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Men's tennis third among NESCAC schools on academic team

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College men's tennis finished tied for third among New England Small College Athletic Conference teams for players honored as Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athletes. 

The Mules had eight of their 13 players earn the honor. Those selected needed at least a 3.50 cumulative grade point average.

Scott Altmeyer (Zurich, Switzerland), Luis Gonzalez Kompalic (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Jonathan Hallal (Sudbury, Mass.), Sam Hoenig (Lincoln, Mass.), Nam Le (Hanoi, Vietnam), Matt Martin (East Sandwich, Mass.), Vlad Murad (Bacau, Romania), and Shaw Speer (Old Greenwich, Conn.) were honored for the Mules.

Murad, a National Academic All-American, made the team for the fourth straight year. Martin and Le were honored for the third straight year.

Colby was tied with Hamilton College and Tufts University with eight players selected. The Mules had more student-athletes than Williams College (7), Trinity College (7), Wesleyan University (4), Bowdoin College (4), Bates College (2), and Connecticut College (1). Amherst College had 13 players selected and Middlebury College was second with 11.

The men's team also earned the ITA All-Academic Team Award for a combined cumulative grade point average of 3.20 for the squad.