TennisRecruiting.net is excited to present the Top 25 NCAA Division III Men's Recruiting Classes for 2018. This list is based on commitments reported on or before May 28, 2018.
We enlisted the help of a number of NCAA Division III enthusiasts, coaches, and insiders to aid in the rankings. While we do not publish a list of our help, we absolutely appreciate their assistance. As with all of our lists, these rankings do not consider incoming transfer students or players who were on college rosters in 2017-18.
Dickinson College earned the #15 ranking, coming in ahead of Centennial Conference opponents Johns Hopkins University and Swarthmore College, who ranked 17 and 18, respectively.
TennisRecruiting.net listed four incoming players expected to make an impact on the Red Devil roster. Leonid Sorkin is a solid player and brings a strong international background to the program. He was born in Russia and moved to Spain when he was 13 years old.
Samuel Coan will come to Carlisle from Washington, D.C. He trains at the 4-Star Tennis Academy and is a graduate of the Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland. Coan joins Justin Pace from Madison, Connecticut and Bridgewater, New Jersey native Andrew Lai on the courts this fall. Pace had an outstanding high school career at Daniel Hand while Lai had a great tenure at Bridgewater-Raritan.
The Red Devils jumped out to a 6-2 start last season and finished 9-8 overall. They strung together five straight wins on spring break in Orlando, Florida. The newcomers will look to fill spots that opened up with the graduation of three seniors this spring. Four-year letter-winners Shawn Diniz, Samuel Loring and Nick Reese all played significant roles for Head Coach David Bojalad with Diniz and Loring holding one of the top doubles spots for the past three seasons.
Bojalad is entering his third season at the helm of the Red Devil men and women's tennis programs.