May 14, 2014
BALTIMORE, MD - Johns Hopkins freshman Michael Buxbaum added another honor to his resume on Wednesday when he was named the ITA Atlantic South Rookie of the Year. He is the third player in program history to earn the honor, joining David Maldow (2007) and Tanner Brown (2012). Last week, Buxbaum was named the Centennial Conference Player and Rookie of the Year.
Buxbaum helped seventh-ranked Johns Hopkins to its eighth straight Centennial Conference title, the NCAA Quarterfinals and a 20-4 record so far this spring. Entering Monday's match versus top-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, he is 16-4 in singles and 23-7 in doubles. He is currently ranked second in the Atlantic South in singles and was recently selected for the NCAA Singles Championship.
Buxbaum and classmate Emerson Walsh are 20-7 this season in doubles, are ranked first in the region and earned First Team All-Centennial Conference honors. The pair was selected to the NCAA Doubles Championship, the first freshmen doubles team in program history to do so. In the fall, Buxbaum and Walsh won the 2013 ITA Southeast Doubles Championship and finished fifth at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championship to earn All-America honors.