Twice during the 2007 season, the Muhlenberg mens tennis team started
a match, only to have it cancelled when the rain came. Like those matches,
the return of the Mule program to the upper levels of the Centennial
Conference got underway, but was unfinished.
DiVita went 5-1 playing mostly at No. 6 singles and
also teamed with sophomore Tim Ness for a 4-5 doubles record.
Muhlenberg went 5-7 in the spring, a one-win improvement from the previous
Even though the Mules finished 2-6 in the CC for the fourth straight
season, they showed signs of a promising future. Their young team
frequently included three freshmen and a sophomore in the six singles
Injuries also played a role in the record, as only one player started at
singles in all 12 matches. With improved health and greater experience,
Muhlenberg should be ready to make its move next year.
Among the highlights of the season were a pair of 5-4 victories. The first
came at McDaniel, when the Mules overcame a Green Terror sweep of doubles
by winning five of six singles matches. In the season finale, Muhlenberg
edged Commonwealth Conference runner-up Elizabethtown.
Four players tied for the team lead with five singles wins apiece
senior Michael DiVita, junior Jamie Goldman, sophomore
Brian Wernick and freshman Jonathan Farber. Freshman Mark
Apostolos added four, and classmate Robbie Goldwein picked up
three wins playing at No. 1 the entire season.
Apostolos and junior Jesse Kirschenbaum combined for a team-best
4-2 doubles mark.