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Nolan and Catania recognized in MIAC Men's Tennis Awards

Michael Abdella
May 8, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn.- Sophomore Stephen Nolan and senior Andy Catania were recognized in the 2013 MIAC Men's Tennis Awards, as announced by the league on Wednesday.

The doubles duo was named All-MIAC for doubles, while Nolan's outstanding play also earned him a spot on the all-conference team for singles. Led by Nolan and Catania, the Oles finished 6-7 overall, including 5-4 in the MIAC, before losing to Saint John's in the playoffs.

Nolan and Catania occupied the No. 1 doubles position for St. Olaf for the duration of the season and posted a 6-7 record. The pair were 4-5 against the best doubles teams in the MIAC. They posted back-to-back 8-6 wins in important matches against Saint John's and Bethel in mid-April to help the Oles into the playoffs. Catania was all-conference for doubles for the second straight year, while Nolan collected the honor for doubles for the first time.

Nolan was named All-MIAC for singles for the second straight year. The sophomore was 7-6 between the No. 1 and No. 2 positions for the Oles, which included a 7-2 mark in the MIAC. Nolan was no stranger to long matches, as he won three of his five super tie-breakers in conference play. He earned conference wins at No. 1 singles against Concordia, St. Thomas, Bethel, and Macalester, while he also posted a win against Carleton.

Nolan will lead the list of returners for the Oles next season, as the team looks to make the MIAC playoffs for the seventh consecutive season.

Contact media relations specialist Mike Ludwig at (507) 786-3834 or ludwigm@stolaf.edu.