CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (May 2) – Five members of the No. 20 MIT men's tennis team have been named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Tennis Academic All-Conference Team, as announced by the league office. The Engineers took five of the 16 slots and tied with Springfield for the most selections this spring.
Earning the honor for the second time in his career is junior Bryan Lilley (Edmond, Okla.), while sophomores Tyler Barr (Chagrin Falls, Ohio), Alex Cauneac (Severna Park, Md.), Sean Ko (Danville, Calif.) and Henry La Soya (Los Angeles, Calif.) were placed on the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference for the first time in their respective careers.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2016 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.
Barr has posted a record of 10-3 this spring in singles play, including a 9-3 mark from the No. 1 position, while Ko is 9-5 this season and Cauneac is 8-7. Cauneac registered a mark of 3-0 in league matches and was joined by La Soya, who was also undefeated in NEWMAC contests as he went 5-0 this spring. Lilley has also contributed to the men's tennis team this spring as he is 4-1 thus far (2-0 at No. 3 singles and 2-1 at No. 6 singles).
MIT (15-4, 6-0 NEWMAC) begins the hunt for its 19th straight NEWMAC Championship when the Engineers host fourth-seeded Springfield College on Saturday, May 6 in the conference semifinals beginning at 11:30 a.m.