Monday, June 28, 2010
In an effort to improve and gain additional match experience Andrey Boldarev has taken to the ITF future circuit this summer. Boasting a national ranking in his home country of Uzbekistan, Andrey is able to sign into qualifying draws.
Andrey was in Rochester, NY (not to be confused with Rochester Minnesota, the town of my grandparents) this week and had some early success (click here for the draw).
Andrey fell to a tough opponent, Evan King, who plays #2 singles for the University of Michigan (NCAA D1) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4). King had been ranked as high as 14 in the world among ITF Juniors.
Next up will be Pittsburgh and F17. Lets all wish Andrey good luck and hope this experience propels him to great achievements for the Clippers next season and beyond.
In other news, Coach Schwartz is playing the doubles main draw (click here for the draw). Good luck Craig, lets get some points!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Happy Father's Day to all of the fathers out there!!! A special Happy Father's Day to the former Coach Ronald H. Rockhill (1929-1995).
Things are heating up on the recruiting trail and I hope to have some exciting announcements soon...maybe this week.
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
The CACC has announced its spring All-Academic team (click here for full press release). This year Clipper Andrey Boldarev is one of eight tennis athletes in the conference to be honored. An athlete is recognized if he/she achieves a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the academic year and has attended the member institution for at least two years. According to conference figures, Andrey qualified with a 3.6 for the year. Congratulations to Andrey who excels both on the court and in the classroom.
Monday, June 07, 2010
The 2010 All-America teams have been announced highlighted by the ITA/NCAA II Senior Player of the Year Alex Grubin (click here for the press release).
Congratulations to those named.
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Thursday, June 03, 2010
I don't know if you recall my 11/9/09 post titled "It's official" concerning the poor officiating that seems to be so omnipresent in the world of sports these days or if you watched last night's Cleveland vs. Detroit baseball game. Sadly, last night I witnessed a tremendous injustice where an umpire simply stole a once in a lifetime moment from a professional athlete. Something must be done!
So sorry Armando.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
The Final NCAA II National Rankings (June 2, 2010) have been released and your Concordia Clippers are included in the top 10 (click here for complete rankings). In my heart of hearts, I believe that we are better than several teams ranked ahead of us but it is what it is. Next year we will have more competition against the nation's elite and will have a solid chance to be ranked higher.
Alex Grubin finishes the year at #4 in singles and Andrey Boldarev at #29. Alex and Andrey also finished the 2010 campaign at #4 in the doubles. These are no small accomplishments for these fine young men and both should be congratulated.
In addition, Alex is named as All-American in singles and doubles whereas Andrey is named All-American in doubles.
What a great year. I hope we have some more and new names in the rankings next season.
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Just a little update for you folks...
Our pal Craig Schwartz came up on the short end of the scoreboard today. He and his partner lost to the #1 seeds in a close third set match tiebreaker (click here for draw sheet). As you may know, a match tiebreaker is played in lieu of a third set in doubles on the tour.
Keep going Craig. We hope you have better luck in your next event.