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2012-13 Racers

Men’s Tennis Murray State University


Inside Racers Men’s Tennis 2012-13 Racers Schedule Date Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 21 Jan. 21 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb. 10 Feb. 22 March 12 March 16 March 17 March 23 March 24 April 2 April 6 April 7 April 13 April 19-21

Opponent Louisville Middle Tennessee State Tennessee Tennessee Abilene Christian Memphis Tennessee Chattanooga Lipscomb Bethel (Tenn.) *Morehead State *Eastern Kentucky *Eastern Illinois *SIU Edwardsville Kentucky *Belmont *Tennessee State *Jacksonville State OVC Championships

Location Time Louisville, Ky. 4:30 p.m. Nashville, Tenn. 2 p.m. Knoxville, Tenn. 1 p.m. Knoxville, Tenn. 4 p.m. TBA TBA Memphis, Tenn. 6 p.m. Kenlake State Park 12 p.m. Kenlake State Park TBA Murray, Ky. 2:30 p.m. Murray, Ky. TBA Murray, Ky. TBA Charleston, Ill. 2 p.m. Edwardsville, Ill. 2 p.m. Lexington, Ky. 6 p.m. Nashville, Tenn. TBA Nashville, Tenn. TBA Murray, Ky. 10 a.m. Paducah, Ky. TBA

Table of Contents Schedule/Credits........................................................ 1 Quick Facts................................................................. 2 2012-13 Roster........................................................... 3 Joāo Camara............................................................. 4 Dylan Gerlach............................................................. 5 Tyler Jeffers................................................................ 6 Max McLean............................................................... 7 Aleks Mitric................................................................. 8 Stefan Musa............................................................... 9 Kennedy, N. Mitric and Taylor................................... 10 Head Coach Mel Purcell............................................11 Racers Support Staff................................................ 12 2011-12 Statistics..................................................... 13 Racers Honors..................................................... 14-15 Yearly Conference Results.................................. 16-18 Year-By-Year Results............................................... 19 Coaching Records.................................................... 19 Facilities.................................................................... 20

Home matches in Bold *OVC Match

Credits The 2012-13 Racers Men’s Tennis Media Guide was designed and produced by MSU Media Relations Intern Kevin DeVries. Editorial assistance provided by Dave Winder. Portraits by Lance Allison of Allison Photography of Murray, Ky. Other photography by Fred Mulane of Camerwork USA, Rick Burres and MSU Media Relations. Murray State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or veteran status in employment, student admissions, financial aid, student employment and placement or the provision of services and provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in all programs and activities. For more information, contact Sabrina Dial, Director of Equal Opportunity, Murray State University, 103 Wells Hall, Murray, KY 42071-3318. Telephone (270) 809-3155 (voice) and (270) 8093361 (TDD).

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2012-13 Quick Facts MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY Nickname: Racers Location: Murray, Ky. (2010 pop.: 17,741) Established: 1922 Enrollment: 10,832 Conference: Ohio Valley (NCAA Division I) Colors: Navy & Gold President: Dr. Randy Dunn Athletics Director: Allen Ward Senior Woman Administrator: Velvet Milkman Outdoor Tennis Facility (Capacity): Bennie Purcell Tennis Courts (300) Indoor Tennis Facility: Kenlake Tennis Center (Aurora, Ky.) RACERS MEN’S TENNIS COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Mel Purcell Record at Murray State: 124-213 (.368), 16 Seasons Career Record: 124-213 (.368), 16 Seasons Office: (270) 809-6813 E-Mail: mpurcell@murraystate.edu Student Assistant Coach: Jorge Caetano Athletic Trainer: Cate Ellis

THE 2012-13 ROSTER 2011-12 Letterwinners: Returning (6): Joao Camara, Dylan Gerlach, Tyler Jeffers, Max McLean, Aleks Mitric and Adam Taylor Lost (3): Jose Berardo, Daniel Heibel and Arthur Valle 2012-13 Newcomers (2): Ryan Kennedy and Nicholas Mitric 2011-12 RESULTS 2011-12 Record: 5-13 2011-12 OVC Record/Finish: 3-5/6th 2011-12 OVC Championship Finish: Quarterfinals

RACERS MEN’S TENNIS HISTORY First Varsity Season: 1954-55 Seasons: 58 Overall Record: 825-520 (.613) OVC Tournament Championships: 19 (1955-56, 1956-57, 1958-59, 1961-62, 1963-64, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 2000-01, 2001-02) NCAA Tournament: 2 Appearances (2000-01, 2001-02) Last Appearance: 2001-02 Kentucky (L, 0-4) ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS Men’s Tennis Contact/Media Relations Intern: Kevin DeVries Office: (270) 809-3351 Cell: (641) 512-1847 E-Mail: kdevries@murraystate.edu Asst. AD Athletic Media Relations: Dave Winder Office: (270) 809-4271 Cell: (270) 293-0566 E-Mail: dwinder@murraystate.edu Media Relations Assistant: John Brush Office: (270) 809-7044 Cell: (270) 293-0590 E-Mail: jbrush@murraystate.edu Media Relations Assistant: Parker Griffith Office: (270) 809-7051 Cell: (662) 341-0979 E-Mail: pgriffith2@murraystate.edu

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2011-12 Racers Roster

Player

Cl.

Hometown (Previous School)

Joao Camara

Sr.

Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Colegio Ateneu)

Dylan Gerlach

R-Jr.

Tyler Jeffers

Sr.

Charlotte, N.C. (Keystone National)

Ryan Kennedy

Sr.

Johannesburg, South Africa (North Cliff)

Max McLean

So.

Belleville, Ill. (West)

Aleks Mitric

So.

London, England (Fortismere School)

Nicholas Mitric

Fr.

London, England (Fortismere School)

Stefan Musa

So.

Belize City, Belize (Saint John’s College)

Adam Taylor

Jr.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Western Technical)

Head Coach: Mel Purcell (16th Season)

Student Assistant Coach: Jorge Caetano

Louisville, Ky. (duPont Manual)

2012-13 Men’s Tennis Team: Front Row(L to R): Stefan Musa, Joao Camara, Dylan Gerlach, Max McLean. Back Row (L to R): Tyler Jeffers, Aleks Mitric, Adam Taylor, Ryan Kennedy, Nicholas Mitric. 2012-13 RACERS MEN’S TENNIS

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Sr.

Joāo Camara

Niteroi, Brazil

• Colegio Ateneu

2011-12: Compiled a record of 2-7 in doubles play during the season … also played in nine singles matches including one at number one and three as the number two player 2010-11: Started with the Racers in the Spring season...went 6-14 in singles action at No. 2, 3 and 4...played most of the season at No. 2 singles, going 5-11...was 3-4 in OVC singles action...partnered with Jorge Caetano for five doubles matches...the duo went 1-4 at No. 1 doubles...named to the Murray State Dean List for the Spring semester. Before MSU: Played tennis for Colegio Ateneu in Brazil...also participated in several international tournaments. Personal: Born Joāo Jose’ Passos Da Camara, March 24, 1990 in Neteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil....son of Teodoro Adalberto and Claudia Camara...has one brother, Caio...majoring in commerce & leadership.

Career Statistics

Singles Record Season Dual Tournament 2010-11 6-14 -- 2011-12 -- 1-4 Totals 6-14 1-4

Total 6-14 1-4 7-18

Doubles Record Season Dual Tournament 2010-11 1-4 -- 2011-12 -- 2-4 Totals 1-4 2-4

Total 1-4 2-4 3-8

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2012-13 Racers Dylan Gerlach Louisville, Ky.

R-Jr.

• duPont Manual

2011-12: Played with multiple doubles partners and compiled a record of 3-6 during the year … went 1-6 in singles play Before MSU: A four-year member of duPont Manual tennis team…team claimed a state championship in 2008 and were runner-ups in 2007 and 2006…team also claimed the regional team championship in 2008…won the doubles regional titles in 2008 and 2009… also participated in swimming as a prep. Personal: Born Dylan N. Gerlach, March 1, 1991 in Louisville, Ky….son of Chip and JoEllen Gerlach…has two brothers; Hunter (24) and Taylor (22) and one sister; Ellie (15)…majoring in biology.

Career Statistics

Singles Record Season Dual Tournament 2011-12 -- 1-2 Totals -- 1-2

Total 1-2 1-2

Doubles Record Season Dual Tournament 2011-12 -- 1-3 Totals -- 1-3

Total 1-3 1-3

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2012-13 Racers Tyler Jeffers Charlotte, N.C.

Sr.

• Keystone National

2011-12: Went 4-4 in OVC play and 6-11 overall in singles matches … played mostly at number five singles … went 5-11 overall in doubles competition and 5-6 with former racer Jose Berardo Before MSU: Played one year (2009-10) of tennis at Lee University...played tennis at Weddington High School in Matthews, N.C., for one season before transffering to Keystone National Online High School in Bloomsburg, Penn...attended Central Piedmont Community College...participated in the Jr. Orange Bowl as a 12-year-old. Personal: Born Tyler McCoy Jeffers, Jan. 16, 1990 in Dover, Ohio...son of Scott and Donna Jeffers...has one sister, Paige (18)… majoring in business administration.

Career Statistics

Singles Record Season Dual Tournament 2011-12 6-11 -- Totals 6-11 --

Total 6-11 6-11

Doubles Record Season Dual Tournament 2011-12 5-11 -- Totals 5-11 --

Total 5-11 5-11

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2012-13 Racers Max McLean So.

Belleville, Ill.

• West

2011-12: Overall record of 6-15 in singles play, including 6-10 in duals matches … went 4-5 at number four singles and went 3-4 in conference play … played in 19 doubles matches and went 2-4 against OVC competition Before MSU: A four-year member of the Belleville West tennis team. Personal: Born Max D McLean, Oct. 20,1992 in Belleville, Ill….son of Scott and Tracy McLean…has one brother; Alex (22)… majoring in journalism.

Career Statistics

Singles Record Season Dual Tournament 2011-12 6-10 0-5 Totals 6-10 0-5

Total 6-15 6-15

Doubles Record Season Dual Tournament 2011-12 3-12 1-3 Totals 3-12 1-3

Total 4-15 4-15

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2012-13 Racers Aleks Mitric London, England

So.

• Fortismere School

2011-12: Went 4-12 during the season in singles play … was 3-8 in doubles play and went 3-5 with Max McLean as his partner Before MSU: Was a four-year member of the Fortismere school tennis team…also participated in soccer as a prep. Personal: Born Aleksandar Mitric, Oct. 1, 1992 in London, England…son of Dusan and MIlena Mitric…has one brother; Nikola (17) and one sister; Svetlana (30)…majoring in finance.

Career Statistics

Singles Record Season Dual Tournament 2011-12 2-7 2-5 Totals 2-7 2-5

Total 4-12 4-12

Doubles Record Season Dual Tournament 2011-12 3-5 0-3 Totals 3-5 0-3

Total 3-8 3-8

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2012-13 Racers Stefan Musa Belize City, Belize

So.

• Saint John’s College

2011-12: Appeared in one match for the Racers Before MSU: Attended Saint John’s College in Belize as a prep…choosen for the Belize National Team at the Olympic games… won Belize National Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 championships. Personal: Born Stefan Edward Musa, Dec. 18, 1992 in Belize City, Belize…son of Edward Jr. and Deeann Musa…has one sister; Shelby (16)…majoring in management.

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2012-13 Racer Newcomers

Ryan Kennedy Sr.

Johannesburg, South Africa • Tyler Junior College Before MSU: Played for two seasons at Tyler Junior College ... compiled a 20-6 singles record and 11-3 doubles mark for the Apache.

Adam Taylor Jr.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Tyler Junior College Before MSU: Helped lead Tyler Junior College to back-to-back second-place finishes in the nation in 2011 and 2012 ... was named Canada’s Junior Athlete of the Year in 2007 ... ranked sixth in the province of Ontario (under 18) in 2008

Nicholas Mitric Fr.

London, England • Fortismere School

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2012-13 Racers Head Coach Mel Purcell

Head Coach

17th Season

Mel Purcell enters his 17th season at the helm of the Murray State men’s tennis program after spending five seasons as assistant coach. He has guided the program to back-to-back Ohio Valley Conference Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2001 and 2002. The team’s performance in those two seasons led to Purcell being named OVC Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2002. After going 4-2 against OVC teams during the regular season in 2001, the Racers claimed the OVC Tournament championship and earned a bid to the program’s first NCAA Tournament. MSU fell to Big 10 power Illinois in the first round. In 2002, the squad went undefeated (5-0) in the OVC and captured Murray State’s 19th OVC Championship. In their second-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament, the Racers fell to the University of Kentucky in the first round. Purcell took the reins of the Murray State men’s tennis program from his father, MSU Hall-of-Famer Bennie Purcell, for whom the Murray State courts are named. The senior Purcell coached tennis at Murray State for 28 seasons, earning 11 Ohio Valley Conference championships along the way. A 1977 graduate of Murray High School, Purcell captured the Kentucky High School championship as a senior. He went on to the University of Memphis, where he won the Metro Conference singles and doubles titles. The following year, he transferred to the University of Tennessee, where he became an All-American in 1980 and captured two Southeastern Conference titles. As a collegiate senior, he teamed with Rodney Harmon to win the NCAA doubles championship. After college, Purcell joined the professional tour and climbed into the top 40 in the rankings on his way to becoming the ATP Rookie of the Year. Purcell was ranked in the top 30 in five of his 10 seasons, reaching his highest ranking of No. 17 in November 1980. He would go on to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 1983 before falling in four sets to eventual runner-up Chris Lewis. Purcell spent 10 years on the pro tour and captured three singles championships and four doubles crowns. Along the way, Purcell knocked off Boris Becker and Ivan Lendl. Purcell stays active with the Jimmy Connors Champions Tour, playing with the likes of Connors, Bjorn Borg, Roscoe Tanner and John McEnroe. He has also served as the color commentator for TV broadcasts of the Champions Tour.

The Purcell File Year School Overall OVC 1997..... Murray State................. 5-20.....................3-5 1998..... Murray State................. 8-15.....................3-5 1999..... Murray State................. 12-11...................5-1 2000..... Murray State................. 9-16.....................3-4 2001..... Murray State................. 14-8.....................4-2 2002..... Murray State................. 19-8.....................5-0 2003..... Murray State................. 12-10...................5-1 2004..... Murray State................. 5-16.....................3-4 2005..... Murray State................. 4-16.....................3-5 2006..... Murray State................. 6-12.....................4-5 2007..... Murray State................. 5-14.....................4-5 2008..... Murray State................. 1-14.....................1-8 2009..... Murray State................. 8-10.....................4-4 2010..... Murray State................. 6-13.....................2-5 2011...... Murray State................. 5-16.....................2-5 2012...... Murray State................. 5-13.....................3-5 Totals..15 years.................124-213.... 54-64 COACHING CAREER • Murray State’s men’s tennis head coach, 1996-Present • Murray State’s men’s assistant coach, 1991-96 COLLEGIATE PLAYING CAREER • Memphis, 1978-79 • Tennessee, 1979-80 PROFESSIONAL PLAYING CAREER • Named “Rookie of the Year” in his first season on the professional tour • Ranked among the top 30 in the world during five of his 10 seasons as a pro • Highest professional ranking was No. 17 in Nov. 1980 • Six Wimbledon appearances (198-185, 87) • Reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 1983 • 10 US Open appearances (1978-87) • Six French Open appearances (1981-84, 87-88) • Reached French Open round of 16 twice in singles and the quarterfinals in doubles in 1981 • Posted career victories over Boris Becker and Ivan Lendl • Won three singles titles as a professional • Won four doubles titles as a professional PERSONAL • Born Mel Purcell, July 18, 1959 in Murray, Ky.

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2012-13 Racers Support Staff Jorge Caetano

Student Assistant Coach • 2nd Season Caetano is in his second season as a student assistant coach for the Murray State men’s tennis team after spending the three seasons prior as a member of the team. The native of Niteroi, Brazil finished his career with a 21-38 record in singles action and a 24-29 mark in doubles play. In his senior season, Caetano went 5-16 at No. 1 singles and 6-12 at No. 1 doubles for the Racers. Caetano played his prep tennis at Colegio Alquimia in Niteroi, Brazil and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering technology/environmental engineering technology option at Murray State.

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2011-12 Statistics/Results Overall Record: 5-13 (3-5 OVC) Away: 0-7 (0-4 OVC)

Home: 5-4 (3-1 OVC)

Neutral: 0-2 (0-0 OVC)

SINGLES Jose Berardo Joao Camara Dylan Gerlach Daniel Heibel Tyler Jeffers Max McLean Aleks Mitric Stefan Musa Arthur Valle

Overall 3-19 1-8 1-6 6-17 6-11 6-15 4-12 0-1 8-16

Dual 2-15 0-4 0-4 4-14 6-11 6-10 2-7 0-1 7-10

Tour 1-4 1-4 1-2 2-3 0-0 0-5 2-5 0-0 1-6

OVC 1-7 0-3 0-0 2-6 4-4 3-4 1-3 0-1 5-3

1 -- 0-1 -- -- -- 0-1 -- -- 7-9

2 2-10 0-3 -- 0-1 -- -- -- -- 0-1

3 0-5 -- -- 3-9 -- 0-1 -- -- --

4 -- -- -- 1-4 1-3 4-5 -- -- --

5 -- -- 0-1 -- 5-7 0-2 1-1 -- --

6 -- -- 0-3 -- 0-1 2-1 1-6 0-1 --

TEAM TOTALS

36-106

28-77

8-29

17-31

7-11

2-15

3-15

6-12

6-11

4-13

Overall 2-4 1-2 0-2 0-2 0-1 1-0 0-1 1-0 3-14 0-1 0-5 1-3 3-5 5-6 0-2

Dual 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-14 0-1 0-5 1-3 3-5 5-6 0-2

Tour 2-4 1-2 0-2 0-2 0-1 1-0 0-1 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

OVC 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-4 3-5 0-1

1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3-14 -- -- -- -- -- --

2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0-1 0-3 0-1 1-1 4-5 --

3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0-2 1-2 2-4 1-1 0-2

18-49

13-37

5-12

8-16

3-14

5-11

5-12

DOUBLES Joao Camara/Arthur Valle Jose Berardo/Max McLean Dylan Gerlach/Aleks Mitric Jose Berardo/Daniel Heibel Dylan Gerlach/Max McLean Jose Berardo/Arthur Valle Daniel Heibel/Aleks Mitric Dylan Gerlach/Daniel Heibel Daniel Heibel/Arthur Valle Jose Berardo/ Joao Camara Tyler Jeffers/Max McLean Jose Berardo/Dylan Gerlach Max McLean/Aleks Mitric Jose Berardo/Tyler Jeffers Joao Camara/Max McLean

TEAM TOTALS

2011-12 Men’s Tennis Schedule/Results Fall Tournaments Date Opponent Sep. 16-18 Louisville Invite Oct. 20-24 USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Nov. 4-6 Murray State Invitational Spring Schedule Date Opponent Jan. 27 Chattanooga L Feb. 3 Abilene Christian L Feb. 4 vs. East Carolina L Feb. 5 at #43 Memphis L Feb. 25 Western Kentucky W March 13 Bethel (Tenn.) W March 16 at *Austin Peay L March 18 *SIU Edwardsville W March 19 at #7 Kentucky L March 21 at #43 Louisville L March 22 Harding L March 28 at *Tennessee Tech L April 6 *Jacksonville State L April 7 *Tennessee State W April 10 *Eastern Illinois W April 13 at *Eastern Kentucky L April 14 at *Morehead State L April 20 ^ Eastern Kentucky L

Strk L 4 L 8 L 4 L 3 L 1 W 1 W 1 L 1 L 1

Last10 1-9 0-8 1-6 3-7 2-7 3-6 3-7 0-1 6-4

Strk L 3 L 1 L 2 L 2 L 1 W 1 L 1 W 1 L 3 L 1 L 5 W 1 L 2 L 2 L 2

Last10 2-4 1-2 0-2 0-2 0-1 1-0 0-1 1-0 2-8 0-1 0-5 1-3 3-5 4-6 0-2

Location Louisville, Ky. Knoxville, Tenn. Kenlake - Aurora, Ky. Score 0-7 0-7 1-6 0-7 5-2 5-2 1-6 4-3 1-5 0-7 1-6 0-7 1-6 7-0 4-3 1-6 2-5 0-4

Overall Conference 0-1 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-3 0-0 0-4 0-0 1-4 0-0 2-4 0-0 2-5 0-1 3-5 1-1 3-6 1-1 3-7 1-1 3-8 1-1 3-9 1-2 3-10 1-3 4-10 2-3 5-10 3-3 5-11 3-4 5-12 3-5 5-13 --

Home matches in BOLD * - OVC matches ^ - OVC Tournament (Nashville, Tenn.)

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Racers Honors All-Conference - Singles (Chosen by Seed through 1993) John Powless.......................................................... 1955 John Powless.......................................................... 1956 Johnny King............................................................. 1956 John Powless.......................................................... 1957 Johnny King............................................................. 1957 Johnny King............................................................. 1958 Joe Orr..................................................................... 1958 Johnny King............................................................. 1959 Robert King.............................................................. 1959 Charles Champion................................................... 1959 Joe Orr..................................................................... 1959 Don Feezor.............................................................. 1959 Tommy Goetz.......................................................... 1961 Tom Higgins............................................................. 1961 Bobby Cooper.......................................................... 1962 Dave Payne............................................................. 1962 Jerry Rhodes........................................................... 1962 Whit Wooten............................................................ 1962 Jerry Rhodes........................................................... 1963 Henry Baughman..................................................... 1964 Mike Barnes............................................................. 1964 Chuck Close............................................................ 1964 Nick Barone............................................................. 1965 Ron Underwood....................................................... 1965 Joe Novitsky............................................................ 1966 Mark Reznich........................................................... 1966 Andre Cote.............................................................. 1966 Mark Reznich........................................................... 1967 Andre Cote.............................................................. 1967 Larry Niemeyer........................................................ 1967 William Trunnell....................................................... 1967 Olie Kaarviai............................................................ 1969 Mike Whittty............................................................. 1970 Peter Hay................................................................. 1970 Mike Whitty.............................................................. 1971 Chuck Cooper.......................................................... 1971 Juha Niittyverta........................................................ 1971 Mikko Horsma.......................................................... 1973 Tom Lie.................................................................... 1977 Finn Swarting........................................................... 1979 Steve Wille............................................................... 1979 Mats Ljungman........................................................ 1980 Finn Swarting........................................................... 1981 Mike Costigan.......................................................... 1981 Erik Tisthammer...................................................... 1981 Mats Lijungman....................................................... 1982 Bobby Montgomery................................................. 1982 Steve Massad.......................................................... 1982 Bobby Montgomery................................................. 1983 Barry Thomas.......................................................... 1983 Bobby Montgomery................................................. 1984 Barry Thomas.......................................................... 1984 Steve Massad.......................................................... 1984 John Brunner........................................................... 1984 Johann Tanum......................................................... 1984 Tony Wretlund.......................................................... 1985 Jens Bergrahm........................................................ 1985 Joe Carter................................................................ 1985 John Brunner........................................................... 1985 John Schneider........................................................ 1986 Bard Gundersen...................................................... 1986 Paul Austin............................................................... 1986 Alan Farmer............................................................. 1986 Jens Bergrahm........................................................ 1987 John Schneider........................................................ 1987

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Jonas Bergrahm...................................................... 1987 Paul Austin............................................................... 1987 Bard Gundersen...................................................... 1987 Tony Wretlund.......................................................... 1988 Geir Sjoeberg............................................................ 198 John Schneider........................................................ 1988 Tomas Hult............................................................... 1988 John Schneider........................................................ 1989 Tomas Hult............................................................... 1989 Doug Hawthorne...................................................... 1989 Doug Hawthorne...................................................... 1990 Jimmie Brooks......................................................... 1991 Scott Yarbrough....................................................... 1991 Doug Hawthorne...................................................... 1992 Scott Yarbrough....................................................... 1992 Martin Jansson........................................................ 1993 Scott Yarbrough....................................................... 1993 All-Conference - Doubles (Chosen by Seed through 1993) Smith...................................................................... 1955 John Powless......................................................... 1956 Johnny King............................................................ 1956 John Powless......................................................... 1957 Johnny King............................................................ 1957 Johnny King............................................................ 1958 Joe Orr.................................................................... 1958 Johnny King............................................................ 1959 Robert King............................................................. 1959 Joe Orr.................................................................... 1959 Dunoy..................................................................... 1959 Tommy Goetz......................................................... 1961 Charles Champion.................................................. 1961 Bobby Cooper......................................................... 1962 Dave Payne............................................................ 1962 Jerry Rhodes.......................................................... 1962 Tom Higgins............................................................ 1962 Dave Payne............................................................ 1963 Tom Higgins............................................................ 1963 Henry Baughman.................................................... 1964 Mike Barnes............................................................ 1964 Chuck Close........................................................... 1964 Bill Bowen............................................................... 1964 Nick Barone............................................................ 1965 Ron Underwood...................................................... 1965 Randy Hall.............................................................. 1965 Larry Neimeyer....................................................... 1965 Mark Reznich.......................................................... 1966 Larry Niemeyer....................................................... 1966 Mark Reznich.......................................................... 1967 Andre Cote............................................................. 1967 Mike Whitty............................................................. 1969 John Willett............................................................. 1969 Olie Kaarviali.......................................................... 1970 Juha Nittyverta........................................................ 1970 Roger Bethiaume.................................................... 1978 Soegaard................................................................ 1978 Leonard.................................................................. 1978 Leeper.................................................................... 1978 Roger Bethiaume.................................................... 1980 Steve Wille.............................................................. 1980 Finn Swarting.......................................................... 1981 Mike Costigan......................................................... 1981 Terje Person........................................................... 1981 H. Junghahm.......................................................... 1981 Mats Ljungman....................................................... 1982 Bobby Montgomery................................................ 1982

Bobby Montgomery................................................ 1983 Barry Thomas......................................................... 1983 Mats Ljungman....................................................... 1983 Erik Tisthammer..................................................... 1983 Bobby Montgomery................................................ 1984 Barry Thomas......................................................... 1984 John Brunner.......................................................... 1984 Johann Tanum........................................................ 1984 Jens Bergrahm....................................................... 1985 Joe Carter............................................................... 1985 John Brunner.......................................................... 1985 Bobby Montgomery................................................ 1985 John Schneider....................................................... 1986 Bard Gundersen..................................................... 1986 Alan Farmer............................................................ 1986 Jens Bergrahm....................................................... 1986 Jens Bergrahm....................................................... 1987 Paul Austin.............................................................. 1987 Tony Wretlund......................................................... 1987 John Brunner.......................................................... 1987 Jonas Bergrahm..................................................... 1988 Mathias Arrfelt......................................................... 1988 John Schneider....................................................... 1989 Doug Hawthorne..................................................... 1989 Tony Wretlund......................................................... 1989 Geir Sjoeberg......................................................... 1989 Doug Hawthorne..................................................... 1990 Scott Yarbrough...................................................... 1990 Doug Hawthorne..................................................... 1991 Paul Goebel............................................................ 1991 Jimmie Brooke........................................................ 1992 Andy Poore............................................................. 1992 All-Conference Pontius Hiort............................................................ 1994 Martin Jansson........................................................ 1994 Jan fredriksson........................................................ 1994 Pontius Hiort............................................................ 1995 Jan Fredriksson....................................................... 1995 John Rendina.......................................................... 1995 Martin Jansson........................................................ 1995 Brad Hawthorne....................................................... 1996 Chris Hayden........................................................... 1996 Pontius Hiort............................................................ 1996 John Rendina.......................................................... 1996 Tony Hardman......................................................... 1998 Nikola Aracic............................................................ 1999 Tony Hardman......................................................... 1999 Chris Hayden........................................................... 1999 Nikola Aracic............................................................ 2000 Thiago Gondim........................................................ 2000 Nikola Aracic............................................................ 2001 Thiago Gondim........................................................ 2001 Alex Hoyem............................................................. 2001 Nikola Aracic............................................................ 2002 Zakaria bBahri......................................................... 2002 Alex Hoyem............................................................. 2002 Mike Schmidbauer................................................... 2002 Freddy Sundsten..................................................... 2002 Thiago Gondim........................................................ 2003 Fadi Zamjaoui.......................................................... 2005 Fadi Zamjaoui.......................................................... 2006 Dmytro Hryhorash................................................... 2006 Fadi Zamjaoui.......................................................... 2007 Renaldo Domoney................................................... 2010 Arthur Valle............................................................. 2012

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Racers Honors OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll Eric Gressman.................................................... 1993-94 Pontus Hiort........................................................ 1993-94 Martin Jansson................................................... 1993-94 Jan Fredriksson.................................................. 1994-95 Eric Gressman.................................................... 1994-95 Pontus Hiort........................................................ 1994-95 Shannon Mungle................................................ 1994-95 Raoul Bax........................................................... 1995-96 Eric Gressman.................................................... 1995-96 Pontus Hiort........................................................ 1995-96 Christopher Allen................................................ 1996-97 Raoul Bax........................................................... 1996-97 Brandon Cummins.............................................. 1996-97 Eric Gressman.................................................... 1996-97 Caesar Schwarz................................................. 1998-99 Bryan Meurer...................................................... 2001-02 Michael Schmidbauer......................................... 2001-02 Clayton Clark...................................................... 2003-04 Craig Jacobs....................................................... 2003-04 Jeffrey Lester...................................................... 2003-04 Bryan Meurer...................................................... 2003-04 Clayton Clark...................................................... 2004-05 Hunter Gerlach................................................... 2004-05 Craig Jacobs....................................................... 2004-05 Jeffrey Lester...................................................... 2004-05 Fadizyad Zamjaoui............................................. 2004-05 Clayton Clark...................................................... 2005-06 Mikel Headford................................................... 2005-06 Craig Jacobs....................................................... 2005-06 Nicholas Ksiezopolski......................................... 2005-06 Jeffrey Lester...................................................... 2005-06 Yuri Pompeu....................................................... 2005-06

Clayton Clark...................................................... 2006-07 Hunter Gerlach................................................... 2006-07 Mikel Headford................................................... 2006-07 Christopher Horton............................................. 2006-07 Dmytro Hryhorash.............................................. 2006-07 Nicholas Ksiezopolski......................................... 2006-07 Yuri Pompeu....................................................... 2006-07 James Waller...................................................... 2006-07 Fadizyad Zamjaoui............................................. 2006-07 Hunter Gerlach................................................... 2007-08 Mikel Headford................................................... 2007-08 Mason Johnson.................................................. 2007-08 Yuri Pompeu....................................................... 2007-08 Jadir Semensin................................................... 2007-08 Mikel Headford................................................... 2008-09 Mason Johnson.................................................. 2008-09 Jose Berardo...................................................... 2009-10 Renaldo Domoney.............................................. 2009-10 Dylan Gerlach..................................................... 2009-10 Jonathon Headford............................................. 2009-10 Jadir Semensin................................................... 2009-10 Clay Waller......................................................... 2009-10 Jose Berardo...................................................... 2010-11 Renaldo Domoney.............................................. 2010-11 Arthur Valle......................................................... 2010-11

Conference Academic Awards

OVC Coach of the Year Jim Harris................................................................ 1962 Chad Stewart........................................................... 1964 Bennie Purcell......................................................... 1980 Bennie Purcell......................................................... 1981 Bennie Purcell......................................................... 1982 Bennie Purcell......................................................... 1983 Bennie Purcell......................................................... 1984 Bennie Purcell......................................................... 1985 Bennie Purcell......................................................... 1987 Bennie Purcell......................................................... 1988 Mel Purcell............................................................... 2001 Mel Purcell............................................................... 2002 OVC Player of the Year Nick Barone............................................................. 1965 Bobby Montgomery................................................. 1984 Tony Wretlund.........................................................1985* Tony Wretlund.......................................................... 1988 Nikola Aracic...........................................................1999* Nikola Aracic............................................................ 2001 Nikola Aracic............................................................ 2002 Fadi Zamjaoui.......................................................... 2006 Fadi Zamjaoui.......................................................... 2007 *= denotes freshman

Conference Academic Awards

Medal of Honor (Given to the student-athlete(s) who achieve the highest GPA in a conference-sponsored sport) Eric Gressman................................................ 1994-95 Pontus Hiort.................................................... 1995-96 Eric Gressman................................................ 1996-97 Jadir Semensin............................................... 2007-08 Arthur Valle...................................................... 2010-11 Team Sportsmanship Award (Given to the team deemed to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical behavior as outlined by the OVC and NCAA. Included in the areas for evaluation are the conduct of student athletes, coaches, staff, administrators and fans.) Murray State................................................... 2006-07 Murray State................................................... 2008-09 Murray State................................................... 2010-11

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Yearly OVC Results From 1958 to 2006 the OVC Tournament Champion was declared the only champion of the season. Beginning in 2006, the OVC also awarded a regular season championship in addition to the tournament championship. From 1958 to 1995 the championship was determined by a point system and not team competition. In 1996 the format changed to a team competition.

1957-58 1. Western Kentucky 2. MURRAY STATE 3. Morehead State Eastern Kentucky 5. Middle Tennessee 6. Tennessee Tech

1961-62

1. MURRAY STATE 2. Western Kentucky 3. Eastern Kentucky 4. Middle Tennessee 5. Tennessee Tech 6. East Tennessee 7. Morehead State 8. Austin Peay

1962-63

1. Western Kentucky 2. MURRAY STATE 3. Eastern Kentucky 4. Middle Tennessee 6. Tennessee Tech 7. Morehead State 8. Austin Peay

1963-64

1. MURRAY STATE 2. Western Kentucky 3. Eastern Kentucky 4. Middle Tennessee 5. East Tennessee 6. Morehead State 7. Tennessee Tech 8. Austin Peay

1964-65

1. Western Kentucky 2. MURRAY STATE 3. Middle Tennessee 4. Eastern Kentucky 5. East Tennessee 6. Tennessee Tech 7. Morehead State 8. Austin Peay

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1965-66

1975-76

1966-67

1976-77

1968-69

1977-78

1969-70

1978-79

1. MURRAY STATE 2. Western Kentucky 3. Eastern Kentucky 4. Middle Tennessee 5. East Tennessee 6. Morehead State 7. Austin Peay 8. Tennessee Tech

1. MURRAY STATE 2. Western Kentucky 3. Eastern Kentucky 4. Middle Tennessee 5. Tennessee Tech East Tennessee 7. Austin Peay 8. Morehead State

1. Tennessee Tech 2. Western Kentucky 3. MURRAY STATE 4. Eastern Kentucky 5. East Tennessee 6. Middle Tennessee 7. Morehead State 8. Austin Peay

1. Western Kentucky 2. Tennessee Tech 3. MURRAY STATE 4. East Tennessee 5. Middle Tennessee 6. Eastern Kentucky 7. Morehead State 8. Austin Peay

1970-71

1. Western Kentucky 2. MURRAY STATE 3. Tennessee Tech 4. East Tennessee 5. Middle Tennessee 6. Eastern Kentucky 7. Austin Peay 8. Morehead State

1974-75

1. Western Kentucky 2. Middle Tennessee 3. Austin Peay 4. Tennessee Tech 5. Eastern Kentucky 6. Morehead State 7. East Tennessee 8. MURRAY STATE

1. Middle Tennessee 2. Western Kentucky 3. Morehead State 4. Eastern Kentucky 5. Austin Peay 6. Tennessee Tech 7. MURRAY STATE 8. East Tennessee

1. Western Kentucky 2. Middle Tennessee 3. Eastern Kentucky 4. East Tennessee 5. Austin Peay 6. MURRAY STATE 7. Tennessee Tech 8. Morehead State 1. East Tennessee 2. Middle Tennessee 3. MURRAY STATE 4. Morehead State 5. Austin Peay 6. Tennessee Tech 7. Eastern Kentucky 8. Western Kentucky 1. Middle Tennessee 2. Morehead State 3. MURRAY STATE 4. Western Kentucky 5. Austin Peay 6. Eastern Kentucky 7. Tennessee Tech

1979-80

1. MURRAY STATE 2. Middle Tennessee 3. Morehead State 4. Western Kentucky 5. Austin Peay 6. Eastern Kentucky 7. Tennessee Tech

1980-81

1. MURRAY STATE 2. Austin Peay 3. Middle Tennessee 4. Eastern Kentucky 5. Western Kentucky 6. Morehead State 7. Akron 8. Tennessee Tech

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Yearly OVC Results 1981-82

1. MURRAY STATE 2. Austin Peay 3. Morehead State 4. Western Kentucky 5. Eastern Kentucky Middle Tennessee 7. Youngstown State 8. Akron 9. Tennessee Tech

1982-83

1. MURRAY STATE 2. Eastern Kentucky 3. Morehead State 4. Middle Tennessee 5. Austin Peay 6. Akron 7. Tennessee Tech Youngstown State

1983-84

1. Murray State 2. Morehead State 3. Middle Tennessee 4. Eastern Kentucky 5. Akron 6. Austin Peay 7. Tennessee Tech 8. Youngstown State

1984-85

1. MURRAY STATE 2. Middle Tennessee 3. Austin Peay 4. Eastern Kentucky 5. Morehead State 6. Youngstown State 7. Akron 8. Tennessee Tech

1985-86

1. MURRAY STATE 2. Austin Peay 3. Middle Tennessee 4. Eastern Kentucky 5. Akron 6. Tennessee Tech 7. Youngstown State 8. Morehead State

1986-87

1. Murray State 2. Austin Peay 3. Middle Tennessee 4. Eastern Kentucky 5. Akron 6. Tennessee Tech 7. Youngstown State 8. Morehead State

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1987-88

1993-94

1988-89

1994-95

1. MURRAY STATE 2. Tennessee Tech 3. Austin Peay 4. Middle Tennessee 5. Eastern Kentucky 6. Morehead State 7. Youngstown State 8. Tennessee State 1. Murray State 2. Tennessee Tech 3. Austin Peay 4. Middle Tennessee 5. Eastern Kentucky 6. Morehead State 7. Tennessee State

1989-90

1. Tennessee Tech 2. MURRAY STATE 3. Middle Tennessee 4. Austin Peay 5. Morehead State 6. Eastern Kentucky 7. Tennessee State

1990-91

1. Middle Tennessee 2. MURRAY STATE 3. Tennessee Tech 4. Austin Peay 5. Eastern Kentucky 6. Morehead State 7. Tennessee State

1991-92

1. Middle Tennessee 2. MURRAY STATE 3. Southeast Missouri 4. Tennessee Tech 5. Eastern Kentucky 6. Morehead State 7. Austin Peay 8. Tennessee State

1992-93

1. Middle Tennessee 2. MURRAY STATE 3. Austin Peay 4. Tennessee Tech 5. UT Martin 6. Southeast Missouri 7. Eastern Kentucky 8. Morehead State

1. Middle Tennessee 2. MURRAY STATE 3. UT Martin 4. Austin Peay 5. Tennessee Tech 6. Eastern Kentucky 7. Morehead State 8. Tennessee State 1. Middle Tennessee 2. MURRAY STATE 3. UT Martin 4. Tennessee Tech 5. Morehead State 6. Austin Peay 7. Eastern Kentucky 8. Tennessee State

1995-96

1. Middle Tennessee 2. UT Martin 3. Tennessee Tech 4. MURRAY STATE 5. Morehead State 6. Austin Peay 7. Eastern Kentucky 8. Tennessee State

1996-97

1. Middle Tennessee 2. Tennessee Tech 3. UT Martin 4. Austin Peay 5. Eastern Illinois 6. Morehead State 7. Eastern Kentucky 8. MURRAY STATE

1997-98

1. Middle Tennessee 2. Austin Peay 3. UT Martin 4. Eastern Kentucky 5. Tennessee Tech 6. MURRAY STATE 7. Eastern Illinois 8. Morehead State

1998-99

1. Tennessee Tech 2. Middle Tennessee 3. MURRAY STATE 4. UT Martin 5. Morehead State 6. Eastern Kentucky 7. Austin Peay 8. Eastern Illinois

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Yearly OVC Results 1999-00

2004-05

2000-01

2005-06

1. Middle Tennessee 2. Tennessee Tech 3. Morehead State 4. UT Martin 5. Austin Peay 6. MURRAY STATE 7. Eastern Illinois 8. Eastern Kentucky 1. Murray State 2. UT Martin 3. Tennessee Tech 4. Morehead State 5. Eastern Illinois 6. Austin Peay 7. Eastern Kentucky 8. Tennessee State

2001-02

1. Murray State 2. Tennessee Tech 3. UT Martin 4. Eastern Kentucky 5. Eastern Illinois 6. Morehead State 7. Tennessee State 8. Austin Peay

2002-03

1. Tennessee Tech 2. MURRAY STATE 3. Eastern Illinois 4. Eastern Kentucky 5. Morehead State 6. UT Martin 7. Austin Peay 8. Tennessee State

2003-04

1. Tennessee Tech 2. Jacksonville State 3. Eastern Illinois 4. Morehead State 5. Samford 6. MURRAY STATE 7. Eastern Kentucky 8. Austin Peay

1. Jacksonville State 2. Samford 3. Morehead State 4. Tennessee Tech 5. Eastern Kentucky 6. UT Martin 7. Austin Peay 8. MURRAY STATE

#Tennessee Tech Jacksonville State Samford UT Martin Eastern Kentucky MURRAY STATE Eastern Illinois Morehead State Austin Peay Tennessee State

2006-07

#Jacksonville State Tennessee Tech Samford Eastern Kentucky Eastern Illinois MURRAY STATE UT Martin Morehead State Austin Peay Tennessee State

2007-08

Tennessee Tech #Samford Eastern Kentucky Eastern Illinois Jacksonville State UT Martin Morehead State Austin Peay MURRAY STATE Tennessee State

OVC W L 9 0 8 1 7 2 6 3 4 5 4 5 3 6 3 6 1 8 0 9

Overall W L 16 12 13 9 14 9 10 11 11 15 6 12 10 10 8 15 5 17 0 13

OVC W L 8 1 8 1 7 2 7 2 7 2 4 5 3 6 2 7 1 7 0 9

Overall W L 16 7 8 15 14 9 18 11 13 8 5 14 6 1 6 16 5 19 1 10

OVC W L 9 0 8 1 6 3 6 3 6 3 4 5 3 6 2 7 1 8 0 9

Overall W L 15 5 15 9 16 12 12 9 13 9 7 12 8 12 3 14 1 14 0 11

2008-09

OVC W L 8 0 7 1 6 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 5 1 7 0 8

Overall W L 18 9 21 2 12 8 8 11 7 7 10 12 5 11 3 13 0 11

2009-10

OVC W L 7 0 6 1 5 2 4 3 3 4 2 5 1 6 0 7

Overall W L 18 8 10 5 9 11 10 8 8 6 6 14 4 15 0 8

2010-11

OVC W L 7 0 6 1 5 2 4 3 3 4 2 5 1 6 0 7

Overall W L 21 4 14 6 8 9 10 13 10 10 5 16 2 14 2 14

2011-12

OVC W L 8 0 7 1 6 2 5 3 3 5 3 5 2 6 2 6 2 6

Overall W L 15 5 14 6 19 10 12 13 10 11 5 13 6 12 4 13 2 11

Eastern Kentucky #Jacksonville State Tennessee Tech MURRAY STATE Morehead State Eastern Illinois UT Martin Austin Peay Tennessee State #Eastern Kentucky Tennessee Tech Jacksonville State Morehead State Austin Peay MURRAY STATE Eastern Illinois Tennessee State #Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay Tennessee Tech Jacksonville State Morehead State MURRAY STATE Eastern Illinois Tennessee State Tennessee Tech Austin Peay #Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville State Morehead State MURRAY STATE SIU Edwardsville Eastern Illinois Tennessee State

# - OVC Tournament Champion

#Tournament Champion

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Year-By-Year Results/Coaching Records OVC Season Coach W-L Finish 1954-55 NA...................................................3-1............................................ 2nd* 1955-56 NA...................................................8-2............................................. 1st* 1956-57 Rex Alexander.................................5-4............................................. 1st* 1957-58 Rex Alexander.................................6-3............................................ 2nd* 1958-59 Rex Alexander.................................6-6............................................. 1st* 1959-60 Jim Harris........................................8-2.............................................3rd* 1960-61 Jim Harris.......................................11-7........................................... 2nd* 1961-62 Jim Harris.......................................18-2............................................ 1st* 1962-63 Chad Stewart..................................8-7............................................ 2nd* 1963-64 Chad Stewart.................................18-2............................................ 1st* 1964-65 Jim Harris.......................................21-0........................................... 2nd* 1965-66 Jim Harris.......................................17-5............................................ 1st* 1966-67 Jesse Spencer................................9-3............................................. 1st* 1967-68 Jesse Spencer................................4-5............................................. 5th* 1968-69 Jesse Spencer...............................8-10............................................3rd* 1969-70 Bennie Purcell................................19-3............................................3rd* 1970-71 Bennie Purcell................................23-6........................................... 2nd* 1971-72 Bennie Purcell................................20-5............................................3rd* 1972-73 Bennie Purcell................................21-6............................................3rd* 1973-74 Bennie Purcell................................12-9............................................ 4th* 1974-75 Bennie Purcell................................5-16............................................ 8th* 1975-76 Bennie Purcell...............................17-11........................................... 7th* 1976-77 Bennie Purcell................................8-14............................................ 6th* 1977-78 Bennie Purcell................................23-8............................................3rd* 1978-79 Bennie Purcell................................27-5............................................3rd* 1979-80 Bennie Purcell................................27-3............................................ 1st* 1980-81 Bennie Purcell...............................27-10........................................... 1st* 1981-82 Bennie Purcell................................29-6............................................ 1st* 1982-83 Bennie Purcell................................31-7............................................ 1st* 1983-84 Bennie Purcell................................29-6............................................ 1st* 1984-85 Bennie Purcell...............................33-19........................................... 1st* 1985-86 Bennie Purcell...............................21-10........................................... 1st* 1986-87 Bennie Purcell...............................25-13........................................... 1st* 1987-88 Bennie Purcell...............................15-16........................................... 1st* 1988-89 Bennie Purcell...............................16-16........................................... 1st* 1989-90 Bennie Purcell...............................11-16.......................................... 2nd* 1990-91 Bennie Purcell...............................15-10.......................................... 2nd* 1991-92 Bennie Purcell................................17-3........................................... 2nd* 1992-93 Bennie Purcell................................26-6........................................... 2nd* 1993-94 Bennie Purcell................................16-8........................................... 2nd* 1994-95 Bennie Purcell................................20-7........................................... 2nd* 1995-96 Bennie Purcell...............................16-10........................................... 4th*

OVC OVC Season Coach W-L W-L Finish 1996-97 Mel Purcell.....................................5-20....................3-5................... 8th* 1997-98 Mel Purcell.....................................8-15....................3-5................... 6th* 1998-99 Mel Purcell....................................12-11...................5-1...................3rd* 1999-00 Mel Purcell.....................................9-16....................3-4................... 6th* 2000-01 Mel Purcell.....................................14-8....................4-2................... 1st* 2001-02 Mel Purcell.....................................19-8....................5-0................... 1st* 2002-03 Mel Purcell ...................................12-10...................5-1.................. 2nd* 2003-04 Mel Purcell.....................................5-16....................3-4................... 6th* 2004-05 Mel Purcell.....................................4-16....................3-5................... 8th* 2005-06 Mel Purcell.....................................6-12....................4-5.....................6th 2006-07 Mel Purcell.....................................5-14....................4-5.....................6th 2007-08 Mel Purcell.....................................1-14....................1-8.....................8th 2008-09 Mel Purcell.....................................8-10....................4-4.....................4th 2009-10 Mel Purcell.....................................6-13....................2-5.....................6th 2010-11 Mel Purcell.....................................5-16....................2-5.....................6th 2011-12 Mel Purcell.....................................5-13....................3-5.....................6th Totals 58 Seasons ...........................825-520 (.613) *-OVC only awarded a tournament champions prior to the 2005-06 season. Finish represents tournament finish.

COACHING RECORDS BY WINS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Coach Bennie Purcell Mel Purcell Jim Harris Chad Stewart Jesse Spencer Rex Alexander

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Record Pct. Years 549-249 .688 27 124-213 .368 16 75-16 .824 5 26-9 .743 2 21-18 .538 3 19-13 .594 3

COACHING RECORDS BY PCT 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Coach Jim Harris Chad Stewart Bennie Purcell Rex Alexander Jesse Spencer Mel Purcell

Record Pct. Years 75-16 .824 5 26-9 .743 2 549-249 .688 27 19-13 .594 3 21-18 .538 3 124-213 .368 16

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Tennis Facilities

The Murray State men’s and women’s tennis teams play all outdoor matches on the Bennie Purcell Tennis Courts, conveniently located on the MSU campus. With eight lighted and well-maintained hard-courts, the facility is one of the best in the Ohio Valley Conference. In the summer of 2005, the courts underwent a complete resurfacing. The facility was named in honor of former legendary MSU men’s tennis coach Bennie Purcell, the father of current men’s head coach Mel Purcell. The senior Purcell coached tennis at Murray State for 27 seasons, earning 11 OVC championships along the way. He was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Associations’s Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Murray State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1969. Purcell came to MSU in 1948 to play basketball, where he became one of the top players in school history. His number 21 jersey is one of the only nine in the rafters of the CFSB Center. He laster served as an assistant basketball coach under Cal Luther before taking over the men’s tennis program. Purcell still resides in Murray and remains an avid supporters of Racers athletics. The Rosemary and Harry L. Crisp II Soccer and Tennis Complex was constructed on the Murray State campus adjacent to the Purcell Tennis Center. The complex, which was completed in the Fall 2008, houses three separate locker rooms, a sports medicine area, a concession area, rest rooms, team storage, and a player’s lounge. The facility hosted its grand opening on Sept. 5, 2008.

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