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.