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NATIONAL CHAMPION

5 p.m.

Quarterfinals May 23

Troy (20-4)

*Georgia (17-7)

UNC Greensboro (17-5)

Florida St. (14-9)

Boise St. (19-11)

First & Second Rounds May 14-15 or 15-16

4 p.m.

49-64 7

Oral Roberts (7-8) *Baylor (21-6)

17-32 Wisconsin (19-7)

33-48 Notre Dame (15-12)

33-48 17-32 49-64

Vanderbilt (13-10) Virginia Tech (15-7) Eastern Ky. (18-8)

17-32 Fresno St. (18-9)

33-48 BYU (21-6)

15 33-48 17-32 49-64 2

East Tenn. St. (15-7) Alabama (13-13) Winthrop (13-11) *Tennessee (26-1)

49-64 Cleveland St. (20-6)

17-32 Georgia Tech (17-7)

33-48 Binghamton (25-1)

NCAA/5/3/10/lbw

*Host Institution All Times Eastern

12 *Kentucky (23-8)

*Louisville (22-5)

5 *Southern California (19-3)

49-64 Marist (14-5)

3 p.m.

17-32

Washington (17-5)

49-64 Xavier (17-7)

9 a.m.

10

13 *Illinois (19-10)

33-48

33-48 Denver (19-4)

Rice (14-10)

49-64 *Texas A&M (23-6)

17-32 Prairie View (10-15)

33-48

17-32 Michigan (13-10)

TCU (12-12) Mississippi (18-7)

4 *Ohio St. (32-1)

49-64 Western Mich. (21-10)

1 p.m.

UTSA (13-9)

17-32 California (12-7)

3 p.m.

49-64

Arizona (13-10)

49-64 Sacramento St. (17-11)

9 a.m.

17-32

Minnesota (13-10)

9 *UCLA (14-6)

6 p.m.

33-48

Texas Tech (21-5)

33-48 Hawaii (12-7)

3

49-64 14

Wichita St. (14-8)

17-32 Pepperdine (16-10)

*Texas (25-2)

17-32

*Oklahoma (16-7)

49-64 Quinnipiac (10-4)

33-48 UC Irvine (17-11)

33-48

6

49-64

17-32

33-48

11

49-64

17-32

33-48

Tulsa (16-10)

8 *Stanford (18-5)

6 p.m.

6 p.m.

Round of 16 May 21

*Florida (19-4)

5 p.m.

Semifinals May 24

33-48 Nebraska (13-12)

4 p.m.

Dan Magill Tennis Complex Athens, Georgia University of Georgia, host May 21-25

National Championship May 25

South Carolina St. (11-10)

Noon

Semifinals May 24

Auburn (11-12)

2 p.m.

Quarterfinals May 23

17-32 North Carolina (17-6)

Noon

Round of 16 May 21

Men’s Team Finals: LIVE on ESPNU: (6 p.m. Eastern time, Tuesday, May 25) Tape Delay on ESPN2: (11 p.m. Eastern time, Wednesday, May 26)

49-64 VCU (14-11)

16 *Duke (18-8)

33-48 Columbia (16-4)

17-32 Wake Forest (15-9)

49-64 Navy (16-13)

1 *Virginia (35-1)

First & Second Rounds May 14-15 or 15-16

Event: Team Championship

TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

2010 NCAA Division I Men's


GENERAL INFORMATION: SCHOOL: Marist College LOCATION: Poughkeepsie, N.Y. FOUNDED: 1929 ENROLLMENT: 4,256 PRESIDENT: Dr. Dennis J. Murray VP FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS: Deborah DiCaprio NICKNAME: Red Foxes SCHOOL COLORS: Red & White HOME FACILITY: East Campus Tennis Pavilion CONFERENCE: Metro Atlantic Athletic ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: 845-575-3699

ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION: DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: Tim Murray NCAA FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE: Dr. John Ritschdorff, ‘68 ASSOCIATE AD: Travis Tellitocci, ‘04 ASSISTANT AD/SWA: Elizabeth Donohue ASSISTANT AD/FACILITIES & OPERATIONS: Darren McCormack ASSISTANT AD/EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Frank Lombardy, ‘07 COORDINATOR OF SPORTS MEDICINE: Glenn Marinelli Director of Academic Advisement: Alyssa Gates STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH: Jon Clancy BUSINESS MANAGER: Jeremy Kersten

SPORTS INFORMATION: SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Mike Ferraro, ‘01 OFFICE PHONE: 845-575-3321 E-MAIL: Michael.Ferraro@Marist.edu ASSISTANT SID/MEN’S TENNIS CONTACT: Andy Alongi, ‘08 E-MAIL: Andrew.Alongi@Marist.edu SPORTS INFORMATION FAX: 845-471-0466 WEB SITE: www.GoRedFoxes.com

COACHING STAFF: HEAD COACH: Tim Smith ALMA MATER: SUNY Geneseo RECORD AT SCHOOL (YEARS): 216-71 (13) CAREER RECORD: 296-75

TEAM INFORMATION:

T A B L E

O F

C O N T E N T S

1. Table of Contents 2. Roster 3. MAAC Tournament Recap 4. Head Coach Tim Smith 5. Asst. Coach Dr. Elliot Sussin 6. Christian Coley 7. Loic Sessagesimi 8. Michael Land 9. Landon Greene 10. Nicolas Pisecky 11. Marcus von Nordheim 12. Rhys Hobbs

S P O R T S

13. Matt Himmelsbach 14. Ian Sims 15. Joris Van Eck 16. Season Stats 17. Match-by-Match Results 18. Match-by-Match Results 19. Match-by-Match Results 20. Match-by-Match Results 21. Match-by-Match Results 22. Marist In The News 23. Marist In The News 24. Marist In The News

I N F O R M A T I O N

ASSISTANT SID/MEN’S TENNIS CONTACT: Andy Alongi, ‘08 OFFICE PHONE: 845-575-3699 ext. 2150 FAX NUMBER: 845-471-0466 E-MAIL ADDRESS: Andrew.Alongi@Marist.edu WEB SITE: www.GoRedFoxes.com Andy Alongi is in his second year as Assistant Sports Information Director at Marist College. He serves as the primary media contact for Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Men’s and Women’s Crew, Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving, Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field, and Softball. In his first year with the Red Foxes, Alongi assisted in setting a school record as 13 studentathletes were selected Academic All-District by ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA; two were named Academic All-Americans. In addition to his post at Marist, Alongi also served as an official scorer for the Hudson Valley Renegades, the Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, during the 2009 season. Alongi received his Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a Business minor from Marist College in 2008. During his time at Marist, he interned in the Athletic Department, as well as spending a summer in the New Media Department at MSG Network. While he was an undergrad, Alongi served as Co-Editor of the Sports section of The Circle, the student newspaper at Marist. Additionally, he was a member of MCTV, and the Marist College Marching Band, Pep Band and Concert Band, holding the Office of Vice President of Pep Band for a total of five semesters. Alongi is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America, CoSIDA.

2009-10 RECORD: 14-5 CONFERENCE RECORD(FINISH): 6-0 (1st) A B O U T M A R I S T NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 8 - 1998, 2000-2003, Marist College is located in the middle of the beautiful and historic Hudson River Valley, just 2008-2009 90 miles from metropolitan New York City. More than three hundred years of New York BEST TOURNAMENT FINISH: First Round history can be found in Dutchess and the surrounding counties, and it is all offered to area visitors, accompanied by breathtaking views.

CREDITS: The 2010 Marist men’s tennis NCAA Tournament media guide was written, edited and designed by Andy Alongi. Editorial assistance was provided by Mike Ferraro. Additional writing was provided by Marist Sports Information Student Intern Cody Lahl.

Bounded on one side by the majestic Hudson River, the College sits just minutes from the homes of some of this country’s most influential people. A must-see on any visitor’s schedule is the home and museum of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt’s retreat, both just a short distance from Marist.


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Ht./Wt.

Cl.

Hometown/Last School

Christian Coley Chris Foster Landon Greene Matt Himmelsbach Rhys Hobbs Michael Land Nicolas Pisecky Loic Sessagesimi Ian Sims Joris Van Eck Marcus von Nordheim

6-2/175 6-0/165 6-0/190 6-1/150 6-2.5/160 6-2/160 5-11/147 5-7/137 5-9/155 5-11/165 6-2/176

Sr. So.-R Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. Jr.

Glastonbury, Conn./Cheshire Academy Pittsburgh, Pa./Indiana Palos Verdes, Calif./Palos Verdes Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow Sydney, Australia/University of Montana-Billings Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood Lausanne, Switzerland/Gymnase Cantonal De Beaulieu Blonay, Switzerland/Auguste Piccard Stow, Ohio/Kent State Ospel, Netherlands/Maastricht Univ. Munich, Germany/Bavarian International School

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE COLEY - coal-lee RHYS - ree-ss PISECKY - piz-ECK-key SESSAGESIMI sess-uh-JESS-uh-me SUSSIN - suh-SIN

Head Coach: Tim Smith (SUNY Albany), 13th Season Assistant Coach: Dr. Elliot Sussin (Syracuse), Third Season

WHERE THEY’RE FROM

1 - Christian Coley - Glastonbury, Conn. 3 - Chris Foster - Pittsburgh, Pa. 5 - Michael Land - Kingwood, Texas

MORE ROSTER INFO •

Marist’s roster is completed with five international players:

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Two from Switzerland: Loic Sessagesimi (Blonay) Nicolas Pisecky (Lausanne)

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One from Australia: Rhys Hoobs (Sydney)

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One from Germany: Marcus von Nordheim (Munich)

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One from The Netherlands: Joris Van Eck (Ospel)

2 - Matt Himmlesbach - Longmeadow, Mass. 4 - Ian Sims - Stow, Ohio 6 - Landon Greene - Palos Verdes, Calif. PHOTO CAPTION Seated (L to R): Chris Foster, Joris Van Eck, Loic Sessagesimi, Matt Himmelsbach, Nicolas Pisecky. Standing (L to R): Head Coach Tim Smith, Christian Coley, Rhys Hobbs, Marcus von Nordheim, Michael Land, Landon Greene. Not Pitcutred: Ian Sims


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THE REGULAR SEASON FINAL STANDINGS TEAM MARIST ! Fairfield Loyola Saint Peter’s Niagara Siena Rider

OVERALL 14-5 14-9 11-7 13-9 9-14 3-15 3-18

MAAC 6-0 5-1 3-3 3-3 3-3 1-5 0-6

HOME 7-0 5-2 5-3 9-3 5-3 2-6 1-10

AWAY 5-4 5-5 5-3 3-4 4-8 1-6 2-7

NEUTRAL 2-1 4-2 1-1 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-1

STREAK W11 L1 L1 L2 L2 L3 L2

! denotes MAAC Regular Season Champion

THE BRACKET

2010 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK FEBRUARY • •

2/9 - Joris Van Eck - MAR 2/26 - Ryan Berthod - FFD

MARCH • • • • •

3/2 - Matt Himmelsbach MAR 3/10 - Jeremy Quiroz - NIA 3/16 - Marcus von Nordheim - MAR 3/23 - Rob Ferrante - FFD 3/30 - Joe Michalisin - FFD

APRIL • •

4/13 - Matt Himmelsbach - MAR 4/20 - Christian Coley MAR CHAMPIONSHIP RECORDS

Marist won six singles matches at the 2010 MAAC Championship. The points all came from third, fourth, fifth and sixth singles. Here were the individual records at the conference tournament:

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Nicolas Pisecky (2-0, 3rd) Matt Himmelsbach (2-0, 4th) Landon Greene (1-0, 5th)

Marcus von Nordheim (1-0, 6th)

CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES: • •

At Right: The Marist men’s tennis team won its third striaght Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship on Sunday, April 25 at the Yanitelli Center on the campus of Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, N.J. Below: Marist’s Loic Sessagesimi was named the MAAC MOP for the third straight year. He received the award from MAAC Tennis Committee members Colleen Stimpson (left) and Steve Dombrowski (right).

Marist wins third straight MAAC Championship, eighth overall. Senior Loic Sessagesimi named MAAC Tournament Most Outstanding Performer for third straight year.


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TIM SMITH

Entering his 13th season at Marist, head coach Tim Smith has taken the Red Foxes to the highest level of success during his time with the team. His teams have won eight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championships, and received as many NCAA Tournament bids. In the past 10 years, the men’s teams have compiled a record-setting 78-5 mark in the MAAC. During the 2009-10 regular season, his players have taken the program to a higher level. Seniors Loic Sessagesimi and Christian Coley became the first players to reach the ITA Regional Tournament Round of 16 in November. Sessagesimi reached the quarterfinals to net the highest individual finish under Smith’s tutelage. Additionally, Marist four players were awarded MAAC Player of the Week five times during the spring. The accolade was handed out 10 times during the regular season. In Smith’s 13 years at the helm of the Red Foxes, he has compiled a 216-71 record. He has coached the men’s team at Marist to 208 wins, while earning eight as head coach of the women’s tennis team. The team continues to play one of the most competitive tournament schedules in the east, having played the Army, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn State, Columbia USTA Open, ECAC and Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) Tournaments. Dual matches have included matches against Alabama, Baylor, Brown, Florida, Harvard, LSU, Ole Miss and Texas. His teams and players are regularly recognized by the ITA for their academic excellence and have won every tennis award offered by the MAAC. The Red Foxes have competed in eight NCAA Tournaments under Smith. He has taken the program to the University of Texas at Austin, Baylor, LSU, Harvard, Alabama, Mississippi State and Florida.

Prior to coaching at Marist, Smith registered an 80-4 record over four years at Dutchess Community College and one year at SUNY Oswego for a combined career record of 29674, a winning percentage of .800. While at Dutchess, he coached three nationally ranked teams, two of which finished in the top 10 and three junior college All-Americans. Over the past 25 years he has guided numerous students to receive state and national rankings. In addition, Smith is an ETA-USTA National Team Coach, an ETA Junior Davis Cup Coach and a USPTA Level I teaching professional. Smith was named the USPTA Coach of the Year for the Eastern Section in 1993, 1995 and 2009. Additionally, he was the recipient of the Presidential Sports Award for Tennis. His peers selected him as the MAAC Coach of the Year in 2003. In 2008, he was inducted into the Dutchess County Sports Museum Hall of Fame for his contributions to tennis and the community. Smith graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education from SUNY Geneseo, where he lettered in tennis and was captain of the team. He received his Masters of Science from SUNY Albany in Student Personnel in Higher Education and his Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in administration from SUNY New Paltz. A native of Lockport, N.Y., Smith presently resides in Hyde Park, N.Y., with his wife Ann. They have two children, Shannon and Tim Jr. Shannon resides in Enfield, Conn. and Tim lives in Chapel Hill, N.C.

CAREER AWARDS AND HONORS •

2003 MAAC Coach of the Year

2008-2009 - ITA Team Academic Award

2009 USPTA Eastern Division College Coach of the Year

Reached 11 straight MAAC Finals (19992010)

Eight MAAC Championships, three in a row

Seven NCAA Tournament appreances, two in a row (not counting 2010)

Two players named Verizon CoSIDA Academic All-District (Peter Nassif and Viktor Sapezhnikov)

Sapezhnikov was named First Team AllAmercian, the only first team selection in Marist Athletics history

MILESTONE VICTORIES •

April 12, 2003 - Won 100th dual match at Marist, a 7-0 win over Canisius in Buffalo, N.Y.

March 30, 2007 - Won 250th career dual match, a 7-0 win over Rider at home

April 13, 2009 - Won 200th dual match at Marist, a 7-0 victory over Hartford at the East Campus Tennis Pavilion


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DR. ELLIOT SUSSIN

Dr. Elliot Sussin enters his third season beside Head Coach Tim Smith on the Marist men’s tennis staff. Sussin has been living in the Hudson Valley for 52 years and has been involved in tennis for 35 of them. The Syracuse University graduate is a practicing Chiropractor. His practice, which is located in both Rhinebeck and Poughkeepsie, specializes in sports chiropractic injuries and has been a fixture in the area since 1980. A USTA member, Sussin has been a 4.5 and 4.0 player for the past 20 years. He also has been teaching tennis at Kutcher’s Sport’s Academy since 1975. It is also rumored that he regularly beats Coach Smith when they play. Dr. Sussin is the proud father of three daughters and one son. Jennifer graduated from Marist in 2009, and his son Scott plays tennis for John Jay High School.


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CHRISTIAN COLEY

THE COLEY FILE Height.......................................... 6-2 Class......................................... Senior Hometown.......... Glastonbury, Conn. Last School............. Chesire Academy YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD (SINGLES) 2006-07...................................... 17-7 2007-08........................................ 9-5 2008-09...................................... 12-9 2009-10.................................... 20-11 Career...................................... 58-32 YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD (DOUBLES) 2006-07...................................... 16-6 2007-08........................................ 8-5 MORE ON COLEY... 2008-09.................................... 12-12 2009-10.....................................19-11 2009-10: First Team All-MAAC (First Singles, Second Doubles) MAAC Player of the Week 4/20, Career...................................... 55-34 MAAC All-Academic Team ... Earned 20 wins in singles, accumulating considerable time in first singles matches … Earned 19 wins against 11 losses in first and second doubles play … Went 4-1 in the regular NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS season against MAAC opponents in singles and 6-0 in doubles … Upset #8 seed Kendrick Au of Brown Singles......................................... 0-1 University at the ITA Regional Tournament, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) and defeated #17 Andy Nguyen of Harvard, • #23 Carlos Cueto (UF) def. Coley, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to become one of two Red Foxes to reach the ITA Regional Tournament Round of 16 … 6-0, 6-1, 5/8/09 Ranked 20th in the ITA Northeast Region for matches against Cornell (Feb. 6), Binghamton (Feb. 7), Stony Doubles........................................ 0-1 Brook (Feb. 27), Fairleigh Dickinson (Feb. 28) and Yale (Feb. 28) … Defeated 18th ranked Ivan Rummel of • #16 Burkhardt/Benneteau (UF) Stony Brook in first singles; 6-2, 7-5 on Feb. 27 … Earned a spot in the Big Green Tournament semifinals def. Coley/Hobbs, 8-1, 5/8/09 with his first singles victory over Amherst’s Austin Chafetz, 6-3, 7-5 on Oct. 4 … Concluded the regular season with a four match win streak at first singles, posting wins over Colgate (Apr. 11), Fairfield (Apr. CAREER AWARDS 13), Hartford (Apr. 19) and Army (Apr. 21) … Won eight consecutive doubles matches, including victories 2006-07: • First Team All-MAAC (3rd Doubles) over MAAC opponents Saint Peter’s (Mar. 24), Niagara (Apr. 10), Fairfield (Apr. 13) and Loyola (Apr. 18) … • Second Team All-MAAC (3rd Singles) In the MAAC Tournament, Coley teamed with Matt Himmelsbach against Loyola and earned the second doubles win over Kevin Zingler and Dan D’Agostino, 8-5 on April 24. 2007-08: • First Team All-MAAC (1st Doubles) 2008-09: Second Team All-MAAC (First Singles), First Team All-MAAC (First Doubles), MAAC All2008-09: • Second Team All-MAAC (1st Singles) Academic Team ... Went 12-9 overall in singles, playing the top spot in every dual match he competed in • First Team All-MAAC (1st Doubles) ... Compiled a 3-1 record against MAAC foes ... In doubles amassed a total of 12 wins, including a victory • MAAC All-Academic Team that earned the Red Foxes the doubles point in the MAAC Championship title match against Fairfield. 2009-10: • #20 in the ITA Northeast Region 2007-08: First Team All-MAAC (First Doubles) ... Finished the season with an overall singles record from Jan. 5 - March 4 of 9-5, with a 4-2 mark in the MAAC... Played all but one match at first singles... He went 7-5 overall at • First Team All-MAAC (1st Singes, first doubles with a combination of three partners: Loic Sessagesimi, Marcus von Nordheim and Nicolas 2nd Doubles) Pisecky... Boasted a 5-1 record in MAAC doubles play. • MAAC Player of the Week on April 20 2006-07: First Team All-MAAC (Third Doubles), Second Team All-MAAC (Third Doubles) ... Posted • MAAC All-Academic Team a 17-7 record in singles at the second and third spots in the lineup. ... Went 5-1 in MAAC matches. ... Went 16-6 in doubles with five different partners, including a 13-2 mark with Loic Sessagesimi. High School: Had a 14-1 record in senior year at Cheshire Academy. ... Was a finalist in the New England Prep School Invitational. ... Named First Team All-State in Connecticut his junior year. ... Compiled a 28-3 record as Cheshire’s number one singles player. Personal: Born Nov. 18, 1986. ... Is the son of Mark Coley and Margarita Llompat-Coley.


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LOIC SESSAGESIMI

THE SESSAGESIMI FILE Height.......................................... 5-7 Class......................................... Senior Hometown.......... Blonay, Switzerland Last School............... Auguste Piccard YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD (SINGLES) 2006-07...................................... 19-5 2007-08...................................... 13-2 2008-09.................................... 20-11 2009-10.................................... 23-10 Career...................................... 75-28 YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD (DOUBLES) 2006-07...................................... 18-3 2007-08...................................... 11-4 2008-09.................................... 18-11 2009-10...................................... 20-6 Career...................................... 67-24 NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS Singles......................................... 0-0 • Erling Tveit (Ole Miss) vs. Sessagesimi (DNF), 5/10/08 • Tveit led 6-0, 5-0 • #33 Alex Lacroix (UF) vs. Sessagesimi (DNF), 5/8/09 • Lacroix led 6-0, 5-2 Doubles........................................ 0-1 • #20 Wellerman/ten Berg vs. Sessagesimi/Marks (DNF) • Score tied at 6-6, 5/10/08 • Dadamo/Hamui (UF) def. Sessagesimi/Himmelsbach, 8-0, 5/8/09 CAREER AWARDS 2006-07: • MAAC Rookie of the Year • First Team All-MAAC (2nd Singles, 3rd Doubles) • MAAC Player of the Week, 4/10 2007-08: • MAAC MOP • First Team All-MAAC (2nd Singles, Doubles) • MAAC, ITA All-Academic Teams 2008-09: • MAAC MOP • First Team All-MAAC (2nd Singles) • Second Team All-MAAC (2nd Doubles) • MAAC All-Academic Team 2009-10: • Marist Sportsperson of the Year • MAAC MOP • First Team All-MAAC (3rd Doubles) • Second Team All-MAAC (2nd Singles) • MAAC All-Academic Team

MORE ON SESSAGESIMI... 2009-10: Marist Sportsperson of the Year, MAAC Tournament MOP, First Team All-MAAC (Third Doubles), Second Team All-MAAC (Second Singles) MAAC All-Academic Team, Wooden Cup Award Recipient – Honorable Mention … Earned a 23-10 record in singles including 13-6 in dual matches, 10-4 in tournament contests and perfect 6-0 in MAAC play … Was also dominant in double matches, earning a 20-6 record including 5-1 in second doubles and 12-2 in third doubles … Went 6-0 in MAAC doubles matches and 17-3 in duals … Earned a spot in the Flight A finals of the USTA Men’s Collegiate Invitational with his victory over Michael Hayes of Harvard, 6-4, 7-5 on Sept. 26 … Became the first Red Fox to reach the quarterfinals at the ITA Regional Tournament with his 6-3, 6-0 Round of 16 victory over Harvard’s Josh Tchan … Entered the MAAC Tournament with a five-match win streak at singles and a seven match win streak at doubles … Earned doubles victories with Nicolas Pisecky over Loyola’s Matt McDaniel and Bobby Gorczakowski, 8-3 in the semifinal and Fairfield’s Ryan Berthod and Mark Kremheller, 8-4 to help Marist secure its third consecutive MAAC Championship. 2008-09: MAAC Tournament MOP, First Team All-MAAC (Second Singles), Second Team AllMAAC (Second Doubles), MAAC All-Academic Team ... Won the deciding match in the MAAC Championship title match against Fairfield to earn the Red Foxes their seventh conference crown ... Totaled 20 wins, including a perfect 6-0 against conference foes ... Won his last eight singles matches of the season Won the Flight A Singles Championship at the UConn Fall Classic ... Captured the singles back draw at the Cornell Wicked Men’s Invitational ... Played 28 doubles matches with Matt Himmelsbach, with a 17-11 record, tandem played no. 2 doubles. 2007-08: MAAC Tournament MOP, First Team All-MAAC (Second Singles, Second Doubles), MAAC Player of the Week, 4/10, MAAC All-Academic Team, ITA All-Academic Team ... Complied a 13-2 overall singles record as a mainstay at the second slot, though he spent some time at first singles as well... In conference play, Sessagesimi was a perfect 7-0... Won his last nine singles matches of the season... In doubles Sessagesimi was primarily paired with Greg Marks and Christian Coley and amassed a 11-4 record overall and 6-1 in the MAAC... Split time between first and second doubles, while he played one match at third doubles. 2006-07: MAAC Rookie of the Year, First Team All-MAAC (Second Singles, Third Doubles) ... Joined Red Foxes for second semester and made immediate impact, going 19-5 in singles. ... Won first tournament he competed in as a Red Fox, capturing flight at West Point Open. ... Won back draw of Harvard Intersession Invitational the following week. ... Posted a 19-3 mark in doubles, primarily competing with Christian Coley and Pedro Genovese. High School: Is a 2006 graduate of Auguste Piccard High School. ... Was ranked in the top 10 in Switzerland in the under 18, 16, 14 and 12 age groups. ... Represented Switzerland in the international school game in Hungary in 2001. ... Played in the Petits Princes tournament in France in the under 13 age group. Personal: Born Oct. 28, 1986. ... Is the son of Henri and Sylviane Sessagesimi.


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MICHAEL LAND

THE LAND FILE Height.......................................... 6-2 Class......................................... Senior Hometown.............. Kingwood, Texas Last School........................ Kingwood YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD (SINGLES) 2006-07........................................ 4-5 2007-08........................................ 2-0 2008-09........................................ 3-2 2009-10........................................ 2-1 Career........................................ 11-8 YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD (DOUBLES) 2006-07........................................ 6-4 2007-08........................................ 3-0 2008-09........................................ 0-1 2009-10........................................ 2-1 Career........................................ 11-6 NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS Singles......................................... 0-0 Doubles....................................... 0-0 CAREER AWARDS 2007-08: • MAAC All-Academic Team 2008-09: • MAAC All-Academic Team 2009-10: • MAAC All-Academic Team

MORE ON LAND... 2009-10: MAAC All-Academic Team … Went 2-1 in fifth and sixth singles matches and 2-1 in doubles action … Defeated Rider’s Robert Olsen, 6-2, 6-1 on Mar. 25 and downed Hartford’s Edgardo Eureta, 6-0, 6-1 on April 19 … Teamed with Ian Sims twice and Rhys Hobbs once in doubles action, going 1-1 and 1-0 respectively … Won on Mar. 24 with Hobbs, taking down Saint Peter’s Andrew Musyoka and Luccas Coutinho, 8-7 (8-6) … Earned his second doubles win of the season with Sims, 7-6 (7-3) against Hartford’s Aaron Kooden and Filip Miletic. 2008-09: MAAC All-Academic Team ... Provided depth to the Red Foxes’ lineup ... Went 3-2 on the season and 2-0 in dual matches, winning one match at fifth singles and another at sixth singles. 2007-08: MAAC All-Academic Team ... Land did not lose a matche during his sophomore season... He went 2-0 at fifth and sixth singles as he won both of his matches 6-1, 6-1 ... In doubles he wnet 3-0 at second and third doublesas he played matches with Greg Marks and Jack Famiglio. 2006-07: Finished with a 4-5 record in singles’ matches, going 3-0 in dual matches in the sixth spot in the lineup. ... Went 6-4 in doubles, playing most of his matches with Frank Algier. High School: Was a three-year district champion at Kingwood High School. ... Compiled a 40-3 record, playing first singles and doubles. Personal: Born April 16, 1988. ... Is the son of Greg Land of Kim Land.


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LANDON GREENE

THE GREENE FILE Height.......................................... 6-0 Class......................................... Junior Hometown........... Palos Verdes, Calif. Last School..................... Palos Verdes YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD (SINGLES) 2007-08...................................... 10-2 2008-09...................................... 26-6 2009-10........................................ 9-6 Career...................................... 45-14 YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD (DOUBLES) 2007-08........................................ 9-4 2008-09...................................... 26-8 2009-10...................................... 11-5 Career...................................... 45-17 NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS Singles......................................... 0-0 • Kalle Norberg (Ole Miss.) vs. Greene • Norberg led 6-2, 4-2, 5/10/08 • Johnny Hamui (UF) vs. Greene • Hamui led 6-6 (6-4), 5/8/09 Doubles....................................... 0-1 • Klaeson/Vorster (Ole Miss.) def. Greene/von Nordheim, 8-2, 5/10/08 • Cueto/Lacroix vs. Greene/Pisecky • Cueto/Lacroix led 7-0, 5/8/09 CAREER AWARDS 2007-08: • First Team All-MAAC (3rd Doubles) • Second Team All-MAAC (6th Singles) 2008-09: • First Team All-MAAC (5th Singles) • Co-First Team All-MAAC (Third Doubles) • MAAC, ITA All-Academic Teams 2009-10: • First Team All-MAAC (5th Singles) • Co-Second Team All-MAAC (1st Doubles) • MAAC All-Academic Team

MORE ON GREENE... 2009-10: First Team All-MAAC (Fifth Singles), Co-Second Team All-MAAC (First Doubles), MAAC All-Academic Team … Won nine singles matches on the season … Went 3-0 in MAAC play and won his final eight singles matches to close the season with a 9-6 record … Posted a 5-2 record in fifth singles matches … Went 11-5 in doubles overall, 7-4 in first doubles and 4-1 in third doubles … Greene’s sixth singles win over St. John’s Martin Kosut, 6-2, 2-6, 6-0 pushed Marist past the Red Storm, 4-3, on April 8 … Defeated Fairfield’s Erik Kremheller, 6-2, 6-2 in the MAAC Championship finals to help the Red Foxes earn their third consecutive MAAC title. 2008-09: First Team All MAAC (Fifth Singles), Co-First Team All-MAAC (Third Doubles), MAAC All-Academic Team, ITA All-Academic Team ... Tied for the team lead in singles wins with 26 and had the best winning percentage on the team (.813) ... Went 5-1 in conference matches and won his final six matches of the season ... Won the Flight 4 Singles crown at the Army Invitational ... Totaled a 24-8 record in doubles with three partners ... Won the first of two doubles matches in the MAAC Championship title match against Fairfield with Nicolas Pisecky ... Won two Flight B Doubles crowns at the UConn Fall Classic and the Cornell Wicked Men’s Invitational. 2007-08: First Team All-MAAC (Third Doubles), Second Team All-MAAC (Sixth Singles) ...As a freshman accumulated a 19-5 overall ... Went 10-2 in singles matches with a mark of 6-1 in MAAC generally at the no. 6 singles spot. Prior To Marist: Played four years of varsity tennis...Member of two league championship teams...Twotime league singles champion...Two-time team MVP. Personal: Son of Jeff and Alicia Greene...Majors in International Business.


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NICOLAS PISECKY

THE PISECKY FILE Height........................................ 5-11 Class......................................... Junior Hometown..... Lausanne, Switzerland Last School Gymnase Cantonal De Beaulieu YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD (SINGLES) 2007-08........................................ 8-4 2008-09...................................... 20-5 2009-10...................................... 23-8 Career...................................... 51-17 YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD (DOUBLES) 2007-08........................................ 7-7 2008-09...................................... 22-8 2009-10...................................... 13-8 Career...................................... 42-23 NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS Singles......................................... 0-2 • Robbeye Poole (Ole Miss.) def. Pisecky, 6-0, 6-0, 5/10/08 • Antoine Benneteau (UF) def. Pisecky, 6-0, 6-0, 5/8/09 Doubles....................................... 0-1 • Berg/Tveit (Ole Miss.) def. Pisecky/ Famiglio, 8-1, 5/10/08 • Cueto/Lacroix (UF) vs. Greene/ Pisecky • Cueto Lacroix led 7-0, 5/8/09

MORE ON PISECKY...

2009-10: First Team All-MAAC (Third Singles, Third Doubles), MAAC All-Academic Team … Earned a record of 23-8 in singles action with a 4-0 record in MAAC play … Split time between second, third and fourth singles … Won his final eight singles matches, including the final point against Fairfield to secure Marist its third consecutive MAAC Championship on April 25 … Finished 13-8 overall and 3-0 in MAAC play at second and third doubles … Opened the fall with a 6-3, 7-5 third singles victory over Navy’s Owen Bullard during the first day of competition at the Annapolis Invitational … Completed a perfect weekend CAREER AWARDS at Annapolis with wins over Temple’s Dmitry Vizhunov, 6-4, 6-3 and Duquesne’s Gustavo Villares, 7-6 2007-08: • First Team All-MAAC (4th Singles) (11-9), 7-5 on days two and three … Advanced to the Flight B main draw finals at the Big Green Tournament with his 6-7 (4), 6-2, 11-9 victory over Mike Laser of Dartmouth … Earned a spot in the ITA Regional 2008-09: • First Team All-MAAC (3rd Singles) Tournament Round of 64 with his victory over Princeton’s Ravi Yegya-Ramen, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 on Oct. 16. • Co-First Team All-MAAC (3rd 2008-09: First Team All-MAAC (Third Singles), Co-First Team All-MAAC (Third Doubles), MAAC Doubles) Player of the Week 2/24 ... Amassed 20 singles wins including 12 dual match victories in the second and • MAAC Player of the Week, 2/24 third spots in the lineup ... Won Flight 3 Singles crown at Army Invitational ... Played third doubles with 2009-10: • First Team All-MAAC (3rd Singles, Landon Greene, earning one of two doubles victories to clinch the point in the MAAC Championship title match against Fairfield ... Won two Flight B doubles crowns during the fall, the UConn Fall Classic and the Doubles) Cornell Wicked Men’s Invitational. • MAAC All-Academic Team 2007-08: First Team All-MAAC (Fourth Singles) ... Played all but one match at fourth singles as he amassed a 8-4 record and 4-0 in the MAAC as he won his last five singles matches... Paired up with Christian Coley and Landon Greene in doubles to collect a 6-6 record and 4-1 in the MAAC. Prior To Marist: Been ranked in top-10 in U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-18 age groups. ... Was ranked as high as #77 in Switzerland. ... Won state championship. ... Was a member of Swiss Tennis Federation. Personal: Son of Jaroslav and Ruth Pisecky. ... Majors in International Business.


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MARCUS von Nordheim

THE VON NORDHEIM FILE Height.......................................... 6-2 Class......................................... Junior Hometown............ Munich, Germany Last School..... Barvarian International YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD (SINGLES) 2007-08........................................ 8-4 2008-09.................................... 14-10 2009-10...................................... 20-6 Career...................................... 42-20 YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD (DOUBLES) 2007-08........................................ 7-5 2008-09........................................ 5-8 2009-10...................................... 10-8 Career...................................... 22-21 NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS Singles......................................... 0-1 • Matthias Wellerman (Ole Miss.) def. von Nordheim, 6-3, 6-0, 5/10/08 • Joey Burkhardt (UF) vs. von Nordheim • Burkhardt led 6-1, 4-3, 5/8/09 Doubles....................................... 0-1 • Klaeson/Vorster (Ole Miss.) def. MORE ON VON NORDHEIM... Greene/von Nordheim, 8-2, 5/10/08 2009-10: First Team All-MAAC (Sixth Singles), MAAC Player of the Week 3/16, MAAC All-Academic Team … One of five Red Foxes to post at least 20 wins in singles play … Finished the season 20-6 CAREER AWARDS in singles with a 12-4 record in dual meets and 4-0 in MAAC contests … Finished doubles action with a 2007-08: 10-8 record, including a 3-1 record against MAAC teams … Won the Flight E singles main draw at the • MAAC Rookie of the Year Big Green Tournament on Oct. 4 with his victory over Ales De Chattelus of Dartmouth, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 10-5 • First Team All-MAAC (3rd Singles, … For the spring, von Nordheim won 10 of the 12 singles matches he completed, including victories over Doubles) representatives of Yale (Feb. 28), Loyola Marymount (Mar. 14), Loyola-Maryland (Apr. 18 and Apr. 24), 2008-09: Rider (Mar. 25), Colgate (April 11), Fairfield (April 13 and 25), Hartford (April 19) and Army (April 21) … • Second Team All-MAAC (4th In the MAAC Tournament, von Nordheim handily defeated Loyola’s Jamie Russo in sixth singles, 6-2, 6-1 Singles) on April 24 … Partnered with Christian Coley, Ian Sims, Hank Bessinger, Joris Van Eck, Loic Sessagesimi, • MAAC All-Academic Team Landon Greene and Nicolas Pisecky at least once … Began the season with Coley, earning a 3-1 record 2009-10: with first doubles wins against Navy (Sept. 11), Duquesne (Sept. 13) and Siena (Sept. 23) … Teamed with • First Team All-MAAC (6th Singles) Bessinger to earn the Big Green Tournament double championship with a 9-8 (5-0) win over Kevin Cox • MAAC Player of the Week, 3/16 and Alex De Chatellus of Dartmouth. • MAAC All-Academic Team 2008-09: Second Team All-MAAC (Fourth Singles), MAAC All-Academic Team ... A mainstay as the fourth singles player for the Red Foxes ... Compiled a 14-10 record including five wins in the top three spots in the lineup in dual matches ... Amassed a 4-1 conference record. 2007-08: MAAC Rookie of the Year, First Team All-MAAC (Third Singles, Third Doubles) ... Was undefeated in the MAAC at third singles with a record of 5-0 ... Went 7-3 overall after joining the team in January ... Won his last six singles tilts ... In doubles he was 6-4 overall and 5-0 in the conference at first and third doubles playing with Landon Greene and Christian Coley.


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RHYS HOBBS

THE HOBBS FILE Height....................................... 6-2.5 Class......................................... Junior Hometown.............. Sydney, Australia Last School..... Montana State-Billings YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD (SINGLES) 2008-09........................................ 5-6 2009-10........................................ 6-5 Career...................................... 11-11 YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD (DOUBLES) 2008-09...................................... 12-7 2009-10........................................ 8-8 Career...................................... 20-15 NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS Doubles....................................... 0-1 • #16 Burkhardt/Benneteau (UF) def. Coley/Hobbs, 8-1, 5/8/09 CAREER AWARDS 2008-09: • First Team All-MAAC (1st Doubles) 2009-10: • Co-Second Team All-MAAC (1st Doubles) • MAAC All-Academic Team MORE ON HOBBS... 2009-10: Co-Second Team All-MAAC (First Doubles), MAAC All-Academic Team … Went 6-5 overall and 2-0 in MAAC play and dual match singles action … Won eight matches in doubles play and earned a 2-1 record for MAAC matches … Teamed with Christian Coley to defeat Elliot Jia and Eric Vehovec of Middlebury, 8-4 in Flight A doubles at the Big Green Tournament on Oct. 3 … Reached the finals of the Big Green Tournament with Coley by defeating Alex Kalanin and Kirill Koloyts of Buffalo, 8-5 on Oct. 4 ... Defeated Big Green Tournament host Dartmouth’s Jeff Freeman and Michael Laser, 8-6 to earn the Flight A finals victory. 2008-09: First Team All-MAAC (First Doubles) ... Primarily a doubles player for the Red Foxes ... Played most of the season with Christian Coley, compiling a 9-7 overall record, and 7-5 at no. 1 ... Also played with three other individuals, one match each and won each match ... Clinched the doubles point in the MAAC Championship title match at first doubles with Christian Coley ... Went 5-6 overall in singles, but was a perfect 3-0 in dual matches in the fifth spot in the lineup. Prior to Marist: Hobbs came to Marist as a transfer from Montana State University - Billings. During his one season there, he played no.1 singles and doubles for the Yellowjackets. High School: Prior to his collegiate career he played in Badge 1.1 doubles bracket, which is the most competitive type of play in Sydney ... He also played for the NSW Hardcourt State Team for rising junior players ... He is a runner-up in men’s singles in the NSW league, and a Newcastle Junior Open Singles Champion.


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MATT HIMMELSBACH

THE HIMMLESBACH FILE Height.......................................... 6-1 Class................................ Sophomore Hometown........ Longmeadow, Mass. Last School................... Longmeadow YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD (SINGLES) 2008-09...................................... 26-7 2009-10...................................... 26-7 Career...................................... 52-14 YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD (DOUBLES) 2008-09.................................... 17-13 2009-10.................................... 14-10 Career...................................... 31-23 NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS Singles......................................... 0-1 • Jeff Dadamo (UF) def. Himmelsbach, 6-1, 6-3, 5/8/09 Doubles....................................... 0-1 • Dadamo/Hamui (UF) def. Sessagesimi/Himmelsbach, 8-0, 5/8/09 CAREER AWARDS 2008-09: • First Team All-MAAC (6th Singles) • Second Team All-MAAC (2nd Doubles) • ITA All-Academic Team 2009-10: • First Team All-MAAC (4th Singles, 2nd Doubles) • MAAC All-Academic Team

MORE ON HIMMELSBACH... 2009-10: First Team All-MAAC (Fourth Singles, Second Doubles), MAAC Player of the Week 3/2 & 4/14, MAAC All-Academic Team … Went 26-7 in singles play during the regular season … Posted singles victories in third, fourth, fifth and singles … Also went 5-0 in singles MAAC play … Won 14 matches and posted a 5-0 MAAC record in doubles play, including a 7-2 record in second doubles …Won two qualifying matches to earn a spot in the ITA Regional Tournament main draw … Posted a perfect weekend at the Annapolis Invitational with sixth singles victories over Navy’s Eddie Konrad, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Sept. 11 and 6-1, 6-2 over Temple’s Luv Sodha on Sept. 12 … Captured the Flight C singles draw at the Cornell Tournament (Oct. 30 - Nov. 1) over Binghamton’s Evan Algier, 6-2, 6-2 … Won 10 consecutive singles matches to conclude the spring season with a 13-3 record … Defeated Marquette’s Jacob Straus, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (8-6) on Mar. 16 to begin the streak … Won matches against MAAC opponents Saint Peter’s (Mar. 24), Niagara (April 10), Fairfield (April 13) and Loyola (April 18) to help lead Marist to its 6-0 conference record … Himmelsbach dominated fourth singles during the MAAC Tournament, earning a 6-2, 6-2 win against Loyola’s Matt McDaniel on April 24 and a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Ryan Berthod of Fairfield in the finals as Marist secured its third consecutive MAAC title. 2008-09: First Team All-MAAC (Sixth Singles), Second Team All-MAAC (Second Doubles), ITA All-Academic Team ... Tied for the team lead in singles wins with 26 ... Amassed a perfect 8-0 record in singles against conference opponents, and 5-0 in conference matches ... Defeated the #106 player in the country, Chip Palumbo, of Fairfield in a MAAC dual match ... Was the Flight C Singles Co-Champion at the UConn Fall Classic ... Won nine of his last 10 singles matches on the season ... Totaled a 17-12 doubles record ... Notched 10 doubles wins with Loic Sessagesimi, including the Flight A Doubles Championship at the UConn Fall Classic. High School: A USTA top five player in New England ... He was also a member of the junior national Davis Cup team in 2008 ... During his time at Longmeadow, he played first singles for four years, was a Western Massachusetts Champion, and a state tournament finalist as a junior and senior.


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IAN SIMS

THE SIMS FILE Height.......................................... 5-9 Class................................ Sophomore Hometown....................... Stow, Ohio Last School........................ Kent State YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD (SINGLES) 2009-10........................................ 6-6 Career.......................................... 6-6 YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD (DOUBLES) 2009-10........................................ 5-6 Career.......................................... 5-6 NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS • First NCAA Tournament

MORE ON SIMS... 2009-10: Earned a 6-6 record at singles including 4-0 in dual meets and a 3-0 record in MAAC play … Also notched a perfect 3-0 record when playing sixth singles … Finished the spring with consecutive victories against Rider (Mar. 25), Loyola (Apr. 18) and Hartford (Apr. 19) … Won his longest match of the year, 6-1, 7-6 (5-0), 12-10 against Saint Peter’s Jay Gramatica on Sept. 25 … Teamed with Matt Himmelsbach, Marcus von Nordheim and Michael Land to earn a 5-6 record in doubles play … Earned the majority of his doubles action while teaming with von Nordheim for a 3-5 record in eight matches. Prior To Marist: Sim played two seasons of tennis and wrestled for three years during his high school career at Stow-Munroe Falls ... Transferred from Kent State University Personal: Son of Ed and Gemma Sims, Ian is a biomedical sciences major.


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JORIS VAN ECK

THE VAN ECK FILE Height........................................ 5-11 Class................................... Freshman Hometown........... Ospel, Netherlands Last School............... Maastricht Univ. YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD (SINGLES) 2009-10........................................ 3-2 Career.......................................... 3-2 YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD (DOUBLES) 2009-10........................................ 9-3 Career.......................................... 9-3 NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS • First NCAA Tournament

MORE ON VAN ECK... 2009-10: MAAC Player of the Week 2/9 … Joined the Red Foxes for the spring semester and made an immediate impact with third singles victories over Cornell’s Jeremy Feldman, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 on Feb. 6 and Binghamton’s Bastian Bornkessel, 6-2, 6-1 on Feb. 7 … Finished the regular season with a 3-2 record in singles matches … Earned a 7-3 record in doubles action while partnering with Nicolas Pisecky, Marcus von Nordheim, Loic Sessagesimi and Landon Greene … Posted 3-0 records with Sessagesimi and Greene, including consecutive victories over St. John’s (Apr. 8), Niagara (Apr. 10), Colgate (Apr. 11) and Army (Apr. 21) to close the regular season … Continued his doubles streak in the MAAC Tournament with wins over Loyola (Apr. 24) and Fairfield (Apr. 25) to earn the Red Foxes their third consecutive MAAC Championship. Prior To Marist: Won numerous tournaments overseas at the amateur level including a three-star tournament in Holland in September ... At the time of the victory he was ranked #128 in Holland’s men’s rankings ... At the age of 15 he spent a year in Barcelona, Spain, where he attended the academy of Sergi Bruguera ... Played competitive soccer until the age of 14, when he turned his primary focus to tennis.


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16 Overall record: 14-5 • Conference: 6-0 • Region: 5-1 • Home: 7-1 • Away: 5-3 • Neutral: 2-1 vs National ranked: 0-0 • vs Regional ranked: 0-0 vs

SINGLES #2 Himmelsbach, Matt Bessinger, Hank Coley, Chris Coley, Christian Greene, Landon Himmelsbach, Matt Hobbs, Rhys Land, Michael Pisecky, Nicolas Sessagesimi, Loic Sims, Ian Van Eck, Joris von Nordheim, Marcus Totals Percentage

Overall 2-0 8-6 1-0 19-11 9-6 24-7 6-5 2-1 23-8 23-10 6-6 3-2 20-6 148-68 .685

Dual 0-0 2-1 1-0 11-7 9-6 16-3 2-0 2-1 14-5 13-6 4-0 3-2 12-4 91-35 .722

Tour 2-0 6-5 0-0 8-4 0-0 8-4 4-5 0-0 9-3 10-4 2-6 0-0 8-2 57-33 .633

Conf 0-0 1-0 1-0 3-1 3-0 5-0 2-0 1-1 4-0 6-0 3-0 1-0 4-0 34-2 .944

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DOUBLES TEAMS Coley, Christian/von Nordheim, Marcus Bessinger, Hank/Sessagesimi, Loic Himmelsbach, Matt/Pisecky, Nicolas Himmelsbach, Matt/Sims, Ian Coley, Christian/Hobbs, Rhys Sims, Ian/von Nordheim, Marcus Bessinger, Hank/von Nordheim, Marcus Coley, Christian/Himmelsbach, Matt Pisecky, Nicolas/Van Eck, Joris Greene, Landon/Sessagesimi, Loic Van Eck, Joris/von Nordheim, Marcus Greene, Landon/Hobbs, Rhys Pisecky, Nicolas/Sessagesimi, Loic Hobbs, Rhys/Land, Michael Coley, Chris/Hobbs, Rhys Sessagesimi, Loic/von Nordheim, Marcus Land, Michael/Sims, Ian Sessagesimi, Loic/Van Eck, Joris Greene, Landon/von Nordheim, Marcus Coley, Christian/Greene, Landon Pisecky, Nicolas/von Nordheim, Marcus Greene, Landon/Van Eck, Joris Totals Percentage Date Sep 11, 2009 Sep 12, 2009 Sep 13, 2009 %* Sep 23, 2009 Feb 06, 2010 Feb 07, 2010 % Feb 27, 2010 % Feb. 28,2010 % Feb. 28..... Mar 14, 2010 Mar 16, 2010 * Mar 24, 2010 * Mar 25, 2010 % Apr 08, 2010 * Apr 10, 2010 Apr 11, 2010 * 4/13/2010... * Apr 18, 2010 Apr 19, 2010 % Apr 21, 2010 Apr 24, 2010 Apr 25, 2010

Overall 3-1 6-4 3-5 1-0 4-5 3-5 1-0 10-5 3-2 4-1 0-1 2-3 6-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 3-0 1-1 1-0 1-0 3-0 59-35 .628

Opponent at Navy TEMPLE DUQUESNE at Siena College at Cornell BINGHAMTON vs Stony Brook vs Fairleigh Dickinson at Yale at Loyola Marymount vs Marquette at Saint Peter's at Rider ST. JOHN'S NIAGARA UNIVERSITY COLGATE FAIRFIELD at Loyola Greyhounds at Hartford ARMY LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY

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Tour 0-0 3-3 2-4 0-0 4-5 3-5 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 13-17 .433

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17 Tennis Match Results Marist vs Siena College Sep 23, 2009 at Latham, N.Y. (Tri City)

Tennis Match Results Marist vs Cornell Feb 06, 2010 at Ithaca, N.Y. (Reis Tennis Center)

Marist 7, Siena College 0

Cornell 5, Marist 2

Singles competition 1. Coley, Christian (MARM) def. Amico, Michael (SIE) 6-1, 7-5 2. Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) def. Roberts, Dylan (SIE) 6-0, 6-0 3. von Nordheim, Marcus (MARM) def. Siwiec, Jarrett (SIE) 6-0, 6-2 4. Bessinger, Hank (MARM) def. Gioia, Kevin (SIE) 6-3, 6-4 5. Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Godbole, Jay (SIE) 6-0, 6-0 6. Sims, Ian (MARM) def. Godbole, Nick (SIE) 6-3, 7-6

Singles competition 1. Gauthier, Andy (COR) def. Coley, Christian (MARM) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4 2. Jaklitsch, Jonathan (COR) def. Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) 6-4, 6-1 3. Van Eck, Joris (MARM) def. Feldman, Jeremy (COR) 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 4. Fife, Jonathan (COR) def. Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) 6-4, 7-5 5. Klis, Mirza (COR) def. Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 6. Bhandari, Ashish (COR) def. Greene, Landon (MARM) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Doubles competition 1. Coley, Christian/von Nordheim, Marcus (MARM) def. Amico, Michael/Siwiec, Jarrett (SIE) 8-5 2. Bessinger, Hank/Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) def. Gioia, Kevin/Kadaba, Vikaran (SIE) 8-6 3. Himmelsbach, Matt/Sims, Ian (MARM) def. Godbole, Jay/Godbole, Nick (SIE) 8-2

Doubles competition 1. Feldman, Jeremy/Gauthier, Andy (COR) def. Coley, Christian/Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) 9-7 2. Van Eck, Joris/Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) def. Klis, Mirza/Jaklitsch, Jonathan (COR) 8-6 3. Greene, Landon/Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) def. Fife, Jonathan/Bhandari, Ashish (COR) 8-5

Match Notes: Siena College 2-2 (0-1)

Match Notes: Marist 1-1 Cornell 1-1

Men’s Tennis Sweeps Siena In First Dual Match Of Season All six singles matches were decided in straight sets. Senior Christian Coley defeated Michael Amico, 6-1, 7-5 at first singles. Juniors Marcus von Nordheim cruised past Jarett Siwiec, 6-0, 6-2, and Hank Bessinger beat Kevin Gioia, 6-3, 6-4 in the first MAAC dual match of his career. Sophomore Ian Sims outlasted Nick Godbole, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6). Marist swept the doubles point to win all nine matches contested in the afternoon. The first doubles team of Coley and von Nordheim triumphed over Amico and Siwiec, 8-5. Loic Sessagesimi and Bessinger warded off Gioia and Vikaran Kadaba, 8-6 at second doubles. Sims and Matt Himmelsbach proved too strong for Jay and Nick Godbole. The Marist third doubles team won 8-2.

Tennis Match Results Binghamton vs Marist Feb 07, 2010 at Ithaca, N.Y. (Reis Tennis Center)

Marist Wins Doubles Point, Falls At Cornell In First Dual Match Of Spring Freshman Joris Van Eck teamed up with junior Nicolas Pisecky at second doubles. The pair defeated Mirza Klis and Jonathan Jaklitsch, 8-6. At third doubles, junior Landon Greene and senior Loic Sessagesimi prevailed over Jonathan Fife and Ashish Bhandari, 8-5. Van Eck captured Marist lone singles win on the afternoon at the third spot in the lineup. He bested Jeremy Feldman 6-3, 1-6, 6-1. Senior Christian Coley fell to Andy Gauthier in three sets at the top singles spot. The final score was 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4. Coley is ranked 20th, while Gauthier is 11th in the ITA Northeast Region. Tennis Match Results Stony Brook vs Marist Feb 27, 2010 at New Haven, Conn. Marist 5, Stony Brook 2

Binghamton 6, Marist 1 Singles competition 1. Vldedgraven, Sven (BING) def. Coley, Christian (MARM) 6-2, 7-5 2. Haggai, Alex (BING) def. Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) 6-4, 6-0 3. Van Eck, Joris (MARM) def. Bornkessel, Bastian (BING) 6-2, 6-1 4. Levy, Moshe (BING) def. Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) 6-3, 6-3 5. Wong, Gilbert (BING) def. Greene, Landon (MARM) 6-3, 6-1 6. Jain, Arnav (BING) def. von Nordheim, Marcus (MARM) 6-1, 6-4 Doubles competition 1. Vldedgraven, Sven/Wong, Gilbert (BING) def. Coley, Christian/Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) 8-4 2. Haggai, Alex/Levy, Moshe (BING) def. Van Eck, Joris/von Nordheim, Marcus (MARM) 8-7 3. Devos, Ruben/Bornkessel, Bastian (BING) def. Sessagesimi, Loic/Greene, Landon (MARM) 8-3 Match Notes: Binghamton 5-0 Marist 1-2

Men’s Tennis Drops 6-1 Dual Match To Binghamton Freshman Joris Van Eck defeated Bastian Bornkessel 6-2, 6-1. He has now won three straight matches dating back to the Army Invitational. Binghamton swept the doubles from the Red Foxes. Van Eck and junior Marcus von Nordheim were the closest in the loss. They fell 8-7 to Alex Haggai and Moshe Levy.

Singles competition 1. Coley, Christian (MARM) def. Rummel, Ivan (SBU) 6-2, 7-5 2. Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) def. Kailaheimo, Roope (SBU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 3. Epstein, Jon (SBU) def. Van Eck, Joris (MARM) 7-5, 4-6, 10-8 4. Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) def. Wong, Mitch (SBU) 6-3, 6-3 5. Tiwari, Palesh (SBU) def. Greene, Landon (MARM) 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 6. Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Shvartz, Ilan (SBU) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 Doubles competition 1. Himmelsbach, Matt/Coley, Christian (MARM) def. Kailaheimo, Roope/Rummel, Ivan (SBU) 8-2 2. Van Eck, Joris/Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) def. Wong, Mitch/Tiwari, Palesh (SBU) 9-7 3. Sessagesimi, Loic/Greene, Landon (MARM) def. Shvartz, Ilan/Sztabholz, Max (SBU) 8-5 Match Notes: Stony Brook 2-1 Marist 2-2

Coley Defeats Regionally Ranked Opponent In 5-2 Victory Over Stony Brook Senior Christian Coley, who is ranked 20th in the ITA Northeast region, picked up a victory in straight sets over Ivan Rummel, 6-2, 7-5. His last two victories have come in straight sets as he defeated his first regionally ranked opponent of the season. He is now 1-2 in matches against regionally ranked foes. At second singles, senior Loic Sessagesimi snapped a five-match losing streak. On Saturday he defeated Roope Kailaheimo in three sets, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1. Junior Nicolas Pisecky and sophomore Matt Himmelsbach notched victories at fourth and sixth singles respectively. The Red Foxes swept the doubles point from Stony Brook. Himmelsbach and Coley teamed up at first doubles to defeat Rummel and Kailaheimo, 8-2. Freshman Joris Van Eck and Pisecky squeezed past Mitch Wong and Palesh Tiwari, 9-7, while Sessagesimi and junior Landon Greene bested Ilan Shvartz and Max Sztabholz 8-5.


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18 Tennis Match Results Fairleigh Dickinson vs Marist Feb. 28,2010 at New Haven, Conn.

Tennis Match Results Marist vs Yale Feb. 28, 2010 at New Haven, Conn.

Marist 7, Fairleigh Dickinson 0

Yale 5, Marist 2

Singles competition 1. Coley, Christian (MARM) def. Skvarka, Peter (FDU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 2. Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) def. Sham, Ibrahim (FDU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 3. Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) def. Sjoerds, Sven (FDU) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 10-8 4. Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Segerfors, Ted (FDU) 6-1, 6-1 5. Greene, Landon (MARM) def. Denny, Andrew (FDU) 6-2, 6-0 6. von Nordheim, Marcus (MARM) def. Jemersic, Marco (FDU) 6-2, 6-3

Singles competition 1. Powers, Marc (YALE) def. Coley, Christian (MARM) 7-5, 6-0 2. Huang, John (YALE) def. Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) 6-4, 6-3 3. Bennett, Calvin (YALE) def. Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) 6-2, 6-3 4. Hoffman, Daniel (YALE) def. Greene, Landon (MARM) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 5. Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Dawson, Connor (YALE) 6-4, 6-4 6. von Nordheim, Marcus (MARM) def. Abergel, Jordan (YALE) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Doubles competition 1. Coley, Christian/Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Skvarka, Peter/Jemersic, Marco (FDU) 8-5 2. Pisecky, Nicolas/Van Eck, Joris (MARM) def. Sham, Ibrahim/Sjoerds, Sven (FDU) 7-6 (7-5) 3. Sessagesimi, Loic/Greene, Landon (MARM) def. Denny, Andrew/Eliav, Goren Guy (FDU) 8-4

Doubles competition 1. Bennett, Calvin/Blumenkranz, Erik (YALE) def. Coley, Christian/Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) 8-5 2. Huang, John/Abergel, Jordan (YALE) def. Pisecky, Nicolas/Van Eck, Joris (MARM) 8-5 3. Sessagesimi, Loic/Greene, Landon (MARM) def. Schimmel, Matt/Berman, Ryan (YALE) 8-5

Match Notes: Fairleigh Dickinson 4-5 Marist 3-3

Match Notes: Marist 2-3 Yale 6-3

Men’s Tennis Splits Matches With Yale And Fairleigh Dickinson

Men’s Tennis Splits Matches With Yale And Fairleigh Dickinson

In Marist’s sweep of Fairleigh Dickinson, seniors Christian Coley and Loic Ses- Matt Himmelsbach defeated Connor Dawson of Yale 6-4, 6-4 at fifth singles. sagesimi notched identical victories at first and second singles respectively. Coley The Red Foxes got a sixth singles victory against Yale from junior Marcus von defeated Peter Skuarka, while Ibrham Shams fell victim to Sessagesimi. Their Nordheim who defeated Jordan Abergel 7-6 (8-6), 6-2. scores were 7-6 (7-5), 6-2. Junior Landon Greene defeated Andrew Denny at fifth singles, 6-2, 6-0. Classmate Marcus von Nordheim picked up his second sixth singles victory of the day against Marco Jemersic, 6-2, 6-3. In doubles action against FDU, Coley and sophomore Matt Himmelsbach bested Skuarka and Jemersic 8-5, while Sessagesimi and Greene prevailed over Denny and Guy Goren, 8-4. Tennis Match Results Marist vs Loyola Marymount Mar 14, 2010 at Los Angeles, Calif. (Manhattan Beach Tennis Club)

Tennis Match Results Marquette vs Marist Mar 16, 2010 at Los Angeles, Calif. (Manhattan Beach Tennis Club)

Loyola Marymount 6, Marist 1

Marquette 6, Marist 1

Singles competition 1. Lopez, Ivan (LMU) def. Coley, Christian (MARM) 6-3, 6-0 2. Sauer, Otto (LMU) def. Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 12-10 3. Malet, Borja (LMU) def. Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) 6-2, 6-3 4. Bazula, Geza (LMU) def. Greene, Landon (MARM) 2-6, 6-4, 10-3 5. Maggi, Renzo (LMU) def. Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) 6-1, 6-2 6. von Nordheim, Marcus (MARM) def. Berhof, Johan (LMU) 6-3, 5-7, 10-4

Singles competition 1. Medan, Dusan (MAR) def. Coley, Christian (MARM) 6-3, 6-2 2. Rutherford, Mark (MAR) def. Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) 3. Boulieris, Niko (MAR) def. Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) 3-6, 6-4, 15-13 4. Perim, Otavio (MAR) def. Greene, Landon (MARM) 6-4, 6-3 5. Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Straus, Jacob (MAR) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (8-6) 6. Schwerin, Jonathan (MAR) def. von Nordheim, Marcus (MARM) 6-3, 6-1

Doubles competition 1. Lopez, Ivan/Sauer, Otto (LMU) def. Hobbs, Rhys/Greene, Landon (MARM) 8-6 2. Coley, Christian/Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Maggi, Renzo/Zapala, Jack (LMU) 8-1 3. Malet, Borja/Bazula, Geza (LMU) def. Pisecky, Nicolas/Van Eck, Joris (MARM) 8-5 Match Notes: Marist 3-4 Loyola Marymount 4-7

Doubles competition 1. Rutherford, Mark/Schwerin, Jonathan (MAR) def. Greene, Landon/Hobbs, Rhys (MARM) 8-1 2. Medan, Dusan/Straus, Jacob (MAR) def. Coley, Christian/Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) 8-4 3. Boulieris, Niko/Perim, Otavio (MAR) def. Sessagesimi, Loic/Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) 8-5 Match Notes: Marquette 12-4 Marist 3-5

Men’s Tennis Falls To Loyola Marymount 6-1

Marist Loses To Marquette In California

Junior Marcus von Nordheim was Marist’s lone individual winner as he took a sixth singles victory in three sets.

The Marist men’s tennis team dropped its second straight match as it fell to Marquette, a member of the BIG EAST, 6-1 on Tuesday in Los Angeles, Calif. Sophomore Matt Himmelsbach picked up the only win for the Red Foxes on the day at fifth singles.

Von Nordheim defeated Johan Berhof 6-3, 5-7, 10-4. In addition to the singles victory, senior Christian Coley and sophomore Matt Himmelsbach won at second doubles. The pair defeated Renzo Maggi and Jack Zapala, 8-1.

Himmelsbach defeated Jacob Straus in three sets 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 ( 8-6). At third singles, junior Nicolas Pisecky took his match into a third set before he fell to Niko Boulieris. The final score was 3-6, 6-4, 15-13 in the third set tiebreak.


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19 Tennis Match Results Marist vs Saint Peter's Mar 24, 2010 at Jersey City, N.J. (Yanitelli Center Bubble)

Tennis Match Results Marist vs Rider Mar 25, 2010 at Lawrenceville, N.J. Marist 7, Rider 0

Marist 6, Saint Peter's 1 Singles competition 1. Coley, Christian (MARM) def. Igel, Sergey (SPC) 7-5, 6-2 2. Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) def. Frakes, Alex (SPC) 6-0, 6-3 3. Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) def. Forai, Robert (SPC) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 4. Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Gramatica, JJ (SPC) 6-2, 6-3 5. Hobbs, Rhys (MARM) def. Musyoka, Andrew (SPC) 6-4, 6-3 6. Frakes, Chris (SPC) def. Land, Michael (MARM) 6-2, 6-4 Doubles competition 1. Coley, Christian/Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Frakes, Alex/Frakes, Chris (SPC) 8-1 2. Sessagesimi, Loic/Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) def. Gramatica, JJ/Forai, Robert (SPC) 8-5 3. Land, Michael/Hobbs, Rhys (MARM) def. Musyoka, Andrew/Coutinho, Luccas (SPC) 8-7 (8-6) Match Notes: Marist 4-5, 2-0 MAAC Saint Peter's 8-8, 1-2 MAAC

Men’s Tennis Coasts To 6-1 Victory Over Saint Peter’s Marist swept the doubles point as the wins got progressively closer as the pairings went down. At first doubles, senior Christian Coley and sophomore Matt Himmelsbach defeated Alex Frakes and Chris Frakes, 8-1. Senior Loic Sessagesimi teamed up with junior Nicolas Pisecky at second doubles. The Swiss pair defeated JJ Gramatica and Robert Forai 8-5. The third doubles team was comprised of senior Michael Land and junior Rhys Hobbs squeezed by Andrew Musyoka and Luccas Coutinho 8-7 (8-6). In singles, four of the top five players won in straight sets over the opposing Peacocks. Coley defeated Sergey Igel 7-5, 6-2 at first singles. Sessagesimi coasted by Alex Frakes 6-0, 6-3 at second singles. Himmelsbach surrendered just five games to Gramatica in a 6-2, 6-3 victory. At fifth singles Hobbs won in 19 total games, 6-4, 6-3 over Musyoka. Hobbs has won his last four singles matches, while Himmelsbach has won his last two.

Singles competition 1. Coley, Chris (MARM) def. Haight, Will (RID) 6-3, 6-3 2. Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) def. Carpenter, Ryan (RID) 6-1, 6-1 3. von Nordheim, Marcus (MARM) def. Ashed, Marc. (RID) 6-1, 6-1 4. Hobbs, Rhys (MARM) def. Esposito, Chris (RID) 6-2, 6-3 5. Sims, Ian (MARM) def. Laverty, Drew (RID) 6-1, 6-2 6. Land, Michael (MARM) def. Olsen, Robert (RID) 6-2, 6-1 Doubles competition 1. Coley, Chris/Hobbs, Rhys (MARM) def. Haight, Will/Ashed, Marc. (RID) 8-2 2. Sessagesimi, Loic/von Nordheim, Marcus (MARM) def. DiMartino, Matt/Carpenter, Ryan (RID) 8-2 3. Esposito, Chris/Laverty, Drew (RID) def. Sims, Ian/Land, Michael (MARM) 8-6 Match Notes: Marist 5-5, 3-0 MAAC

Red Foxes Win Eight Of Nine Matches In 7-0 Win Over Rider No singles player needed more than 18 games to finish off a match as all six Red Foxes won in straight sets. Senior Loic Sessagesimi and junior Marcus von Nordheim netted the largest margins of victory on the day. Sessagesimi won his second singles match over Ryan Carpenter 6-1, 6-1, while von Nordheim defeated Marc Ashed at third singles by the same score. At fifth sophomore Ian Sims coasted past Drew Laverty 6-1, 6-2. Senior Michael Land rebounded from a loss on Wednesday with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Robert Olsen. Land played sixth singles for the Red Foxes. Senior Christian Coley won at the top spot in the lineup. His score was 6-3, 6-3 over Will Haight of Rider. Junior Rhys Hobbs rounded out the singles victories with a 6-2, 6-3 triumph over Chris Esposito at fourth singles.

Tennis Match Results St. John's vs Marist Apr 08, 2010 at Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (East Campus Tennis Pavilion)

Tennis Match Results Niagara University vs Marist Apr 10, 2010 at Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (East Campus Tennis Pavilion)

Marist 4, St. John's 3

Marist 6, Niagara University 1

Singles competition 1. Coley, Christian (MARM) def. Milo Hauk (STJM) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 2. Asaf Honig (STJM) def. Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) 6-2, 6-3 3. Pavel Cerny (STJM) def. Van Eck, Joris (MARM) 6-1, 6-4 4. Mike Lampa (STJM) def. Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) 6-1, 6-1 5. Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Stefan Bojic (STJM) 6-2, 6-1 6. Greene, Landon (MARM) def. Martin Kosut (STJM) 6-2, 2-6, 6-0

Singles competition 1. Quiroz, Jeremy (NIA) def. Coley, Christian (MARM) 6-3, 6-0 2. Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) def. Kane, Matt (NIA) 6-2, 6-0 3. Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) def. Gallegos, Brandon (NIA) 6-3, 6-3 4. Van Eck, Joris (MARM) def. Zelic, Joseph (NIA) 5-7, 6-4, 6-0 5. Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Sarrasin, David (NIA) 6-1, 6-2 6. Greene, Landon (MARM) def. Blair, Jordan (NIA) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition 1. Hobbs, Rhys/Greene, Landon (MARM) def. Milo Hauk/Asaf Honig (STJM) 8-3 2. Coley, Christian/Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Pavel Cerny/Martin Kosut (STJM) 8-3 3. Sessagesimi, Loic/Van Eck, Joris (MARM) def. Mike Lampa/Derek Wallensteen (STJM) 8-6

Doubles competition 1. Quiroz, Jeremy/Kane, Matt (NIA) def. Hobbs, Rhys/Greene, Landon (MARM) 8-4 2. Coley, Christian/Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Blair, Jordan/Sarrasin, David (NIA) 8-3 3. Sessagesimi, Loic/Van Eck, Joris (MARM) def. Zelic, Joseph/Gallegos, Brandon (NIA) 8-4

Match Notes: St. John's 8-11 Marist 6-5 Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (4,2,5,3,1,6)

Landon Greene’s Sixth Singles Victory Propels Marist Tennis To 4-3 Win Over St. John’s

Match Notes: Niagara University 5-8, 3-1 MAAC Marist 7-5, 4-0 MAAC Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,3,1,2,6,4)

Marist Rides Win Streak To Four, Defeat Niagara 6-1

Marist won the doubles point for the fourth straight match, a stretch as long as it’s winning streak. The Red Foxes earned victories at the second and third spots in the lineup to notch Behind a three-set victory by junior Landon Greene, the Marist men’s tennis team squeaked the point for the team. Senior Christian Coley and sophomore Matt Himmelsbach posted past St. John’s 4-3 in a dual match at the East Campus Tennis Pavilion on Wednesday. Greene an 8-3 win over Jordan Blair and David Sarrasin at second doubles. Marist’s Loic Sessagesidefeated Martin Kosut 6-2, 2-6, 6-0 at sixth singles to secure the victory. Senior Christian mi and Joris Van Eck netted a third doubles win over Joseph Zellic and Brandon Gallegos, Coley and sophomore Matt Himmelsbach notched singles wins as well for the Red Foxes. 8-4. Coley battled to a straight set victory over Milo Hauk, a 2009 ITA championship Round of 16 Sessegesimi and junior Landon Greene both lost just two games apiece in their second and player. Coley took the first set in a tiebreak, 7-6 (5). In the second set, Coley led 4-1 before sixth singles matches respectively. Sessagesimi defeated Matt Kane, 6-2, 6-0, while Greene Hauk rattled off three straight games to knot the score at four. Coley then won the next two coasted by Blair, 6-1, 6-1. games, behind a break and a hold to win the second set 6-4 and take the match. The match was contested for the first singles point. At fifth singles, Himmelsbach lengthened his team-best winning streak to five matches as he bested Sarrasin 6-1, 6-2. Himmelsbach’s match was the first to be completed of the six singles matches on the day.


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20 Tennis Match Results Colgate vs Marist Apr 11, 2010 at Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (East Campus Tennis Pavilion)

Tennis Match Results Fairfield vs Marist 4/13/2010 at Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (East Campus Tennis Pavilion)

Marist 7, Colgate 0

Marist 7, Fairfield 0

Singles competition 1. Coley, Christian (MARM) def. Yassky, Michael (COL) 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-0) 2. Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) def. Nogueras, John (COL) 6-1, 6-0 3. Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) def. Bernasek, Phil (COL) 6-3, 6-2 4. Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Goldstein, Alex (COL) 6-1, 6-3 5. Greene, Landon (MARM) def. Spellberg, Sean (COL) 6-3, 6-1 6. von Nordheim, Marcus (MARM) def. Feuille, Connor (COL) 6-0, 6-4

Singles competition 1. Coley, Christian (MARM) def. Michalisin, Joe (FFDM) 7-5, 6-3 2. Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) def. Berthod, Ryan (FFDM) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 3. Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) def. Ferrante, Rob (FFDM) 6-2, 6-4 4. Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Kremheller, Erik (FFDM) 6-4, 6-4 5. Greene, Landon (MARM) def. Kelly, Bob (FFDM) 6-0, 6-0 6. von Nordheim, Marcus (MARM) def. Lessing, Mike (FFDM) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition 1. Greene, Landon/Hobbs, Rhys (MARM) def. Yassky, Michael/Nogueras, John (COL) 8-6 2. Himmelsbach, Matt/Coley, Christian (MARM) def. Bernasek, Phil/Goussiatnikov, Rusla (COL) 8-6 3. Sessagesimi, Loic/Van Eck, Joris (MARM) def. Goldstein, Alex/Jewett, Harry (COL) 8-3

Doubles competition 1. Michalisin, Joe/Kremheller, Erik (FFDM) def. Greene, Landon/von Nordheim, Marcus (MARM) 8-2 2. Coley, Christian/Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Berthod, Ryan/Ferrante, Rob (FFDM) 8-3 3. Sessagesimi, Loic/Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) def. Kelly, Bob/Kremheller, Mark (FFDM) 8-2

Match Notes: Colgate 8-8 Marist 8-5

Match Notes: Fairfield 11-8, 4-1 MAAC Marist 9-5, 5-0 MAAC

Men’s Tennis Posts Fourth Shutout Of Season In 7-0 Win Over Colgate

Marist Blanks Fairfield 7-0 To Take Control Of First Place In The MAAC

The Marist men’s tennis team took control of first place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference on Tuesday, taking down the Fairfield Stags 7-0 in a battle of MAAC unbeatens at the East Campus Tennis Pavilion on Senior Day. Sophomore Matt Himmelsbach clinched the win for the Red Foxes, as his 6-4, 6-4 win at fourth singles won the fourth Coley defeated Michael Yassky 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-0) to win at first singles point of the match for Marist. Overall, Marist won eight of the nine matches on the day.

Senior Christian Coley gutted out thrilling three set victory where each of the sets went to a tiebreak.

match, the only contest that went the distance on the day. The win was his 17th of the season as he improved to 8-7 in dual matches during his senior season. The rest of the singles lineup posted straight set victories, highlighted by senior Loic Sessagesimi. He won his match in 13 games as he coasted by John Nogueras 6-1, 6-0 at second singles. Junior Marcus von Nordheim also notched a shutout in a set. He bested Connor Feuille, 6-0, 6-4.

Marist then got off to a hot start in singles play as Landon Greene defeated Kelly 6-0, 6-0 at fifth singles for the Red Foxes’ second point of the day. Junior Marcus von Nordheim followed with a dominant 6-2, 6-0 win over Mike Lessing at sixth singles. The top-four singles matches were more competitive. Himmelsbach took the first set of his match 6-4 against Erik Kremheller. He then trailed 3-4 in the second set before breaking Kremheller to even the set 4-4 before winning the set 6-4, giving Marist its fourth and deciding point.

Tennis Match Results Marist vs Loyola Greyhounds Apr 18, 2010 at Baltimore, Md. (Butler Courts)

Tennis Match Results Marist vs Hartford Apr 19, 2010 at West Hartford, Conn. (Hartford Tennis Courts)

Marist 7, Loyola Greyhounds 0

Marist 7, Hartford 0

Singles competition 1. Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) def. Sanai, Keyan (LOY) 6-3, 6-3 2. Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) def. Norton, J. Pierce (LOY) 6-3, 6-0 3. Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Zingler, Kevin (LOY) 6-1, 6-1 4. Greene, Landon (MARM) def. McDaniel, Matt (LOY) 6-1, 6-1 5. von Nordheim, Marcus (MARM) def. Gorczakowski, Bobby (LOY) 6-0, 6-4 6. Sims, Ian (MARM) def. Russo, Jamie (LOY) 6-2, 6-1 Doubles competition 1. Greene, Landon/von Nordheim, Marcus (MARM) def. Sanai, Keyan/Norton, J. Pierce (LOY) 8-3 2. Coley, Christian/Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Zingler, Kevin/D'Agostino, Dan (LOY) 8-5 3. Pisecky, Nicolas/Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) def. McDaniel, Matt/Gorczakowski, Bobby (LOY) 8-1 Match Notes: Marist 10-5, 6-0 MAAC Loyola Greyhounds 11-6, 3-3 MAAC Marist crowned 2010 MAAC Regular Season Champions Will be #1 seed in MAAC Tournament, Apr. 23-25

Men’s Tennis Concludes Perfect MAAC Season With Shutout Victory At Loyola The Marist men’s tennis completed a perfect MAAC season as it notched its third straight shutout victory. On Sunday, the Red Foxes coasted to a 7-0 victory over the Loyola Greyhounds at Butler Courts to clinch the top seed at the upcoming conference championship. The win improved Marist to 10-5 and 6-0 in the MAAC.

Singles competition 1. Coley, Christian (MARM) def. Bhalla, Aneil (HART) 6-2, 6-4 2. Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) def. Isaacson, Josh (HART) 6-4, 6-2 3. Greene, Landon (MARM) def. Neves, Marco (HART) 6-2, 6-0 4. von Nordheim, Marcus (MARM) def. Floum, Eric (HART) 6-2, 6-0 5. Land, Michael (MARM) def. Ureta, Edgardo (HART) 6-0, 6-1 6. Sims, Ian (MARM) def. Kooden, Aaron (HART) 6-0, 6-4 Doubles competition 1. Coley, Christian/Greene, Landon (MARM) def. Bhalla, Aneil/Neves, Marco (HART) 8-4 2. Pisecky, Nicolas/von Nordheim, Marcus (MARM) def. Isaacson, Josh/Floum, Eric (HART) 8-2 3. Land, Michael/Sims, Ian (MARM) def. Kooden, Aaron/Miletic Filip (HART) 7-6 (7-3) Match Notes: Marist 11-5 Hartford 2-15

Men’s Tennis Runs Winning Streak To Eight With 7-0 Victory At Hartford Winners of its last eight dual matches, the Marist men’s tennis team picked up its fourth consecutive shutout victory as it posted a 7-0 win over Hartford on Monday afternoon at the Hartford Tennis Courts. With the win, the Red Foxes improved to 11-5 overall this season and 5-3 in road matches. All six Red Foxes won two matches on the day.

Four of the six players held their opponents at love in one of the two sets. Loic Sessagesimi and Nicolas Pisecky each lengthened their winning streaks to Juniors Landon Greene and Marcus von Nordheim won at third and fourth singles respectively. Greene defeated Marco Neves 6-2, 6-0, while von Nordheim four matches apiece. Sessagesimi defeated Keyan Sanai, 6-3, 6-3, while Pisecky got the better of Pierce Norton 6-3, 6-0. Sessagesimi and Pisecky played first and notched an identical 6-2, 6-0 win over Eric Floum. second singles respectively.


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Tennis Match Results Loyola University Maryland vs Marist College Apr 24, 2010 at Flushing, NY (National Tennis Center)

Marist 7, Army 0

Marist College 4, Loyola University Maryland 0

Singles competition 1. Coley, Christian (MARM) def. Albornoz, Chris (ARMY) 6-2, 6-2 2. Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) def. Lucero, Johnny (ARMY) 6-2, 6-2 3. Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) def. Johnson, Tripp (ARMY) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 4. Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Shelton, Rashad (ARMY) 6-2, 6-1 5. Greene, Landon (MARM) def. Lucivero, Bruno (ARMY) 6-2, 6-2 6. von Nordheim, Marcus (MARM) def. Holland, Alex (ARMY) 6-1, 6-3

Singles competition 1. Coley, Christian (MARM) vs. Sanai, Keyan (LOY) 6-3, 3-0, unfinished 2. Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) vs. Norton, J. Pierce (LOY) 6-2, 5-2, unfinished 3. Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) def. Zingler, Kevin (LOY) 6-2, 6-1 4. Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. McDaniel, Matt (LOY) 6-2, 6-2 5. Greene, Landon (MARM) vs. Gorczakowski, Bobby (LOY) 6-0, 5-2, unfinished 6. von Nordheim, Marcus (MARM) def. Russo, Jamie (LOY) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition 1. Greene, Landon/Van Eck, Joris (MARM) def. Kushnirovich, Gary/Shaffer, Dan (ARMY) 9-8 (7-4) 2. Albornoz, Chris/Lucero, Johnny (ARMY) def. Coley, Christian/Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) 9-7 3. Pisecky, Nicolas/Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) def. Van Velzer, Donald/Johnson, Tripp (ARMY) 8-3

Doubles competition 1. Greene, Landon/Van Eck, Joris (MARM) def. Norton, J. Pierce/Sanai, Keyan (LOY) 8-6 2. Coley, Christian/Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Zingler, Kevin/D'Agostino, Dan (LOY) 8-5 3. Pisecky, Nicolas/Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) def. McDaniel, Matt/Gorczakowski, Bobby (LOY) 8-3

Match Notes: Army 12-8 Marist 12-5 Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (4,6,1,5,2,3)

Match Notes: Loyola University Maryland 11-6 Marist College 13-5

Red Foxes Blank Loyola For Spot In MAAC Men’s Tennis Men’s Tennis Notches Fifth Straight Shutout In 7-0 Rout Of Finals Army In a battle of MAAC and Patriot League championship top seeds, Marist blanked Army 7-0 at the East Campus Tennis Pavilion on Wednesday afternoon. The win marked the fifth straight shutout for the Red Foxes in 10 days and just the second victory over the Black Knights in a dual match in program history. Seniors Christian Coley and Loic Sessagesimi and junior Landon Greene all won 6-2, 6-2 in their respective singles matches.

The Marist men’s tennis team earned its place in its 11th straight MAAC Tournament finals after a 4-0 win over Loyola on Saturday in the semis. The victory marks the 10th consecutive win for Marist, with the last six coming via a shutout. Sophomore Matt Himmelsbach netted the clinching point at fourth singles. It was his 25th win of the season.

The Red Foxes began the morning match with a sweep in the doubles as the squad won all three matches to take a 1-0 lead in the team score. Junior Landon Greene and freshman Joris Van Eck defeated J. Pierce Norton and Keyan Sanai, 8-6. Marist Coley defeated Chris Albornoz, Sessagesimi took down Johnny Lucero and Greene also got wins from senior Christian Coley and Himmelsbach at second doubles. The bested Bruno Lucivero. Coley played first singles, Sessagesimi at second and pair from Marist bested Kevin Zingler and Dan D’Agostino by a score of 8-5. Junior Greene at the fifth spot in the lineup. Nicolas Pisecky and senior Loic Sessagesimi won by five games at third doubles, and 8-3 win over Matt McDaniel and Bobby Gorczakowski. Tennis Match Results Fairfield University vs Marist College Apr 25, 2010 at Jersey City, NJ (Yanitelli Center) Marist College 4, Fairfield University 0 Singles competition 1. Coley, Christian (MARM) vs. Sauter, Dan (FFDM) 6-4, 5-6, unfinished 2. Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) vs. Michalisin, Joe (FFDM) 4-6, 3-3, unfinished 3. Pisecky, Nicolas (MARM) def. Ferrante, Rob (FFDM) 6-1, 6-2 4. Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Berthod, Ryan (FFDM) 6-3, 6-0 5. Greene, Landon (MARM) def. Kremheller, Erik (FFDM) 6-2, 6-2 6. von Nordheim, Marcus (MARM) vs. Lessing, Mike (FFDM) 4-1, unfinished Doubles competition 1. Greene, Landon/Van Eck, Joris (MARM) def. Sauter, Dan/Ferrante, Rob (FFDM) 8-4 2. Coley, Christian/Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) vs. Michalisin, Joe/Kremheller, Erik (FFDM) 7-6, unfinished 3. Pisecky, Nicolas/Sessagesimi, Loic (MARM) def. Berthod, Ryan/Kremheller, Mark (FFDM) 8-4 Match Notes: Fairfield University 14-9 Marist College 14-5 Marist wins eighth MAAC Championship, third in a row Loic Sessagesimi named MAAC Tournament Most Outstanding Performer

Marist Defeats Fairfield 4-0 For Third Straight MAAC Title Powered by its seventh straight shutout victory, the Marist men’s tennis team captured its eighth MAAC Championship on Sunday, after a 4-0 win over the second-seeded Fairfield Stags. The Red Foxes have won three consecutive conference titles and senior Loic Sessagesimi was named the MAAC Tournament’s MOP for the third consecutive season. Needing just three singles victories to clinch the win, the Red Foxes got victories from Nicolas Pisecky and Matt Himmelsbach for the second straight day. Pisecky cruised past Ferrante at third singles, 6-1, 6-2. Himmelsbach was the only Marist player to hold his opponent at love in a set on the day. He defeated Berthod 6-3, 6-0 at fourth singles.


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Tennis Team, Star Make It Three Straight Marist's men's tennis team likewise won its third consecutive MAAC crown on Sunday, each time defeating Fairfield, with senior Loic Sessagesimi earning his third straight tournament Most Outstanding Performer award. Marist (14-5) earned an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament with the victory. It will learn when, where and whom it is playing on May 4. Playing indoors at Saint Peter's Yanitelli Center due to inclement weather, the Red Foxes wasted no time in taking the doubles point, thanks to a firstdoubles win from Landon Greene and Joris Van Eck (8-4) and a thirddoubles victory from Sessagesimi and Nicolas Pisecky (8-4), leaving the second-doubles match unfinished. Marist went on score points in third singles by Pisecky (6-1, 6-2), fourth singles by Matt Himmelsbach (6-3, 6-0) and fifth singles by Greene (6-2, 62), to claim the championship with three matches still in progress.

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April 25, 2010 Complete Results | All-Time Championship History JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Powered by its seventh straight shutout victory, the Marist men's tennis team captured its eighth Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship on Sunday, after a 4-0 win over the second-seeded Fairfield Stags. The Red Foxes have won three consecutive conference titles and senior Loic Sessagesimi (Blonay, Switzerland) was named the MAAC Tournament's Most Outstanding Performer for the third consecutive season. Marist, the top seed in the championship, vaulted itself to a 1-0 lead after it captured the doubles point behind victories at the first and third spots in the lineup. Junior Landon Greene (Palos Verdes, Calif.) paired with freshman Joris Van Eck (Ospel, Netherlands) to defeat Dan Sauter and Rob Ferrante 8-4 at first doubles. The Red Foxes captured the point after junior Nicolas Pisecky (Lausanne, Switzerland) and senior Loic Sessagesimi (Blonay, Switzerland) also notched an 8-4 third doubles triumph. Pisecky and Sessagesimi defeated Ryan Berthod and Mark Kremheller.

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Needing just three singles victories to clinch the win, the Red Foxes got victories from Pisecky and Himmelsbach for the second straight day. Pisecky cruised past Ferrante at third singles, 6-1, 6-2. Himmelsbach was the only Marist player to hold his opponent at love in a set on the day. He defeated Berthod 6-3, 6-0 at fourth singles. Greene netted a fifth singles victory over Kremheller 6-2, 6-2. Following the fourth point for Marist as a team, the remaining matches were halted since Fairfield could not come back to win the match. The first, second and sixth singles matches were not completed.

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The match was moved indoors to Saint Peter's College as inclement weather plagued the region on Sunday. The contest was held at the Yanitelli Center in Jersey City, N.J. The two teams have met in the conference championship match in each of the last three seasons. The championship is the 81st in Marist Athletics history and second in as many weeks as the men's rowing team captured its 13th MAAC crown last Sunday, April 18.

Straight MAAC Title Red Foxes Blank Loyola For Spot In MAAC Men's Tennis Finals Marist Eyes Third Straight MAAC Tournament Title, To Face #4 Loyola In Semifinals

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With the win, Marist will advance to its eighth NCAA Tournament by virtue of the automatic qualification. The tournament selection show will be aired on ESPNEWS on Tuesday, May 4, when the 64-team field is released.

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Jan. 6, 2010 SKILLMAN, N.J. - Senior Christian Coley (Glastonbury, Conn.), the Marist men's tennis team's top singles player, was ranked 20th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) in the Northeast Region on Tuesday. It is the first time a Red Fox has been ranked since Ralph Van de Plasse who played for the Red Foxes from 1998-2000. Coley compiled an 11-5 record during a strong fall season, one where he reached the Round of 16 in the ITA Northeast Regional Tournament. During his run to the Round of 16 he defeated eighth-seeded Kenneth Au of Brown, who is ranked ninth in this edition of the Northeast Region's poll. His longest winning streak of the fall was three consecutive matches, which happened on two occasions. "Christian is a player that does not have `senioritis' because of his extra hard work and training," head coach Tim Smith said. "He has had significant wins against quality opponents; even some who are ranked ahead of him in this poll." Marist will open its spring campaign at the Army Open from Jan. 22-24 at the Litchenberg Tennis Center in West Point, N.Y. ITA Northeast Regional Rankings - January 5, 2010 1. Sven Vloedgraven, Binghamton 2. Jonathon Wong, Columbia 3. Mark Powers, Yale 4. Eugen Brazdil, Penn 5. Alexi Chijoff-Evans, Harvard 6. Wojtek Starakiewicz, Buffalo 7. Mihai Nichifor, Columbia 8. Matija Pecotic, Princeton 9. Kenneth Au, Brown 10. Milo Hauk, St. John's 11. Andy Gauthier, Cornell 12. Dan Freeman, Dartmouth 13. Thomas Nolan, Boston College 14. Haig Schneiderman, Columbia 15. Jon Jaklitsch, Cornell 16. Connor Dawson, Yale 17. John Huang, Yale 18. Ivan Rummel, Stony Brook 19. Jon Fife, Cornell 20. Christian Coley, Marist

Senior Christian Coley is ranked #20 in the ITA Northeast Region.

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