Trio of Men’s Tennis Earns Recognition

NEW YORK CITY – Three Mount Saint Mary College Men’s Tennis players have garnered All-Conference recognition it was announced the league office on Monday morning. Junior Matt Anastasi has been made a First Team All-Conference selection, while senior Nate Dimmie and freshman Chris McGorty have earned Second Team distinction.

Anastasi had a standout year for the Knights playing at both the top singles and top doubles positions. He finished the 2016 season with a 10-3 mark in singles play, including nine wins at the top position and a 6-1 mark against league opponents. He rounded out the year winning each of his last eight singles matches and posted a 9-1 record in his last 10 outings for the Knights.

In doubles play, Anastasi recorded an 11-2 record, including a 6-0 mark at the top lineup position with Dimmie. He rounded out the 2016 season at 10-1 overall at first doubles and was named the Skyline Conference Player of the Week on three occasions.

Dimmie, a Second Team All-Conference pick for the second straight season, totaled nine singles wins for the Knights in his senior season, including a 7-3 record at second singles. He finished 7-3 over his last 10 matches of the year.

In doubles action, Dimmie teamed with three different partners to post a 9-5 record in 2016. In addition to going 6-0 with Anastasi at first doubles, Dimmie teamed with freshman Shane Terry to win three matches at the second position.

McGorty, a freshman who was tabbed the league’s Rookie of the Week three times in 2016, had a strong first collegiate season after posting a team-high 12 singles wins. McGorty went 12-3 overall in singles play, including 6-1 against league rivals. He played at both third and fourth singles for the Knights, going 3-0 at the third position and 9-3 at fourth singles in 2016.

McGorty also proved to be versatile in doubles play, teaming with four different partners to post an 11-4 record. McGorty went 5-2 with Anastasi in 2016 and posted a 5-1 record at the second position with senior Dan Witke.

Mount Saint Mary closed the 2016 season at 11-4 overall, including a 6-1 mark against league opponents, and made its sixth straight appearance in the Skyline Conference Championship.

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