Buxbaum Named ITA National Rookie of the Year

<B>Michael Buxbaum</b> is the conference, regional and national Rookie of the Year.
Michael Buxbaum is the conference, regional and national Rookie of the Year.


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May 21, 2014

CLAREMONT, CA - Johns Hopkins freshman Michael Buxbaum has been named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Rookie of the Year for Division III it was announced Wednesday morning. He is the first national award winner for Hopkins since David Maldow was named the National Player to Watch in 2008.

Buxbaum, who the Centennial Conference Player and Rookie of the Year, helped Johns Hopkins to a 20-5 record and a berth in the NCAA Quarterfinals while playing number one singles and doubles. He earned a bid to the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championship and earned a seed in both draws. Buxbaum enters the individual championships with a 16-5 singles record and a 23-8 record overall in doubles. His 23 doubles wins this season are the second most in school history by a freshman, five shy of Jacob Barnaby's program record (28). He is also tied for third, with Andrew Wang, for total wins by a freshman with his 39.

Buxbaum is currently ranked second in the Atlantic South in singles and with classmate Emerson Walsh, is ranked first in the region in doubles. In the fall, he and Walsh partnered to win the ITA Southeast Doubles Championship. The pair advanced the ITA National Small College Championship, where they finished fifth. Among his singles wins this year is a straight sets win over number one Abhishek Alla of Carnegie Mellon, winner of the 2013 ITA National Small College Championship. He and Walsh also have a pair of wins over the number one team from Mary Washington, which is also in the NCAA Doubles Championship.



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