2010 Men’s Tennis All-Conference Honors

By Melissa Maitland

 

GNAC Sports Information Specialist

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

 

Collin Hyte, Norwich, So., Marblehead, Mass.

Position:  1S/1D

Statistics

# Matches

Singles

Doubles

GNAC

3

3-0

1-2

Overall

8

7-0

5-3

Hyte moved into the No. 1 singles role and went undefeated in singles play this season, earning him Player of the Year honors.  Hyte also posted a 5-1 record in doubles when paired with Rookie of the Year Fritz Kaelber. 

 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

 

Fritz Kaelber, Norwich, Fr., Westborough, Mass.

Position:  2S/1D

Statistics

# Matches

Singles

Doubles

GNAC

2

2-0

1-1

Overall

7

6-0

6-1

Kaelber stepped right in as Norwich’s No. 2 singles player and went undefeated as a freshman this season.  Kaelber also posted a 5-1 record in doubles when paired with Player of the Year Collin Hyte.

 

Harlan Strader, Suffolk, Fr., Marblehead, Mass.

Position:  4S

Statistics

# Matches

Singles

Doubles

GNAC

8

4-0

4-0

Overall

16

8-0

7-1

Strader was dominant in singles play this season, posting a perfect 8-0 overall record in the No. 4 position for the Rams.  Strader, a two-time GNAC Rookie of the Week, was also 7-1 on the season in doubles play and was a combined 8-0 in conference matches this season.

 

COACH OF THE YEAR

 

Steve Counihan, Suffolk, 6th Year, Reading, Mass.

 

Coach Counihan’s Rams are GNAC Champions for the 2nd year in a row.  Counihan’s squad finished the 2009-2010 season undefeated, with a conference record of 4-0 and an overall record of 10-0.

 

 

FIRST TEAM - SINGLES

 

Collin Hyte, So., Norwich, Marblehead, Mass.

Statistics

# Matches

Singles

Doubles

GNAC

3

3-0

1-2

Overall

8

7-0

5-3

Hyte moved into the No. 1 singles role and went undefeated in singles play this season, earning him Player of the Year honors.  Hyte also posted a 5-1 record in doubles when paired with Rookie of the Year Fritz Kaelber. 

 

Diego Alvarado, Sr., Suffolk, Boston, Mass.

Statistics

# Matches

Singles

Doubles

GNAC

8

3-1

4-1

Overall

16

6-2

7-1

Alvarado was Suffolk’s top player in both singles and double this season.  Alvarado finished the year with a 6-2 mark in singles play, going 3-1 in conference play.

 

 

Mark Jackman, So., Emerson, Miami, F.L.

Statistics

# Matches

Singles

Doubles

GNAC

6

2-1

2-1

Overall

8

4-4

4-4

Jackman rose to the occasion when asked to play at the No. 1 position many times this season.  Jackman captured impressive wins over Johnson and Wales and Bridgewater State. 

 

Chris Staley, So., Suffolk, London, England

Statistics

# Matches

Singles

Doubles

GNAC

8

4-0

4-0

Overall

8

7-1

8-0

Staley, the 2009 GNAC Rookie of the Year, was dominant on the court for the Rams this season, winning 7 matches in singles play out of the No. 2 position for Suffolk.  Staley was a perfect 4-0 in conference play this season and was named the GNAC Player of the Week on April 6.

 

Jared Orkin, Sr., Suffolk, Newton, Mass.

Statistics

# Matches

Singles

Doubles

GNAC

6

3-0

3-0

Overall

13

7-0

6-0

Orkin finished the regular season with a combined 13-0 record in both singles and doubles play.  Orkin was a perfect 7-0 in the No. 3 spot for the Rams this year.  His impressive win over Mark Jackman in the tiebreaking set in the GNAC Tournament was a match clincher, giving Suffolk a 5-4 victory and the 2010 GNAC Men’s Tennis Championship.  For his efforts, Orkin was named the GNAC Tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

 

Fritz Kaelber, Fr., Norwich, Westborough, Mass.

Statistics

# Matches

Singles

Doubles

GNAC

2

2-0

1-1

Overall

7

6-0

6-1

Kaelber stepped right in as Norwich’s No. 2 singles player and went undefeated as a freshman this season.  Kaelber also posted a 5-1 record in doubles when paired with Player of the Year Collin Hyte.

           

FIRST TEAM - DOUBLES

 

Diego Alvarado, Sr., Suffolk, Boston, Mass.

Statistics

# Matches

Singles

Doubles

GNAC

8

3-1

4-1

Overall

16

6-2

7-1

Alvarado was Suffolk’s top player in both singles and double this season.  Alvarado finished the year with a 6-2 mark in singles play, going 3-1 in conference play.

 

 

Harlan Strader, Suffolk, Fr., Marblehead, Mass.

Statistics

# Matches

Singles

Doubles

GNAC

8

4-0

4-0

Overall

16

8-0

7-1

Strader was dominant in singles play this season, posting a perfect 8-0 overall record in the No. 4 position for the Rams.  Strader, a two-time GNAC Rookie of the Week, was also 7-1 on the season in doubles play and was a combined 8-0 in conference matches this season.

 

SECOND TEAM - SINGLES

 

Harlan Strader, Suffolk, Fr., Marblehead, Mass.

Alesandro Bellino, Jr., Emerson, Brisbane, Australia

John Sammander, Jr., Suffolk, Curacao, Netherlands

Dan Lapidus, Fr., Emerson, San Diego, C.A.

Devin Kitterick   , Sr., Johnson & Wales, Bridgewater, Mass.

Tim Gabbard, So., Albertus Magnus, North Haven, Conn.

 

SECOND TEAM - DOUBLES

 

John Sammader, Jr., Suffolk, Curacao, Netherlands

Chris Staley, So., Suffolk, London, England