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Hazarika repeats as AE Tennis Player of Year
Sophomore shares award in 2014; BU puts eight on all-conference team
May 2, 2014Tweet
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VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton sophomore Sid Hazarika repeated as America East Men’s Tennis Player of the Year after the Bearcats captured the program’s seventh consecutive conference crown and 10th in the last 13 years. Hazarika, will share the award in 2014 with UMBC’s Justin Carter.
He won 19 matches this year, including 14 dual wins.
It was the sixth straight year (and 10th in 13 yrs.) that a Binghamton player was chosen as America East Player of the Year.
In all, eight Bearcats were selected to the all-conference teams, including first-team members Hazarika (singles and doubles), sophomore Alexander Maisin (singles and doubles), junior Robin Lesage (singles), junior Ismael Dinia (singles and doubles) and junior Aswin Nambi (doubles). In addition, earning second-team laurels were junior Eliott Hureau (singles and doubles), senior Florian van Kann (singles) and sophomore Janik Burri (doubles).
Hureau led the Bearcats with 22 singles victories, followed by Lesage’s 21 wins. Van Kann had the best record in dual matches with an 11-4 mark.
Five-time America East Coach of the Year Adam Cohen guided his 2013-14 squad to a 16-11 record, including a perfect 5-0 mark against conference opponents. In those five matches, BU surrendered just three team points. By vote of the America East coaches, the Stony Brook head coach was awarded Coach of the Year.
Co-Player of the Year
First Team All-Conference
Sid Hazarika/Ismael Dinia
Alexander Maisin/Aswin Nambi
Second Team All-Conference
Florian van Kann
Eliott Hureau/Janik Burri
America East Player of the Year
2002 – Pedja Zdravkovic, Hartford
2003 – Akshay Rao, Binghamton
2004 – Dan Hanegby, Binghamton
2005 – Dan Hanegby, Binghamton
2006 – Richemn Mourad, Binghamton
2007 – David Jackson, UMBC
2008 – Aretem Baradach, Stony Brook
2009 – Sven Vloedgraven, Binghamton
2010 – Sven Vloedgraven, Binghamton
2011 – Sven Vloedgraven, Binghamton
2012 – Alexandre Haggai, Binghamton
2013 – Sid Hazarika, Binghamton
2014 – Sid Hazarika, Binghamton and Justin Carter, UMBC