BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins men’s tennis team placed three players on the 2016 ITA All-America teams it was announced last week. Juniors Mike Buxbaum, Jeremy Dubin and Emerson Walsh earned the honor for doubles, while Buxbaum also did so for singles.
Hopkins has now produced 13 All-Americans in singles and 15 All-Americans in doubles in the last 10 years. In addition, JHU has had three or more players earn All-America honors in the same season four times since 2011. Buxbaum is just the second player in program history to earn All-America honors at least three times in singles. He now counts six combined All-America honors in his career, the most in school history.
Hopkins finished the season ranked 16th in the nation in the Oracle/ITA Men’s Division III rankings and third in the Atlantic South. The Blue Jays won their 11th Centennial Conference title and finished with a 19-6 record. Hopkins advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the fourth time in five seasons before falling to Bowdoin, the eventual national champion.
Buxbaum earns All-America honors in singles and doubles for the third time in his career. He finished the season with a 21-5 record in singles, his second straight 20-win season. He now ranks sixth in school history with 59 career singles wins. In the final ITA rankings, Buxbaum is ranked third in the Atlantic South in singles and 15th in the nation, earning him All-America honors.
In doubles, Buxbaum partnered with Walsh in the fall and the two won their third straight ITA Southeast Regional Championship. That earned the pair All-America honors for the third consecutive season – the only doubles team in JHU history to do so. Buxbaum then partnered with Dubin in the spring, and the duo went 16-3 and earned a berth in the NCAA Doubles Championship. Buxbaum and Dubin are ranked fifth in the Atlantic South and ninth in the nation in doubles, garnering the pair All-America honors. Dubin is also ranked 22ndin the region in singles, while Walsh and 2016 graduate Nicholas Garcia are ranked 15th in doubles.
In all, Buxbaum went 26-7 in doubles this season, the second most wins in school single-season history. For his career, he is 64-26 and tied for fifth in program history. Dubin finished with a doubles mark of 20-5, a career high, and he is now tied for 19th with 36 career victories. Walsh went 23-7 this season in doubles and now ranks eighth in school history with 61 career wins.