GORHAM, Maine – Senior Kyle Curley (Gorham, Maine) capped his outstanding tennis career with the University of Southern Maine Huskies being named the 2017 Little East Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Year following a vote of Little East Conference coaches. Curley also earned all-conference honors at first singles and first doubles leading the Huskies. Curley concludes his career as a four-time first team all-conference singles player.
Joining Curley on the 2017 all-conference team is junior Samuel Holland (Falmouth, Maine), earning second team honors for the second consecutive season. Holland and Curley both earned first team doubles honors a tandem.
Playing first singles for the first time in his career, Curley has previously earned first team all-conference honors as a second and third singles player. Stepping up to the top of the order as a senior Curley was 7-2 overall and undefeated in Little East Conference action at 6-0. Curley won all of his LEC matches in straight sets, while one of his two losses on the season came against No. 22 MIT. Curley solidified his position at the top of the LEC handing Salem State's Chen Chen, who also garnered first team singles accolades, his only loss of the season with a 6-2, 6-3 win on April 18. Curley's selection as the LEC's Men's Tennis Player of the Year makes it four straight seasons that a USM men's tennis player has earned the top honor, as alumni Tyler Adams (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) earned the award consecutively from 2014-2016. READ MORE