Since 1978, the Williams College Men’s Tennis Team has had 29 Division 3 All Americans including current Head Coach Dan Greenberg and current Assistant Coach Nick Lebedov. Add the name Bryan Chow (Niskayuna – Class of 2009) to that list. Bryan and his partner Trey Meyer earned All American honors in 2011 for their doubles skills as they captured the USTA/ITA National Small College NCAA Div. III Doubles title. Bryan is a Junior at Williams College. Since our last update Williams has gone 8-3. Williams won their second round NCAA match against Drew 5-0 and then beat MIT 5-0. MIT is coached by former Shaker standout Dave Hagymas. Next up was a win over Bowdoin and then last years winner Emory. Emory won 5-4 over Williams. Emory was #2 in the country, Williams was #3. Williams won the third place playoff over Washington University (Mo.). Bryan played most of the season at #5 singles and #1 doubles with Trey Meyer. Chow and Meyer were the #1 ranked doubles team for Division 3 throughout the season and were a sure win for the Ephs. Bryan was 12-3 going into the NCAA Championships. He won at MIT and Bowdoin, lost to Emory. Bryan is going into his senior year so he will be back for another season. Bryan and Trey Meyer competed in the NCAA Division 3 Championship tournament, starting May 24th. I do not have any results from that event.
Christine Cary (Ravena) played #3 singles for the Golden Flyers of Nazareth College. Her singles record, as a freshman, was 9-8. In her team’s last win of the season – against RIT Christine came through with a much needed win in singles 6-1, 6-2 over Kristen Rice. In doubles, Christine paired with Cara Yinger. The pair had a 9-12 record for the school year.
Ryan Schmitz played singles in 7 matches for the Stony Brook Seawolves. He played mostly at #6 singles. His singles record was 1-6 in dual matches and he went to the second round in his lone fall tournament. In doubles, Ryan was 1-3 in dual matches and 0-1 in tournament matches.
Sara Bjork played mostly at #2 singles for RIT. Her lone win came at Bryn Mawr College where she beat Vivian Chen 6-2, 6-1. In doubles her record was 7-6. Sara played mostly at #1 doubles. The team had a 4-11 record for the year. Sara is a sophomore majoring in industrial engineering.