Max Franklin to Represent United States at 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel
St. Louis, Mo., February 19, 2013 – Junior Max Franklin of the Washington University in St. Louis men’s tennis team has been named to the United States Maccabiah Men’s Tennis Open Team, which will compete at the 19th World Maccabiah Games July 17-30 in Israel.
Men’s tennis will be one of 35 United States sports teams competing at the Games, which are among the world’s largest international and Olympic-style events. The Open team will be coached by Scott Davidoff, an athlete at the 1985 Maccabiah Games and coach of the Juniors Team in 2009.
Franklin has started the first two matches this season for the Bears at No. 2 doubles, and has a 9-4 overall record (5-1 in singles, 4-3 in doubles). He was a USTA/ITA Central Regional Doubles finalist with Kevin Chu in 2011, and has a 43-26 career mark.
Franklin will be one of 12 members on the Open team – Joshua Albert (California-Davis), Stephanie Falcon (UNC-Greensboro), David Holiner (Texas), Michael Laser (Dartmouth), Emma Levy (Tulane), Jose Lieberman (Miami), Amira Massi (California State Northridge), Jenna Nurik (Tennessee), Sara Perelman (Cornell), Adam Reinhart (DePaul) and Jennifer Shulkin (Pennsylvania).