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A Message from the Coach Welcome to JMU Men’s Tennis! I am extremely proud to be the Head Men’s Tennis Coach at my alma mater. This is an exciting time in the history of the tennis program. I look for great accomplishments from the individual competitors and the team as a whole. Simply put, JMU is an awesome place to be! The collegiate years are a time in a person’s life that offers so much growth and development. JMU and the tennis program involve student-athletes in an environment that is perfect for achieving high goals and aspirations. The team at JMU will work diligently to provide each student-athlete with the necessary resources to develop and succeed in the classroom, on the court, and beyond. The team I referred to is more than just student-athletes and coaches. A full support staff comprised of professionals in the areas of academic advising, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, athletics communication, and sport psychology help all student-athletes realize and reach their full potential.

The level the JMU tennis team aspires to is the highest. The coaching staff and sport team will prepare all student-athletes as if they are going to continue onto the professional level after their collegiate career is finished. Dedication to improvement through hard work is a must for every member of the program. High-level training in a team environment will help to raise the level of each individual and the entire program. I thank you for considering the JMU tennis program for the next step of your tennis development. I hope you give serious consideration to JMU helping you take your game and life to the next level. Sincerely,

Steve Secord Head Men’s Tennis Coach

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Greg Vladimirsky Ryan Pool Senior Staten Island, N.Y./ Broward Virtual • Second Team All-CAA Singles • Third Team All-CAA Doubles with teammate Bertrand Moulin • 17-12 singles record and 14-12 doubles mark as a junior

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Senior Melbourne, Australia/ Braemar (UTChattanooga) • Led the Dukes with a 2110 singles record playing primarily at No. 2 singles • 16-13 doubles record playing at No. 2 • Team-high 27 singles wins over last two seasons • CAA Men’s Tennis Player of the Week 4/17


Hugo Ramadier

Florent Sentenac

Senior Paris, France/ Lycee Francais Chateabriand (Northern Arizona) • 17-11 singles record, including 4-1 in CAA play • 10-12 doubles record, primarily at No. 3 position with Tommi Nissinen

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Senior Borderes, France/ Lycee Theophile Gautier (Auburn Montgomery) • 15-17 singles record, playing at Nos. 3-6 with a 4-1 record in CAA competition • Team-best 17-13 doubles record with teammate Ryan Pool at No. 2


Bastien Russo

Malcolm Peace

Senior Lyon, France/Notre Dame des Minimes (Shorter)

Senior Harrisonburg, Va./ Anderson High School (IUPUI)

• 6-7 singles record, including 4-2 in dual matches playing at No. 6 • 5-4 doubles mark playing at No. 2 position

• Member of IUPUI men’s tennis team for 2009-10 season • Academic All-Summit League Honors

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Maxi Branth

Robert Stirling

Freshman Stockholm, Sweden (Tullinge Gymnasium) • Ranked top-20 in Sweden amongst tennis players born in 1993 • Played for Miguel Ocampo with the Tumba TK club

Freshman Caboolture, Australia (St. Columbans College) • Won doubles title in 2012 Queensland Junior Winter International 1 with Ryan Simmons • Played for Brad Hardbottle at St. Columbans College and Caboolture Tennis Club

Seated: Ryan Pool, Malcolm Peace, Bastien Russo, Zachary Watson. Standing: Coach Steve Secord, Florent Sentenac, Hugo Ramadier, Greg Vladimirsky, Maxi Branth, Robert Stirling

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coaching staff Steve Secord Head Coach • 19th season as the Dukes’ head coach • CAA Co-Coach of the Year in 2012 • Former team captain and Most Valuable Player for the Dukes • 160 career wins at the helm of the JMU program • During his tenure, JMU has produced members of the All-CAA team, achieved team and individual regional rankings and produced a Verizon Academic AllAmerica first team honoree • Coached Matt King and Mike Smith to Third Team All-CAA doubles, Tommi Nissinen to Third Team All-CAA singles and Smith to Second Team All-CAA singles in 2010 • Coached Greg Vladimirsky to Second Team All-CAA singles as well as Second Team All-CAA doubles with teammate Bertrand Moulin in 2011 • Coached Greg Vladimirsky to Second Team All-CAA singles and Third Team All-CAA Doubles with teammate Bertrand Moulin in 2012 • Directed seniors Andrew Lux and Troy Stone into the main draw finals of the National Indoor Region II Championships in 2002 • As a player, he helped lead the Dukes to CAA titles in 1989 and 1991 • He posted career records of 67-34 in singles and 63-34 in doubles competition • Claimed the singles championship at the Harrisonburg Daily NewsRecord Tournament in 1995, 2005 and 2006 • Received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from JMU in 1991

Zachary Watson Assistant Coach • Third season as assistant coach • Three-time NCAA participant as a player at Radford (2007, 2008, 2009) • Two-time All-Big South doubles team (2008, 2009) • Compiled 72-32 singles record and 73-32 doubles record in four years starting at RU • As a freshman, one of two players in the Big South to go undefeated in conference play (9-0 in 2007) • Graduated from Radford in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise sport and health education

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caa Cullen de Windt • CAA Rookie of the Year in 1994

Drew Whitman • CAA Coach of the Year in 1991

Mike Smith

Tommi Nissinen

• Four-time All-CAA doubles

selection • Second Team All-CAA singles in 2010

• Third Team All-CAA singles in 2010

Richard Cote • CAA Coach of the Year in 1989

Bertrand Moulin • Third Team All-CAA doubles in 2012 • Finalist for JMU Male Scholar Athlete of the Year 2012

Greg Vladimirsky • Second Team All-CAA

singles in 2011 and 2012 • Second Team All-CAA doubles in 2011 • Third Team All-CAA doubles in 2012

Steve Secord • CAA Co-Coach of the Year in 2012

Luis Rosado • Second Team All-CAA singles and doubles in 2001

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Matt King • Two-time All-CAA doubles selection

Jared Robinson • CAA co-Rookie of the Year

in 2008 • Two-time Second Team AllCAA singles selection


David Emery • First Team All-CAA singles in 2005 • Second Team All-CAA doubles in 2005

Bob Allensworth • ITA Scholar Athlete in 2003

Matt Goetz • JMU Male Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1991

Colin Malcolm • ITA Scholar Athlete in 2003

John Alexander Janssen • ITA Scholar Athlete in 2003

John Snead

Mark Trinka

• JMU Male Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2007 • ITA Scholar Athlete in 2003

• JMU Male Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1985

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Andrew Lux • JMU Male Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2001 and 2002 • CoSida Academic All-American in 2001 and 2002 • First Team All-CAA singles in 2001 and Second Team in 2002 • Second Team All-CAA doubles in 2001

Jesse Tarr • Four-time All-CAA doubles selection

Clint Morse • ITA Scholar Athlete in 2003

Mike Hendrickson

John Witt

• Second Team All-CAA doubles in 2003 • ITA Scholar Athlete in 2003

• JMU Male Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1991

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This is JMU

This Is JMU JMU’s beautiful campus includes 111 major buildings on 712 acres. The original campus is built around the Quadrangle, where buildings are constructed of native blue limestone and have ivy coverings. The University’s 19,000 students may choose from 109 degree programs in seven colleges -- College of Arts and Letters, College of Business, College of Education, College of Integrated Science and Technology, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Graduate School. JMU’s academic program combines the liberal arts tradition with preparation for technology in a rapidly changing world. All students receive a strong foundation of knowledge through a rigorous general education program. • Female/Male Ratio: 60/40 • Student/Professor Ratio: 15/1 • Average Class Size: 29

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• U.S. News & World Report in its 2011 America’s Best Colleges guidebook ranked JMU first in the South among public universities for the 17th straight year. • JMU is Virginia’s most-popular college or university, drawing applications from the greatest percentage of the state’s graduating high school seniors. • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in 2011 ranked JMU 19th nationally on its list of 100 best values in public colleges -- schools that offer a first-class education at a reasonable price. • Yahoo! Internet Life included JMU on its 2001 listing of “The Nation’s 100 Most Wired Universities,” listing JMU 53rd among larger institutions. • JMU was included in the 2002 edition of The Unofficial, Unbiased, Insider’s Guide to the 320 Most Interesting Colleges with one author saying “JMU is almost too perfect to be believed.” • JMU has been described as “one of the best managed, most dynamic public universities in the nation” in The Guide to 101 of the Best Values in America’s Colleges and Universities. • Bloomberg magazine in 2011 ranked JMU’s College of Business 11th nationally among business schools at public universities and 28th among all universities. • JMU is among schools “that prove activism and community service are alive and well on campus,” says Mother Jones Magazine. • JMU’s exemplary programs for first-year students are “cornerstones of the University’s strong commitment to student learning and success,” says The Temple Guide: Colleges That Encourage Character Development. • JMU was recognized as one of the nation’s top 50 “Best Value” public universities in the 2010 Princeton Review “Best Value Colleges.” The list recognizes schools that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable price.”

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harrisonburg, Va. Harrisonburg, Va. A Great College Town

Harrisonburg is convenient to the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., and Richmond while providing JMU students the comforts of the picturesque setting of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The city offers something for everyone. From downtown shopping and restaurants, to nearby national parks and forests, it provides JMU students the opportunity to sample many aspects of life. Harrisonburg offers a learning environment that is very unique in today’s high-tech, educational world.

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academic advising • Located in the Plecker Athletic Performance Center • Computer lab with more than 30 work stations • Tutoring and small group meeting facilities • Student-athlete lounge

Casey Carter Associate Athletics Director for StudentAthlete Services James Madison ‘70

Tiffany Hall Team Academic Advisor

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strength &conditioning • Developing athleticism and sports performance • Seven training facilities encompassing more than 17,000 square feet • Staff includes five full time professionals with certifications as strength and conditioning specialists

Greg Werner Head Coach/Director of JMU Strength & Conditioning Austin Peay ‘91

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sportsxx medicinE • Multi-skilled professionals use current research, educational knowledge, and state-of-the-art equipment and technology to provide a comprehensive and progressive approach to assure the holistic well-being of student-athletes • Staff includes 20 boardcertified and licensed athletic trainers • Team physicians include Dr. Kent Diduch (boardcertified in family practice physician) and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Miller, a nationally renowned fellowship-trained orthopedist from the University of Virginia • Local chiropractors, physical therapists, sport psychologists, nutritionists, and orthotists are available to assist in the health care needs of student-athletes

Jessalyn Stone

Nell Morgan

Tom Kuster, ATC

Dr. Kent Diduch

Dr. Mark Miller

Team Athletic Trainer

Team Athletic Trainer

Team Physician

Kansas State University ‘11

Grand Valley State University ‘05

Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine

Team Orthopedic Surgeon

James Madison ‘95

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sports psychology • The Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) is committed to addressing the unique challenges that face studentathletes at JMU. • The CSDC provides a supportive environment to empower student-athletes to achieve personal, academic and athletic goals in the context of individual and/or group counseling. • Staff includes two full-time professionals with doctorates specifically tailored towards Sports Psychology.

Dr. Robert Harmison Director

Dr. Challace McMillin

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Tennis info

Office Location: Godwin Hall 106C Telephone: (540) 568-3950 Fax: (540) 568-3901 E-mail: Mailing Address: Men’s Tennis James Madison University 260 Bluestone Drive MSC 2301 Godwin Hall, Room 106C Harrisonburg, VA 22807 Head Coach Steve Secord, James Madison ‘91 E-mail: Telephone: (540) 568-3950 Assistant Coach Zachary Watson, Radford ‘10 E-mail: Telephone: (540) 568-3950 Administrative Assistant Cassidy Zaccaria, (540) 568-6692 Athletics Communications Devon Howard Email: Telephone (540) 568-3701

Directions & Maps

A map of the JMU campus (including a PDF printable map) is available at For directions visit JMUSports. com and click on Facilities.


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Who’s Who in JMU Athletics

Jeff Bourne Athletics Director

Geoff Polglase Deputy Athletics Director

Casey Carter Associate AD, Student Athlete Services

Brian Frerking Associate AD, Development

Jenn Phillips

Kevin White

Associate AD, Compliance & Senior Woman Administrator

Associate AD, Sports Programs

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Mike Carpenter Assistant AD, Ticketing & Customer Relations

Tom Kuster

John Martin

Ty Phillips

Assistant AD, Sports Medicine

Assistant AD, Athletics Communications

Assistant AD, Facilities & Events

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