Johns Hopkins to Send Four to NCAA Individual Championship
May 9, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The Johns Hopkins men's tennis team will send four student-athletes to the NCAA Individual Championship this May. Seniors Jacob Barnaby and Warren Elgort have been selected for the NCAA Doubles Championship while junior Andy Hersh and freshman Tanner Brown have been selected for the singles championship.
The individual championship consists of 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams. The singles and doubles championship will be held May 24-26 at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary, NC. The draw for the individual championship will be released on the last day of the team championship (May 23).
Barnaby and Elgort earned First Team All-Centennial Conference honors and are 9-3 this season. The duo is currently ranked third in the Atlantic South by the ITA and is the fourth doubles pair from Johns Hopkins to participate in the NCAA Doubles Championship. Barnaby, a 2011 ITA All-American, is the program's all-time leader in doubles wins with 89 for his career. He is making his second straight appearance in the NCAA Doubles Championship, as he and Casey Blythe advanced to the quarterfinals in 2011. Elgort, a two-time All-Centennial Conference selection in doubles, counts 61 doubles wins in his career to rank fifth in program history.
Hersh, the Centennial Conference Player of the Year and ITA Southeast Singles Champion, is 18-8 so far this season in singles. With 63 career singles wins, he ranks fourth in school history. He is the third ranked singles player in the Atlantic South and was ranked sixth nationally in the ITA's preseason poll after finishing fourth at the ITA National Small College Championship. Brown is tied with Hersh for the team lead in singles wins so far this season with 18, as he is 18-5 in his rookie season. He earned First Team All-Centennial Conference honors for singles and is currently ranked seventh in the region by the ITA. Brown is just the second freshman in program history to be selected for the NCAA Singles Championship.