Brocks, Masse tabbed to lead men's tennis

Salve Regina men's tennis captains: Will Masse and Kevin Brocks
Salve Regina men's tennis captains: Will Masse and Kevin Brocks

NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University head men's tennis coach Peter Torgrimson has announced a pair of seniors as his captains for the 2017-18 squad. Four-year players Kevin Brocks (Albany, N.Y.) and Will Masse (Wyoming, R.I.) repeat the role they held as juniors with the Seahawks.

"Brocks has been a valued member of the team who clearly enjoys the bond he has with his teammates. He has been instrumental in bringing the team together in order to create the chemistry needed to foster a positive learning environment. He has helped tremendously on the team's organizational front, and Kevin's attention to detail has been much appreciated and noticed by all."

"Masse has been a guy who others look up to because of the way that he competes on the court and the confidence he carries with himself. Although winning is not the most important thing, the grit that Will shows when the going gets tough on the court inspires and motivates his teammates to give their best and to always fight hard until the last point. He has worked hard to temper his emotions on the court in order to give himself and his team the best chance to beat the odds. It has been a wonderful experience to witness his passion to compete and his personal growth as captain and team leader."

Salve Regina competes in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) with its championship season in the spring; the Seahawks went 1-2 during a trio of fall dual matches and return the hard courts next month with a non-league home match against UMass Dartmouth (March 20). Salve Regina opens its conference campaign on the road against the Colonels of Curry College (March 24).