2014-15 USMMA Men's Tennis News
May 10, 2015
Despite Strong Effort, Tennis Falls In ECAC Title Match To Moravian On Sunday
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy tennis team lost to Landmark Conference-rival Moravian, 5-2, on Sunday afternoon in the ECAC Championship Match, hosted by Stevenson University at the Greenspring Tennis Courts. The Mariners conclude the season with an impressive 13-6 overall record, while the Greyhounds end the year at 13-7.
May 9, 2015
Tennis Defeats Stevenson To Advance To ECAC Championship Match; Will Face Moravian On Sunday For Title
The No. 2-seed USMMA tennis team defeated the host No. 3-seed Stevenson University, 5-2, on Saturday in the ECAC Semifinals at the Mustangs’ Greenspring Tennis Courts. The Mariners (13-5) will move on to face top-seeded Moravian (12-7) on Sunday in the Championship Match in an All-Landmark Conference Final.
May 7, 2015
McDonough Named Landmark Rookie Of The Year, Also Lands On First Team Along With Hicks
On Thursday, the Landmark Conference announced the post-season awards for men’s tennis and USMMA freshman Jake McDonough (Wilmington, N.C.) was selected by the conference’s head coaches as the Rookie of the Year. McDonough also landed on the All-Landmark First Team for singles along with sophomore James Hicks (Haddon Heights, N.J.) and the pair was also named to the Second Team for doubles.
May 5, 2015
Tennis Selected To Compete For ECAC Championship This Weekend As No. 2 Seed
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) released the tournament field for the upcoming 2015 ECAC Division III Men’s Outdoor Tennis Championship on Monday, and USMMA earned the No. 2 seed in the four-team tournament. The ECAC Championship will be held this Saturday and Sunday, May 9-10, at Stevenson University in Stevenson, Md.
April 28, 2015
De Ryckere Named Landmark Athlete Of The Week; Mariners Gearing Up For Juniata This Afternoon In Landmark Semis
On Monday morning, the Landmark Conference announced the weekly awards for men’s tennis and USMMA junior Alec De Ryckere (San Diego, Calif.) was honored as the league’s athlete of the week. The accolade comes after De Ryckere helped lead the Mariners to three-straight victories in the final week of the regular season at home against John Jay on Tuesday, on the road at Elizabethtown on Friday and back at home on Saturday against Scranton.
April 28, 2015
Tennis’ Historic Season Comes To An End With 5-0 Loss At Juniata In Landmark Semifinals
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy tennis team’s magical 2015 season has come to an end after the Mariners were defeated by top-seeded Juniata, 5-0, on Tuesday at the Eagles’ Raffensberger Courts in the Landmark Conference Tournament Semifinals.
April 25, 2015
Tennis Clinches First Landmark Tourney Berth In Program History, Defeating Scranton At Home, 5-4, Saturday
The USMMA tennis team is heading to the Landmark Conference Tournament for the first time in program history! In front of a large and supportive crowd of 147 at the Brooks Stadium Courts on Saturday afternoon, the Mariners punched their ticket with a 5-4 home victory over the University of Scranton in a win-and-your-in matchup for both teams.
April 24, 2015
Mariners Grind Out 5-4 Road Victory Over E-Town Friday; Prepare For Huge Home Match Vs. Scranton Saturday
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy tennis team defeated Landmark Conference opponent Elizabethtown, 5-4, at the Blue Jays’ Alumni Courts on Friday to improve its winning streak to seven-straight (and 10 of its last 11) matches. The Mariners improve to 11-4 overall (4-3 Landmark) with the victory, while E-Town falls to 4-12 (2-6 Landmark) in defeat.
April 21, 2015
Tennis Keeps Rolling With 9-0 Sweep Of John Jay For Sixth-Straight Win
The USMMA tennis team has been on fire as of late, winning its sixth-straight match (and ninth of its last 10) after a 9-0 sweep over non-conference opponent John Jay on Tuesday afternoon at the Brooks Stadium Courts. The Mariners improve to 10-4 overall on the season, while the Bloodhounds fall to 4-9.
April 19, 2015
Mariners Extend Win-Streak To Five With 9-0 Victory Over Pratt On Senior Day
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy tennis team swept visiting Pratt Institute on Sunday in a home non-conference match, 9-0, at the Brooks Stadium Courts to improve its current win-streak to five matches. The Mariners sit at 9-4 overall and have guaranteed a winning regular season for the first time in recent program history.
April 18, 2015
Tennis Earns Huge Landmark Victory Over Catholic On The Road, 6-3
The USMMA tennis team defeated Landmark Conference opponent Catholic for the first time in program history on the road Saturday to earn its program-best third league win and help its quest to make the conference tournament for the first time ever.
April 16, 2015
Tennis Makes It Three-Straight With 9-0 Sweep Over St. Joseph’s-Brooklyn
The USMMA tennis team won its third-straight match on Thursday, sweeping visiting St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn, 9-0, at the Brooks Stadium Tennis Courts. The victory improves the Mariners’ record to 7-4, while the Bears fall to 1-5.
April 14, 2015
Tennis Wins Non-Conference Match Over Lehman, 9-0
On Tuesday afternoon, the USMMA tennis team defeated visiting Lehman College in a non-conference showdown, 9-0, at the Brooks Stadium Tennis Courts. The Mariners improve to 6-4 overall on the season, while the Lightning fall to 1-7.
April 13, 2015
James Hicks Named Landmark Men’s Tennis Athlete Of The Week
On Monday, the Landmark Conference announced its Athletes of the Week and USMMA sophomore James Hicks (Haddon Heights, N.J.) earned the honor for men’s tennis. This is the second time in his career that Hicks was named the Athlete of the Week, as he also got the accolade back on March 31, 2014, during his freshman campaign.
April 12, 2015
Tennis Sweeps Susquehanna, 9-0, In Landmark Conference Action
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy tennis team easily handled Landmark Conference opponent Susquehanna, 9-0, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the Brooks Stadium Tennis Courts. The Mariners improve to 5-4 (2-3 Landmark) with the victory, while the Crusaders fall to 0-10 (0-5 Landmark).
April 11, 2015
Mariners Drop Home Match To Juniata, 7-2
The USMMA tennis team dropped a home Landmark match to Juniata College on Saturday afternoon, 7-2, at the Brooks Stadium Courts. The Mariners fall to 4-4 (1-3 Landmark), while the Eagles improve to 8-4 (5-0 Landmark).
April 8, 2015
Wednesday’s Tennis Match Moved To Drew University
Due to the inclement weather, the head coaches of the USMMA and Drew University tennis teams agreed to move Wednesday’s match to Madison, N.J., on the campus of Drew.
April 8, 2015
Tennis Downs Drew, 7-2, For First Landmark Win
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy tennis team defeated Landmark Conference foe Drew University, 7-2, on Wednesday night at the Rangers’ Simon Forum. With the victory, the Mariners move to 4-3 (1-2 Landmark) on the season, while Drew falls to 3-7 (0-4 Landmark).
April 2, 2015
Tennis Wins Home-Opener Over CCNY, 8-1
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy tennis team won its 2015 home-opener on Thursday against the City College of New York by the final score of 8-1. The Mariners move to an even 3-3 overall, while the Beavers fall to 1-7.
April 1, 2015
Tennis Sweeps St. Joseph’s-L.I. On The Road Wednesday Evening
The USMMA tennis team defeated non-conference opponent St. Joseph’s of Long Island, 9-0, on Wednesday to improve to 2-3 on the season. The Golden Eagles fall to 1-2 in defeat.
March 31, 2015
Tuesday’s Home Baseball And Road Tennis Contests Postponed
Due to the expected rainstorm that will pass over Long Island this afternoon into tonight, the USMMA athletic department has postponed two of its contests that were scheduled for Tuesday.
March 29, 2015
Tennis Defeated By Goucher, 8-1, Sunday Afternoon
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy tennis team lost at Landmark Conference opponent Goucher on Sunday, 8-1. The Mariners fall to 1-3 (0-2 Landmark) on the young season, while the Gophers improve to 7-4 (2-0 Landmark).
March 26, 2015
Thursday’s Tennis Match Vs. CCNY Postponed Due To Rainstorm
For the second-straight day an athletic contest between the U.S. Merchant Marine academy and the City College of New York has been postponed due to weather. This time the two institutions’ tennis match that was scheduled for Thursday at 4 p.m. has been affected by Mother Nature.
March 24, 2015
Tennis Swept By Coast Guard Tuesday Afternoon
The USMMA tennis team lost on the road to rival Coast Guard, 9-0, on Tuesday at the Bears’ Rolland Field House. The defeat drops the Mariners to 1-2 on the young season, while USCGA improves to 3-2.
March 22, 2015
Tennis Edged By Moravian, 5-4, In Landmark Opener On The Road On Sunday
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy tennis team lost its first Landmark Conference match of the season on Sunday at Moravian in a nail-biter. The host Greyhounds escaped with a narrow 5-4 victory, dropping the Mariners to 1-1 (0-1 Landmark) on the season and improving their record to 5-3 (1-0 Landmark).
March 19, 2015
Mariners Sail Past York In 2015 Season-Opener, 9-0
The USMMA tennis team swept York College on the road on Thursday in its 2015 season-opener by the final score of 9-0. The Mariners won every single match played on the afternoon – the three doubles competitions and six singles matchups.
March 3, 2015
Banks And Robertson Announce 2015 Tennis Schedule
USMMA second-year co-head tennis coaches Trevor Banks and Jimmy Robertson released the schedule for the Mariners’ upcoming 2015 season on Tuesday. Merchant Marine will compete in 16 dual matches this season, including one against the other eight Landmark Conference opponents.