Riley, Axler and Boym Earn ITA Regional Awards

PHILADELPHIA – Penn men’s tennis head coach Mark Riley, assistant coach Josh Axler and freshman Jonathan Boym all received awards from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Riley was named Northeast Region coach of the year, Axler assistant coach of the year and Boym rookie player of the year.

In his sixth season, Riley led the Quakers to the program’s first Ivy League title in 35 years. He also tied the school record for single-season wins with 18. Riley helped guide the Red and Blue on a 12-match win streak, the longest in school history.

Axler finished his second season as the Quakers assistant coach. He played an integral role in Penn’s turnaround from 2005 to 2006.

In winning the rookie player of the year award, Boym added this to a growing list of accomplishments in his freshman year. On Thursday, he was named Ivy League Rookie of the Year and second-team All-Ivy. In his first season with the Red and Blue, Boym won 26 matches playing at the No. 3 position in singles.

All three are now eligible for national honors, which are voted on by all Division I coaches.