2011-12 MEN'S TENNIS SEASON REVIEW
TRIVIA: How many different countries have been represented on the men's tennis team in the last five years? Have your say by casting a vote in our Facebook poll. The first to correctly guess which country (other than US) has had the most representation will get a prize from the program. Vote now!
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OVERALL RECORD: 5-10
MCC RECORD/ FINISH: 2-6 / 7th Place
POSTSEASON: Loss to Taylor in MCC Quarterfinals
AWARDS: All MCC - Csaba Laszlo, All MCC - Oleksandr Reipolskyi, NAIA Scholar-Athlete - Jackson Beck
LINKS: Photo Gallery | Schedule/ Results | Roster | MCC Standings
INTERNATIONAL FLAIR - Four of the Maple Leafs everyday players came from outside the country. They represent four different countries including Bhutan (Benjamin Basnet), India (Krishnan Ganesan), Hungary (Csaba Laszlo), and Ukraine (Oleksandr Reipolskyi).
LACK OF MOMENTUM - The Maple Leafs were not able to get momentum, winning back-to-back matches just once (Cornerstone and Bethel).
RETURN TO ITA REGIONALS - Goshen returned to the ITA Regional Championships for the first time in 10 years. Laszlo had the best finish for the Leafs, reaching the quarterfinal stage before losing to Vladislav Khudziy who won his second-straight championship.
DEPTH SHOWCASED VS. USF (9/3) - After losing their season opener against Spring Arbor, the Maple Leafs dropped just six total games in doubles play (3-0) and just two sets in singles (both at No. 4) in an 8-1 victory, their first of the season. Read More
LONG SINGLES MATCHES IN LOSS (9/14) - Three singles matches go to decisive third set and three to tiebreakers, but Leafs drop four in singles and lose 6-3 to host Taylor. Read More
BACK IN WIN COLUMN (9/23) - After dropping four straight, Goshen loses just one match defeating Cornerstone University 8-1 in a non-conference match up.
EAKING IT OUT (9/24) - Trailing 2-1 after doubles play, the Maple Leafs rallied for a 5-4 victory over Bethel College. To get the win, they needed Ryan Wengerd to fight off two match points and Daniel Buschert pulling out a tiebreaker in the first set in the final two matches to be played. Read More
SHIFTING THE LINEUP (9/27) - Coach King was able to give experience to a number of athletes, sitting three typical singles players, in a 7-2 victory over Defiance. Read More
TOURNAMENT REMATCH (10/5) - For the second-straight year, the Maple Leafs saw their conference season come to an end in the MCC Quarterfinals at Taylor University. The Trojans knocked off Goshen 5-2. Read More
FALL FINISH (10/12) - The Maple Leafs closed the fall season with a 6-3 victory over visiting Anderson despite missing three players to injury or illness. Adam Weaver and Stefan Baumgartner stepped in nicely for a pair of singles victories. Read More
BY THE NUMBERS:
COACHING LONGEVITY - Head coach Stan King completed his 13th year at the helm of the Maple Leafs. It is the longest consecutive tenure and second longest overall behind only Roman Gingerich (1957-1963, 1965-1973, 1975). King is also the longest currently tenured coach in the Goshen College Athletics Department. (View Stan King Bio)
AT THE TOP - The Maple Leafs were a combined 23-11 at the top two singles spot with four players contributing to a 68% winning percentage at the top of the lineup.
DOMINANCE AT NO. 1 - With 11 wins in the No. 1 singles spot, junior Csaba Laszlo now has two of the top eight single seasons at the spot in program history. He broke the school record with 16 victories last season. (View Program Records)
ALL-TIME - The Maple Leafs now have an all-time record of 330-234 for an all-time winning percentage of .585.