Adriel Borshansky

Tennis
Class Senior Height 5'5"
Hometown Ridgewood, N.J.
High School Ridgewood Major Religion

 

Junior season (2010-11) - Missed ITA fall tournament while studying abroad but returned in spring to compile 12-2 (6-0 NWC) record in singles ... Played primarily at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, finishing season on strong note with eight straight wins ... Notched clinching fifth team point in Whitman's 5-4 Spring Break victory over No. 9 Trinity (Texas) ... Added big Spring Break wins at No. 5 singles vs. No. 12 Cal Lutheran and at No. 6 singles against No. 15 Bowdoin ... Was slated to play No. 6 singles at NWC post-season tournament, although Whitman clinched victories against both opponents before his matches started ... Finished spring with 3-0 doubles record.

Sophomore season (2009-10) - Played just one match in ITA fall tournament before defaulting out of competition with shoulder injury ... Saw limited court time during spring season due to injury and large Whitman roster, notching NWC records of 5-0 in singles and 5-0 in doubles ... Tallied 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles in late spring victory over Whitworth.

Freshman season (2008-09) - Enjoyed outstanding rookie spring season, posting records of 10-3 (6-1 NWC) in singles, playing at least two matches in each of five singles slots ... Also teamed with two partners for 6-1 (5-0 NWC) record in doubles ... Played No. 6 singles as Whitman won two tournament matches for 2009 NWC title ... Rolled through impressive Spring Break trip to Hilton Head, S.C., scoring three-set wins at No. 6 singles vs. national powers DePauw and Chicago and adding two-set victory at No. 6 singles in match against Carleton ... Also won at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles in Spring Break romp past Westminster ... Made big splash at the fall ITA tournament, beating No. 2 singles seed in Round of 32 before losing close match to senior teammate in Round of 16 .

Prep - Played No. 1 singles for most of his career at Ridgewood High ... Also played USTA Eastern Section junior tennis, advancing to nationals.

Academics - Studied in Nepal for fall semester of junior year, focusing on social entrepreneuship, culture and development ... Hopes to pursue music as career ... Divided summer 2011 between touring Pacific Northwest with band Dabbles in Bloom, working internship NGO (non-governmental organization) in Washington, D.C., and backpacking in Yosemite National Park ... Was in charge of Students for Environmental Action club while in high school.

Personal - Son of Natan Dahlia Borshansky ... Father was Nordic skier in college in Russia ... Has three older sister Neta and older brother Ethan ... Guitarist, singer and songwriter for the band Dabbles in Bloom ... Also sings with Schwa, Whitman's premier a capella group, and is part of Hillel, Whitman's Jewish student group ... Volunteers locally at retirement center and Daily Market Co-Op ... Enjoys cooking and the outdoors.

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