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TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts.............................................1 This is Radford University.................. 2-3 Radford Athletics................................ 4-5 Tennis Facility.........................................6 Strength & Conditioning.........................7 Athletic Training / Academics................8 Big South Conference.............................9 2009 Roster / Season Preview...............10 Head Coach Mike Anderson.................11 Assistant Coach Martin Sayer...............12 Returning Player Profiles................ 13-16 Newcomer Profiles.......................... 17-18 2008-09 Season In Review............. 19-20 Honors and Awards...............................21 Big South Champions..................... 22-23 2010 Opponents....................................24

2009-10 RADFORD MEN’S TENNIS QUICK FACTS / TEAM INFORMATION RADFORD UNIVERSITY Location.........................................................................................Radford, Va. Founded.....................................................................................................1910 Enrollment.................................................................................................9,230 Nickname....................................................................................... Highlanders Colors.........................................................................................Red and White Affiliation...............................................................................NCAA Division I Conference.........................................................................................Big South President................................................. Penelope W. Kyle (Guilford College) Director of Athletics...........................Robert Lineburg (Roanoke College ’91) MEN’S TENNIS INFORMATION Facility.........................................................Radford University Tennis Courts Head Coach............................................................................... Mike Anderson Record at Radford (Years)............................................................ 188-111 (13) Big Souh Record.......................................................................................52-29 Career Record........................................................................................... Same Men’s Tennis Office Phone.......................................................(540) 831-7173 Email............................................................................ mcanders@radford.edu Assistant Coach.............................................................................Martin Sayer Email................................................................................ msayer@radford.edu 2009 Overall Record...................................................................................20-4 2009 Big South Record (Finish).......................................................... 6-0 (1st) Starters Returning / Lost.............................................................................3 / 3 Letterwinners Returning / Lost...................................................................4 / 3 Newcomers......................................................................................................4

PROGRAM HISTORY First Year...............................................................................................1974-75 Conference Regular Season Titles (Last)............................................. 4 (2009) Conference Tournament Titles (Last).................................................. 3 (2009) NCAA Appearances (Last).................................................................. 3 (2009) Result...................................................... vs. No. 2 Duke, L 0-4 (May 8, 2009) ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Asst. A.D. for Athletic Communications (Contact)........................ Joey Beeler Office Phone..............................................................................(540) 831-5726 Cell............................................................................................ (540) 257-1126 Email..............................................................................jwbeeler@radford.edu Assistant Director.......................................................................... Patrick Reed Office Phone.............................................................................. (540) 831-5211 Email................................................................................pmreed@radford.edu Assistant Director......................................................................... Brian Stanley Office Phone..............................................................................(540) 831-6884 Email........................................................................... bmstanley@radford.edu Intern.............................................................................................. Curt Cassell Office Phone..............................................................................(540) 831-6358 Email.............................................................................. ctcassell@radford.edu Office Fax..................................................................................(540) 831-5556 Website.................................................................. www.RadfordAthletics.com Mailing Address........................................ P.O. Box 6913, Radford, VA 24142 Overnight Address..........................101 University Drive, Radford, VA 24142

CREDITS: The 2009-10 Radford University Men’s Tennis Media Guide was written, edited and designed by Joey Beeler and the Office of Athletic Communications. Photography was provided by Lora Gordon, Brett Whitesell, Neal Leahy, WG Sports Photos and Athletic Communications. The covers and common pages were designed by Steven May. The publication was designed using InDesign and Photoshop CS3. The guide was printed by B&B Printing in Richmond, Va.

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Penelope Ward Kyle became Radford University’s sixth, and first female, president when she took office on June 1, 2005. She came to RU with more than 30 years of experience in state government, the corporate and legal worlds, and higher education. Upon assuming the presidency, President Kyle immediately focused on leading the university’s initiative to become one of the top 50 masters universities in the nation. The Radford University strategic plan “7-17”, completed in 2007 at her direction, identifies four strategic directives -- the investment in people, programs, global and local society and the future of Radford University. Under President Kyle’s leadership, the university also added its first doctoral program with an emphasis in rural mental health and launched an initiative to grow graduate college student enrollment by offering additional doctoral and masters level programs. She hired the university’s first provost and created two new vice presidential areas of responsibility, Information Technology and University Relations. The Radford University Board of Visitors, at President Kyle’s request, has increased its membership by four positions to provide an opportunity for more diversity and leadership innovation within the governing body. A native of southwest Virginia, President Kyle is a product of the Galax public schools system. She graduated from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina and did her postgraduate studies in English at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law and later earned her MBA from the College of William and Mary. President Kyle served as Executive Director of the Virginia Lottery for 11 years, under three successive governors. First appointed by Governor George Allen in 1994, she was reappointed by Governor James Gilmore, and then reappointed once again by Governor Mark Warner. Previously, Ms. Kyle was employed by CSX Corporation, an international transportation company, where she became the company’s first female officer. Before joining CSX Corporation, she was an attorney with McGuire, Woods, LLP in Richmond. She also taught English for six years at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia. President Kyle serves in leadership positions on numerous educational, civic, cultural, professional, financial and volunteer organizations. She served on the Board of Visitors at James Madison University from 1984 until 1992 and on the JMU Foundation Board 1992 until 1994. She also served on the Virginia Commonwealth University Foundation Board from 1994 until 2000 and on the Board of Governors of Saint Christopher’s School

from 1999 until 2005. President Kyle is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Board of Directors of PRA, Inc., a publicly traded company. Ms. Kyle is married to Charles L. Menges, an attorney and partner with McGuire, Woods, LLC. They are the parents of a son, Kyle Ward Menges, and two daughters, Penelope Whitley Menges, and Patricia Lee Menges.

RADFORD UNIVERSITY FAST FACTS - Located in the in the New River Valley of Southwest Virginia - 177-acre main campus; 78-acre RU West campus - 9,230 Students (60% female, 40% male) - Students originate from 45 states and Washington D.C.; 47 countries - Student-to-faculty ratio of 19:1 - 83% of faculty hold doctorate or terminal degrees in their fields - 93% of RU students obtain employment or continue education within 3-8 months of graduation

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Radford University blends the rich, diverse curriculum of a major university with a small town atmosphere conducive to learning and personal enrichment. By emphasizing student learning as the core of its mission, Radford challenges students and helps them develop academically, socially, physically, culturally and morally. The university recognizes that in our rapidly changing global society today’s technology is tomorrow’s history and what endures is the ability to learn, think logically and communicate clearly. Radford is a successful, popular university that has quickly grown in stature as an innovator in higher education. Its growth in reputation has been paralleled by a growth in numbers and diversity. The school enrolls some 9,230 students from throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, from 45 other states and from 47 foreign countries. A state-supported institution founded in 1910, Radford offers more than 140 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in seven colleges. The institution offers Bachelor of Arts, Science, Fine Arts, Business Administration, Music Therapy, Master of Science, Arts and Educational Specialists degrees. Army ROTC is available. Radford is, and will continue to be, a community in which all members participate actively and communicate openly. It is a community that values diversity and is responsive to change and new ideas. Most importantly, it is a community that is committed to the teaching and learning process and maintains service to students as its highest priority and most enduring value.

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Since being introduced as Radford University’s Director of Athletics in the fall of 2007, Radford native Robert Lineburg has helped usher in a new era of Highlander athletics, marked by unprecedented on-and off-field improvements and successes. In his short time with the department, Lineburg has been the catalyst for a number of changes, particularly in areas such as facilities, personnel and strategic planning. His most visible influence to date has been on the Dedmon ROBERT LINEBURG Center, where Lineburg has been DIRECTOR OF involved with major renovations ATHLETICS to the centerpiece of Radford athletics for more than 25 years. Beginning in the spring of 2008, the facility underwent transformations to the arena, including a new steel-supported roof, a new basketball floor, renovated athletic offices, a new-look natatorium, and improved athletic locker, training, and medical facilities. Lineburg has also overseen the hires of four new head coaches, as well as five new athletic administrators. His hires include women’s basketball head coach Taj Njongba, head volleyball coach Marci Jenkins, women’s head golf coach Jeff Beeler, and the promotion of track and field interim director Brent Chumbley to head coaches’ status. Among the administrators added in Lineburg’s tenure are executive associate A.D. Randy Butt, head athletic trainer David Jager, assistant A.D. for communications Joey Beeler, director of studentathlete support services/SWA Stephanie Ballein, and associate A.D. for external operations Greg Herring. As a result of the changes, Radford achieved a banner year in 2008-09: women’s soccer, men’s basketball, men’s tennis and softball claimed Big South conference crowns and advanced to NCAA Tournament play. Women’s soccer advanced to its fourth tournament, men’s basketball won the Big South regular-season and tournament to advance to the NCAAs for the first time since 1998, men’s tennis made its third-straight appearance, and softball appeared for the first time and won Radford’s first NCAA tournament game in any sport. He and his staff have also been responsible for creating a five-year strategic plan for the Radford athletic department and building an athletics facilities

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NCAA FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE

RANDY BUTT

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master plan. Additional achievements include ushering in a new athletics Internet site (RadfordAthletics. com), and helping implement a new ticket system (Ticket Return). Lineburg and his staff have also hosted toplevel competition, with three Big South championships taking place on the Radford campus in 2008-09 (men’s basketball, track & field and softball). In addition to making an impact on Radford athletics, Lineburg is also involved in a number of different organizations and committees. He is the chairman of the Big South Conference Subcommittee on Basketball Improvement, a member of the Big South ad-hoc Committee on Basketball Issues, and a member of the selection committee to select Radford University’s Vice President for Advancement. Prior to becoming Radford’s third Director of Athletics, Lineburg’s corporate knowledge was groomed as a marketing associate with Peloton Real Estate Partners in Dallas, Texas. Along with his business experience, Lineburg spent 15 seasons as a college basketball coach, including time as Southern Methodist’s (Dallas, Texas) interim head coach. Prior to serving as the Mustangs interim head coach, Lineburg spent eight years as an assistant coach at SMU. Following his interim tenure, he served two more seasons as an assistant at Southern Methodist. Lineburg’s coaching resume also includes assistant coaching positions with the men’s basketball programs at James Madison University and Emory & Henry College, as well as with the Dallas Mavericks summer league team. His coaching experience also took him through the Big South, as he spent time on the sideline at UNC Greensboro. A 1991 graduate of Roanoke College, Lineburg started his collegiate basketball career as a Radford Highlander, where he was a two-year letterman before transferring to nearby Roanoke College to play his final two years. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in political science with a minor in history. In 1995, he received a Master’s Degree in education from Virginia Tech, where he was also a graduate assistant on the men’s basketball staff. Lineburg is the son of retired Radford High School football coach and athletic director Norman Lineburg and the brother of Dr. Mark Lineburg, the Assistant Superintendent of Amherst Country Schools, Paul Lineburg, the Assistant Principal at Cave Spring H.S. and Wayne Lineburg, who is in his second season as the wide receivers coach at the University of Virginia. He is married to the former Mary Parish, also a native of Radford.

KELLY UNDERWOOD DIR. OF ADVANCEMENT FOR ATHLETICS

DR. ROBBIE DAVIS ASSISTANT A.D. FOR COMPLIANCE

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GREG HERRING ASSISTANT A.D. FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


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TENNIS FACILITIES THE PRESENT... Site of the 2010 Big South Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships

RU TENNIS COURTS

Often considered one of the top outdoor tennis facilities in the region, the Radford University Tennis complex features 12 regulation courts, six of which are lighted. The complex has hosted several championship events, including the VHSL Championships and the 2010 Big South Men’s and Women’s Championships. There are four sets of three courts each, divided by a versatile pavilion area that can be arranged to host spectators, hosptitality areas or scoring venus.

... AND A COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE Radford University invites you to join others in bringing a dream to reality -- an indoor tennis complex on the RU campus. Your generous donation will help the RU varsity tennis program build on recent success and provide faculty, staff, students and the community a much-needed indoor facility. RU TENNIS COMPLEX

The new RU Tennis Complex will be built adjacent to the Dedmon Center in what is currently the upper administrative parking lot. THE NEW BUILDING WILL INCLUDE

- Four regulation tennis courts - Two offices that will house the men’s and women’s tennis coaching staff - A security vestibule - A 300-person observation deck with an ADA seating venus which will provide flex ibility to make the building a multi-purpose venue for other campus or departmental activities, but protect the playing surface - Two locker rooms with shower facilities

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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING A COMPONENT THAT IS VITAL TO THE RADFORD ATHLETIC PROGRAM IS THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM DIRECTED BY STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH MAX APPLEBY. HIGHLANDER ATHLETICS HAVE LONG BEEN RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE LEADERS AMONG MID- ATLANTIC SCHOOLS IN ITS CONDITIONING AND STRENGTH TRAINING. IT HAS BEEN AN INSTRUMENTAL PART IN THE SUCCESS OF RADFORD UNIVERSITY SPORTS THROUGH THE YEARS. UNDER THE DIRECTION OF APPLEBY AND ASSISTANT STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH KIM FAULKNER, THE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO HELP EACH STUDENTATHLETE REACH HIS OR HER FULL POTENTIAL IN THEIR RESPECTIVE SPORT. EACH RADFORD UNIVERSITY STUDENTATHLETE HAS STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAMS UNIQUE TO THEIR GOALS AS A PLAYER. THIS PROGRAM, DEVELOPED BY APPLEBY, HELPS PREPARE RADFORD STUDENT-ATHLETES FOR THE LONG AND RIGOROUS INSEASON SCHEDULE. THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING STAFF AT RADFORD UNIVERSITY IS COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE IN COMPETITION AND IN LIFE.

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The department of sports medicine at Radford University is deeply concerned with both the short-term and long-term effects of intercollegiate competition on the physical and mental well being of the student-athlete. The sports medicine department is committed to providing quality health care to all varsity studentathletes, which begins with injury prevention. It is a priority to work with coaches, physicians, and the rest of the medical community to ensure that studentathletes are physically and menDAVE JAGER tally prepared for practice and HEAD ATHLETIC competition. TRAINER Additionally, the sports medicine staff is responsible for the treatment and rehabilitation of all athletically related injuries. It is the staff’s goal to return the athlete to a level equal or above that of their pre-injury status; no athlete will return to play until his or her highest post-injury level of function has been achieved. Lastly, the concern from the physical well being of the student-athlete includes the opposition to the use of all illegal and NCAA-banned chemical substances by student-athletes. It is the responsibility of the sports medicine staff to provide athletes with information on the ill effects of drug use and to provide deterrents through periodic, random drug testing by the institution and the NCAA.

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The mission of the Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) office for Radford University Athletics is to promote, assist, and provide counsel to all student-athletes. Its primary, constant goal is to develop graduates and outstanding citizens who have contributed in the areas of athletic competition during their tenures of education. Located in the Dedmon Athletic Center, the newly established Learning Enhancement Center is equipped with computers, tutorial rooms, and a study lounge. STEPHANIE BALLEIN The Learning Enhancement DIRECTOR OF STUDENT- Center provides direction for ATHLETE SUPPORT student-athletes via academic counseling in conjunction with advisors from the respective colleges at Radford University. Academic support services such as tutoring and supervised study hall are provided, as well as career planning, monitoring of eligibility status, and a host of other guidance and advisory services.

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Since its founding in 1983, the Big South Conference has matured into a competitive leader in college athletics, actively pursuing excellence on the field of play and in the classroom. The League’s growing presence as an NCAA Division I athletic conference is evident by athletic accomplishments on the national stage, innovative marketing and media partnerships, increased television packages, and quality athletic competition while intentionally fostering the academic, personal, social, athletic and leadership development of each student-athlete. The Big South Conference was formed on August 21, 1983, when Charleston Southern Athletic Director Howard Bagwell and Augusta President George Christenberry began recruiting members into the Big South, receiving initial commitments from Augusta, Charleston Southern, Campbell, Coastal Carolina and Winthrop. One month later, Dr. Edward M. Singleton was selected as the League’s first Commissioner and continued to solicit new members. His efforts led to the additions of Armstrong State, Radford and UNC Asheville, giving the Big South more than the required six members to constitute an official conference. The Big South’s first year of competition was in the Fall of 1984, and in September 1986, the Big South Conference was granted fullfledged NCAA Division I status. In August 1996, Kyle B. Kallander

replaced Sasser as the League’s third Commissioner, and in his 13 years at the helm of the Big South, Kallander has been instrumental in aggressively promoting the Conference to new levels. The Conference has enjoyed record levels in marketing revenue during the past several years, he has brought television coverage to Big South women’s basketball, baseball and softball for the first time in Conference history, as well as increased national television exposure to the League as a whole through aggressive and unique tV packages. Under Kallander’s leadership, the Big South developed and initiated its first long-range strategic plan, re-affirming the League’s vision as a distinctive athletic Conference committed to the quality of institutional life through athletic competition. He also spearheaded the efforts to add football as a championship sport, which came to fruition in 2002, and has solidified Conference membership with the additions of High Point, Gardner-Webb and Presbyterian, and in 2011-12, the return of charter member Campbell University. Kallander’s long range vision has also included technological advancements, as the Conference introduced its first live event video streaming in 2005 and has since expanded its video offerings to more than 600 events annually through a partnership with the member institutions, as well as the creation of several online and social media platforms. In the last 15 years alone, the Big South has experienced monumental growth and success in nearly

every sport. During this time, the Conference has had two individual National Champions, more than 200 All-Americans, has reached the “Sweet 16” in men’s soccer, women’s basketball and baseball, has received national Top 25 rankings in men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, men’s outdoor track & field, and men’s golf, had an individual selected to play in the NCAA Singles Championship four times in addition to the first men’s tennis doubles at-large selection, had the No. 1 ranked men’s golfer in the country, has had the nation’s top scoring men’s basketball team three consecutive years as well as the national men’s basketball scoring leader twice, received an atlarge playoff berth in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2006, and had an institution finish fifth in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships – the Conference’s highest-ever team finish in an NCAA event. The Conference’s tagline, “Developing Leaders Through Athletics” was unveiled in 2008-09 in conjunction with the Conference’s 25th Anniversary. The League also honored its heritage with the Top 25 “Best of the Best” moments in League history from 1983-2008, with Liberty University’s 10-year women’s basketball championship run from 1996-2007 being crowned the No. 1 moment in the Big South’s first 25 years. The league has had more than 95 academic allAmericans in its quarter-century of existence.

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2009-10 MEN’S TENNIS ROSTER ALPHABETICAL ROSTER NAME Paul Boslet Brett Cromwell Thomas Dehaen Erik Finkenbrink Michael Johnson Igor Ogrizek Ivan Salec Zack Watson

HT. 6-4 5-11 5-9 6-2 6-0 5-9 5-9 5-11

WT. 160 165 150 185 175 173 157 175

CL. HOMETOWN/LAST SCHOOL Jr. Hudson, Ohio / Hudson Fr. Buffalo, N.Y. / Bollettieri Tennis Academy Fr. Zwevegem, Belgium / Middenjury Fr. Duelman, Germany / Annette Gymnasium Fr. Portsmouth, Great Britain / Swanmore So. Daruvar, Croatia / Birotechnika Grammar School Jr. Oroslavje, Croatia / Oroslavje Secondary School Sr. Timberville, Va. / Eastern Mennonite

Head Coach: Mike Anderson (14th Season) Assistant Coach: Martin Sayer (1st Season)

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ANDERSON WON’T LET YOUTH GET IN THE WAY OF PREVIOUS SUCCESSES Q & A with Four-Time Big South Coach of the Year Mike Anderson

Coming off their third straight Big South Tournament title and NCAA berth, the Radford men’s tennis team is looking to add another step to their solid foundation. The Highlanders, under the direction of longtime head coach Mike Anderson, know each year gets tougher and tougher as the hunted, but are ready to tackle the challenges they are presented. Prior to the 2009-10 campaign, the four-time Big South Coach of the Year sat down with the athletic communications office to discuss a variety of topics. Q: For the first time in school history you finished the season ranked in the final ITA Rankings... How much does that benefit the future of your program? ANDERSON: Finishing ranked is a tremendous boost to recruiting the higher-level players as well as walk-ons. Everyone wants to be with a winner and a “ranked” program and for those that finish the previous year ranked, they have the upper hand or advantage. Q: Talk about how you’ll approach the 2009-10 season from a coaching standpoint... Are there certain expectations when you have four freshman on the team, three of which could be in the starting lineup? ANDERSON: Tough love. We can’t wait for freshman jitters to subside, so we will be con-

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centrating on a lot of mental toughness with the new guys. Our main goal is no different from previous years. We want to get better each and every time we step on the court and we want to win championships. Q: For the first time in four years, court No. 1 will be occupied by somebody other than four-time Big South Player of the Year Martin Sayer. Talk about what his unbelievable playing career and resume has done for the Radford University men’s tennis program... ANDERSON: Well, as much as we didn’t want it to, we knew it had to come to an end. Those are very big shoes to fill, but we have a couple players capable of filling them. His legacy has helped establish our program for many years to come. He’ll be missed, but we will be feeling the affects of his four years, even though he will not be on the court.

Q: This year’s schedule is perhaps the toughest in school history... How do you prepare such a young team for the challenging slate you will face in 2010? ANDERSON: I don’t think you can be over prepared. However, with that being said, you have to be ready for disappointments, be patient, build on losses and get over discouraged with short comings, all while striving to improve every time out. Q: What’s it going to take for this team to repeat as Big South Champions? ANDERSON: Of course, the development of the freshmen is going to be extremely important, but we will also rely heavily on the senior leardership of Zack Watson and returning players. There’s no doubt we will be a different team.

Q: As a player his career is up, but Martin is still around and will serve as your assistant coach this season. What will it be like having somebody with Sayer’s playing background both internationally and at the collegiate level on the coaching staff? ANDERSON: He will be a tremendous addition and asset to our program in a number of ways. Both his on-court coaching perspective and world-class drills in practice will make our program that much better.

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MIKE ANDERSON HEAD COACH 14th SEASON AT RADFORD/14th OVERALL Four-time Big South Coach of the Year, Mike Anderson, is in his 14th season as the head coach of the Radford men’s tennis program. Coming off their third straight Big South Championship and NCAA Tournament, Anderson’s Highlanders finished the 2009 spring 20-4 overall and a perfect 6-0 in league play. To go along with recording its third 20-win season in school history, all coming during Anderson’s tenure, Radford climbed to a school and conference-best 46th in the national rankings last season, while going 5-4 against teams currently ranked in the ITA Top 100. Winners of four-straight Big South regular season titles, the Highlanders have won 42 of their last 46 regular season matches, while losing just one Big South dual in the last four years. As a team in 2009, the Highlanders were 99-33 (.750) in singles and 54-13 (.805) in doubles play. In 24 matches, Radford won the doubles point 20 times, including 18 of its last 21 matches. Also highlighting Radford’s 2009 resume was its nine shutouts, five of which came in consecutive matches. A mainstay in the ITA Rankings since the 2008 campaign, Anderson’s club entered the 2009 NCAA Tournament ranked 51st in the nation, while earning their highest regional seed in school history. Along with Martin Sayer earning his fourth straight at-large selection to the singles portion of the 2009 NCAA Tournament, Anderson’s No. 1 doubles team of Sayer and Zack Watson were the first duo in school history to earn a doubles invite to the National Championships. In 2008, his Highlanders went 15-2 and earned their first national ranking (59th) in school history. Radford reeled off nine-straight wins to start the season and finished ranked 69th overall in the NCAA. They also posted their second undefeated Big South regular season in the last three years. The last four years have re-established Radford among the elite in the Big South and regionally. The Highlanders have posted a 73-15 overall record and 24-1 mark in Big South play. The Highlanders have also held court at home, winning 34 consecutive matches. Individually, Sayer has been named Player of the Year the past four seasons and 18 singles and nine doubles teams have earned All-Conference honors from 200609. Sayer has helped Radford gain national recognition, being ranked regularly among the best in the NCAA and reaching the NCAA Tournament each of the last four years, including the second round in 2006 and 2007. Earning a reputation as a solid recruiter, Anderson has had several Highlanders gain conference, regional and national recognition. In the past 14 years, RU has garnered 29 All-Conference selections, 20 in singles and nine in doubles. During Anderson’s tenure, Radford has produced three of the last five Big South Freshmen of the Year, including 2008 rookie Ivan Salec, and four overall. Sayer and Salec have garnered regional acknowledgements to go along with Sayer’s national recognition. To go with the on-court honors, Mehdi Benhammou was a three-time member of the Big South All-Academic squad and was named the 2009 Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year. In 2007, he guided Radford to its first Big South Championship with a 4-0 win over three-time defending champion Winthrop on April 21. The win also gave RU its first birth to the NCAA Championships, playing against No. 6 North Carolina. The Highlanders finished with a 17-6 overall record and a share of the Big South regular season title, their second straight. Three years ago the Highlanders posted a school record 21 victories and reached the Big South Championship match for the first time in school history. Radford was honored for its record-breaking season.

Under Anderson’s guidance, Sayer became Radford’s first nationally ranked player and the first to reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Along with Anderson and Sayer earning their respective honors, Benhammou was named the league’s Freshman of the Year. It was Anderson’s first honor in his 10th year of coaching, while Sayer was the first Player of the Year at Radford since 1994. The Highlanders also had a school record four singles player and two doubles teams earn All-League honors in 2006. In Anderson’s second year (1998), the Highlanders recorded the first 20-win season (20-7) in school history. The Highlanders followed that with a 16-10 mark in 1999 and finished third in the Big South race. Anderson’s teams play hard on the court, but he believes that athletes should be willing to give something back to the community. His teams has been involved in numerous community service projects in the New River Valley and his motivation for doing so is simple: he wants his players to recognize how fortunate they are to play tennis at the major college level. His commitment to excellence has shown in his team’s success both on and off the court. It was recognized in 2007, earning Big SouthSportsmanship Award which is voted on by Big South student-athletes in their respective sports. His friendly demeanor has made Anderson one of the most popular members of the Radford athletic staff. Anderson was a long-time coach on the United States Tennis Association circuit, and has coached USTA adult league teams since 1985 in the New River area, in addition to coaching at several other levels of competition over the years. He was active in the Queen City tennis league in Charlotte, N.C., from 1975-85, before moving to the New River Valley. His teams also do well academically garnering academic commendations including ITA national recognition for academics in 2006 and 2007. Anderson’s favorite quote comes from Mark Twain. “Do the right thing, it will please a few and astound many.” As a coach he does the right thing and expects the same from his players.. Anderson, who has two sons and a daughter, resides in Radford with his wife Kathleen.

COACHING HONORS Big South Coach of the Year.................. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 POSTSEASON APPEARANCES NCAA Tournament.......................................... 2006, 2007, 2008 YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS YEAR OVERALL 1997 12-7 1998 20-7 1999 16-10 2000 11-12 2001 15-10 2002 5-19 2003 11-13 2004 12-10 2005 13-7 2006 21-4 2007 17-6 2008 15-2 2009 20-4 TOTALS 188-111

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MARTIN SAYER ASSISTANT COACH 1ST SEASON AT RADFORD/1ST OVERALL Former men’s tennis standout and four-time Big South Player of the Year Martin Sayer is in his first season on the men’s tennis staff. Sayer, who led the Highlanders to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances and four consecutive conference regular season titles, will assist in all aspects

of the program, including recruiting. “Martin brings a level of technical expertise that will help us a lot,” said fourtime Big South Coach of the Year Mike Anderson. “His international experience will be a huge asset to the program recruiting and identifying junior talent.” The all-time winningest men’s tennis player in Radford history, Sayer concluded his singles career with a 114-25 record. Prior to making his fourth straight NCAA Singles Championships appearance, Sayer finished his conference career with an impressive 24-1 mark. In the fall, he was the only current student-athlete named to the league’s “Best of the Best” as part of the Big South’s 25th anniversary celebration. A mainstay in the national rankings since arriving on campus, Sayer posted a 17-13 mark against nationally-ranked players. At the end of the 2009 regular season, Sayer joined former Highlander standout James Lloyd (2005-08) as the only players in school history to earn four all-conference singles honors. He also becomes Radford’s first three-time selection to the league’s all-conference doubles team. A member of the Hong Kong Davis Cup team, Sayer advanced to the NCAA Singles Tournament Round of 32 as a freshman and sophomore. To go with his impressive singles’ resume, Sayer teamed with current men’s tennis captain Zack Watson (Harrisonburg, Va. / Eastern Mennonite) to earn Radford’s first-ever at-large invite to the NCAA Doubles Championship. Along with winning 41 of their 50 matches since teaming up in 2006, Sayer and Watson climbed to as high as 46th in the rankings before finishing last spring with a 19-3 mark. “We’re glad Martin thought enough of his time here at Radford to stay here for two more years and get his MBA while getting experience as a coach,” commented Anderson.

SAYER’S PLAYING ACCOLADES

All-Time Winningest Player in Radford Men’s Tennis History Big South Conference “Best of the Best” Four-Time Big South Player of the Year Four-Time VaSID All-State Four-Time All-Conference Singles Three-Time All-Conference Doubles Four-Time NCAA Singles Championship Invitee 2009 NCAA Doubles Championship Invitee 2005 Co-Champion of ITA Mideast Indoor 2006 Mideast Rookie of the Year 2006 Final ITA Ranking #31 (#8 Mideast) 2007 Final ITA Ranking #48 (#6 Mideast) 2008 Final ITA Ranking #103 2009 Final ITA Singles Ranking #105 2009 Final ITA Doubles Ranking #51

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2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS Just the second player in league history to earn Big South Player of the Year honors four times ... All-Conference in singles and doubles ... Ranks first on Radford’s career wins list ... Named to the Big South’s “Best of the Best” as part of its 25th Anniversary Celebration ... Finished ranked No. 105 in singles and No. 51 in doubles nationally ... Recorded his 100th career singles victory in Radford’s win at Old Dominion ... Tallied his fourth straight 20-win season in singles competition ... Team with Zack Watson to go 18-3 at the top doubles spot ... 19 of his 20 singles triumphs came in straight sets... First setback of the year came to No. 12 Conor Pollock of Texas A&M in three sets ... Climbed to as high as 90th in the rankings ... Earned his fourth singles invite to the NCAA Championships and joined Watson as the first doubles team in school history to receive an at-large selection to the NCAA Doubles Championships ... Sat out the fall campaign ... Entered the 2009 NCAA Tournament on a 13-match singles winning streak. 2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS Finished ranked #103 nationally ... Big South Player of the Year for third straight season ... Big South All-Conference selection in singles and doubles ... Undefeated in singles, recording a 14-0 overall and 6-0 Big South singles at No. 1 ... Teamed with Zack Watson to go 9-1 overall and 5-0 in the Big South at No. 1 doubles ... 12-2 overall in doubles play in the spring ... Preseason ranking of 26 in singles and 52 in doubles with Zack Watson ... Won the top flight at UNC Fall Invitational (4-0) ... Reached the finals of the Virginia Fall Invitational and the semifinals of the ITA Mideast Regional ... Went 4-3 against nationally ranked players. 2006-07 HIGHLIGHTS Earned final rankings of 48th in the NCAA and sixth in the Mideast Region ... Big South Player of the Year .. First Team All-Conference ... Second Team All-State ... 20-2 this spring, 32-10 overall ... 7-0 during Big South regular season ... Only one of two undefeated players in Conference matches… Led Conference in victories … 3-2 against nationally ranked players this spring, defeating Georgia Tech’s, North Carolina’s and Denver’s No. 1 players … 19of-20 victories were in straight sets … Dropped just five sets all spring ... 12-2, 3-0 BSC partnering with Zack Watson at No. 1 doubles, 15-5 overall this spring ... Finished year with 17-9 doubles record, 14-3 with Zack Watson ... Reached quarterfinals of ITA Mideast Regional and the Baylor HEB Intercollegiate … Runner-up at Virginia Fall Invitational. 2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS Big South Player of the Year and Mideast Region Rookie of the Year ... finished season ranked 31st in NCAA and eighth in the Mideast ... Big South All-Conference in singles and doubles ... Reached second round of NCAA singles tournament ... VaSID All-State first team ... 8-5 against nationally ranked players ... 37-9 overall, 23-4 and 5-1 in the Big South this spring playing No. 1 singles ... 19-11 overall in doubles ... 10-9, 4-2 in the Big South playing No. 1 doubles ... Preseason ranked #113 in singles and is ranked No. 2 in the Mideast Region ... Co-champion of the ITA Mideast indoor regional ... During his run through the Regional, he beat four nationally ranked players, ranging from #2 to #82 ... Also reached the finals of the UNC Groot Memorial Invitational and the Hampton Roads Invitational and the doubles finals of the Penn Classic ... Recorded a 14-5 singles and 9-2 doubles record in the fall. JUNIORS Was ranked as high as #25 in the ITF junior world rankings ... Has played in all four of the grand slam junior tournaments, and has a win over the world #2 junior at the 2005 French Open ... Open men’s champion of Hong Kong and had an undefeated Davis Cup record.

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ZACK WATSON SENIOR 5-11 / 175 HARRISONBURG, VA. EASTERN MENNONITE ACCOLADES • 2009 All-Conference Doubles • 2008 All-Conference Doubles • No. 51 in Final ITA Doubles Rankings 2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS Teamed with Martin Sayer to become the first Radford doubles team in school history to earn an at-large selection to the 2009 NCAA Doubles Championships ... Finished the spring ranked 51st nationally in doubles ... All-Conference doubles selection ... Clinched the deciding point in Radford’s 4-1 win over Winthrop in the Big South Championship ... Second on the club with 19 singles wins in the spring ... Recorded a 5-3 singles mark during the fall ... Went 20-3 in doubles, including a perfect 6-0 in the league. 2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS Partnered with Martin Sayer to earn All-Conference honors in doubles ... Was 9-1 overall and 5-0 at No. 1 doubles ... 9-1 overall and 3-1 in the Big South at No. 5 singles ... Preseason doubles ranking of 52, partnering with Martin Sayer ... 9-5 in singles ... Won three matches at three separate tournaments ... Qualified for the main draw at the ITA Mideast Regional ... Reached finals of respective brackets at the Crimson and UNC Fall Invitationals. 2006-07 HIGHLIGHTS Undefeated in Big South play (7-0) and 16-5 overall at No. 6 singles … Only one of two undefeated players in Conference matches (teammate Martin Sayer) … Won last nine matches he completed … 14 of 16 overall and six-of-seven League wins in straight sets …18-9 overall in singles and 17-7 in doubles all with Martin Sayer ... Partnered with Martin Sayer, posting a 12-2 record at No. 1 doubles, finishing 15-6 this spring. HIGH SCHOOL / JUNIORS Four-year Virginia High School Player of the Year and MVP ... Ranked No. 1 in Virginia from age 12 to 18 ... Ranked No. 2 in Mid-Atlantic Region for 18’s. PERSONAL Son of Travis and Cheryl Watson ... Has one sister, Carla ... Born on April 5, 1988 in Harrisonburg, Va.

WATSON’S CAREER STATISTICS SINGLES DOUBLES YEAR OVERALL B. SOUTH OVERALL B. SOUTH 2006-07 18-9 7-0 17-7 5-1 2007-08 18-6 3-1 14-6 6-0 2008-09 24-6 4-2 19-3 6-0 Totals 60-21 14-3 60-16 17-1

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PAUL BOSLET JUNIOR 6-4 / 170 HUDSON, OHIO HUDSON ACCOLADES • Crimson Invite Back Draw Champion • UNC Invite Back Draw Champion 2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS Posted a 2-2 singles record ... Lone spring singles victory came in a straight-set (6-4, 6-3) win at UNC Asheville. 2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS Won the back draw at the Crimson and UNC Fall Invitationals with 3-1 records ... Finished the fall with a 7-6 singles’ mark ... Teamed with James Lloyd to record a 3-1 record against league competition in doubles. HIGH SCHOOL Four-time state qualifier and sectional champion ... Also won a district championship and was All-Ohio in doubles. PERSONAL Son of Drew and Barb Boslet ... Has two younger siblings, Melissa and Steven ... Born on Aug. 10, 1988 in Winfield, Ill.

BOSLET’S CAREER STATISTICS SINGLES DOUBLES YEAR OVERALL B. SOUTH OVERALL B. SOUTH 2007-08 8-14 2-4 6-11 3-2 2008-09 2-2 1-0 0-0 0-0 Totals 10-16 3-4 6-11 3-2

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IVAN SALEC JUNIOR 5-9 / 160 OROSLAVJE, CROATIA OROSLAVJE SECONDARY ACCOLADES • 2009 All-Conference Singles • 2009 All-Conference Doubles • 2008 Big South Freshman of the Year • 2008 VaSID Freshman of the Year • 2008 VaSID All-State 2nd Team • 2008 All-Conference Singles • 2008 All-Conference Doubles 2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS Earned All-Conference in both singles and doubles for the second consecutive season ... Climbed to No. 79 in the preseason rankings ... Tabbed the Big South’s Flight Champion in both singles and doubles at the No. 2 spot ... Finished the fall 5-3, while advancing to the Round of 16 at the ITA Midwest Regional and UVA Ranked Plus One Invitational ... Recorded a 17-4 singles mark in the spring, including his second straight unblemished league slate ... Teamed with Mehdi Benhammou to go 22-4 in doubles at the No. 2 position ... Salec and Benhammou enter the NCAA Tournament on a 13-match winning streak. 2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS Big South and VaSID Freshman of the Year ... All-Conference in singles and doubles ... Went undefeated at No. 2 singles... Teamed with Mehdi Benhammou to go 11-3 overall and 5-1 in the Big South play... Earned Mideast Regional fall ranking of 19 ... Won two tournaments and qualified for the main draw of the ITA Mideast Regional in the fall ... Went 4-0 to claim the Orange Bracket at the Virginia Fall Invitational ... Won the Stallings Bracket at Crimson Fall Invitational. PERSONAL Son of Emil and Visnja ... Has an older sister Monika ... Born on Nov. 24, 1987.

SALEC’S CAREER STATISTICS SINGLES DOUBLES YEAR OVERALL B. SOUTH OVERALL B. SOUTH 2007-08 28-4 6-0 13-5 5-1 2008-09 22-7 6-0 22-5 5-1 Totals 50-11 12-0 35-10 10-2

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IGOR OGRIZEK SOPHOMORE 5-9 / 175 DARUVAR, CROATIA BIROTECHNIKA GRAMMAR ACCOLADES • 2009 All-Conference Singles • 2009 BSC Singles Flight Champion • 2009 BSC Doubles Flight Champion 2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS Earned all-conference honors in singles ... Tabbed Big South Flight Champion in both singles and doubles ... One of three Highlanders and only freshman to finish the 2009 spring undefeated in league play ... Posted a 15-5 record in singles during the spring ... Teamed with fellow freshman Stefan Bojic to go 14-6 in spring doubles ... Partnered with Zack Watson in the fall to post an impressive 5-1 doubles record ... Has won nine of his last 11 matches, including five straight. JUNIORS Prior to joining the Highlanders climbed to No. 6 in the Croatian Junior Rankings ... Won the 2006 Croatian National Tournament in doubles ... Ranked as high as No. 10 in Seniors singles play in Croatia. PERSONAL Son of Borivoj and Dubravka Ogrizek ... Has one brother, Luka ... Born on April 6, 1988.

OGRIZEK’S CAREER STATISTICS SINGLES DOUBLES YEAR OVERALL B. SOUTH OVERALL B. SOUTH 2008-09 17-8 6-0 19-9 5-1 Totals 17-8 6-0 19-9 5-1

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BRETT CROMWELL FRESHMAN 5-11 / 165 BUFFALO, N.Y. BOLLETTIERI TENNIS ACAD. HIGH SCHOOL / JUNIORS Trained at Bollettieri Academy from 20042009, winning selective junior tournaments and obtained ATP qualifying wins on the pro circuit ... Completed High school with a 3.9 GPA ... Was a four year starter on the national honor roll ... Enrolled at Radford on “Presidential” academic scholarship. PERSONAL Son of Brian and Kimberly Cromwell ... Has four siblings, Rachel, Ryan, Erika, and Lauren ... Born on May 5, 1990 in Buffalo, N.Y.

THOMAS DEHAEN FRESHMAN 5-9 / 150 ZWEVEGEM, BELGIUM MIDDENJURY HIGH SCHOOL / JUNIORS Under 16 number two junior player in Belgium ... Trained at Tennisval Valencia, Spain 2006-2008 ... Played the pro circuit obtaining numerous wins in qualifying ... Won three 1st division tournaments in Belgium in Summer of 2009. PERSONAL Son of Yves and Anne Dehaen ... Has one brother, Matthias ... September 16, 1991 in Zwevegem, Belgium.

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MICHAEL JOHNSON FRESHMAN 6-0 / 175 PORTSMOUTH, GREAT BRITAIN SWANMORE HIGH SCHOOL / JUNIORS Currently #2 ranked county junior and has been ranked as high as 36 in England juniors ... Top 200 men’s open ranking ... Club team (Hampshire) made the 2008 national club finals ... Winner of five junior regional tournaments in both singles and doubles ... Played in the national championships for the UK in both singles and doubles. PERSONAL Son of Anne Johnson ... Has one brother, Simon ... Born on March 10, 1991 in Portsmouth, Great Britain

ERIK FINKENBRINK FRESHMAN 6-2 / 185 DUELMAN, GERMANY ANNETTE GYMNASIUM HIGH SCHOOL / JUNIORS Ranked as high as 25 in Under 18 German Juniors ... Under 16 TE ranking of 150 ... Winner of several regional and under 21 tournaments in Germany. PERSONAL Son of Wilma and Bernhard Finkenbrink ... Has one sister, Elisa ... Born on November 20, 1989 in Duelman, Germany.

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2009 SEASON IN REVIEW 2009 SCHEDULE ATE D 1/ 16 23 25 31 2/ 1 7 8 21 3/ 10 11 13 21 22 23 28 29 30 4/ 4 5 6 8 17 18 5/ 8 14-25

OPPONENT RESULT at Florida Gulf Coast W 6- 1 vs. No. 75 Texas A&M C.C. 1 W 4- 3 at No. 18 Texas A&M L 2- 5 at Georgia State W 7- 0 at Davidson W 6- 1 vs. Columbia 2 W 4- 0 at Old Dominion W 5- 2 at Winthrop* W 5- 2 at No. 42 South Florida L 1- 4 vs. St. John’s 3 W 7- 0 at No. 68 Central Florida W 5- 2 PRESBYTERIAN* W 7- 0 at UNC Asheville* W 6- 1 at Coastal Carolina* W 5- 2 GEORGE WASHINGTON W 6- 1 at Elon L 3- 4 APPALACHIAN STATE W 5- 2 LIBERTY* W 7- 0 GARDNER-WEBB* W 7- 0 BINGHAMTON W 6- 0 JAMES MADISON W 7- 0 vs. No. 5 Liberty 4 W 4- 0 4 vs. No. 2 Winthrop W 4- 1 vs. No. 2 Duke 5 L, 0-4 NCAA Championship 6

2009 SEASON IN REVIEW

w Under the direction Mike Anderson, who was named the Big South Coach of the Year for the fourth straight season, men’s tennis claimed their third straight Conference Tournament crown and fourth consecutive regular season title. w Radford, which finished the 2009 season 20-4 overall, while running its home winning streak to 34 consecutive matches. w Along with advancing to its third straight NCAA Tournament, the Highlanders climbed to a school and conference-best 46th in the ITA Rankings before concluding the 2009 spring ranked 53rd. w Martin Sayer, who was tabbed the league’s Player of the Year for the fourth straight year, earned an at-large selection to the NCAA Singles Championships and was accompanied by Zack Watson as the first doubles team in school history to receive an invitation to the NCAA Doubles Championships. w Mehdi Benhammou was named the league’s Scholar Athlete of the Year, while four of Radford’s singles players and two doubles teams were selected all-conference. The entire starting lineup was tabbed a flight champion. w Five Highlanders recorded at least 15 singles wins, while their top two doubles teams finished with 19 triumphs each. w Winners of 42 of their last 46 regular season matches, Radford has dropped just one conference dual in the last four years. w Sayer who recorded his 100th career win at Old Dominion, concluded his career as the alltime winningest player in Radford men’s tennis history with a 114-25 record.

BOLD ALL CAPS Denotes Home Match * Denote Big South Conference Match 1 College Station, Texas 2 Norfolk, Va. ~ 3 Tampa, Fla. 4 Big South Championships Rock Hill, S.C. 5 NCAA Regional Knoxville, Tenn. 6 College Station, Texas ~ Sayer (Singles) / Sayer and Watson (Doubles)

2009 RADFORD MEN’S TENNIS SPRING SINGLES / DOUBLES RECORDS SINGLES OVERALL DUAL TOUR BSC BENHAMMOU, Mehdi 16-6 16-6 0-0 5-1 BOJIC, Stefan 11-11 11-11 0-0 3-2 BOSLET, Paul 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 OGRIZEK, Igor 15-5 15-5 0-0 6-0 SALEC, Ivan 17-5 17-5 0-0 6-0 SAYER, Martin 20-3 20-2 0-0 6-0 WATSON, Zack 19-3 19-3 0-0 4-2 TOTALS 99-33 99-32 0-0 31-5 PERCENTAGE .750 .756 .000 .861 DOUBLES OVERALL DUAL TOUR BOJIC, Stefan/SAYER, Martin 1-0 1-0 0-0 BENHAMMOU, Mehdi/SALEC, Ivan 19-4 19-4 0-0 OGRIZEK, Igor/WATSON, Zack 1-0 1-0 0-0 SAYER, Martin/WATSON, Zack 19-3 19-2 0-0 BOJIC, Stefan/OGRIZEK, Igor 14-7 14-7 0-0 TOTALS 54-14 54-13 0-0 PERCENTAGE .794 .806 .000

1 --- --- --- --- --- 20-2 --- 20-2 .909

2 --- --- --- --- 17-5 --- --- 17-5 .773

3 4-1 9-10 --- --- --- --- --- 13-11 .542

4 9-4 2-1 --- 3-2 --- --- --- 14-7 .750

5 3-1 --- --- 12-3 --- --- 0-1 15-5 .750

6 --- --- 1-0 --- --- --- 19-2 20-2 .909

NAT’L STRK 0-0 L1 0-1 L2 0-0 W1 0-0 W5 1-1 L1 2-2 W13 0-0 W9 3-4 .375

BSC 1 0-0 1-0 5-1 --- 0-0 --- 6-0 19-2 5-1 --- 16-2 20-2 .889 .909

2 --- 19-4 --- --- --- 19-4 .826

3 NAT’L STRK --- 0-0 W 1 --- 0-0 L 1 1-0 0-0 W 1 --- 1-3 L 1 14-7 0-0 L 1 15-7 1-3 .682 .250

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2009 SEASON IN REVIEW

2009 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS

Radford Winthrop Coastal Carolina Gardner-Webb Liberty Presbyterian UNC Asheville

Big South W L Pct. 6 0 1.000 5 1 .833 4 2 .667 3 3 .300 2 4 .333 1 5 .167 0 6 .000

W 20 10 16 9 13 6 5

Overall L Pct. 4 .833 11 .476 6 .727 17 .346 10 .565 14 .263 16 .238

2009 BIG SOUTH TOURNAMENT

Thursday, April 16, 2009 No. 5 Liberty 4, def. No. 4 Gardner-Webb 1 No. 3 Coastal Carolina 4, def. No. 6 UNC Asheville 0 Friday, April 17, 2009 No. 1 Radford 4, def. No. 5 Liberty 0 No. 2 Winthrop 4, def. No. 3 Coastal Carolina 3 Saturday, April 18, 2009 No. 1 Radford 4, def. No. 2 Winthrop 1

2009 ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS

Singles Champions 1 – Martin Sayer, Radford 2 – Ivan Salec, Radford 3 – Nadav Ruppin, Winthrop 4 – Diego Toledo, Winthrop 5 – Igor Orgizek, Radford 6 – Arthur Takahashi, Winthrop

Doubles Champions 1 – Sayer/Watson, Radford 2 – Salec/Benhammou, Radford 3 – Bojic/Orgizek, Radford Singles All-Conference Martin Sayer, Radford Ivan Salec, Radford E. Slesarev, Gardner-Webb Roy Sichel, Winthrop E. Ramos, Coastal Carolina Mehdi Benhammou, Radford G. Perez, Coastal Carolina Igor Orgizek, Radford

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Doubles All-Conference Sayer/Watson, Radford Perez/Ramos, Coastal Carolina Salec/Benhammou, Radford

2008-09 ITA NATIONAL RANKINGS

ank R 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52

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Academic All-Conference Patrick Feduik, Presbyterian Evgeny Slesarev, Gardner-Webb Dmitry Vlaskin, Coastal Carolina Louis Steyn, Liberty Alexander Greer UNC Asheville Player of the Year Martin Sayer, Radford Freshman of the Year Nadav Ruppin, Winthrop Coach of the Year Mike Anderson, Radford Scholar-Athletes of the Year Mehdi Benhammou, Radford Arthur Takahashi, Winthrop

54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75

Avg. 78.62 83.18 80.08 78.80 73.30 73.27 69.94 69.54 62.63 62.46 58.29 51.21 50.94 50.24 47.09 45.78 44.26 41.79 38.62 35.71 35.53 33.57 32.74 31.80 31.52 31.44 31.36 30.81 28.81 27.08 26.70 25.40 24.82 24.04 23.93 23.58 20.34 20.14 19.92 18.43 18.01 17.83 17.43 17.16 17.09 16.92 16.01 14.61 13.62 13.16 11.48 11.43

School University of Virginia Ohio State University University of Virginia Univ. of Mississippi UCLA University of Georgia Baylor University University of Tennessee Univ. of Texas at Austin Stanford University University of Florida University of Illinois Florida State University Texas A&M University University of Kentucky University of Alabama Wake Forest University Pepperdine Univ. of Miami (Florida) Boise State University Auburn University Univ. of Louisville Duke University Univ. of Arizona Oklahoma State University University of Washington Virginia Tech Louisiana State University Univ. of Tulsa Univ. of Minnesota Univ. of Notre Dame North Carolina University of Michigan Rice University University of South Carolina Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison University of South Florida Texas Christian Texas Tech University California Univ. of Hawaii, Manoa San Diego State University Virginia Commonwealth University Fresno State Univ. of New Mexico Northwestern University Univ. of Oklahoma Georgia Tech Indiana University-Bloomington North Carolina State University of Utah Columbia University

11.17 11.07 10.94 10.63 9.54 9.50 9.48 9.19 9.14 8.99 8.83 8.57 8.54 8.40 8.34 8.06 7.94 7.86 7.68 7.32 7.11 7.05

Penn State University Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Middle Tennessee State University Furman University UNC Wilmington University of Iowa Vanderbilt University East Tennessee State University Harvard University Brigham Young University Clemson University Elon University Univ. of the Pacific (California) Univ. of Nebraska Yale University Univ. of South Carolina, Upstate Southern Methodist Mississippi State University UNLV DePaul University College of William and Mary

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Italics - Denotes 2009 Opponent

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NCAA Tournament Singles Appearances

HONORS & AWARDS

Mike Perrone (Div. II, 1st Round) . 1984 Martin Sayer (Div. I, 2nd Round) . . 2006 Martin Sayer (Div. I, 2nd Round) . . 2007 Martin Sayer (Div. I, 1st Round) . . 2008 Martin Sayer (Div. I, 1st Round) . . 2009

NCAA Tournament Doubles Appearances

Martin Sayer/Zack Watson (Div. I) . 2009

Big South Player of the Year

Rachid Benjelloun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Martin Sayer . . . 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Big South Coach of the Year

Bruce Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 Mike Anderson . 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Big South Freshman of the Year

Bartlo Oosthuizen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 James Lloyd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Mehdi Benhammou . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Ivan Salec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008

ALL-CONFERENCE

Greg Goodall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 Rachid Benjelloun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Maurad Fahim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Faisal Syed-Haq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 Youssef Bouzidi . . . . . . . . . . 1996, 1999 Faycal Rhalazi . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999, 2000 Arthur Vasarevic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 James Lloyd . . . 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Martin Sayer . . . 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Brandon Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Arthur Vasarevic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Mehdi Benhammou . . . 2007, 2008, 2009 Ivan Salec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008, 2009 Igor Ogrizek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009

All-Conference Doubles BIG SOUTH TOURNAMENT Mike Perron/Franklin Chaney . . . . . 1985 Rachid Benjelloun/Mourad Fahim . 1994 Youssef Bouzidi/Stuart Evans . . . . . 1998 Joakim Arhammar/Robel Megisteab 2004 Arthur Vasarevic/Martin Sayer . . . . 2006 Brandon Johnson/James Lloyd . . . . 2006 Mehdi Benhammou/Patrick Metham2007 Martin Sayer/Zack Watson . . 2008, 2009 Ivan Salec/Mehdi Benhammou2008, 2009

Big South All-Academic Team

Mike Ginsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Faisal Syed-Heq . . . . . . . . . . 1997, 1998 Eric Christianson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Bartlo Oosthuizen . . . . 2000, 2001, 2002 Arthur Vasarevic . . . . . . . . . . 2004, 2005 Tyler Early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Mehdi Benhammou . . . 2007, 2008, 2009

Big South Scholar Athlete of the Year

Mehdi Benhammou . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009

VaSID All-State

Martin Sayer (1st) . . . . . . . . . 2006, 2008 Mehdi Benhammou (2nd) . . . . . . . . 2006 Martin Sayer (2nd) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007

VaSID Freshman of the Year

Ivan Salec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008

CoSIDA Academic All-Region

Rachid Benjalloun . . . . . . . . . 1993, 1994

ITA All-Academic

Tyler Early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Mehdi Benhammou . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007

1995 - Radford, Va. vs. Coastal Carolina1 vs. UNC Greensboro2

W, 4-3 L, 2-5

1996 - North Myrtle Beach, S.C. vs. Winthrop1 vs. Coastal Carolina2

W, 4-3 L, 3-4

1997 - North Myrtle Beach, S.C. vs. Coastal Carolina1

L, 3-4

1998 - Radford, Va. vs. Liberty1 vs. Winthrop2

W, 4-0 L, 2-4

1999 - Elon, N.C. vs. Liberty1 vs. Winthrop2

W, 4-2 L, 0-4

2000 - Elon, N.C. vs. UNC Asheville1 vs. Elon2

W, 4-0 L, 1-4

2001 - Elon, N.C. vs. Liberty1 vs. Charleston Southern2

W, 5-2 L, 0-4

2002 - North Myrtle Beach, S.C. vs. Winthrop1

L, 0-5

2003 - Elon, N.C. vs. Elon1

L, 0-4

2004 - Rock Hill, S.C. vs. Charleston Southern1

L, 1-4

2005 - Rock Hill, S.C. vs. UNC Asheville1

L, 1-4

2006 - Birmingham, Ala. vs. Liberty1 vs. High Point2 vs. Winthrop3

W, 4-1 W, 4-3 W, 4-0

2007 - Radford, Va. vs. Birmingham Southern1 vs. Charleston Southern2 vs. Winthrop3

W, 4-0 W, 4-0 W, 4-0

2008 - Rock Hill, S.C. vs. Coastal Carolina1 at Winthrop2

W, 4-0 W, 4-2

2009 - Rock Hill, S.C. vs. Liberty2 vs. Winthrop3

W, 4-0 W, 4-1

NCAA TOURNAMENT

As part of the Big South’s 25th Anniversary Celebration, Martin Sayer (left) was honored with Radford’s all-time greats Dante Washington (middle) and Charlene Curtis (right).

2007 - Chapel Hill, N.C. at #6 North Carolina

L, 1-4

2008 - Athens, Ga. at #5 Georgia

L, 0-4

2009 - Knoxville, Tenn. at #2 Duke

L, 0-4

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2010 OPPONENTS BINGHAMTON

GEORGE WASHINGTON

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE

BROWN

HARVARD

SOUTH FLORIDA

CENTRAL FLORIDA

JAMES MADISON

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

MARCH 13, 2010 3:00 PM BINGHAMTON, N.Y.

MARCH 9, 2010 5:00 PM PROVIDENCE, R.I.

JAN. 15, 2010 TBA TAMPA, FLA.

MARCH 11, 2010 5:00 PM BOSTON, MASS.

MARCH 31, 2010 3:00 PM HARRISONBURG, VA.

MARCH 19, 2010 3:00 PM RADFORD, VA.

JAN. 16, 2010 TBA TAMPA, FLA.

JAN. 31, 2010 TBA LOS ANGELES, CALIF.

CHARLOTTE

LIBERTY

ST. JOHN’S

COASTAL CAROLINA

MEMPHIS

UNC ASHEVILLE

DAVIDSON

NEBRASKA

UNC WILMINGTON

DENVER

NORTH FLORIDA

VANDERBILT

ELON

PRESBYTERIAN

WINTHROP

GARDNER-WEBB

PRINCETON

YALE

FEB. 26, 2010 2:00 PM CHARLOTTE, N.C.

APRIL 3, 2010 10:00 AM RADFORD, VA.

APRIL 16, 2010 3:00 PM RADFORD, VA.

JAN. 23, 2010 2:00 PM LINCOLN, NEB.

MARCH 17, 2010 2:00 PM RADFORD, VA.

APRIL 7, 2010 2:30 PM BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.

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MARCH 6, 2010 1:00 PM WASHINGTON, D.C.

APRIL 10, 2010 1:00 PM LYNCHBURG, VA.

JAN. 17, 2010 TBA TAMPA, FLA.

JAN. 22, 2010 6:00 PM LINCOLN, NEB.

APRIL 1, 2010 3:00 PM RADFORD, VA.

MARCH 27, 2010 10:00 AM CLINTON, S.C.

MARCH 7, 2010 11:00 AM PRINCETON, N.J.

2007, 2008, 2009 Big South Tournament Champions

MARCH 20, 2010 3:00 PM RADFORD, VA.

MARCH 28, 2010 1:00 PM RADFORD, VA.

APRIL 2, 2010 12:00PM RADFORD, VA.

JAN. 31, 2010 TBA LOS ANGELES, CALIF.

APRIL 9, 2010 2:00 PM. RADFORD, VA.

JAN. 30, 2010 8:30 AM LOS ANGELES, CALIF.


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2/26 3/6 7 9 11 13 17 19 20 27 28 31 4/1 2 3 7 9 10 16

SOUTH FLORIDA TOURNAMENT vs. Central Florida Tampa, Fla. South Florida Tampa, Fla. vs. Memphis Tampa, Fla.

TBA TBA TBA

Nebraska vs. Denver

6:00 2:00

Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln, Neb.

ITA NATIONAL INDOOR vs. Yale Los Angeles, Calif. 11:30 a.m. USC / vs. Vanderbilt Los Angeles, Calif. TBA Charlotte

Charlotte, N.C.

George Washington Princeton Brown Harvard Binghamton ELON S.C. STATE ST. JOHN’S Presbyterian* UNC ASHEVILLE* James Madison

Washington, D.C. 1:00 Princeton, N.J. 11:00 a.m. Providence, R.I. 5:00 Boston, Mass. 5:00 Binghamton, N.Y. 3:00 RADFORD 2:00 RADFORD 3:00 RADFORD 3:00 Clinton, S.C. 10:00 a.m. RADFORD 1:00 Harrisonburg, Va. 3:00

NORTH FLORIDA UNC WILMINGTON

RADFORD RADFORD

COASTAL CAROLINA* Gardner-Webb* WINTHROP* Liberty* DAVIDSON

RADFORD 10:00 Boiling Springs, N.C. RADFORD Lynchburg, Va. RADFORD

2010 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP April 19 - 21, Radford, Va. -- RU Tennis Courts 2010 NCAA REGIONALS May 14-16 2010 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS May 20-31, Athens, Ga. LARGE ALL CAPS Denotes Home Contests * Denotes Conference Opponent All Times Eastern Standard

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