Tennis StandoutGAMBIER, Ohio (May 7, 2004) Kenyon tennis standout Borko Tesic is headed for the national championships. Tesic, a junior from Amherst, Ohio, was one of just 32 players chosen from across the country to compete in the singles competition of the 2004 Division III championships of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Tesic, who earned a 19-5 overall singles record during the Lords' season, was named North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year. Competing mainly at the number one singles spot for Kenyon, he helped guide the Lords to a 15-4 team record and the conference championship title. The Kenyon men's tennis team has won eight conference titles in the last sixteen years.
The national tournament takes place May 15-17 at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Tesic and the 31 other competitors were chosen in a process that took into account not only won-lost record but also strength of schedule.
Tesic is the second Kenyon male tennis player to compete in the NCAA championship in recent years. Alain Hunter, Class of 1998, competed in the national tournament during his senior year.
One of the nation's leading liberal arts and sciences colleges and home to the Kenyon Review, Kenyon College offers 1,594 students a challenging educational experience enriched by a culture of friendship. Graduates of the College have included actor and philanthropist Paul Newman and author E. L. Doctorow.