Improve to 14-4 with win
88 Student-Athletes were honored.
First of 20 home matches
Friday thru Sunday
Bennett, Warren and Yablon named to ITA Scholar-Athlete team
HONORS AT RICE
ITA Scholar-Athlete 2014, 2015
C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll 2014, 2015, 2016
Spring: 2-1 in singles and no decision in a pair of doubles matches in his return to action after an injury... Won his first match on an early retirement vs. Karim Shokeir of New Orleans and then defeated Andres Hernanez of UTRGV, 6-2, 6-0... Fall: Battled an injury during the fall, which limited him to a pair of doubles matches... Held out most of the fall campaign, but returned to action with a pair of doubles matches at the LSU Invitational with Henrick Munch.
Spring: 2-2 in singles (all at #6) and 3-6 in doubles (3-4 at #2, 0-2 at #3)... Picked up Rice's first dual point in the history of George R. Brown Tennis Center when he defeated Mark Ginting of UTSA, 6-3, 6-2 to even the match on 1/16/15... Fall: Saw action primarily in doubles during the fall, finishing 4-2... Enjoyed his greatest success with Henrik Munch (3-1), with all three wins coming on their way to the B2 Flight doubles title at the Wake Forest Fall Invitational. Captured the title with an 8-6 win over Walker Heffron and Parks Thompson of Wofford.
Finished 3-5 in spring singles... Scored the Owls second point vs. #53 Texas Tech with a straight set win over Jolan Cailleau... Fall: Led the team with a 6-3 singles record in the fall and finished 3-3 in doubles... Posted a perfect mark in the D Flight singles of the Wyndham Houston Medical Center Rice Fall Invite, closing out the weekend with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Tulane's Iain Sneddon... Teamed with David Warren to reach the reached the finals in B Flight doubles at the Wyndham Houston Medical Center Rice Fall Invite, falling to Carlos Di Laura and Francisco Zambon of Texas Tech... Duo reached the round of 16 at the UTSA Futures event at Jake Hess.
Attended Columbia Prep in New York City and trained at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in New York.
Full Name: Zachary Sam Yabllon... Born: May 3, 1995 at New York, New York...Parents: Karen and Gary Yablon, New York...Twin brother Joshua plays tennis at Princeton... Double major in Economics and Sport Management..
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