Row 1 (L-R): Will Reznek, Jacob Solly, Dalen Klassen, Lorenzo Rossi.
Row 2 (L-R): Assistant Coach Loic Sessagesimi, Joris Van Eck, Head Coach Tim Smith, Landon Greene, Nicolas Pisecky, Marcus von Nordheim, Ian Sims, Assistant Coach Dr. Elliot Sussin, Rhys Hobbs, Matt Himmelsbach.
MAAC Championship Recap
The top-seeded Marist Men's Tennis team defeated second-seeded Fairfield 6-0 to win the 2011 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Championship at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The Red Foxes won the championship for the fourth straight year, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the ninth time in program history. Marist did not lose a match to a conference opponent during the 2011 season.
Matt Himmelsbach earned an 8-4 doubles victory, and then triumphed in a 6-2, 6-3 fourth singles win. Seniors Landon Greene and Nicolas Pisecky prevailed 8-6 in the number one spot to earn Marist's second doubles victory and clinch the matches first point. The Red Foxes then won all five of the singles matches that were completed. In addition to Himmelsbach's triumph, freshman Lorenzo Rossi won 6-3, 6-3 in the first singles matches; Van Eck prevailed 6-3, 6-1 during the second singles; Pisecky was victorious 6-2, 6-4 in the number three slot; and freshman Will Reznek rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 win at number six. Van Eck's victory was the match that gave the Red Foxes their decisive fourth point and clinched the match.
NCAA Tournament Recap
The Marist men's tennis team had its season ended with a 4-0 loss to #14 California in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championship. Two Red Foxes - senior Nicolas Pisecky at third singles and freshman Will Reznek at sixth singles - each won the first set of their matches prior to play being halted, which marked the first time in program history that a Marist player won a set in NCAA play. Marist's season finished with a record of 18-4, as the Red Foxes reached the NCAA Tournament for the fourth straight year and ninth time in program history.
Pisecky's and Reznek's matches were both tied at one set apiece when Cal clinched the decisive fourth point to end the match. Pisecky prevailed 6-4 in the first set against Nick Andrews, ranked 96th in the country, before dropping the second set 6-2. Reznek won the first set against Bozhidar Katsarov 6-3, and fell in the second set by the same score. Cal opened the match by taking the doubles point. The 23rd-ranked team of Nick Andrews and Christoffer Konigsfeldt downed Pisecky and senior Landon Greene 8-1 at first doubles. The Bears clinched the point at second doubles when Ben McLachlan and Pedro Zerbini defeated Joris Van Eck and Matt Himmelsbach, 8-4.
Cal took a 2-0 lead when Cueto, ranked 64th in the country in singles, defeated Van Eck in the number two spot. The Bears went up 3-0 when 20th-ranked Pedro Zerbini recorded a victory over Rossi at first singles. The match concluded at fifth singles, when McLachlan wrapped up a triumph over Greene. Marist's season ended with a record of 18-4, as the Red Foxes reached the NCAA Tournament for the fourth straight year and ninth time in program history.