Andrew Magidoff '95
Induction Class of 2012
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Andrew Magidoff played tennis at Binghamton from 1991-95. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1995.
Magidoff's talent and charisma came to define a Binghamton program that surged onto the national tennis scene during his successful four-year tenure. He became the program's first two-time All-American and and was a three-time NCAA qualifier.
As a freshman, he produced a team-best 16-3 singles record, including a 14-2 dual match mark. Playing third, fourth and fifth singles, Magidoff went undefeated in the spring, helping the Colonials win 10 matches. He was selected as team MVP and ITA East Region Rookie of the Year.
In his sophomore season, Magidoff moved up to No. 1 singles and doubles and qualified for the NCAA Championship in both events. He led the Colonials to 10 wins and a national top-25 ranking. Magidoff captured both the singles and doubles crowns at the ITA Northeast Regional. He advanced to the prestigious Rolex Small College Championship in Texas, where he placed fifth in singles and fourth in the doubles with partner Vijay Vadlamudi. He was ranked as high as No. 13 in the country in singles. At the NCAAs in Kalamazoo, Mich., he and Vadlamudi reached the second round.
In 1994, Magidoff gained a return trip to the NCAAs. He was ranked 14th in doubles with partner Pavel Shkylar and the pair captured the ITA Northeast Championship, giving Magidoff back-to-back regional doubles crowns. With Magidoff again positioned at the top spot, Binghamton won 13 matches and finished No. 23 in the nation.
Magidoff saved his best for his senior year, leading the Colonials to a 17-4 record, first-ever team NCAA berth and two individual All-America honors. After the team went 16-1 against Division III competition, BU received an historic berth into the 12-team NCAA Championship at Kalamazoo and the Colonials finished 10th the program's highest national position.
He earned a top-16 singles seed and top-8 doubles seed for the NCAA Championships to gain All-America distinction. Magidoff also was named the ITA Northeast Senior Player of the Year and was presented with the University's Foundation Award in 1995.
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