All-NESCAC Men's Tennis Announced - Scott Is Player Of The Year

May 3, 2007

Middlebury College men's tennis player Alex Scott (Mt. Kisco, N.Y.) has been named the 2007 NESCAC Player of the Year as determined by the conference coaches. The senior helped the Panthers claim the 2007 NESCAC Men's Tennis Championship this season, the fourth-consecutive NESCAC title for his squad, by winning both of his doubles matches and taking one of two singles matches during the three-day event.

Scott also came away with first-team All-NESCAC honors for both singles and doubles play this season, compiling to date a 22-8 record in singles and a 23-5 record with doubles partner George Mayer (Merion, Pa.), who also earned All-NESCAC first-team doubles recognition. Scott has been named first-team in doubles in each of the last three years and received first-team sinngles accolades for the first time in his career after finding a spot on the second-team a year ago.

For Mayer, it is the fourth year in a row that the senior has earned NESCAC recognition. Mayer was named Rookie of the Year in 2004, a first-team doubles member in 2005, and a second-team singles honoree in 2006.

Earning second-team All-NESCAC honors was Conrad Olson (Waterloo, Belgium). The sophomore has an impressive 19-4 mark this season, including a 25-3 record in doubles play.

The NESCAC Rookie of the Year award went to Middlebury's Andrew Thompson (West Bloomfield, Mich.), as the conference's top rookie honor has now gone to the Panthers in three of the past four years. Thompson is 24-3 in singles play this season, winning 11 of his last 12 matches, and 17-6 in doubles action.

The Clarence Chaffee Sportsmanship Award was shared between two individuals for the second year in a row, Middlebury senior Kevin Bergesen (Beverly, Mass.) and Trinity's Brian Marsden. The Clarence Chaffee Award is given annually to the individual who best combined and displayed a high standard of tennis coupled with the highest levels of sportsmanship.