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Curley Named 2017 Little East Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Year

Curley Named 2017 Little East Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Year
GORHAM, Maine – Senior Kyle Curley (Gorham, Maine) capped his outstanding tennis career with the University of Southern Maine Huskies being named the 2017 Little East Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Year following a vote of Little East Conference coaches.  Curley also earned all-conference honors at first singles and first doubles leading the Huskies.  Curley concludes his career as a four-time first team all-conference singles player. 

Joining Curley on the 2017 all-conference team is junior Samuel Holland (Falmouth, Maine), earning second team honors for the second consecutive season.  Holland and Curley both earned first team doubles honors a tandem.

Playing first singles for the first time in his career, Curley has previously earned first team all-conference honors as a second and third singles player. Stepping up to the top of the order as a senior Curley was 7-2 overall and undefeated in Little East Conference action at 6-0.  Curley won all of his LEC matches in straight sets, while one of his two losses on the season came against No. 22 MIT. Curley solidified his position at the top of the LEC handing Salem State's Chen Chen, who also garnered first team singles accolades, his only loss of the season with a 6-2, 6-3 win on April 18. Curley's selection as the LEC's Men's Tennis Player of the Year makes it four straight seasons that a USM men's tennis player has earned the top honor, as alumni Tyler Adams (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) earned the award consecutively from 2014-2016.

Playing second singles, junior Samuel Holland (Falmouth, Maine) successfully made the leap from fourth singles in 2016.  Holland was 5-1 in conference play, and 5-3 overall, dropping his lone conference match of the season to first teamer Chris Jastrab of Bridgewater State.  Holland has hard-fought wins during the season taking matches over opponents from UMass Boston and Salem State in three-sets. 

 

Curley and Holland were a formidable duo as first team doubles partners.  Playing at the top of the Huskies' order, Holland and Curley were 6-2 during 2017, and a perfect 6-0 against conference opponents. Curley has previously earned first team honors, while Holland was a second team honoree in 2016.

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Men's Tennis 2017 All-Little East Conference  

Player of the Year

Kyle Curley

Southern Maine

Rookie of the Year

Alexander Comerchero

UMass Boston

Coach of Year

Eric Berg

UMass Boston

 
 
 

First Team

 
 

Singles

Kyle Curley

Southern Maine

Singles

Chen Chen

Salem State

Singles

Chris Jastrab

Bridgewater State

Singles

Matt McGee

Bridgewater State

Singles

Aaron Campos

Western Connecticut

Singles

Austin De Lasse

UMass Boston

 
 
 

Doubles

Kyle Curley/Samuel Holland

Southern Maine

Doubles

Matt McGee/Chris Jastrab

Bridgewater State

Doubles

Alexander Comerchero/Austin De Lasse

UMass Boston

 
 
 

Second Team

 
 

Singles

Sam Holland

Southern Maine

Singles

Mitchell Dyer

Salem State

Singles

Jason Hipona

Western Connecticut

Singles

Alexander Comerchero

UMass Boston

Singles

Matt Gambardella

Rhode Island College

Singles

Sanshrut Sharma

UMass Boston

 
 
 

Doubles

Chen Chen/Mitchell Dyer

Salem State

Doubles

Josh Bhasin/Tin Tin

UMass Boston

Doubles

Chander Scott/Cory Duquette

Rhode Island College

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