PAWTUCKET, R.I. – The Little East Conference has announced its 2016 Major Awards and All-Conference teams for Men's Tennis on Tuesday as voted on by the league's coaches. Southern Maine senior Tyler Adams collects his third straight LEC Player of the Year Award after his continued dominance on the court and leading the USM Huskies to its fourth straight Little East Conference Tournament Championship. UMass Boston freshman Josh Bhasin was named the 2016 Rookie of the Year.
Freshman Josh Bhasin (Fr., Tulsa, Okla.) was named the 2016 LEC Rookie of the Year. Bhasin played all season as the No. 1 or the No. 2 Singles player for the UMass Boston Beacons. Bhasin posted a 9-4 Singles record at the No.2 flight, only losing two conference matches to LEC First Team member and LEC Champions Kyle Curley (Southern Maine). Bhasin was also a constant competitor at the No. 1 Doubles for the Beacons with multiple partners, posting a 7-11 Doubles record.
Southern Maine's second year coach Tim Lacombe was named Little East Conference Men's Tennis 2016 Coach of the Year. Under the leadership of Coach Lacombe, the Huskies marched to its second straight undefeated conference record and an 11-2 overall record to secure an NCAA Regional bid to face Stevens Institute of Technology.
Little East Conference 2016 Men's Tennis All-Conference & Major Awards
Player of the Year: Tyler Adams, Sr., Southern Maine
Rookie of the Year: Josh Bhasin, Fr., UMass Boston
Coach of the Year: Tim Lacombe (2nd season), Southern Maine
Singles Tyler Adams Sr. Southern Maine Buxton, ME
Singles Kyle Curley Jr. Southern Maine Gorham, ME
Singles Jack Wang Jr. UMass Boston Suzhou, China
Singles Eric Berry-Sandelin Sr. Southern Maine South Portland, ME
Singles Dan Chouinard Sr. UMass Dartmouth Westport, Mass.
Singles Josh Bhasin Fr. UMass Boston Tulsa, Okla.
Doubles John Didonato So. Salem State Newbury, Mass.
Doubles Conner Erickson Sr. Salem State Hubbardston, Mass.
Doubles Tyler Adams Sr. Southern Maine Buxton, ME.
Doubles Kyle Curley Jr. Southern Maine Gorham, ME
Doubles Josh Bhasin Fr. UMass Boston Tulsa, Okla.
Doubles Austin DeLasse So. UMass Boston Mexico City, Mexico
Singles Sam Holland So. Southern Maine Falmouth, ME.
Singles Austin DeLasse So. UMass Boston Mexico City, Mexico
Singles Marco Gobbato So. Western Connecticut Yonkers, N.Y.
Singles Jason Hipona Sr. Western Connecticut Orange, Conn.
Singles Matt Mcgee Jr. Bridgewater State Warren, R.I.
Singles Romney Tiru Sr. Western Connecticut Waterbury, Conn.
Doubles Chen Chen Fr. Salem State Lawrence, Mass.
Doubles Dave Dluznieski Sr. Salem State Auburn, Mass.
Doubles Eric Berry-Sandelin Sr. Southern Maine South Portland, ME
Doubles Sam Holland So. Southern Maine Falmouth, ME.
Doubles Alan Esposito Fr. Rhode Island College Clinton, Conn.
Doubles Matt Gambardella Fr. Rhode Island College West Warwick, R.I.