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Local roundup: Dartmouth’s Broom, Cable receive tennis honors

  • Charlie Broom

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 5/18/2020 9:16:15 PM
Modified: 5/18/2020 9:16:11 PM

HANOVER — Having come into the Dartmouth College men’s program by winning the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Northeast Region rookie of the year award as a freshman, Charlie Broom is leaving it as the ITA’s regional senior player of the year.

Broom, who was announced the winner Monday, posted a 17-7 singles record and a 12-9 mark in doubles play before the Big Green’s season was canceled by the coronavirus pandemic. The Hertfordshire, England, native had a strong fall season, reaching the second round in singles and doubles at October’s ITA All-America tournament in Tulsa, Okla. That prefaced Broom’s run a week and a half later to the singles championship of the ITA Northeast Regional Championship in Philadelphia, the first such win by a Dartmouth player since 2015.

Broom played all but one of his senior-year matches at the No. 1 position, reaching a high of 52nd in the national singles rankings and 28th in doubles with senior teammate David Horneffer. The regional senior player of the year honor qualifies Broom for the national award, which will be announced next Monday.

WOMEN’S TENNISHonors for Cable, team

HANOVER — Dartmouth senior Catherine Cable won the ITA’s Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award on Monday, with the entire Big Green team also getting an honorable mention community service award.

The Leary Award goes to a Division I women’s tennis athlete for her dedication to her team, which enhances its performance and honors the spirit of college tennis. The award has been handed out since 1997 in the memory of late Penn women’s coach Cissie Leary.

Cable had an 11-10 record in singles and 9-7 in doubles over the past virus-shortened campaign. She is the fifth Big Green player to earn the honor.

ACADEMICSDartmouth accumulates PRA honors

HANOVER — Seventeen Dartmouth athletic programs recently received NCAA public recognition awards based on their most recent multi-year academic progress rate, the third-most of any Division I school in the country.

The awards go to programs with APRs in the top 10% of their sport. Columbia had a nation’s-best 22, Colgate was second with 19 and Dartmouth shared third with Yale. The Big Green had finished in the top three nationally in all 15 previous years in which the PRA program has existed.

Dartmouth also leads the country in the number of programs (seven) that have made the list every year: women’s basketball, football, men’s golf, women’s lacrosse, women’s crew, women’s swimming/diving and women’s tennis. The NCAA will release APR scores for all schools on Tuesday.

HIGH SCHOOLSGranite State Games called off

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. — The fifth edition of the Granite State Games will not be held this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Games bring together high school athletes from around New Hampshire in 10 sports, with four teams set up by geographic area. Lebanon High’s Rob Johnstone (soccer), Hanover’s Megan Dudek (volleyball) and Eric Jayne (soccer), Newport’s Sam McNeel (softball) and Stevens’ Jason Stone (soccer) and Patty and Rick Deschaine (both field hockey) were among the Upper Valley high school coaches scheduled to run teams this summer, according to the event’s website.

Greg Fennell can be reached at or 603-727-3226.

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