2013 NCAC Men's Tennis Players of the Week

April 22nd
Casey Cempre, Denison
(Worthington, OH/Thomas Worthington)

Denison sophomore Casey Cempre led the Big Red to a 3-0 record on the week with a combined 6-0 record. The sophomore posted straight-set wins over Wooster 6-2, 6-1 and Wabash 6-0, 6-3, and then added a 4-6, 6-2, 10-5 win over Wittenberg, all in the No. 1 position. In doubles, Cempre and junior Andrew Marczak (Wexford, PA/N. Allegheny) recorded 8-3 and 8-1 wins over the Scots and Tigers, respectively, before being tested on Saturday with a 9-8 win over Wabash.
April 15th
Paul Burgin, Kenyon
(Baltimore, MD/Pikesville)

Kenyon senior Paul Burgin surpassed the school’s all-time combined victories record last week as he accumulated his 164th career win over Carnegie Mellon’s Christian Heaney-Secord on Sunday. Former Lord great Jeremy Polster (2008-11) previously held the distinction with 163 career victories. In three team wins on the week against Denison, Kalamazoo and No. 16 CMU, Burgin went 3-0 in singles matches and 2-1 in doubles competition.
April 8th
Patrick Cole, Allegheny
(Livonia, MI/Univ. of Detroit Jesuit)

Allegheny junior Patrick Cole picked up four top-flight wins to maintain the Gators perfect 10-0 record in match play. The junior won two straight-set decisions at No. 1 singles to compliment a pair of wins in the No. 1 doubles slot. On the week, the Allegheny knocked off Franciscan, 8-1, on April 5th and Ohio Wesleyan, 8-1, on April 6th.
April 1st

Richie Karban, Ohio Wesleyan
(Elyria, OH/Elyria)

Ohio Wesleyan junior Richie Karban helped the Battling Bishops to a pair of 5-4 wins last week against Cedarville and NCAC East Division foe Wooster. Karban posted a key come-from-behind victory at No. 3 singles against Cedarville, before winning in straight sets at No. 2 singles and earning an 8-5 victory at No. 1 doubles with senior John Rissell (Whitefish Bay, WI/University School) to lift the Bishops over the Fighting Scots.

March 25th
Mark Troiano, Wabash
(Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral) 

Wabash sophomore Mark Troiano posted a perfect 4-0 record on the week as the Little Giants extended their winning streak to four with wins over Rose-Hulman, 9-0, and Albion, 5-4. Troiano earned a 6-0, 6-4 victory at No. 4 singles against RHIT, and added a 6-3, 6-1 win in the same position against Albion. He also paired with junior Daniel Delgado (Indianapolis, IN/North Central) for a pair of wins at No. 1 doubles, winning 8-6 against RHIT and 8-2 against Albion.
March 18th
Grant Veltman, Denison
(Ada, MI/Forest Hills Central)

Denison sophomore Grant Veltman went 3-0 in singles play and 3-0 in doubles action, helping the Big Red to three victories over Rhodes, 8-1, Bridgewater, 9-0, and Dickinson, 6-3, in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Veltman posted one win at No. 1 singles, two wins at No. 3 singles and paired with Juan Guerra (Midland, MI/H.H. Dow) for three wins at No. 1 doubles.
March 11th

Ian Streicker, Wittenberg
(South Lebanon, OH/Loveland)


Wittenberg sophomore Ian Streicker led the way for the Tigers’ 5-1 spring break in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The sophomore posted a 4-1 record at No. 1 singles and a 4-0 record with junior doubles partner Joe Marra (Great Falls, MT/Great Falls).

March 4th

Charles Marks, Oberlin
(Chagrin Falls, OH/Hawken)


Oberlin junior Charles Marks led the Yeomen to a 7-2 victory over Mount Union with a straight-set 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles and a 8-2 triumph at No. 1 doubles with teammate Ben Turchin (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Regional).

February 25th

C.J. Williams, Kenyon
(Richmond, VA/St. Christopher’s)

Kenyon senior C.J. Williams led the charge for the second-ranked Lords to take the 2013 ITA National Indoor Team Championship. During the three-day event, Williams played at No. 4 singles and went undefeated and came up with third-set victories to provide match-clinching points for the Lords against Cal Lutheran and Emory.

February 18th

Will Thieman, Ohio Wesleyan
(Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington)

Ohio Wesleyan senior Will Thieman helped guide the Battling Bishops to a 5-4 victory over local rival Capital on Saturday. Thieman won in straight sets at No. 1 singles, prevailing by scores of 6-2, 6-0. He also combined with sophomore Conor Breen (Essex Fells, NJ/Kimberley Acad.) for an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles