Men's tennis honored with ITA all-academic award

SKILLMAN, N.J. - The Haverford College men's tennis team was recognized as a 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III All-Academic Team as announced by the organization. Nine individual members of the squad were also named ITA Scholar-Athletes.

To be eligible for the team award a squad must possess a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.20 or better. Individual honorees must be a letter winner and have earned a GPA of 3.50 or higher.

Haverford, one of 47 Division III men's teams honored overall, was just one of two Centennial Conference institutions to receive the all-academic recognition. This marks the 11th consecutive year the Fords have attained the award.

Seniors Will Garrett and Natty Sergay completed the noteworthy accomplishment of receiving the scholar-athlete distinction for every year of their careers while juniors Matthew Cebul and Jacob Weisenthal earned accolades for the third straight year.

Joining sophomore Matt Romei, who merited the ITA academic recognition for the second time, were classmates John Cummings, Devin Van Dyke and Robert Homar, and freshman Sloan Millman.

The Fords went 11-8 in 2012 and captured a spot in the Centennial championship tournament for the sixth time in the past seven seasons. Faced with an opening-round road contest at fourth-seeded Washington College, the Fords, seeded fifth, rolled to a 5-1 victory on April 25 which avenged a 5-4 regular-season loss to the Shoremen.