Associate head coach Andrew Rueb was named ITA Northeast Assistant Coach of the Year. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Associate men's tennis coach Andrew Rueb earned ITA Assistant Coach of the Year honors for the Northeast Region, the organization announced last night. Rueb helped guide the men's tennis team earned a share of its 29th Ivy League title, finishing the season 18-9 overall, with a 6-1 mark in Ivy League play.
The Crimson finished the season with a 9-1 record in its last 10 dual matches to earn its first league title since 2013. Junior Kenny Tao earned First Team All-Ivy honors in singles play, and Tao and senior Brian Yeung earned First Team All-Ivy honors as Harvard's top doubles pair.
Rueb has helped guide the Crimson to a 186-91 record and has coached 18 All-Ivy selections in singles and 12 All-Ivy duos in doubles in his 10 seasons. This marks the second time that Rueb has earned ITA Northeast Assistant Coach of the Year honors aftering winning the award in 2012.
A standout student-athlete for the Crimson, Rueb ('95) played No. 1 singles and doubles during his career and was inducted into the Harvard Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013. He was twice voted the Ivy League Player of the Year in 1993 and 1995 and competed at the NCAA tournament three times. He was a four-time first-team All-Ivy recipient, twice in singles and twice in doubles.
Rueb is eligible for the ITA national award, which will be released on Tuesday, May 23.