CJ Krimbill Named UAA Men's Tennis Most Valuable Player; Three Others Also Earn All-UAA Honors

CJ Krimbill (photo by Alex Slitz)
CJ Krimbill (photo by Alex Slitz)

PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Junior CJ Krimbill (Scottsdale, Ariz./Desert Mountain) was named the 2015 University Athletic Association Men's Tennis Most Valuable Player as the UAA announced the all-conference team today.

Krimbill, who earned first-team All-UAA honors at No. 1 singles and second-team recognition at No. 1 doubles with junior Louis Stuerke (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest), finished the UAA Men's Tennis Championship undefeated in both singles and doubles.

Krimbill opened the tournament with an impressive straight-set win over UAA Men's Tennis Rookie of the Year Nicolas Chua of the University of Chicago. He fell behind 5-2 in the first set before running off five consecutive games to take that set and then win the second set 6-2. Krimbill dropped a total of eight games in four sets in his wins over opponents from NYU and Brandeis University.

Krimbill and Stuerke lost only 10 games in three doubles' matches.

The Spartans' No. 2 doubles tandem of senior Will Drougas (Roanoke, Va./Salem) and junior Viswajit Simhadri (Saratoga, Calif./Lynbrook) also garnered second-team All-UAA honors. After falling in their opening match against the Maroons, Drougas and Simhadri bounced back with an 8-3 victory over NYU and 8-1 over Brandeis.