MEDFORD – After compiling an impressive 15-5 singles record during his freshman season with the Tufts University men's tennis team, Boris Sorkin was announced as a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Conference second team pick in singles today.
Sorkin's early promise as a player actually came during a loss in the fall at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) New England Championships. In just his third collegiate match playing in the round of 16, Sorkin extended Williams College senior Brian Grodecki to 7-5, 7-6 (7) before losing. Grodecki was voted as the NESCAC Player of the Year today. Sorkin went on to cap his fall season by winning the B singles title at Bates College's Wallach Invitational in October.
Playing in the top of the singles order for head coach Karl Gregor's Jumbos during the spring season, Sorkin started five matches at #1 including finishing the season there. He posted a 10-2 singles mark in the spring and was 4-2 against conference opponents. He had a 6-4, 6-3 win over top-ranked Middlebury College's William De Quant, who is All-NESCAC second team and is the #13 ranked singles player nationally by the ITA. Sorkin also posted a 6-2, 6-2 victory against Skidmore's nationally-ranked Steven Koulouris in the spring.
It was a good year for freshmen players in the NESCAC as Sorkin was one of five first-year competitors to earn an All-Conference award for singles play.
The Jumbos finished the year with a 10-6 record and were #18 in the most recent ITA Division III national poll.