May 4, 2004

Chester Named to 2004 All-Centennial Conference Men's Tennis Team

LANCASTER, PA - Franklin & Marshall College's Alex Chester (Jr., Coral Gables, FL/Palmer-Trinity) has been named to the 2004 All-Centennial Conference Men's Tennis Team.

His team's #1 player for most the year, Chester recorded a 9-7 record (6-6 at #1, 3-1 at #2), while combining with Dan Lindenberg (Jr., Niskayuna, NY/Niskayuna) for a 4-7 record at #1 doubles, Andrew Mayer (So., West Chester, PA/East) for a 2-0 record at #2 doubles and Nader Mehran (So., Bethesda, MD/Walt Whitman) for a 1-0 mark at #3 doubles.

In Centennial Conference play, he finished the year 4-4 at #1 singles and combined with Mayer for a 1-0 record at #2 doubles and with Lindenberg for a 3-4 mark at #1 doubles.

At the Centennial Conference Men's Tennis Championships, the #3 seeded team of Chester and Lindenberg advanced to the semifinals before falling to #2 seed Harrison Lee and Aaron Scherb of Haverford, 8-2.

The F&M pairing made the semifinals by defeating Nick Komljenovic and Ronen Kashvin of Washington 8-6 in the round of 16 before knocking off Chris Fox and Jeremy Landis of Ursinus 8-4 in the quarterfinals.

In singles competition Hopkins' Justin Chan defeated Chester 6-3, 6-2 in the round of 32.

One of six singles selections to the team, he becomes the first All-CC men's tennis selection for F&M since Rami Abdel Misih '01 earned the award in 1999, 2000 and 2001.

Overall, Franklin & Marshall went 12-5 (6-2 Centennial Conference) under first year head coach Mark Moshos as the record marked the first time F&M has garnered 12 wins since the 1999 went 12-4. In addition, the 2004 season marked the 32nd 10+ win season for the program in its 99-year history.