Emory Report
June 8, 2009
Volume 61, Number 32


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June 8, 2009
Oxford tennis wins national title
For the third time in four years, Oxford College has come away triumphant from the NJCAA III Men’s Tennis National Tournament, which took place May 11–15 in Plano, Texas.

“This is a great honor for Oxford College and an exciting cap on the year for this remarkable team,” says Coach Brandon Feldman. “These young men have displayed great focus and worked very hard to reach this goal. We will proudly display this trophy for many years to come as a reminder of their achievement.”

Three members of the Oxford team — Chris Dickson, Ben Freedman and Travis Platek — were named to the All-American first team singles roster. Freedman and Ethan Protas were selected for the second team All-American roster of doubles players.

Tennis players win NCAA championships
Emory’s Lorne McManigle and Michael Goodwin won their NCAA Division III women’s and men’s tennis individual championships held in late May. 

Both McManigle and Goodwin also led their respective Emory teams to third place finishes at the women’s championship in Lawrenceville and the men’s championship in Claremont, Calif.   

McManigle, a sophomore, has been nominated as a candidate for the 2008-09 Division III Athlete of the Year, to be presented later in June at the Collegiate Women Sports Awards.

Goodwin, a senior, along with his younger brother, Chris, have been recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for their outstanding play in 2009. Michael was selected as the ITA Senior Player of the Year while Chris was named the Rookie of the Year.

Head coach John Browning was named the Atlantic South Region Coach of the Year for the second time in his career.