Men's tennis team, nine players earn academic honors

Clockwise from top left: Adam Dietz, Matt May, Joe Reiner, Jafar Sharipov, Ryan Zeien, Henry Schwob, Danny Tsyvin, Tim Derby, Rob Dotterer (photos courtesy of www.mckeephotoarts.com)
Clockwise from top left: Adam Dietz, Matt May, Joe Reiner, Jafar Sharipov, Ryan Zeien, Henry Schwob, Danny Tsyvin, Tim Derby, Rob Dotterer (photos courtesy of www.mckeephotoarts.com)

The Hamilton College men's tennis team and nine of its student-athletes were recognized for academic excellence on Wednesday, July 29 when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its 2020 Division III ITA Scholar-Athletes and All-Academic Teams.

ITA Scholar-Athletes list | ITA All-Academic Teams list

ITA scholar-athletes must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better for the current academic year. To be named an all-academic team, all varsity letter winners are factored into the cumulative team grade point average for the current academic year and the team GPA must be 3.2 or better.

Hamilton's ITA scholar-athletes are listed below. Rob Dotterer '21, Matt May '21, Joe Reiner '22, Henry Schwob '22, Jafar Sharipov '21 and Danny Tsyvin '22 were all on the list in 2019. Seven men's tennis players earned a spot on the 2020 NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team.

Tim Derby '21 (Darien, Conn./Darien HS)
Adam Dietz '23 (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y./Hastings HS)
Rob Dotterer '21 (Jamesville, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt HS)
Matt May '21 (Arlington, Va./St. Stephen's & St. Agnus School)
Joe Reiner '22 (New York, N.Y./Riverdale Country School)
Henry Schwob '22 (Cumming, Iowa/Valley HS)
Jafar Sharipov '21 (Tashkent, Uzbekistan/Westminster International University in Tashkent)
Danny Tsyvin '22 (Newton Center, Mass./Belmont Hill School)
Ryan Zeien '23 (North Falmouth, Mass./Tabor Academy)

The Continentals -- led by Head Coach Matt Brisotti -- picked up an ITA all-academic team award for the sixth straight year. The Hamilton men split their two dual matches in the spring, and Dotterer reached the quarterfinals of the 2019 ITA Division III Men's Northeast Regional Championships singles main draw in September.