Update Career Stats

Here are the most recent updated career match records. This data can also be found on the top left menu under “Team Stats”. After all these years of updating tables I finally learned the query and importrange functions to automatically update all the sheets. Very exciting Tuesday evening!

Some career milestones – Tolman broke 100 wins, Holton-Burke finished his career with 13 tiebreak losses — one short of tying Matt Solomon for most all time, and La Cava is on pace (92 wins) to shatter Phalkun Mam’s all-time win record (157).

By |August 21st, 2012|Alumni|3 Comments

Conor’s big adventure — first Futures event!

ITF Futures-Turkey 23. Tekirdag.
Day 1-
This has definitely been one of the more interesting days in my life. I woke up at 7:30 AM (far too early for my jet-lagged body), and had to remind myself that I was in Haskovo, Bulgaria. It took me about 15 minutes to swing my legs from the bed to the floor, and it took me about 15 minutes more to put my clothes on and stagger to the kitchen. That left an hour to get to the bus station for Nasko’s and my 9:00 AM bus ride to Tekirdag. (more…)

Congratulations to Conor — Academic All-District!

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – A trio of Whitman College student athletes — senior Conor Holton-Burke and juniors Helen Jenne and Alyssa Roberg – have earned Capitol One Academic All-District honors and are now eligible for Academic All-America recognition.

Holton-Burke, who helped the men’s tennis team rocket this spring to its highest national ranking in more than two decades, is one of 11 NCAA Division III athletes named to the District 8 At-Large Team. (more…)

Most Inspirational – Conor Holton-Burke

Team voted Conor the 2012 Most Inspirational Player.

NWC Tournament Champions!

Over the weekend we capped off a perfect NWC season by sweeping the NWC Mens Tennis Tournament without a dropping a set. On Saturday we defeated Whitworth 5-0 and on Sunday in front of a large boisterous crowd we defeated George Fox 5-0. The victory over Fox was especially sweet for the team as earlier in the year we defeated Fox 6-3 and were down 1-2 after the doubles. Yesterday we knew it would be key to get off to a fast start and enter the singles with a lead. At #3 doubles James Rivers and Sam Sadeghi came out on fire and put us on the board first with a quick 8-1 victory. This was especially gratifying for Sam and James as earlier in the year they lost to the same doubles team 8-1. At #2 doubles Jeff Tolman and Andrew La Cava started slow and were down a break at 3-4 before winning the next 5 games. And at #1 Conor Holton-Burke and Matt Tesmond gave us a sweep of the doubles with a solid 8-5 victory. This was the same team that beat them 8-5 earlier in the year.

In singles Jeff got off to a slow start going down 0-2 (and down break points) before finding his rhythm and winning 11 straight games! His 6-2, 6-1 victory not only put us up 4-0 but was his 100 career victory — welcome to the Century Club! Senior Conor Holton-Burke sealed the match for us with a wonderful 6-2, 6-0 match. Earlier in the year Conor lost to the same opponent in three sets. What a sweet day for the senior– his match seals the the NWC tournament and he defeats they only NWC […]

Mighty Seniors!

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Between the two of them, seniors Conor Holton-Burke and Adriel Borshansky have collected nearly 190 career victories in singles and doubles as part of a Whitman College men’s tennis dynasty that has taken root over the past six years.

Holton-Burke and Borshansky, the only seniors on the roster this season, take to the Whitman courts for their final home matches this weekend as the Northwest Conference post-season tournament comes to campus.

Whitman, the five-time NWC champion, faces Whitworth at 10 a.m. Saturday in one of two tournament semifinal matches.

By beating the Pirates, Whitman can advance to Sunday’s 11 a.m. final against the winner of Saturday’s other semifinal.

That second semifinal, which pits Pacific against George Fox, is slated for a 2 p.m. start on Whitman’s courts.

The winner of Sunday’s final gets the NWC’s automatic berth in the NCAA Division III national championship tournament.

Both Holton-Burke and Borshansky have played key roles this spring as Whitman pieced together its best season in more than two decades.

Ranked No. 1 in the West Region and No. 8 nationally, Whitman is 19-4 on the season, 12-0 in NWC matches, and 19-0 against DIII opponents.

Holton-Burke, the reigning NWC Player of the Year, is 14-6 in singles this spring, which includes a 9-1 mark in NWC matches. He is 15-7 in doubles, playing most of those matches with junior Matt Tesmond.

Borshansky has been all but unbeatable in singles during his senior campaign. After dropping a three-set decision to a player from the NAIA’s Lewis-Clark State back in February, he has won his last 19 matches.

While helping Whitman post its sixth straight undefeated NWC regular season, Borshanksy and Holton-Burke have continued to shine just as brightly in the classroom.

Borshansky, who came to Whitman from Ridgewood, N.J, […]

Conor gets NWC Player of the Week

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — For the third time this season and fifth time in the past two years, Whitman College senior Conor Holton-Burke has been named Northwest Conference Student Athlete of the Week for men’s tennis.

Holton-Burke, the reigning NWC Player of the Year, notched four more victories on Sunday as Whitman shut out two more conference opponents to extend its winning streak this spring to 18 straight matches.

With Holton-Burke teaming with junior Matt Tesmond for two wins at No. 1 doubles, Whitman took charge of both Sunday road matches with a sweep in the opening round of doubles.

Playing his fourth match of the day, Holton-Burke capped his busy Sunday with a 4-6, 6-3, 11-9 victory over Willamette’s Joshua Wong at No. 1 singles. Wong was voted to the All-NWC First Team in each of the past two seasons.

Earlier on Sunday, Holton-Burke played No. 2 singles at Linfield, winning 6-1, 6-2.

As part of a talented Whitman team that has risen to No. 9 in the NCAA Division III national rankings, Holton-Burke has bounced between the top three spots in singles this spring, compiling a 14-5 record overall.

He is 14-6 in doubles while playing all but two of his matches with Tesmond.

In terms of career wins, Holton-Burke shot past the 100-victory plateau early this season. He is nearing 120 career wins as the end of the regular season approaches.

Ranked No. 1 in the West Region, Whitman is 18-3 on the season and 11-0 in the NWC. It can complete its sixth straight undefeated NWC season by beating Lewis & Clark this Saturday.

Whitman has already clinched a fifth-straight conference title and the No. 1 seed at the NWC post-season tournament April 21-22. Whitman will host that four-team […]

Conor earns 2nd NWC Player of the Week Award!

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — After winning two three-set battles in singles last Sunday to help the Whitman College tennis team cap a grueling nine-day road trip, Conor Holton-Burke has been named Northwest Conference Student Athlete of the Week for for the second time this season.

Holton-Burke, a senior and the reigning NWC Player of the Year, notched his two wins at No. 3 singles as No. 8 Whitman worked overtime on Sunday, spending 10 hours on the courts to scramble past two other nationally ranked teams.

Whitman kicked off its long day with an 8-1 victory over No. 17 Whittier on its home courts. After a short break, Whitman returned to the same courts against a rested No. 19 Trinity (CT), which was also in California for Spring Break matches.

Holton-Burke helped Whitman grab an early lead against Trinity, teaming with junior Matt Tesmond for a 9-8 victory at No. 1 doubles.

Whitman led 2-1 after doubles, but Trinity snared two of the first three decisions in singles to even the team scoring at 3-3. Shortly thereafter, Holton-Burke took charge of his three-set battle at No. 3 singles, finishing off a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 victory.

That put Whitman back on top 4-3 and freshman James Rivers soon added a victory at No. 4 singles to clinch the team triumph.

Earlier in the day against Whittier, Holton-Burke rallied for a 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 win in his No. 3 singles match. It was one of four three-set victories in singles for Whitman in that match.

Holton-Burke’s latest award also took into consideration his four victories earlier last week. He won twice at No. 1 doubles (with Tesmond) and twice at No. 3 singles as Whitman notched 9-0 victories over Rochester (New York) and Willamette.

Whitman is now 15-3 on the […]

Congratulations Conor — NWC Player of the Week!

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Senior tennis ace Conor Holton-Burke, who won four times last weekend at the top of the Whitman College singles and doubles ladders, has been named Northwest Conference Student Athlete of the Week for men’s tennis.

Holton-Burke, the reigning NWC Player of the Year, led Whitman to a pair of victories, extending its six-year string of regular season conference victories to 81.

By winning twice at No. 1 singles and twice at No. 1 doubles, Holton-Burke became the 16th player in the history of Whitman tennis to reach 100 career victories.

One of his victories last weekend was a 6-4, 6-3 singles win over Pacific Lutheran’s Zach AhYat, one of the top players in the conference.

Holton-Burke also teamed with junior Matt Tesmond for an 8-6 victory over AhYat and Taylor Dickey in the top doubles slot.

Holton-Burke’s victories against Puget Sound includes a 6-2, 6-1 singles win over Michael Cutter. He and freshman Colton Malesovas cruised to an 8-2 victory at No. 2 doubles.

Holton-Burke won the NWC’s weekly award twice during his junior season, when he led Whitman to a fourth-straight NWC championship.

He started this season with a No. 29 national ranking in singles at the NCAA Division III level.

He and his teammates are 3-0 in the NWC and 7-0 against NCAA DIII teams. Whitman’s overall record is 7-3.

(Write-up from Dave Holden, Whitman SID)

Yellow Jersey goes too…

Yellow Jersey for the week goes to Conor — So Say We All!