LANCASTER, PA – Johns Hopkins senior Jeremy Dubin has been named the 2017 Centennial Conference (CC) Men’s Tennis Player of the Year it was announced this morning. Head coach Chuck Willenborg was honored as the conference’s Coach of the Year. In addition, senior Emerson Walsh, junior Justin Kang and freshman Cody Kim each earned First Team All-Centennial honors.
Dubin is the fourth different player in program history to earn CC Player of the Year honors joining Mike Buxbuam (2014, 2015), Andy Hersh (2012) and David Maldow (2009, 2010). He is currently ranked fifth in the Atlantic South region with a 10-2 singles record and ranks seventh in school history with 54 career singles wins. He is also fourth in the region in doubles with freshman Joseph Cartledge. Dubin is 14-3 in doubles this season and is tied for 14th with 50 career doubles wins. He was selected for the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championship, which will take place May 25-27 in Chattanooga, TN.
Willenborg is now in his 12th season as head coach and 13th overall with the program (he spent one season as the Director of Tennis). The winningest coach in program history, he boasts a career record of 208-58 (.782) and has led Hopkins to a 16-2 record (9-0 CC) this season. Hopkins won its 11th straight and 12th overall Centennial Conference title on May 7 to earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.
Walsh and Kang earned First Team All-CC honors in doubles with a 10-1 record, including 5-0 in conference play. This is Walsh’s second career all-conference honor for doubles and the first for Kang. Walsh is 18-4 overall in doubles this season and is 79-30 for his career. He ranks third in program history and is one of just five players all time with 70 or more doubles victories. Kang is 17-4 on the season in doubles and with a 37-19 career record, is tied for 19th in school history. Walsh leads the conference in doubles wins while Kang ranks second.
Kim earns First Team All-CC honors for singles and is one of two freshmen on the first team. He is tied for the team lead with 15 wins (15-2) and he went 6-1 in conference play this season. Kim’s 15 wins so far this season are tied for 11th most by a freshman in school history. His 15 wins are also tied for most in the Centennial Conference this season.