HAMDEN, Conn. – The experienced tandem of Corey Morgenstern (Old Bethpage, N.Y.) and Andrew Weeden (Martinsville, N.J.) will serve as the 2013-14 Quinnipiac men's tennis team captains as announced by head coach Mike Quitko on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. Morgenstern and Weeden each have one year of eligibility remaining and will look to guide the Bobcats back to the NCAA Tournament.
"I'm very pleased to announce that Corey and Andrew will serve as captains of this year's men's tennis team," said Quitko. "They are natural leaders who have always had the respect of their teammates and can be relied upon for support and guidance. I look forward to their senior season and hope that they experience tremendous success within the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC)."
Morgenstern returns to the courts after eclipsing the 50-win plateau last season. He is 52-61 overall which includes 33 wins at singles and 19 wins at doubles. Morgenstern's career is highlighted by a stellar sophomore season where he posted a total of 24 wins between singles and doubles competition. He wasted very little time adjusting to the collegiate level, evidenced by a 13-12 record in singles as a freshman in 2010-11. Morgenstern's 50th career win came against Monmouth University last year, when he defeated Joe Talafous, 6-0, 6-0, in West Long Branch, N.J.
Weeden, a two-time All-NEC Second Team selection, returns to the team after taking a medical red-shirt last season. Weeden enters his final year of eligibility with 82 wins under his belt – which is good enough for eighth on the Division I career wins list. He ranks seventh among QU Division I leaders with 41 wins at singles and eighth among QU Division I leaders with 41 wins at doubles. Weeden's career is highlighted by a 37 win season in 2010-11, featuring 19 wins at singles and 18 wins at doubles. His 37 wins in a single season ties him for fourth place among Division I wins for a single season.
Quinnipiac's 2013-14 season begins on Friday, Sept. 6 with the two-day Stony Brook Invitational. The Bobcats and the Seawolves will join the likes of Bowdoin, Army, Hamilton, Stevens Tech, Concordia, ASA and Hofstra at the University Courts on SB's campus. First serve is set for 9 a.m. on both days.