America Honors

SKILLMAN, NJ -- Three members of Dan Greenberg's NESCAC and NCAA Championship team have earned 2013 All-America honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

Greenberg's Ephs went 23-3 on the year and closed out the season with a 12-match win streak that saw them avenge two prior losses as they won the first NCAA title for the Ephs since 2002 and the fourth in program history.

Senior captain Trey Meyer earned All-America honors for the third straight year. He was named a 2013 All-American in both singles and doubles for the second time in his career, having first earned both honors in the same year in 2011. Meyer was a 2012 All-American in doubles play.

Junior Matt Micheli and freshman Alex Schidlovsky both picked up their first career All-America honor when they were named for their doubles play.

Meyer was 15-9 in singles this year playing number at number one singles. Playing at number one doubles he and Matt Micheli teamed up to win the ITA NCAA DIII National Small College title last fall. It was the second straight time Meyer had won that title along with the New England ITA title.

Trey Meyer '13
Matt Micheli '14
Alex Schidlovsky '16

Meyer fashioned a fall-spring doubles ledger of 25-9 going 16-8 with Alex Schidlovsky and 9-1 with Matt Micheli. "Trey was an incredible leader," noted Greenberg. "As a freshman, Trey told me he wanted to be All-American, which he's done five times, but we didn't know that he'd also help his team achieve so much together. His dedication is a big reason why we were able to grow each year and eventually win NESCACs and NCAAs."

This year Matt Micheli, whether playing with Trey Meyer or Felix Sun, was almost unbeatable in doubles forging an imposing record of 32-2. Micheli went 16-8 in singles play, playing mostly at number two.

"Matt's record speaks for itself," stated Greenberg. "He won ITA Small College Nationals with Trey, and then went 23-1 with Felix in the spring. I actually didn't realize that he was virtually unbeatable in doubles this year until I just re-checked the records. In singles Matt came up with some of our biggest wins at the #2 spot, in NESCACs and NCAAs. I can't wait for him to lead our young team next year."

Freshman Alex Schidlovsky made a strong impression this year on the doubles scenes where he and Trey Meyer were ranked seventh nationally. Schidlovsky posted a doubles record of 19-9 in his first season with the Ephs. When teamed with Felix Sun Schidlovsky was 3-1, while playing with Meyer the Ephs' top duo went 16-8.

In limited singles play Schidlovsky was 3-3.

"I knew Alex had the ability to play with the best in the country, but as a freshman, I was most impressed with how he performed under pressure," Greenberg said. "In our biggest matches of the year, Alex played his best tennis. He's not scared to step up, so that really bodes well for the next three years."

Previously this Eph trio earned First Team All-NESCAC honors with Meyer earning singles and doubles recognition, while Micheli earned his honor in singles play and Schidlovsky collected his for doubles play.

Trey Meyer was named the 2013 NESCAC Player of the Year and Eph head coach Dan Greenberg was named the conference's Co-Coach of the Year.

A player must meet any of the following criteria to earn ITA All-America honors:

Singles

1.) Top 8 seed in NCAA singles tournament
2.) Win one round at NCAA singles tournament
3.) Finish in the Top 20 in the final ITA Rankings
4.) Win USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament
5.) Wins first-round match at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships (including players who receive at-large invitations to the tournament)

Doubles

1.) Top 4 seed in NCAA doubles tournament
2.) Win one round at NCAA doubles tournament
3.) Finish in the Top 10 in the final ITA Rankings
4.) Win USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament
5.) Wins first-round match at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships (including teams who receive at-large invitations to the tournament)

View: Mobile | Desktop