Date Posted:05/01/2003, 8:00AM
HARTFORD, Conn. ? Colin Joyner was named NESCAC Player of the Year following the 2003 NESCAC Men?s Tennis Championship. Joyner (pictured), a senior at Bowdoin College, also received the Clarence Chaffee Award given annually to the player who best combined and displayed a high standard of tennis coupled with the highest levels of sportsmanship. The Polar Bear senior lost in the top singles flight championship match to NESCAC Rookie of the Year William Boe-Wiegaard of Bates. Wesleyan head coach Don Long was recognized by his peers as the NESCAC Coach of the Year.
Joyner, an all-conference performer in both singles and doubles in 2002, was the only player this season to earn all-conference honors in singles and doubles. Joyner teamed with Bowdoin senior Nick MacLean to win the "B" doubles flight.
The All-NESCAC team was determined from action at the tournament. Each singles player who advanced to the semifinals of the first singles flight or the final of the second singles flight earned all-conference honors. In doubles, the two teams who advanced to the final of the first doubles flight and the winning duo in the second doubles flight garnered All-NESCAC honors.