Throughout the program's history, members of the Kenyon men's tennis team have received high honors at the conference and national levels. The North Coast Athletic Conference has named a Lord its Player of the Year eight times - including an active streak of five consecutive seasons - while bestowing five Newcomer of the Year honors on Kenyon student-athletes.
Over the last four seasons the Lords have had at least one singles player and one doubles team be invited to particiapte in the NCAA DIII singles and doubles tournaments. Last season, senior Jeremy Polster and sophomore Paul Burgin earned a spot in the singles bracket and Polster teamed up with sophomore C.J. Williams in the doubles bracket.
Of the Lords to qualify for the national tournaments, five singles players earned a total of 11 All-America certificates and six Kenyon doubles teams achieved All-America status.
The Lords tennis team also boasts a pair of individual national champions with the most recent coming in 2008 when Michael Greenberg '10 won the NCAA singles tournament. After accomplishing the feat, Greenberg was showered with awards, which included capturing an All-America nod and being selected the NCAC Player of the Year and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's national and regional Rookie of the Year. He also became the first Kenyon player ever to participate on the ITA's All-Star team.
Greenberg's title bookended the one won by Don McNeill '40 at the end of the 1940 season. McNeill's senior campaign was arguably the finest produced by a Lords tennis player as he won his third consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference championship in addition to the national title. He also went on to defeat Bobby Riggs in the 1940 U.S. Open finals at Forest Hills, New York.