Berg earns fourth men’s tennis All-NESCAC honor

Timmy Berg '14 earned All-NESCAC honors in singles for the fourth straight year. (File photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

HADLEY, Mass. – Bates College senior men's tennis player Timmy Berg has earned All-NESCAC honors for the fourth time and also gained the Clarence Chaffee Sportsmanship Award, the New England Small College Athletic Conference announced on Friday.

Berg garnered first team all-conference honors in both singles and doubles. The Bradenton, Fla., native also took home first team accolades in singles in 2012 while attaining second team laurels in 2013 and 2011. This represents the first year in which Berg has snagged all-conference plaudits in doubles.

The 2011 NESCAC Rookie of the Year, Berg tallied an 11-11 record in singles this season, playing at the No. 1 position for the Bobcats while compiling a 13-6 record at the No. 1 doubles spot. This year, Berg went 13-4 in doubles when playing with junior Pierre Planche (Natick, Mass.), and the duo qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championships from May 22-24 in Claremont, Calif.

A product of Cardinal Mooney High School, Berg also captured the Clarence Chaffee Sportsmanship Award given annually to the individual who best combined and displayed a high standard of tennis coupled with the highest levels of sportsmanship. Berg becomes the first Bobcat to earn the award since Ben Lamanna '02 who is now the head men's and women's tennis coach at Brandeis.