• NCAA National Champions: 2017, 2012, 2006, 2003
  • 26 UAA Championships
  • 2017-18 National Finish: 3rd
  • 2017-18 Final Record: 19-5
  • 39 Individual All-Americans
  • 2017-18 National Rank: 4th

2005 Men's Tennis Season Recap

Emory University finished third at the NCAA Division III national team championship. This is the fourth consecutive year Emory reached the national semifinals. It was second in 2002, won the national title in 2003, and was third in 2004.

This is the 14th consecutive year the team reached the national quarterfinals. This year, Emory beat Washington & Lee (Va.), 4-1, in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Emory lost to the eventual national champion, California-Santa Cruz, 4-1. Emory then won the third-place match, 4-1 against Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.).

Emory ended the season with a 21-3 record overall, 16-1 against Division III teams. The Eagles were 12-1 against national top-25 Division III teams.

This is Emory's first back-to-back 20-win seasons since a streak from 1981 to 1984. The team's .875 winning percentage this season is the second highest in school history.

Three Emory players were accorded All-America honors. Mark Odgers received the honor in singles and doubles for the fourth year, making him the first eight-time All-American in school history. Alex Jacobs, who paired with Odgers, got the honor in doubles for the fourth time in his career. Yoji Masuoka earned All-America honors in singles, the first of his career.

Emory captured its 16th consecutive University Athletic Association (UAA) title. Emory players were chosen to the all-conference team at all six singles spots and all three doubles positions.

Following are some individual honors from this season:

All-America (NCAA Division III)
Singles Mark Odgers Gauteng, South Africa (St. Benedicts)  
Singles Yoji Masuoka Tokyo, Japan (Saddlebrook Prep., FL)  
Doubles Alex Jacobs Westport, CT (Staples)  
Doubles Mark Odgers Gauteng, South Africa (St. Benedicts)  
 
All-Conference (University Athletic Association)
First Team Patrick Redmond Bedford, MA (Bedford) No. 3 Singles
First Team Yoji Masuoka Tokyo, Japan (Saddlebrook Prep., FL) No. 4 Singles
First Team Jesse Ferlianto Canyon Country, CA (Harvard-Westlake) No. 5 Singles
First Team Josh Rubens Wynnewood, PA (Heritage Academy, SC) No. 6 Singles
First Team Mark Odgers Gauteng, South Africa (St. Benedict's) No. 1 Doubles
First Team Alex Jacobs Westport, CT (Staples) No. 1 Doubles
First Team Jesse Ferlianto Canyon Country, CA (Harvard-Westlake) No. 2 Doubles
First Team Patrick Redmond Bedford, MA (Bedford) No. 2 Doubles
First Team Tyson Ramsay Jackson Hole, WY (Saddlebrook Prep, FL) No. 3 Doubles
First Team Josh Rubens Wynnewood, PA (Heritage Academy, SC) No. 3 Doubles
Second Team Mark Odgers Gauteng, South Africa (St. Benedict's) No. 1 Singles
Second Team Alex Jacobs Westport, CT (Staples) No. 2 Singles
 
Team Awards (Emory University)
Most Valuable Player Josh Rubens Wynnewood, PA (Heritage Academy, SC)  
Most Improved Player Yoji Masuoka Tokyo, Japan (Saddlebrook Prep., FL)  
Sportsmanship Award Jesse Ferlianto Canyon County, CA (Harvard-Westlake)  
Work Ethic Award Patrick Redmond Bedford, MA (Bedford)  

 

Jesse Ferlianto
Ferlianto was 24th in the final regional singles rankings compiled by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The junior was voted to the all-conference team in singles for the first time and in doubles for the second time. He compiled a season record of 17-5 in singles, including eight wins against opponents from Division III teams ranked in the top 25 nationally. Ferlianto has a career singles record of 53-10 (.841) which puts him on pace to break the school record for best career win percentage. He is 20th at Emory all-time for career singles wins, second in doubles win percentage (.771), and 14th in career doubles wins (54). Ferlianto received the team's Sportsmanship Award.

Alex Jacobs
Jacobs received All-America honors in doubles for the fourth time, a first in school history (he shares the distinction with teammate Mark Odgers). Jacobs and Odgers were the No. 2 seed for the NCAA Division III national doubles championship, where the duo was eliminated in the round of 16. They were fourth in the final national doubles rankings compiled by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and first in the regional rankings. Jacobs was part of the tandem that finished fifth at the ITA national championships and won the ITA regional championship. Together, they compiled a 21-6 record in doubles competition. In singles play, Jacobs was 39th in the final national ITA singles rankings and 10th in the regional singles rankings. He had a 14-3 singles record for the season, including an 8-1 record against opponents from national top-25 Division III teams. His career singles record of 69-13 (.841) set a school record for best career win percentage and placed him 10th on the all-time list for career singles wins (tying Odgers). He is second in school history for career doubles wins (81) and sixth for career doubles win percentage (.750). In his career, Jacobs compiled a 22-2 singles record and 20-4 doubles record at the conference and national team championships combined. He was selected to the all-conference team in singles for the third time and in doubles for the fourth time.

Yoji Masuoka
Masuoka earned All-America honors, the first of his career, in singles. He was 11th in the final national singles rankings compiled by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and second in the regional rankings. He was the No. 8 seed in the NCAA Division III national singles championship where he advanced to the round of 16. Last fall, Masuoka finished third at the ITA national singles championship after winning the ITA regional championship. He was selected to the all-conference first team at No. 4 singles. The sophomore had a 22-11 singles record and was named the team's Most Improved Player. That followed a freshman season when he made occasional appearances in the singles lineup and ended up with a 10-1 record. This season, Masuoka had nine singles wins against opponents from Division III teams ranked in the top 25 nationally.

Mark Odgers
Odgers earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles to become the first eight-time All-American in school history. Entering this season, he had already broken the previous school record of five career All-America certificates. Odgers was third in the final national singles rankings compiled by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and first in the regional rankings. He was the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division III national singles championship where he was eliminated in the round of 32. Odgers was chosen the national Senior Player of the Year by the ITA. He and doubles partner Alex Jacobs were fourth in the final national rankings and first in the region. They were the No. 2 seed for the NCAA doubles championship where the duo was eliminated in the round of 16. The tandem finished fifth at the at the ITA national doubles championships after winning the ITA regional championship. Odgers had a season record of 17-5 in singles, including a 10-1 mark against opponents from Division III teams ranked in the top 25 nationally. He had a 22-6 record in doubles, the ninth highest doubles win total in school history. Odgers set a school record for career doubles wins (93) and is third for career doubles win percentage (.762). He ended 10th on the Emory all-time list with 69 career singles wins (tying Jacobs). For the fourth year, Odgers was voted to the all-conference team in both singles and doubles.

Tyson Ramsay
Ramsay played almost exclusively in doubles, teaming up with Josh Rubens. The duo was 24th in the final national doubles rankings compiled by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and sixth in the regional rankings. Together they had a 19-8 record, which ties Ramsay's personal best for doubles wins in a season. They were voted to the all-conference first team in doubles, the third such honor for Ramsay along with his three previous all-conference selections in singles. Ramsay finishes his career in seventh place on the school's all-time list for career doubles wins (70), seventh in career doubles win percentage (.729), and 16th in career singles wins (58).

Patrick Redmond
Redmond was 25th in the final regional singles rankings compiled by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The junior was voted to the all-conference team in singles for the second time and in doubles for the second time. He compiled a 17-6 record in singles, including seven wins against opponents from Division III teams ranked in the top 25 nationally. Redmond was 16-6 in doubles competition this season. His career doubles record of 40-10 (.800) puts him on pace to break the school record for career doubles win percentage. His career singles record of 43-15 (.741) puts him on pace to finish 12th in school history for career singles win percentage. Redmond received the team's Work Ethic Award.

Josh Rubens
Rubens, a senior, received the team's Most Valuable Player award. He compiled a 21-4 singles record, 18-1 against Division III teams. His only Division III loss was in the quarterfinals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) regional championship last fall. Rubens was a perfect 11-0 in singles matches against Division III opponents from teams ranked in the national top 25. The senior was 27th in the final ITA regional singles rankings. He and doubles partner Tyson Ramsay were 24th in the final national ITA doubles rankings and sixth in the regional rankings. Rubens' season singles win percentage of .840 is the 10th best in school history. Rubens was voted to the all-conference team in singles for the second time and in doubles for the second time. He was 19-8 in doubles this season. Rubens, who played two seasons for the Eagles, compiled career records of 43-10 (.811) in singles and 41-13 (.759) in doubles. He ranks third in school history for best career singles win percentage and fourth for career doubles win percentage.