PHILADELPHIA – Recent Saint Joseph's graduate Kyle Chalmers has been named the 2017 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Men's Tennis Performer of the Year, it was announced on Monday.  Chalmers also earned a spot on the Academic All-Area Team for the third consecutive year as well.

Chalmers won 34 matches this season, ranking second on the squad in both singles (18) and doubles (16) victories.  On April 23, he notched a pair of singles wins over Rider and Saint Peter's to tie the school record with 73 career singles victories.  He was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team for the third time this season.

The Tempe, Arizona, native also earned CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large First Team honors this season and was eligible for consideration as an Academic All-American.  He graduated from Saint Joseph's last month with a degree in business intelligence and analytics and was a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

He was previously voted the Academic All-Area Performer of the Year as a sophomore in 2015, and was twice named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team.

Chalmers is joined on the Academic All-Area squad by Mark Fallati and John Larkin of Swarthmore, Zac Lazzarro of Neumann, and Haverford's Josh Moskovitz and Dais Nakayama.