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April 30, 2014 Announcing the 2014 Brandeis Department of Athletics Award Winners On Wednesday, April 30, Director of Athletics Sheryl Sousa '90 handed out the department's annual end-of-season awards.
April 27, 2014 #22 women's tennis edged by #23 Case, 5-4, in UAA fifth-place match The Spartans avenged a loss to the Judges by the same score from 2014. Carley Cooke won at first singles to improve to 8-0 lifetime in singles in the UAA.
April 26, 2014 #22 women's tennis headed to UAA fifth-place match with 8-1 win over NYU Ally Bernstein and Simone Vandroff were double winners as the Judges rolled past the Violets. They will meet 23rd-ranked Case for fifth place tomorrow.
April 25, 2014 Doubles sweep gives #12 Chicago UAA win over #22 women, 6-3 The Judges and Maroons split singles action, but UC won all three doubles matches, including two that came down to the wire. Brandeis will take on NYU in the consolation semifinals tomorrow at 2 p.m.
April 23, 2014 Brandeis Athletics Spring 2014 Schedule Changes: Updated, April 23 It's that time of year: spring schedule updates! Latest update concerns softball, who will have Senior Day on April 27 at 10 a.m.
April 22, 2014 Second doubles win, but #22 women's tennis falls at #13 MIT, 8-1 Ally Bernstein and Marissa Lazar own their team-leading 11th match of the season, but the Judges dropped their last tuneup for UAAs.
Ben Lamanna Ben Lamanna Head Coach 781-736-3648

Ben Lamanna, a 2002 graduate of Bates College, is in his eighth season as head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Brandeis. Under Lamanna’s tenure, the men’s tennis program has continually improved while scheduling many of the top Division III teams in the country along with Division I competition. In 2010, Lamanna and assistant Payum Payman were named the University Athletic Association Men's Tennis Coaching Staff of the Year. In 2012, Lamanna guided the Brandeis women to their highest-ever national ranking, at No. 19, while producing the program's first All-American in Carley Cooke '15. The 2013 Judges were among the nation's top 25 for the entire season, with Cooke earning two All-America honors, her second in singles and her first in doubles, along with teammate Faith Broderick '13.

Lamanna came to the Judges after spending the 2004-05 season as an assistant coach at his alma mater under head coach Paul Gastonguay. The Bates men posted an 11-5 record and reached the NCAA tournament for the fifth year in a row that season, setting a school record in the process. The Bobcats also produced the runner-up in the 2005 NCAA Division III singles tournament. The Bates women went 7-8 in 2004-05.

As a player at Bates, Lamanna played in every spot from two through six in the singles ladder, compiling an impressive 15-1 record as a junior. The Bobcats made three NCAA tournament appearances in his career, posting an overall record of 30-17 with Lamanna on the roster. As a senior in 2002, Lamanna earned the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Clarence Chaffee Award for demonstrating leadership on and off the court. In addition to coaching at Bates, Lamanna has spent time as a teaching professional. He has worked at the Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club in Vero Beach, Florida, and at Greenwich Country Club in Greenwich, Connecticut, since graduating from Bates with a degree in political science. Lamanna is a native of Barrington, R.I. He is a 1998 graduate of Barrington High School.

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