SKILLMAN, New Jersey – The Quinnipiac men's tennis team was honored as an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic team for the second consecutive season, and teammates Benjamin Teicher (Kendall Park, New Jersey), Jonas Kuwert (Jesteberg, Germany), Kyle Alper (Dix Hills, New York) and Sebastian Barbero (Buenos Aires, Argentina) were all named as ITA Scholar-Athletes.
For Teicher and Barbero, this is the second consecutive season in which they have been named as ITA Scholar-Athletes.
In order to qualify as an ITA All-Academic Team, a program must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher on a 4.00 scale for the current academic year. For individual players earning ITA Scholar-Athlete status, they must have a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale for the current academic year and be at the school for at least two semesters.
Barbero graduated from Quinnipiac this past May with a degree in Finance after competing on the men's tennis team for four seasons. He amassed a career record of 76-73, including a 9-14 mark as a senior this season. Barbero is 13th in program history in career wins, tied for ninth in the Division I program history in career singles wins (41) and tied for 12th in the Division I program history in doubles wins (35). Barbero is a two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete and was named to the MAAC All-Academic team this past spring.
Teicher earned his second consecutive ITA Scholar-Athlete honor after walking on to the team a sophomore last season. He was also named to the MAAC All-Academic team this past spring. This season, Teicher went 2-4 to improve his overall record to 7-17 in his career. Teicher went 1-2 in singles and 1-2 in doubles for the Bobcats.
Kuwert transferred to Quinnipiac this season after two seasons at Old Dominion University. He nearly equaled his win totals from his first two seasons this year, going 31-28 with a 16-13 mark in singles and 15-15 mark in doubles. Kuwert's 31 wins were tied for the 12th most in a single-season in the program's Division I history. Kuwert was named to the All-MAAC Second Team at No. 2 singles as well as to the MAAC All-Academic Team, was named the Quinnipiac Men's Tennis MVP and was named the MAAC and ECAC Player of the Week once this season.
Alper was another first-year, impact player for the Bobcats as he enjoyed a successful freshman campaign. He posted a record of 28-17, including a 23-9 mark in singles play which is tied for the second most singles wins in a single-season in Quinnipiac men's tennis' Division I history. This season, he won the Flight "C" Championship at both the Stony Brook Invitational and the UConn Invitational, as well as winning the first 11 matches of his collegiate career.
The Quinnipiac men's tennis team had one of its strongest seasons in program history, posting a record of 11-10. Its 11 victories are the most since the program won 13 matches during the 2005-06 season. The Bobcats qualified for the MAAC Tournament for the first time in program history, and its first conference tournament appearance since 2012-13. The Bobcats also won a program record 201 individual matches and 143 singles victories.