UMBC Mourns the Passing of Sol Schwartz, '92

UMBC Mourns the Passing of Sol Schwartz, '92

The Retriever tennis program and the entire UMBC community mourn the passing of Sol Schwartz, '92, biological sciences, on March 16, 2016.


"Sol was a devoted UMBC tennis alum and treasured being part of our tennis family," head coach Rob Hubbard said. "Since my arrival here at UMBC seven-and-a-half years ago, he has been an active and fully engaged alum who truly cared about the success of each student-athlete as well as the tennis programs. On top of that, I consider myself more than fortunate to be able to call Solly a dear and close friend. UMBC and UMBC Athletics has lost a valued friend and alum."


As a senior, Schwartz recorded one of the best seasons in UMBC tennis history with a singles record of 19-2 in the 1991-92 campaign. The Pikesville, Maryland native was also 10-4 in doubles that season.


Schwartz transferred to UMBC from Washington College and posted a combined two-year record of 35-12. He won the East Coast Conference #1-seed doubles championship in the spring of 1992 and was a two-time doubles champion at the Towson Invitational. Schwartz reached the finals of the ECC Championships at No. 2 singles. His UMBC match record in doubles was 18-8.


Schwartz was serving as a volunteer assistant coach with the Retriever tennis programs. 


Services will be held at Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Friday, March 18, at 10 am.