Men's Tennis 2012-13 Season Review


Jason Teitelbaum
Teitelbaum led the team with 17 wins on the year and will enter his senior season leading all active Muhlenberg players with 42 career wins, split evenly between singles and doubles.
Fielding a young squad without any seniors, the Muhlenberg men’s tennis team was in the running for a Centennial Conference playoff berth until the last week of the regular season.

The Mules needed to win two of their final three matches but dropped all three, including a 5-4 decision to Ursinus, which earned the fifth seed in the CC playoffs. Muhlenberg finished the year 4-10 overall and 2-7 in the CC.

The Mules started off on a strong note in the fall, going undefeated against Division III opponents at the top five singles and top two doubles spots at the Mule Fall Classic. Sophomore Daniel Lakhman won the first singles flight, while freshman Max Blumenthal at No. 2, junior Ben Berkowitz at No. 4 and sophomore Eric Chavis at No. 5 all reached the finals before falling to Division II foes.

At the ITA Southeast Regional, freshman Dylan Ander reached the final of the B6 singles draw.

Ander posted the team’s most dramatic win of the spring, coming back from a 5-2 deficit in the third set to win 7-5 in the final match on the court, giving Muhlenberg a 5-4 win at Gettysburg in its CC opener. The Mules also defeated Arcadia, McDaniel and Moravian in the spring.

Lakhman led the team in singles wins in the spring, going 5-8 overall and 3-5 in the tough CC, which had four teams ranked in the top 10 in the region.

At No. 2 doubles, Chavis and junior Jason Teitelbaum teamed up to go 8-6, including a winning 5-4 mark in CC action.