PRINCETON, N.J. – Sophomore Dovydas Sakinis of the Dartmouth men’s tennis team was named the 2014 Ivy League Rookie of the Year, as announced by the league office on Wednesday afternoon.
For Dartmouth, this is the first Ivy Rookie of the Year award for a Big Green men's tennis player since the award was instituted in 1988.
Sakinis, also a first-team honoree, finished the season 14-6 in singles play and added 13 more wins in doubles play. In his first season in Hanover, Sakinis picked up a win over nationally ranked #79 Francisco Dias from George Washington and won his final four Ivy League singles matches. Sakinis’ first team acknowledgment is the first for Dartmouth since Mark Brodie in 2008.
Dartmouth also secured two on the All-Ivy Doubles First Team. Senior Cameron Ghorbani and sophomore Brendan Tannenbaum finished 11-4 on the season together, with Tannenbaum adding an extra win working with another partner.
Junior Chris Kipouras was the fourth honoree for the Big Green, claiming All-Ivy Second Team recognition. He finished 12-8 on the year, playing in the number two spot.