Four members of the Hobart College tennis team were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes. Rising seniors Luke DeLuccia and Michael Fields earned the award for the third time, while rising sophomores Patrick Dunk and Danny Kot garnered the accolade for the first time.
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a student-athlete must be a varsity letter winner, have a grade point average of at least a 3.50 for the current academic year and have been enrolled in his present school for at least two semesters.
A computer science major, DeLuccia played in nine doubles matches and two singles matches this year. The three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete went 1-1 at the No. 6 singles spot and was a perfect 2-0 at No. 2 doubles.
Also a three-time ITA Scholar Athlete, Spanish and Hispanic studies and economics major, Fields led the Statesmen in singles victories, notching a 12-10 overall record this year. The co-captain played all but two of his singles matches at the No. 1 spot going 11-9 and adding a 1-1 record at No. 2. Fields also shared a team-high with 13 overall doubles wins. The All-Liberty League singles and doubles honoree posted a 13-8 record at No. 1 doubles. He earned Liberty League all-academic accolades for the second straight season.
Dunk played 11 singles matches and posted a record of 6-5. He also played two doubles matches, going 1-1 at No. 3 spot.
Kot posted a 9-9 singles record at varying positions. In doubles play, the economics major went 1-0 at No. 1, 6-9 at No. 2, and 4-1 at No. 3.
The Statesmen finished the 2013-14 season with a 13-10 overall record and advanced to the Liberty League tournament semifinals.