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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 26, 2014 #30 MTennis finishes off Rochester, 7-2, in UAA 7th-place match The Judges won two of three doubles and five of six singles matches to finish in seventh place in the UAA, ahead of the sixth-seeded Yellowjackets. Danny Lubarsky won twice, including the clinching singles win at No. 3.
April 25, 2014 Doubles the difference again as #30 men fall to #17 Chicago, 5-4 The Judges won four of six singles matches, including all three that lasted three sets, but the Maroons advanced to the fifth place match by winning all three in doubles. Brian Granoff won at first singles and had the closest doubles match.
April 24, 2014 Bunis wins in three again as #30 MTennis falls to #2 WashU, 8-1, in UAA opener Rookie Ryan Bunis won his eighth-straight match, fourth in a row in three sets, but the eighth-seeded Judges couldn't get past the defending UAA Champions. Brandeis will face #17 Chicago tomorrow in the consolation semifinals.
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 21, 2014 #30 men's tennis picks up 6-3 win over MIT in final tuneup for UAAs Before the match, the Judges honored their two graduating seniors, Adam Brown and Evan Berner. Ryan Bunis won the clinching point after coach Ben Lamanna shuffled the doubles lineup and was rewarded with a sweep.
April 19, 2014 Doubles the difference as #30 men's tennis drops 5-4 decision to Bates Brian Granoff won in three sets at No. 1 singles, but he dropped a marathon match at No. 2 doubles as the Judges lost by the narrowest of margins.
April 12, 2014 #30 men's tennis comes from behind to deteat #27 Trinity The Judges improved to 9-4 by taking out the Bantams. Brandeis trailed by 3-1 before rallying to win four of six singles contests.
Ben Lamanna Ben Lamanna Head Coach 781-736-3648

Ben Lamanna, a 2002 graduate of Bates College, is in his ninth 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. Lamanna guided the Judge women to their highest national ranking ever in 2012, reaching No. 19 in the nation, while helping Carley Cooke '15 become the first women's tennis All-American in program history.

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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