MEDFORD – Sophomore Boris Sorkin of the Tufts University men's tennis team is one of nine Division III singles players in the country to qualify for the 2018 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Cup to be held this week in Georgia.
Four divisions of collegiate tennis (II, III, NAIA, JUCO) will converge on the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, to take part in the 2018 ITA Cup starting on Thursday (Oct. 11). Sorkin is competing in the Division III singles bracket.
The players will be challenging for the ITA Division III singles national championship. Seeded fourth in the tournament after winning the ITA New England singles title on September 30, Sorkin will face Jack Trondson of Hamline University in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 11 am. Trondson defeated Carleton's Leo Vithoontien, 7-5, 7-6 (9) in the championship match of the ITA Midwest Tournament in St. Peter, Minn.
The winner of the Sorkin-Trondson match will advance to the semifinals where they will face the winner of the opening match between #1 seed Jonathan Jemison from Emory University and Ethan Hillis of Washington-St. Louis. The loser will drop into a consolation bracket.
Sorkin is enjoying an outstanding fall season for head coach Karl Gregor's Jumbos. He defeated Bowdoin College's Jerry Jiang 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the ITA New England final. He also won the A singles title at the Middlebury Invitational.
As a freshman in 2017-18, Sorkin was a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Conference second team selection for the Jumbos.