Hobart College first-year David Shankman was selected the Liberty League Men’s Tennis Rookie of the Week by the conference office this afternoon.
In his first collegiate action, Shankman posted a 2-1 singles record at No. 2 and a 2-1 mark at No. 1 doubles in the Flower City Invitational this weekend. In Hobart’s opening round 9-0 sweep of Elmira, he topped his Soaring Eagle opponent 6-0, 6-1 in singles and paired with junior Michael Fields for an 8-4 victory in doubles. Shankman logged a 6-0, 6-1 singles victory and an 8-3 win in doubles in the Statesmen’s 8-1 semifinal victory over Oneonta, helping to secure a spot for the team in the championship match.
Hobart will be back on the courts when it competes in the ITA Northeast Regional Championships in Ithaca, N.Y., Sept. 20-22 and hosts the Hobart Doubles Shootout on Sept. 20.