Centennial Moments: Weisman Wins it All

Centennial Moments: Weisman Wins it All

Men's Tennis Star Completes Unbeaten Season by Capturing the NCAA Division III Men's Singles Championship

BABSON PARK, Mass.—Already one of the nation's top tennis players, David Weisman '98 cemented his place in Babson College and Division III lore by capturing the 1998 NCAA Singles Championship at Williams College.

Weisman, who reached the second round of the NCAA singles championship in 1997, put together a season for the ages as a senior in 1998. He went 19-0 in dual-match play, which included winning five matches in three days to claim the program's first individual national championship.

After cruising to a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Doug Gregoire of Sewanee in the opening round, Weisman dispatched third-seeded Chad Moser of Illinois Wesleyan in straight sets to advance to the quarterfinals. Following a 7-5, 7-5 victory over Thomas Oechel of UC Santa Cruz, he dropped just his second set of the season before rallying to defeat second-seeded Jenia Karimov of California Lutheran, 0-6, 6-4, 6-1, to reach the title match. Weisman cruised to victory in the final dropping just three games on the way to a 6-1, 6-2 triumph over Steve Nasson of Kalamazoo.

A two-time New England champion and the only All-America selection in the history of the program, Weismann is one of just five players from a New England institution to capture the Division III singles title. A four-year member of the men's ice hockey program, Weisman amassed 24 goals and 46 assists for 70 points, and was inducted into Babson's Hall of Fame in 2004.