Coach's Corner - A Note From the Desk of Coach Glassman

June 9, 2010

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Greetings and welcome to the final installment of the 2010 season Coach's Corner - a monthly newsletter to keep you informed and up to date on Stony Brook Tennis!

It was another banner season for the Seawolves - on the court and in the classroom. The women's team finished with a record of 17-5 overall. It was the most wins in a season in program history! Nini Lagvilava '13 led the way with a 22-2 record and was named the America East Rookie of the year and is only the second player in Stony Brook history to earn that honor. Another freshman, Aylin Mehter '13, of Massapequa, was an first team all-conference selection at No. 5 singles.

On the men's side, the squad finished with a 16-7 record. Ivan Rummel '11 led the way with 22 overall victories and he now ranks 5th in program history with 57 singles wins. For his efforts he was named to the All America East second team at #1 singles. Joining Ivan on the 2nd team were Mitch Wong '12 at No. 5 singles and Ilan Shvartz '10 at No. 6. Graduating seniors Jon Epstein and Halvar Dil were also named to the America East second team at No. 1 doubles. The men's team finished the year ranked 10th in the region. It is the highest season-ending ranking in our program's history. The future looks bright on both sides as the women return seven players and the men return five.

On the academic front - both teams performed at their usual high level in the classroom. The America East conference named six players to the All-Academic team for the women and Stony Brook had two players on that squad - Anna Pieschl '12 and Gayatri Krishnan '13. Gayatri finished with a 3.73 GPA for the spring semester. On the men's side - the America East All-Academic team consisted of eight players and three of them were Seawolves - seniors Jon Epstein and Ilan Shvartz as well as junior Ivan Rummel. Ivan led the way with a 4.0 GPA in the spring.



Looking forward to the 2010-11 season - we will be hosting three home events in the fall. The women will host their 4th Annual Stony Brook Classic tournament from September 17-19. Right now we have another solid eight team field lined up that includes Patriot League rivals Army, Navy and Bucknell. The 12th installment of the Stony Brook 3-Way will be held on Saturday October 2. The men will host the 2nd Annual Seawolves Invitational the following weekend, which is Homecoming. So please mark your calendars to come out and support your Seawolves.

Speaking of marking your calendars - please save the date of March 19, 2011. That is the date of the 5th Annual Seawolves Tennis FamilyFunfest at Eastern Athletic Club. The goal will be to have 45 people in attendance and to raise $6,000 for the tennis program.

Finally, if you'd like to get a head start on your philanthropic activities for fiscal year 2011 - simply emaiI me with your shirt size and address and we will mail you a Stony Brook Tennis shirt. All we ask is that you make a PAWS donation of your choice to Tennis.

At this time I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you who have already made such generous contributions to the tennis program.

If you know of any teammates/supporters that would like to receive the Coach's Corner - please feel free to send me their email address. And if there is anything you need on my end - please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

Have a great summer and I look forward to seeing you on the other side of the net!

Gary Glassman