Spartans Collect Five All-UAA Men’s Tennis Honors

Spartans Collect Five All-UAA Men’s Tennis Honors

Six different Case Western Reserve University men's tennis players were recognized with five All-University Athletic honors, as announced by the conference on Monday morning.

CWRU sophomores Anthony Kanam and Sam Concannon headlined the list of honorees, each receiving a spot on the All-UAA Second Team, Kanam for his play at third singles, and Concannon for his play at fourth singles.  In addition, sophomore Siddharth Rajupet earned an all-UAA honorable mention at sixth singles, while the Spartans no. 1 doubles team of senior James Fojtasek and Kanam and the no. 2 doubles pairing of freshmen Neil Mabee and Jonathan Powell also each claimed an honorable mention to the All-UAA team.

Kanam claimed the first All-UAA honor of his career, following a 28-10 singles campaign, which included a 17-7 mark in dual matches and a 12-5 record as the team's third singles player.  His 28 singles wins were the third-most by a player in program history, and his 44-15 career singles record places him 14th in program history in career wins. 

This was the second-straight year that Concannon has been recognized by the UAA, after earning an honorable mention for his play at sixth singles last year.  He finished the season with a 29-8 overall singles record, the second-most singles wins in program history in a season, and one behind the program record of 30, set by CJ Krimbill during the 2015-16 campaign.  Concannon went 20-5 in dual matches, including an 11-1 mark at fourth singles, and won his final five matches of the year, including a 3-0 mark at the UAA Championships, while claiming UAA Athlete of the Week honors on April 2nd.  He has gone 53-15 for his career, the ninth-most victories in program history and the most ever by a player in program history over the first two years of a career.

Rajupet went 20-9 in singles matches during the year, including a 14-6 mark in dual matches and an 8-1 record at sixth singles.  He was 2-0 in singles play at the UAA Championships.

Kanam and Fojtasek, who ended the regular season ranked eighth in the Central Region, went 12-5 in doubles matches together in 2017-18 with a 9-4 mark in dual contests, all as the team's no. 1 doubles pairing.  It marked the third time of his career that Fojtasek has earned an All-UAA honor for his play at doubles, after claiming second team honors in 2016 for his play at no. 2 doubles and in 2014 at no. 3 doubles.

Mabee and Powell went 15-5 as a doubles pairing, including a 2-1 mark at the UAA Championships.  The duo was 8-3 at second doubles during the year.

The Spartans, ranked 21st in Division III, finished fifth in the UAA in 2018 and ended the season with a record of 17-10.