• CIA tennis team history - The CIA Steels
  • History of CIA Athletics Tennis Program

    2009: Led by coaches Serge Nalywayko and Dennis Anderson, the Steels earn a spot in the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) and their first trip to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens, (site of the U.S. Open) to compete in the conference tournament.

    2010: The team posts a 4-1 conference record and finishes in fourth place at the championship tournament (again held in New York City).

    2011: The Steels tie for second place in the HVIAC and perform well in the postseason tournament, finishing second to Cooper Union.

    2012: The tennis team wins its first regular season HVIAC championship. In the postseason tournament, the Steels finish in second place. The first doubles team of Kevin Bender and Pierre Mewissen captures that flight’s championship.

    2013 and 2014: For both seasons, the team earns a 4-3 record and second-place finish in the postseason tournament.

    2015: The Steels post a 5-3 overall record and a 4-1 conference mark for another second-place tournament finish.

    2016: The Steels win their first HVIAC championship, defeating Berkeley College 5-4.

    2017: After finishing the season 6-1, the team defends its HVIAC title with another championship win against Berkeley College at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Gabriela Berrios wins the deciding match.

    2018: After starting the conference tournament with a perfect 5-0 record in conference play, the team made it to the championship round at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, where they lost a tight match to Webb Institute, 5-4. Three students were named to the 2017 All-HVIAC Tennis Team: Cassidy Seo, Eduardo Salgado, and Wonil Chung.

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