Michael Cahill
Michael Cahill
Nickname: Mac
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 170
Year: JR
Hometown: Southport, CT
High School: Westminster School
Previous College: Claremont McKenna
Major: Economics / Finance

On Court: Aggressive baseliner...played varsity tennis for Westminster School for 3 years, captain his senior year...played left-handed sophmore year due to right elbow surgery...played at the one position as a junior and senior going 28-2 in singles...also captured the Kingswood Invitational Title, and the Southern New England Tennis League Title in both singles and doubles...named Team MVP each of last two years, and was recipient of the Squibb Bowl is senior year...USTA singles ranking reached as high as 4 in New England and top 250 nationally...in summer of 2009, he won the doubles title at the ITA Summer Circuit held at Dartmouth...as a freshman made strong debut at ITA West Regionals in the fall, winning four of six singles matches and all three doubles matches (with Wei)... started the spring season at #3 singles and #3 doubles (with Brockett)...played every singles position except for #5 in the spring, going 17-4...won twice each at #1 and #2 singles, including impressive straight set wins over Guatavus Adolphus (#2) and Linfield (#1)... finished the season at #6 singles where he was undefeated and did not lose a set from April 2 on...Cahill was the only Stag to win every dual match he participated in during the NCAA team event, going 5-0 at #6 singles...finished with the second best overall singles record on the team at 21-6 for the season...went 7-4 overall in doubles play, partnering Wei, Brockett, Keiffer, and Johnson...this season reached the Round of 16 in singles as the 11th seed at the ITA West Regionals, then partnered Zhenya Pereverzin to go 1-1 in doubles...earned a West Region singles ranking of #22 heading into the spring season.

Tools: Head Youtek Prestige Midsize strung with Solinco Tour Bite at 58lbs.

Personal: Favorite player is Marat Safin because, amongst other reasons, his absolute dominance of the world's two greatest players in their peak - Sampras and Federer (in the 2000 US Open final and 2005 Austrailian Open Semi-Final respectively)...enjoys poker, hoops, golf and push-ups.

Favorite Stag: Ted Ducey (1st Stags Tennis Coach)

Favorite Recess Game: Four-Square

Favorite Nintendo character: Adult Link

Favorite Road Trip Snack: Twix