The Lehigh men’s tennis team saw a memorable spring season come to an end Friday as the Patriot League champions fell 4-0 to No.6 seed Mississippi in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center. The Mountain Hawks battled hard in their first NCAA appearance but the seventh-ranked Rebels proved too strong.
The Lehigh men’s tennis team will play its first ever NCAA Tournament match Friday when the Mountain Hawks meet No. 6 Mississippi at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center in Oxford, Miss. The time of the match has been moved to 3 p.m. (CT), a change from when the pairings were announced on April 30.
As he prepares to lead Lehigh into its first NCAA Tournament appearance, senior co-captain Andrew Krentz was tabbed as the Patriot League’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men’s tennis for the second straight year, it was announced Wednesday. Krentz was also named to the Academic All-Patriot League for the third straight year. He is joined on the Academic All-League team by Mitchell Petersen.
Three members of the Patriot League Champion Lehigh men’s tennis team were named to All-Patriot League teams Wednesday. Sophomore Ben Gilman was named to the first team for the second time in his career, while junior Mark Goldberg and Mitchell Petersen earned spots on the second team. First year head coach Wouter Hendrix was also named Coach of the Year.
Ben Gilman played a critical role as the Lehigh men’s tennis team captured its first Patriot League Championship last month. The sophomore was named Patriot League Men’s Player of the Month for April after going 6-1 in singles play and 5-2 in doubles, highlighted by the doubles point-clinching win and the championship-clinching singles win in the league finals against Navy.