Three Men's Tennis Players Named All-American
June 22, 2010
Three members of the Middlebury College men's tennis team earned All-American honors when the ITA announced its post-season awards. Senior Andrew Lee (Eden Prairie, Minn.) earned the honor in both singles and doubles, senior Andrew Thomson (Bloomfield, Mich.) was his doubles partner, while junior Andrew Peters (Baltimore, Md.) earned the honor in singles play. The three helped lead the team to a 23-2 record in '10, capturing the program's second NCAA Championship.
After earning NESCAC Player of the Year honors, Lee garners All-American accolades for the second time in his career. A two-time All-NESCAC second-team singles selection in each of the last two years, Lee earned first-team singles honors for the first time in his career with a 15-1 record primarily at #2 for the Panthers with wins over every conference opponent he has faced this spring.
Thomson earns All-American honors for the fourth straight season, earning the honor in doubles play with his partner Lee. The duo went 19-2 this season, playing in the #1 slot. In the fall, the duo won both the ITA New England Regional and National Small College Championships in the fall. Earlier this spring, Thomson was the Northeast winner of the ITA's Arthur Ashe award. The award is given for leadership and sportsmanship, and goes to a player who has exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements.
Peters earns All-American honors in singles play for the Panthers, with most of his action coming at #1 this season. The junior earned an 11-4 overall record, winning the ITA New England Regional Championship over fellow Panther Thomson in three sets in September. He went on to finish as the runner-up at the ITA national tournament weeks later.