Men's Tennis Program
St. Lawrence University's men's tennis team has proven to be a perennial powerhouse in the Liberty League. The team continues to be one of the top programs in the Northeast region of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, garnering numerous end-of-the-year top 25 rankings since 2000.
The Saints have been well represented with numerous Liberty League honors as well as individual ITA rankings in the Eastern Region. The team has also known success in the classroom, with many players receiving ITA Scholar-Athlete Awards by maintaining a cumulative grade point average above 3.5 These scholar-athletes have also received Liberty League academic achievement recognition.The Saints play the bulk of their regular-season schedule in the spring, beginning with dual matches held indoors on the tennis courts of Newell Field House. Soon after, the team departs for their Spring Break trip to Orlando or another Southern location to meet top Division III competition. Dual match competition is held throughout the spring on the outdoor Sammis Tennis Courts, or in Newell Field House if the weather does not cooperate.
In addition to their dual match schedule, which includes matches with conference rivals Hobart, Skidmore and Vassar, the Saints also play duals with Hamilton, Ithaca, Rochester and The College of New Jersey in a typical season. The Saints play host to the Fall Classic, an individual tournament consisting of some of the top teams from New York state. In addition, the team sends players to the ITA Northeast Regional Championships. The regular season concludes with the Liberty League Tournament.
St. Lawrence boasts one of the best tennis facilities in the Northeast. Newly renovated in the summer of 2010, the Sammis Tennis Courts include six competition courts with a double-sided center grandstand which includes coaching and video towers. In Newell Field House, the team competes and practices on five courts when inclement weather threatens, and through the winter months.
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