Men’s tennis team earns postseason awards

The Suffolk University men’s tennis team won their third consecutive Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship with a 6-1 win over the Emerson College Lions on April 28. The Rams had another remarkable season as they finished with a 12-1 record.

Senior Justin Ayoub earned Most Valuable Player honors in the two match playoffs as the senior won all four of his matches in singles and doubles play combined.

The Rams won all six contests against GNAC opponents on the season and the club took home plenty of Great Northeast Athletic Conference postseason awards. Head Coach Steve Counihan earned Coach of the Year honors for the second straight season as he helped lead the squad to a 12-1 record and their third consecutive GNAC Championship.

Junior Sean Cullen earned GNAC Player of the Year honors, as he played mainly out of the top singles position this season for Suffolk. In his first season with Suffolk, Cullen posted a tremendous 4-3 record in singles play, while also accumulating a 7-1 record in doubles action alongside his partner teammate Chis Staley

Along with earning top honors in the league, Cullen was also named a first team All-Conference selection, while both he and Staley were tagged as the top doubles duo in the GNAC this season. Staley also earned the recognition he deserved by being named to the first team All-Conference selection in singles play. In three years with the Rams, Staley has a 31-2 record in doubles play while also contributing with 21 wins in singles play.

Freshman Hubert Cromback was selected as GNAC Rookie of the Year as he posted a perfect 10-0 record in singles play. Additionally, Cromback was selected to the GNAC’s first team in singles.

Harlan Strader was also named to the All-Conference first team by having a 9-1 record in singles play and also earned eight more victories in doubles play on the season.

John Samander earned second team All-Conference honors for the Rams as he had a perfect 9-0 record in singles play. Samander finished his four year career with Suffolk having an incredible 30-3 record in singles play and a 35-4 record in doubles play.

Senior Justn Ayoub won second team All-Conference honors in singles play and also received GNAC All-Sportsmanship team honors. He also won the GNAC Tournament MVP. Ayoub finished the season with a team high 11 wins in singles play and was also 6-1 on the season in doubles play.