Liberty League Praise – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Liberty League Praise

Tennis 2Hobart College junior Alan Dubrovsky and sophomore Walker Anderson turned their winning weekend at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Regional into Liberty League awards this afternoon. Dubrovsky was named the Singles Performer of the Week and was named to the Doubles Team of the Week with Anderson.

On Sunday, Dubrovsky became the first Statesman to win the ITA Northeast Regional Singles Championship since Hobart Hall of Famer Adam Schapiro ’96 won the Rolex Intercollegiate Tennis Championship in September of 1995. Dubrovsky clinched the regional championship with a 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 6-4 triumph over Rensselaer’s Sebastian Castillo-Sanchez. Dubrovsky’s run to the singles championship match took him through five Liberty League opponents, including top seed and defending champion JT Wynne, who he defeated 6-4, 7-5 in the semifinals.

As the winner of the ITA Northeast Regional, Dubrovsky became Hobart’s first All-American since Schapiro. Dubrovsky’s win over Castillo-Sanchez was the 50th singles win of his career.

Tennis 3Dubrovsky and Anderson teamed up to win the ITA Northeast Regional Doubles Championship on Sunday evening. They defeated Stevens Institute of Technology’s Brian Szayana and Marc Feliu Gomez 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 in the championship match. The first four rounds of the doubles draw were played in eight-game pro sets. Along the way, Dubrovsky and Anderson defeated a pair of Rensselaer doubles teams, one from The College of New Jersey and one from RIT.

As the winners of the ITA Northeast Regional, Anderson and Dubrovsky were named All-Americans.

With their regional victories, Dubrovsky and Anderson advanced to the 2018 ITA Cup, the Small College National Championship, at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College in Rome, Ga. The ITA Cup will be held Oct. 11-14.