Craig Lindabery '10 heads into his third season as an assistant coach with the Saint Michael's men's tennis program in 2017-18.
During its first Florida training trip since 2013-14, Saint Michael's notched its first win of the 2016-17 season with a 5-4 victory over Millersville (Pa.) University on March 12 in Orlando at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus. The remainder of the season included various narrow losses that featured close swing matches during singles and doubles play, among them a season-ending 6-3 loss to Franklin Pierce University that involved a 9-7 doubles defeat and a 6-4, 7-5 singles setback. Among the examples of progress during the season was a 7-2 loss to Assumption College that featured three three-set singles losses, as the Purple and Gold won a combined 59 games, its most against the Greyhounds since Oct. 2, 2011, good for 18 more than during a loss by the same score in 2015-16 and more than double the 28 it totaled in a meeting as recently as in 2014-15.
The Purple and Gold student-athletes showed improvement throughout the 2015-16 season, winning more than 150 more games over the previous season, including while knocking off American International College, 7-2, on April 7.
The alumnus was a two-time NE-10 All-Conference selection, claiming laurels as a first-year and a junior, while being lauded with an NE-10 Academic All-Conference accolade following his sophomore season. Lindabery concluded his career with 48 total victories, good for a tie for fourth in program history, including going 28-23 in singles, tying for third in singles triumphs. He remains the school record holder for total victories in a season, having recorded 20 in 2007-08.
Lindabery graduated with a degree in English.