Schneiderman and Gery Earn All-Ivy League Honors

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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
NEW YORK – Columbia men's tennis junior Haig Schneiderman and sophomore Nathaniel Gery have been honored by the Ivy League for their play in the 2011 season, as Schneiderman was named second-team All-Ivy League in singles and Gery earned second-team All-Ivy League in doubles. 

It was the third career honor for Schneiderman, as he was named Rookie of the Year his first season, and earned second-team honors in 2010 as well. Schneiderman went 3-4 in singles this season, playing the best of the Ivy League in the No.1 singles spot. Schneiderman finished the season with a 7-15 singles record on the year overall. 

Gery earned All-Ivy League honors for the first time in his career, in doubles. This is the first year that doubles was voted on as six individuals rather than three doubles teams, per legislation passed in May,  2010. Gery went 5-2 in Ivy League doubles matches, with two different partners. Starting the season with senior Kevin Kung, Gery went 1-1 in doubles in the No.1 spot. He finished the season with sophomore John Yetimoglu as his partner, going 4-1 in Ivy matches. The duo went 2-1 at No.1, and 1-0 in both the Nos. 2 and 3 spots.  Gery also went 12-8 in singles on the year, including a 3-4 record in Ivy League singles.

A complete All-Ivy League release is available here. 

Player of the Year
*Matija Pecotic, Princeton (So., Sliema, Malta)

Rookie of the Year
Brandon Burke, Brown (Fr., Kingston, Jamaica)

First Team All-Ivy
Singles
Andy Gauthier, Cornell (Sr., Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Jonathan Jaklitsch, Cornell (Sr., Islip, N.Y.)
Jonathan Pearlman, Harvard (Jr., Palm Beach, Fla.)
*Hicham Laalej, Penn (Sr., Via Mekles, Morocco)
*Matija Pecotic, Princeton (So., Sliema, Malta)
Marc Powers, Yale (So., Stamford, Conn.)

Doubles
Evan Bernstein, Cornell (Sr., Boca Raton, Fla.)
Jonathan Jaklitsch, Cornell (Sr., Islip, N.Y.)
Xander Centenari, Dartmouth (So., Towson, Md.)
Michael Laser, Dartmouth (Jr., Glencoe, Ill.)
Daniel Hoffman, Yale (So., Atherton, Calif.)
*Marc Powers, Yale (So., Stamford, Conn.)

Second Team All-Ivy
Singles
Brandon Burke, Brown (Fr., Kingston, Jamaica)
Haig Schneiderman, Columbia (Jr., New York, N.Y.)
Xander Centenari, Dartmouth (So., Towson, Md.)
Augie Bloom, Princeton (Fr., Hinsdale, Ill.)
Daniel Hoffman, Yale (So., Atherton, Calif.)
John Huang, Yale (So., Irvine, Calif.)

Doubles
Soufiane Azargui, Brown (Fr., Burlington, Ontario, Canada)
Brandon Burke, Brown (Fr., Kingston, Jamaica)
Nathaniel Gery, Columbia (So., Aurora, Ontario, Canada)
Jeremy Feldman, Cornell (Sr., Armonk, N.Y.)
Andy Gauthier, Cornell (Sr., Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Zach Katz, Penn (Fr., Boca Raton, Fla.)

* - Unanimous Selection

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