April 22, 2013

Dan Chouinard Earns LEC Men's Tennis Honor

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-A member of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's tennis team has been honored by the Little East Conference.

Freshman Dan Chouinard (Westport, MA/Westport HS) has been named LEC Men's Tennis Rookie of the Week.

Chouinard went 4-0 in singles play last week to help UMass Dartmouth post a 4-0 mark, including a 2-0 record against Little East Conference opposition.  Against Rhode Island College last Tuesday, he won at number five singles, then won a three-set decision at number four singles against Southern Maine that was the deciding match in a 5-4 Corsair victory.

"Dan has worked his way up to the number three or four position in the lineup, and I expect great things from him during the next two or three years," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Tom Mendell. "Dan has improved 100 per cent since he started, and our captain, (senior) Karsten Rathlev (Winchester, MA/Winchester HS) has worked with him a lot and it shows."

The Corsairs are 6-3, 3-1 in LEC play and will return to action Wednesday at Bridgewater State.

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