Hometown – Cincinnati, OH
School – Seven Hills Upper School
Major – Politics
Parents Fran and Dale Tesmond
Yellow Jersey (Feb, 2013)
Fall 2012 Rankings (Nov, 2012)
3rd Set 1-0
(updated after 2011 season)
2012 ITA All-American (Doubles)
Coach’s Corner – is there a more delightful story than seeing a young man from the Midwest arrive on campus, work hard, and earn All-American honors? Coming to Whitman, Matt was ranked in the 500′s by tennisrecruiting.net . While being a fierce competitor in singles Matt possesses great doubles instincts and is powerful presence around the net. In fact last year Matt was a mainstay in our doubles line-up and played #3 doubles at the NCAA national team tournament. That experience of playing against some of the best teams in the nation paid off this fall has he teamed up with Conor to win the regional ITA doubles crown.
Matt possesses a quirky personality and really makes our traveling, practicing, playing and social activities a blast. He is absolute joy to have as part of our tennis family. One of those rare people that lights up a room!
Official Whitman Profile
Sophomore season (2010-11) - Won opening-round singles match at ITA’s regional fall tournament before falling 6-3, 6-4 to tourney’s top-seeded player … Teamed with Quin Miller to win first two matches in doubles before losing 8-5 in tourney quarterfinals to two Whitman teammates … Posted NWC spring season records of 4-0 in singles and 8-2 in doubles … Teamed with Miller for two wins at No. 3 doubles as Whitman swept through NWC post-season tourney with 5-0 victories over Pacific and Willamette … Also joined Miller for late-season win at No. 3 doubles as Whitman posted 6-3 victory overe NAIA powerhouse Lewis-Clark State.
Freshman season (2009-10) - Won his first two college matches on day one of the ITA’s regional fall tournament … One win was in straight sets over tourney’s No. 5 seed … Lost 7-6, 6-4 in Round of 16 … Also joined teammate Sam Sadeghi to win first two matches in doubles before losing 9-8 to teammates in tourney quarterfinals … Enjoyed undefeated spring season, going 5-0 in doubles and 3-0 in singles in limited court time.