HANOVER, N.H. - Former men's tennis standout Michael Laser '12 has earned his first career Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) point. Playing in the Israel Futures F10 Tournament in Akko, Israel, Laser defeated Jan Zednik of the Czech Republic (6-3, 7-6) in the first round to earn the prestigious point. This will allow him to receive a world ranking for the first time when the new rankings coming out next Monday.
In the second round of the tournament, Laser fell, 6-3, 6-4, to Adrian Sikora, who is ranked 456th in the world.
In order to advance to the main draw, the Glencoe, Ill., native won three rounds. He defeated Idan Roth (6-1, 6-2) and Tomar Krutik (6-2, 6-1) of Israel, before downing Israel's Edan Leshem (6-3, 6-0) in the final qualifying round.
Laser will compete in two more events while in Israel.
While at Dartmouth, Laser was a three-time All-Ivy doubles player, earning First Team honors his junior year. He played the majority of his career at #1 and #2 singles and doubles, compiling a 36-48 all-time singles record with a 49-33 doubles mark.