A WINNING PROGRAM Since arriving in Orlando prior to the 2000 season, head coach Bobby Cashman has built the Knights into a consistent winner. Thanks to Cashman, UCF is a nationally-recognized program that competes with many of the elite teams in the nation each season. On three occasions during Cashman’s tenure, the Knights have participated in the NCAA Championship. With a challenging schedule every season, the squad has ample opportunities to play against the best teams in the country. As a result, the Knights are no strangers to spending time in the national rankings. Facing the nation’s finest teams allows the Knights to tour the United States. Previous trips have taken the Knights to destinations such as San Diego, Calif., Dallas, Texas, and Philadelphia, Pa. The Knights compete in one of the top leagues in the nation in Conference USA. Along with UCF, programs like Rice, SMU and Tulsa routinely represent the conference on the national stage. In 2009, the Knights hosted the C-USA Men’s Tennis Championship. The weather in Orlando allows the Knights to practice and play all year round. Facility upgrades have also helped Cashman maintain a top-notch program. The UCF Tennis Complex provides UCF with a first-class facility and makes it convenient for fans to attend matches. PLAYING THE BEST During the 2010 season the Knights will face eight squads who finished the 2009 campaign ranked among the top-75 teams in the country, including two contests against top-20 ranked teams.