Four Blue Jays Grab ITA All-America Honors
TEMPE, AZ – The Johns Hopkins men’s tennis team placed four players on the 2017 ITA All-America teams in seniors Mike Buxbaum, Jeremy Dubin and Emerson Walsh and freshman Joseph Cartledge. Dubin earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles, while Buxbaum, Cartledge and Walsh did so in doubles.
Hopkins has now produced 14 All-Americans in singles and 19 All-Americans in doubles in the last 11 years. The Blue Jays five total All-America honors this season are a program record, while the four All-Americans tie the program record. The last time Hopkins had four student-athletes earn All-America honors was in 2012.
Dubin is the seventh player in program history to earn All-America honors in both singles and doubles in the same season. Buxbaum and Walsh are the first in school history to earn All-America honors in doubles four times. In addition, Cartledge is just the fifth freshman to grab All-America honors and is the first to do so since 2014.
Hopkins finished the season ranked 18th in the nation in the Oracle/ITA Men’s Division III rankings and third in the Atlantic South. The Blue Jays won their 12th Centennial Conference title and finished with a 17-3 record. Hopkins advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the ninth consecutive season and 10th time in the last 11 years. JHU has been ranked in the top 20 in the final ITA national poll in each of the last 11 seasons. Dubin is ranked 18th in the nation in singles and fifth in the Atlantic South. He and Cartledge are ranked 10th nationally in doubles and second in the region.
Dubin finished the season with a 14-3 record in singles and 15-5 in doubles. He and Cartledge also combined to go 10-4 in doubles. Dubin concluded his career with a 58-27 mark in singles and 51-18 in doubles. He is one of just eight players in program history with at least 50 career singles wins and 50 career doubles wins. Dubin ranks seventh in program history in singles wins, 14th in doubles wins and ninth in total wins (109). He also ranks ninth in career win percentage for doubles (.739).
Cartledge went 14-8 in doubles and 8-2 in singles in his freshman season. His 14 doubles wins are the 12th most in school history by a freshman, while his 22 matches played are ninth most. Cartledge and Dubin won nine straight matches from March 16 to April 29, with five of those wins coming against regionally-ranked doubles pairs. In all, seven of their 10 wins came against doubles teams ranked in the top 14 in the region, including the top three teams.
Buxbaum and Walsh paired to go 6-2 this season and won their fourth straight ITA Atlantic South Regional title in the fall. The pair went a combined 50-24 in their career and earned All-America honors four times. Buxbaum, who earned a total of seven All-America honors in his career (three singles, four doubles), ended his career with 66 singles wins, 75 doubles wins and 141 total wins. This season, he went 11-3 in doubles and 7-3 in singles before he suffered a career-ending injury on April 9. Buxbaum ranks fourth in program history in singles wins, fifth in singles matches played, fourth in doubles wins, fifth in doubles matches played, third in total wins and third in total matches played. Walsh went 7-3 in singles and 19-5 in doubles, leading the team in doubles wins, this year. He ranks third in program history in doubles wins (80), second in doubles matches played (111), 10th in total wins (108) and 10th in total matches played (153).