Shaun Bernstein (L) and Barrett Franks
Nov. 15, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan men's tennis head coach Bruce Berque announced Thursday (Nov. 15) that juniors Shaun Bernstein (Plainview, N.J./Old Bethpage JFK HS) and Barrett Franks (Christchurch, New Zealand/Shirley Boys') have been voted by their teammates to serve as team co-captains for the 2013 season.
"I think the team made two very good choices by selecting Barrett and Shaun as team captains for the upcoming year," said Berque." "They both have worked extremely hard this fall and have stepped up to the plate in their efforts to push the team to the highest level possible in preparation for the upcoming season. This honor should be even more meaningful to them because they were selected captains by their teammates. I am sure both players will do a great job in leading our team this year."
Bernstein went 22-13 in doubles competition and 8-20 in singles play during his sophomore campaign last season. He teamed with senior Evan King (Chicago, Ill./Kaplan HS) during the recent fall season to post a 3-2 doubles record, as the nation's third-ranked tandem, and advanced to the quarterfinals at the ITA All-American Championships.
Franks posted an 18-19 singles record, including a 16-10 dual record, as a sophomore last season. He went 4-3 in singles action and 7-5 in doubles competition during the team's fall slate. Earlier this month, Franks and sophomore Michael Zhu (Princeton, N.J./Keystone National HS) advanced to the doubles championship match at the Big Ten Indoor Tennis Championships in Madison, Wis.
The Wolverines recently concluded their fall schedule. Michigan returns to action following the New Year, heading to the Key Biscayne Individuals, scheduled for Jan. 6-8 in Key Biscayne, Fla. U-M opens its dual-match season on Saturday, Jan. 19, when the Wolverines host TCU at 6 p.m. at the Varsity Tennis Center.
Zach Eisendrath (734) 763-4423