The college tennis season here on Long Island is wrapping up, as a number of local schools have finished the regular season and are gearing up for their respective conference tournaments.
Hofstra Men, Women Earn Season Honors
Marcus Smith, who played his high school tennis at Cardozo High School in Queens, had a nice freshman campaign for Hofstra. He went 12-8 in singles play, primarily in the first singles flight. He was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association’s (CAA) Men’s Tennis team.
In addition to Smith, his teammate Niko Vulinovich earned CAA All-Academic honors, and Carmen Pestano was named to the CAA’s Women’s Tennis All-Academic Team.
Hewlett’s DeMichiel Named ECAC Division III Co-Athlete of the Month
New York University’s Matt DeMichiel of Hewlett, N.Y., who played his high school tennis at Lynbrook High School, was named the East Coast Athletic Conference’s (ECAC) Division III Co-Athlete of the Month in March. DeMichiel went 7-3 in the month, helping lead NYU to two victories. In addition to his singles play, DeMichiel partnered with Yanik Parsch to go 3-2 in the third doubles slot.
Stony Brook, NYIT Celebrate Senior Days
The Stony Brook Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams honored its seniors with Senior Days. On the women’s side, the Seawolves honored Louise Badoche and Becky Shtilkind (pictured below), while the men honored Vinicius Degani, Kenzo Kauffmann and Jose Morales. Both teams sent their seniors out with victories, as the men beat Hofstra 6-1 and the women blanked the Pride 7-0.
The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Women’s Tennis team honored its two seniors, Justyna Krol and Alexandra Borgenhoff, with a 7-2 victory over Concordia on its senior day.