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Two Saxons earn all-Empire 8 recognition in men’s tennis
5/09/12

ALFRED, NY - Two members of the Alfred University men’s tennis team have earned Empire 8 all-conference recognition.

The Empire 8 announced its all-star teams today and AU senior Nate Garletts (Havertown, PA/Haverford) was named to the Second Team as a singles player, while classmate Nick Schneider (Liverpool, NY/Liverpool) was given honorable mention, also for singles play.

This marks the first time Garletts has earned all-conference honors. The four-year starter turned in a solid senior season, going 11-5 overall at second singles, including 4-3 in seven Empire 8 matches. Garletts was 13-3 in doubles play, including 11-3 in third doubles (4-3 in Empire 8 action).

Schneider earned All-E8 honors for a second time in his career, having been awarded Second Team recognition in 2010. This year, he went 7-11 at first singles (2-5 Empire 8 matches). In doubles play, he was on teams that went 13-4, including 11-4 in first doubles (4-3 Empire 8).

Each season, the Empire 8 honors students-athletes from each conference school, who play on conference-sponsored teams, with Sportsperson of the Year awards. Honorees, chosen by their coaches, exhibited outstanding sportsmanship in keeping with the conference’s mission of "competing with honor and integrity." Schneider is AU’s honoree from the men’s tennis team.

Alfred finished its season with an 11-7 record (304 in Empire 8 matches).