MEDFORD - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its 2019 NCAA Division III All-American singles and doubles teams on Thursday and Tufts men's sophomore Boris Sorkin was awarded.
The selection criteria for Division III All-Americans is the following: top 8 seed in the NCAA singles tournament, win one round at the NCAA singles tournament, finish in the Top 20 in the final Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings, win USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament, or win a first-round match at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships.
Sorkin met multiple instances of this criteria. He won an NCAA singles first round match against Jordan Pitts from Trinity University (Texas) 6-3, 7-5 in the round of 32 in Kalamazoo, Michigan on May 24. The Saint Petersburg, Russia native was #9 in the ITA Division III final singles rankings released on June 4. Back in the fall, Sorkin won the ITA National Small College and New England Region singles championships.
This is the first All-American honor for a Tufts men's tennis player since 2002 when both Rifat Perahya and David Rutterberg were recognized. In singles play for 2018-19, Sorkin finished with a 24-6 record overall.