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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

2009-10 Cougar Men’s Tennis

Cougar Tennis

2009-2010 SIUE Men’s Tennis Roster Name Ht. Michael Chamberlain 6-0 Morten Christensen 5-11 Devan Faulkenberg 5-8 Jordan Faulkenberg 6-0 Paulo Gonzalez 5-9 Jeremy Knipp 6-2 Dylan Reed 6-1 Carlos Sanchez 5-11 Pete Wilson 6-3 Robert Young 6-0 Head Coach: Kyler Updyke

Yr. Hometown/Last School Jr. Glen Carbon, Ill./Olivet Nazarene So. Haslev, Denmark/Haslev Gymnasium So. Troy, Ill./Triad Jr. Troy, Ill./Triad Jr. Chicago, Ill./Pueri Domus Fr. Keller, Tex./Keller Fr. Austin, Tex./Anderson Sr. Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico/CBTIS 108 HS So. Jasper, Ind./Jasper Sr. Kirkland, Ill./Kirkland Hiawatha Graduate Assistant: Sean Bush

Quick Facts Location Edwardsville, Illinois Founded 1957 Enrollment 13,940 Nickname Cougars School colors Red and White Affiliation NCAA Division I (Reclassifying) Conference Ohio Valley Chancellor Dr. Vaughn Vandegrift Athletics Director Dr. Brad Hewitt Faculty Representative Dr. John Meisel Head Athletic Trainer Gerry Schlemer

SIU Edwardsville Website Minutes from downtown St. Louis 25 Acres 2,660 Student/Faculty ratio 16 to 1 Average class size 25 SIU Edwardsville Students Students who reside on campus 3,500 Average freshman ACT score 22.6 Financial aid $95.6 million (AY07) Alumni 82,300

SIUE Women’s Tennis Staff Head Coach Alma Mater, Yr. Phone E-mail Media Information Sports Information Director (SID) SID office phone E-mail Graduate Assistant SID FAX

Kyler Updyke SIUE ’98 618-650-3275 Eric Hess 618-650-3608 Bruce Robidou 650-2296

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

2009-10 Cougar Men’s Tennis

Chancellor Vaughn Vandegrift Dr. Vaughn Vandegrift was appointed the seventh chancellor of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on July 1, 2004. Emphasizing teaching, research and public service programs, SIUE is a fully-accredited public institution—beautifully situated in Edwardsville on 2,660 acres just 25 miles from St. Louis—awarding degrees in 44 baccalaureate and 64 master’s programs encompassing the arts and sciences, nursing, education, business and engineering. The Schools of Pharmacy and Dental Medicine award first professional degrees, the D.M.D. and the Pharm.D. For the fourth consecutive year, SIUE has been heralded by U.S. News and World Report for its Senior Assignment Program, an integrative learning experience required of all seniors prior to graduation. U.S. News lists SIUE among the top 10 public universities in the Midwest-Master’s category for the second consecutive year. The main campus includes University Park, a research park established to enhance economic development. The Edwardsville campus also is supplemented by campuses in East St. Louis and Alton. Since the time of his appointment, Vandegrift has been instrumental in guiding the University toward fulfillment of its vision to be recognized nationally, as a premier Metropolitan University, for the excellence of its programs and development of professional and community leaders. He developed a plan for achievement of the vision by the year 2015 that combines the values and goals of the University with knowledge gained from his 33year career in higher education. Vandegrift is a New Jersey native who came to SIUE from Georgia Southern University, a comprehensive, residential university of 16,000 students, where he served as Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chief Information Officer and Professor of Chemistry. His areas of responsibility included six academic colleges, graduate studies, international studies, information technology services, the library, continuing education and public service, a museum, a wildlife education center and a botanical garden. He also served as Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at Montclair State University in New Jersey, the second largest university in the state of New Jersey. He served as Chairman of the Department of Chemistry at Murray State University in Kentucky and held earlier faculty positions at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Illinois State University. Vandegrift has been the author or co-author of grants resulting in more than $3 million in funding from various sources during his career, including support from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the National Science Foundation, the Fats and Proteins Research Foundation and the AT&T Corporation. He has also been active in working with foundations and donors who have made major gifts in support of the institutions where he has worked. Dr. Vandegrift is author of more than 40 professional publications and presentations including works published in Biochemistry, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry and Methods in Enzymology. Vandegrift is a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Vandegrift currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois; University Park, SIUE; Focus St. Louis; St. Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Association; United Way of Greater St. Louis; the Southwestern Illinois Higher Education Consortium (SIHEC); the Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market (SICCM) and the Executive Council of The Alliance of Edwardsville-Glen Carbon. He has been elected into the honor societies of Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi. He has provided service on boards in support of science education and has been listed in Who’s Who in the East, American Men and Women of Science and Who’s Who in Frontier Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. from Ohio University in biochemistry studying the effects of nuclear histone proteins on the conformation of DNA. His bachelor’s and master’s in chemistry were obtained at Montclair State University. Vandegrift and his wife, Sue, are the parents of three adult children. Beth is an attorney, while David and Mark are both employed in private business. Vaughn and Sue are the proud grandparents of two granddaughters, Vaughn and Camilla.

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Director of Athletics Brad Hewitt Dr. Bradley L. Hewitt has served as the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at SIUE since August 2002. Dr. Hewitt served 13 years in numerous positions at SIUE before stepping in as the seventh Director of Athletics in the school’s history. Hewitt’s charge was to regain SIUE’s storied national success of the 1970s and 1980s (16 national championships) and expand that success across a broad-based athletic program. Since his start as the Director of Athletics, 37 Cougar teams have competed in their respective NCAA individual or team championships. Hewitt has helped elevate SIUE’s previous best 131st place finish in the U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup to a 78th place finish in 2004, a 37th place finish in 2005, a 4th place finish in 2006, and an 11th place finish in 2007. For the 2006-07 seasons, the Cougars won both the prestigious Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) All-Sports Trophy and the Commissioner’s Cup. The Cougars won the All-Sports Trophy with 141.5 points, the highest total points recorded in a single season since the award was conceived more than 25 years ago. The Commissioner’s Cup is awarded to the program that produces the overall best finish in the league’s seven “core” sports. SIUE posted top five finishes in six of the seven sports that count in the Commissioner’s Cup standings, including conference titles in men’s soccer and softball. Also considered are volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, and baseball. The pinnacle of achievement was a 2007 national championship in softball. In 1994, Hewitt, in his role as Assistant Athletic Director, served as the University’s venue manager for the United States Olympic Festival-’94 track and field and wrestling events. Since 1994, Hewitt has held several positions at SIUE including acting Chief Executive Officer of the SIUE Foundation and acting Vice Chancellor of University Relations (1998-2000), adjunct graduate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education (1996-2003), and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Athletic Development (1994-1998 and 2000-present). From 1995-1998 and 2000-2002, Hewitt was the internal and external liaison for the Vice Chancellor of University Relations overseeing Alumni Services; SIUE Foundation; Public Affairs; Photographic Services; and University Graphics, Publications, and Printing. Hewitt has a diverse background in intercollegiate athletics. Before coming to SIUE, he was the director of sports marketing and associate head football coach at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa; the recruiting coordinator and assistant football coach at Southern Illinois University Carbondale; and recruiting coordinator, track event manager and assistant football coach at his alma mater The University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Hewitt earned a bachelor’s in mathematics in 1981 from Central Missouri as well as a master’s in athletic administration in 1982. Hewitt completed his doctorate in education at SIUC in 1994. Hewitt has been a highly-active member of the area community serving as a member of the board of directors for the St. Louis Sports Commission since 1999, a member of the board of directors for the Edwardsville-Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Board of Governors for the Prairie State Games and as a member of the State Games of America Board of Directors. He is presently serving his second term as a Chancellor Vaughn Vandegrift, Jordan Faulkenberg, Athletic Director Dr. Brad Hewitt and member of the Edwardsville District 7 School Board. Head Coach Kyler Updyke. In 2006, Hewitt completed the executive management program at the Sports Management Institute which provides specialized executive management programs for sports management professionals. The Sports Management Institute was developed in 1989 as a joint venture of the athletic departments and business administration schools of the University of Southern California, the University of Notre Dame and the University of North Carolina. Significant fundraising success (especially in facility development) has been a capstone of Hewitt’s professional career. Since 2000 Hewitt was instrumental in securing several multi-million dollar facility gifts and pledges ($10 million plus in total) for the University. These facilities gifts helped build the 12,000 sq. ft. Birger Hall (SIUE’s Foundation and Alumni Building), the 1,500 seat SimmonsCooper Baseball Complex, and the 5,000 sq. ft. SIUE softball stadium/clubhouse. He was a significant member of the SIUE Foundation team that saw exponential growth in the Foundation’s annual giving campaign and endowment from 1995-2002. Since rejoining Cougar Athletics in 2002, he has focused on increasing the athletic endowment, doubling the number of endowed scholarships. Hewitt and his wife Kay, a professional educator, reside in Edwardsville. Their daughter Loren is a 2007 graduate of SIUE and tennis alumnae, and their son Matthew is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a major in mechanical engineering.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

2009-10 Cougar Men’s Tennis

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville SIUE Phone Numbers: Area Code: 618 Academic Counseling and Advising ...............................................................650-3701 Admission Counselors/Campus Tours............................................................650-3705 ........................................................................... or Toll Free in Illinois 1-800-447-SIUE Alumni Services ..............................................................................................650-2760 Career Development Center...........................................................................650-3708 Housing Office ................................................................................................650-3931 Intercollegiate Athletics ...................................................................................650-2871 Student Financial Aid ......................................................................................650-3880

How to Contact Us Area Code: 618 Coach Updyke phone/e-mail ................................650-3275 .......... Men’s Tennis FAX ...........................................................................................650-3369 Web site..................................................................................... For more than 50 years, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has prepared students to become leaders in their community and professionals in their fields of study. SIUE students choose from degree programs ranging from career-oriented fields to liberal arts. Graduates are prepared for the challenges of today’s competitive workforce and graduate school. Near several major interstates, the campus is beautifully situated on 2,660 acres of woodland on bluffs near the Mississippi River, yet only 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis. The University’s outstanding programs, faculty, location, and affordability make SIUE your best choice for a successful academic career. A Great Value SIUE has one of the lowest tuition rates among four-year public universities in Illinois. Last year, SIUE students received more than $116 million in financial aid, and more than 1,500 students are employed on campus. Undergraduate students realize even more savings with the SIUE textbook rental program. High-ability students may qualify for four-year tuition scholarships and academic support through the Meridian Scholarship Program. The Johnetta Haley, Housing, Provost, Foundation, Athletic and departmental merit scholarships also are available. First-Year Living Options Prairie Hall, Bluff Hall and Woodland Hall feature suite-style living, with two people sharing a room and four people sharing a bathroom. You can choose a general assignment or take advantage of a living and learning community. Horizons is a first-year experience program designed to acclimate residents to campus while making adjustments to campus life. Focused Interest Communities are designed to complement an academic major or special interest.

SIUE Facts • Established in 1957 • Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association • 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis • 2,660 acres • 44 undergraduate programs • 72 graduate and professional programs • 50 undergraduate minors • Student/Faculty ratio of 16 to 1 (Average class size is 25) • 82% of full-time instructional faculty have a terminal degree appropriate to their discipline • Seven academic units: Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Nursing, Dental Medicine and Pharmacy

The Students • Enrollment of 13,940 • Average freshman ACT score 22.6

• 3,500 reside on campus • Financial aid: $116 million (AY09)

What Does It Cost To Attend SIUE? Undergraduates, Fall and Spring semester 15 hours* (2009/10 AY) Illinois Non-Illinois Tuition/Fees $8,336.40 $17,637.90 Room & Board $7,461.00 $7,461.00 Total $15,797.40 $25,098.90 *12 hours is considered full-time. Cost is subject to change.

Upperclass Living Options Evergreen Hall is a unique environment for sophomores and above that features suite- and apartment-style living with the amenities of a residence hall. Living units are available in four different layouts and most contain private bedrooms. Cougar Village is home to transfers, families and residents who are sophomores and above. These comfortable lakeside apartments combine the academic advantages of living on campus with the freedom of apartment life.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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Coaching Staff/CHAMPS/Life Skills The mission of the NCAA is to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the campus educational program and the student-athlete as an integral part of the student body. With this in mind, the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program was created to support the student development initiatives of its member institutions and to enhance the quality of the student-athlete experience within the university setting. In the process of achieving this mission, the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program will: • Support efforts of every student-athlete toward intellectual development and graduation. • Use athletics as preparation for success in life. • Enable student-athletes to make meaningful contributions to their communities. • Meet the changing needs of student-athletes. • Promote respect for diversity among student-athletes. • Enhance interpersonal relationships in the lives of student-athletes. • Assist student-athletes in building positive self-esteem. • Promote ownership by the student-athletes of their academic, athletic, personal and social responsibilities. • Enhance partnerships between the NCAA, member institution and their communities for the purpose of education. • Encourage the development of leadership.

A student who also is an athlete at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has two full-time jobs: academics and athletics. Success in both takes effort, determination and time management.

SIUE Head Coaches

Derek Burton

Gary Collins

Lennox Forrester

Todd Gober

Kareem Jackson

Jennifer Jakel

Women’s Soccer


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Interim M/W Track & Field

Women’s Golf

Kevin Kalish

Amanda Levens

Eileen McAllister

Sandy Montgomery

David Ray

Kyler Updyke

Derrick Brown

Men’s Soccer

Women’s Basketball

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M/W Tennis

Interim Men’s Golf

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

2009-10 Cougar Men’s Tennis

Head Coach Kyler Updyke Kyler Updyke, a three-time All-American in men’s tennis, is in his fifth year as SIUE Coach. He was an Assistant Coach during the 1997-98 and 2005-2006 seasons. As a player, Updyke was a nationally-ranked USTA junior and competed on the national and international level from age 11. He also was a team member of the USTA Midwest Davis Cup Team. Updyke started his collegiate career at William Carey College in 1990, where he competed for an NAIA Team title. He was an All-American in doubles during the 1992-93 and 1993-94 seasons, reaching the finals of the NCAA Division II Tournament. He finished three years at SIUE as a member of the No. 2-ranked doubles team in Division II. During his senior year, he was the ITA Midwest Singles Champion, finished No. 5 in the National Small College ITA and was the No. 5 ranked player in Division II, earning him All-American status. During his time as coach at SIUE, the Cougars returned to the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships. During the 2007-08 season his top players earned Freshman of the Year for the men’s and women’s teams. The SIUE women’s tennis team finished with a Midwest ranking of No. 5, with the top player finishing No. 12 in the Midwest. The top men’s player finished No. 8 in the Midwest in NCAA Division II. The Cougars also have made the transition to Division I under Updyke. The teams handled the first year with some success and look to the next several years to return SIUE Tennis to the prominence they have enjoyed over the past 30 years. The tennis Cougars also have enjoyed a great run on academics under Updyke receiving the highest GPA for the men’s program during the 07-08 season as well as the 08-09 season. His team also has an extensive list of Dean’s List awardees and several who have graduated with the highest honors. Updyke earned a bachelor of science in 1998 from SIUE. He and his wife Jamie have two daughters, Noni and Macy.

Assistant Coach Sean Bush Sean Bush begins his second season with SIUE tennis as an assistant coach. Bush came to SIUE after graduating from Eastern Illinois in 2008. Bush compiled 74 wins in singles and doubles during his four-year collegiate career at EIU. Bush helped the EIU tennis program to Eastern Illinois’ first national ranking in 2007. Bush graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. He is currently pursuing a master’s in sports management at SIUE.

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All-Time Roster Name Years Eduardo Abilez (1987-89) Marty Abilez (1973-75) Chuck Abrahamson (1986-87) Zaid Al-Numany (1996-98) Anthony Alexander (1994-95) Nathan Allen (1991-92) Zach Allison (2006-07) Eduardo Almeida (1975-77) Jeff Behnken (1987-88) Brock Borman (1986-88) Brett Bridel (1989-91) Doug Burke (1980-84) Adam Cohen (1990-93) Michael Chamberlain (2009) Thibaud Chevalier (2005-07) Morten Christensen (2009) Pascual Collard (1984-86) Robbie Cornell (2006-07) Eduardo DeLaCruz (2005-07) Dave Delseni (1983-84) Mark DeGuire (1973-74) Kevin DeMars (1973-75) Devan Faulkenberg (2008-09) Jordan Faulkenberg (2008-09) Juan Farrow (1976-80) Arjun Fernando (1975-79) Sujit Fernando (1979-80) Jason Fonati (2002-06) Ken Flach (1980-83) Justin Free (2004-06) Cole Garrison (2005-09) Laramie Gavin (1998-99) Jason Geminn (1993-97) Chris Goff (1988-90) Paulo Gonzalez (2008-09) Ethan Hallberg (1994-96) Calen Hanks (1995-96) Matt Hanks (1993-94, 1995-96) Mike Hanks (1993-94) Joe Hardimon (1990-91, 94-95) John Hardimon (1990-92) Keith Harvie (1997-99) Jason Henderson (1991-92) Austin Highley (2007-08) Steve Holmes (1984-87) Jim Hoffstetter (1989-90) Randy Houston (1974-78) Steve Hupp (2002-03)

Name John Ingles Dion Joannou Jim Johnson Tony Johnson Mike Jolly Doug Kim Chad Kukorola Matt Kuban Doug Kummer Mike Kusmanoff Tom Kusmanoff Raymond Kuzava Young Min Kwon Nick Lane Hughes Laverdiere Louis Lazarides Jorma Leppanen Gary Levins Brett Licata Daniel Lipe David Lipe Justin Lombard Dino Lombardo Rod Lunn Joe Mahranfar Tom Major Collin Manjengwa Bob Martinjak Jeff Masters Morgan McAfoos Tim McKay Blake McKinney Joe Mehranfar Alan Millar Brian Millar David Mims Ernie Mitropoulos Peter Moore Eric Moran Brad Mossman Andy Munkacsi Garth Naumoff Bob Nunez Hugo Nunez Raimo Ojala Rich Oller Monty Oppenheim Joe Papas

Years (1973-74) (1984-89) (1973-75) (1984-86) (2005-08) (2005-07) (1998-99) (2003-07) (2002-04) (1973-74) (1973-74) (1978-82) (1983-84) (1996-97) (1991-93) (2006-07) (1979-80) (1980-82) (1995-97) (2002-05) (1986-87) (1996-99) (1984-89) (2002-03) (1994-95) (1973-74) (2000-01) (1974-77) (1983-84) (1996-97) (1996-98) (2006-07) (1989-90) (1977-79) (1974-78) (2000-01) (1982-83) (1983-84, 1986-87) (1984-86) (1992-95) (1990-94) (1979-80) (1974-76) (1979-81) (1978-80, 1982-83) (1973-74) (1982-84) (1973-75)

Name Marc Parker David Paschal Francisco Perez Nate Reed Nathan Reede Andy Renner Mike Reither Andrew Reznack Kelly Rhines Chris Rigdon Jeremy Rowan Bill Rusick Carlos Sanchez Roland Schilder Larry Schutzenhofer Mike Schmidt Vince Schmidt Robert Seguso Farrukh Siddigi Andy Sidwell Niza Simunyola Johan Sjogren Marc Sluszny Kent Smith Darren Snyder Jon Sorbo Tim Spencer Joal Stanfield Glenn Stephan Jason Stephens Bill Swiecicki Chevalier Thibaud Heath Turpin Kyler Updyke Joe Vassen Matthew Warner Chris Welkener Scott Whaley John Williams Pete Wilson Marco Winter Brad Witzig Robert Young William Zander Jason Zemler George Zink

Years (1986-87) (1989-94) (2000-02) (1995-96) (1990-92) (2002-04) (1996-99) (2005-06) (1973-74) (2002-04) (1987-91) (1975-79) (2008-09) (1984-87) (1985-86) (2002-03) (1989-90) (1981-83) (1978-79) (2000) (1991-94) (1982-84) (1980-82) (1974-78) (1993-95, 96-98) (1983-84) (1974-75) (1998-99) (1980-82) (1997-98) (1989-90) (2005-07) (2000-02) (1991-93, 94-95) (1980-84) (2004-05) (2000-01) (1977-79) (1973-74) (2008-09) (1984-89) (1987-88) (2008-09) (1984-85) (2000-01) (1987-89)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

2009-10 Cougar Men’s Tennis

Student-Athlete Biographies Michael Chamberlain

Devan Faulkenberg

Paulo Gonzalez

Junior Glen Carbon, Ill. Edwardsville HS

Sophomore Troy, Ill. Triad HS

Junior Chicago, Ill. Pueri Domus

2008-2009: Finished with an overall record of 7-14 ... Was 7-11 in dual matches ... Teamed with Paulo Gonzalez to form the No. 1 doubles team, where they were 10-11 and 9-9 in dual matches. Previous: Transferred from Olivet Nazarene University ... High School: Lettered in tennis four years and cross country one year ... A three-time IHSA state qualifier ... Two-time sectional singles champion ... Helped Edwardsville High School to a fourth place season at state ... Member of National Honor Society.

2008-09: Finished first season as a Cougar with a 6-12 record, including a 4-11 mark in dual matches ... Was 1-1 in doubles play with partner Pete Wilson. Previous: A three-time letter winner in tennis, also played basketball and golf while at Triad High School ... Made three appearances at the IHSA state tournament in singles ... Twice the Champion of MVC singles ... 2008 IHSA singles sectional champion ... National Honor Society member. Major: Undeclared

Major: Business

Jordan Faulkenberg

2008-09: Finished 4-3 in singles overall and 1-3 in dual matches...Was 2-13, 1-11 in doubles play. Previous: Played tennis for the Haslev and Koge tennis klub. Major: Mathematics

2007-2008: Finished as No. 1 singles player for SIUE... Selection to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference team and named Freshman of the Year...Posted with a 16-3 record at No. 1 singles this season ... His overall record of 21-7 also is a team best...Totaled a doubles record of 13-14. High School: Standout at Pueri Domus High School. Major: International Business

Junior Troy, Ill. Triad

Morten Christensen Sophomore Haslev, Denmark Haslev Gymnasium

2008-2009: Competed as No.1 singles player for the second season in a row at SIUE...Led the team with a 14-7 overall record and a 12-6 record in dual matches...Teamed with Michael Chamberlain to form the No.1 doubles team...Was 10-11 in doubles play, including going 9-9 in dual matches.

Jeremy Knipp Freshman Keller, Texas Keller HS

2008-09: Finished 6-14 overall and 4-13 in dual matches ...Teamed with Morten Chirstensen to go 1-4, 0-3 in doubles play. 2007-2008: Finished the season with a 12-13 overall singles record and 6-4 Great Lakes Valley Conference record...7-11 overall doubles record. Prep: Lettered in golf, basketball, and tennis while at Triad High School ... National Honor Society member.

Prep: Qualified for the Texas regional tournament in doubles at Keller High School ... Helped Keller High School go to the regional tournament ... Four-time letter winner ... Received the Texas Scholar award ... Participated in the Texas Grand Slam and the Dallas Open.

Major: Accounting Major: Undeclared

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Student-Athlete Biographies Dylan Reed

Pete Wilson

Freshman Austin, Texas Anderson

Sophomore Jasper, Ind. Jasper

Prep: First team All-District team member as a senior at Anderson High School ... CATA Most Valuable Player and helped team to district championship as a senior ... Twice selected as team captain ... Played No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles as a junior and a senior ... Fouryear varsity letter winner ... Academic All-District for three seasons ... Recipient of the Capital Area Tennis Association Scholarship.

2008-09: Was 1-1 in singles play ... Finished 1-8 in doubles action, teaming with Morten Christensen. Prep: A multi-sports athlete at Jasper High School ... As a tennis player in 2007 qualified as an Indiana state finalist in doubles ... 2006 doubles state runner-up in Indiana ... A part of the Jasper High School state championship team ... A member of the National Honor Society.

Major: Undeclared

Senior Kirkland, Ill. Kirkland Hiawatha

2008-09: Sat out the season with an injury.

Previous: Attended Lewis and Clark Community College ... Honors Student. High School: Standout at CBTIS 108 High School. Major: Business/Marketing

Sophomore Morten Christensen Devan Faulkenberg Pete Wilson Junior Michael Chamberlain Jordan Faulkenberg Paulo Gonzalez

Robert Young

Senior Comitan, Mexico CBTIS HS

2007-2008: Finished the season with a record of 16-14 in singles overall and in doubles went 15-13 for the season...Had an overall 8-2 record in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Freshman Jeremy Knipp Dylan Reed

Senior Carlos Sanchez Robert Young

Major: Psychology

Carlos Sanchez

Breakdown by Class

2008-09: Second on the team with an 11-9 overall record ... Was 9-9 in dual matches ...Teamed with Cole Garrison to form the No. 2 doubles team...Finished 11-9 overall in doubles play. 2007-2008: Finished the season with a 20-8 overall record and 8-2 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference... Posted a record of 17-10 in doubles. Previously: Transfer from North Greenville University ... Helped Crusaders to National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCAA) national championship last season ... Named NCCAA All-American. High School: All-State tennis player for Kirkland Hiawatha High School ... Also lettered in basketball. Major: Sociology.

Breakdown by State Illinois Michael Chamberlain Devan Faulkenberg Jordan Faulkenberg Paulo Gonzalez Robert Young

Glen Carbon Troy Troy Chicago Kirkland

Indiana Pete Wilson


Texas Jeremy Knipp Dylan Reed

Keller Austin

Mexico Carlos Sanchez Denmark Morten Christensen

Comitan, Chiapas


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2009-2010 Opponents

Austin Peay Governors

Eastern Kentucky Colonels

IUPUI Jaguars

Sat., Apr. 10 • 2 pm at Edwardsville, Ill.

Sat., Apr. 3 • 1 pm at Martin, Tenn.

Fri., Feb. 21 • Noon at Edwardsville, Ill.

Location: Clarksville, Tenn. Enrollment: 12,376 Conference: Ohio Valley Arena: Governors Tennis Courts School Colors: Yellow and Blue Head Coach: Malik Tabet Career Record (Yr.): n/a 2008-09 Overall Record: 3-14

Location: Richmond, Ky. Enrollment: 15,000 Conference: Ohio Valley Facility: Tom Higgins Tennis Courts School Colors: Cardinal and Black Head Coach: Rob Oertel Career Record (Yr.): 219-208 (18 yrs.) 2008-09 Overall Record: 18-9

Location: Indianapolis, Ind. Enrollment: 29,933 Conference: Summit League Facility: Indianapolis Tennis Center School Colors: Red, Gold & Black Head Coach: Brandon Currie Career Record (Yr.): 9-49 (4 yrs.) 2008-09 Overall Record: 4-16

Creighton Bluejays

Embry-Riddle Eagles

Jacksonville State Gamecocks

Thu., Mar. 11 • Noon ET at Orlando, Fla.

Tue., Mar. 9 • 3:30 pm ET at Daytona Beach, Fla.

Sun., Mar. 7 • 11 am at Jacksonville, Ala.

Location: Omaha, Neb. Enrollment: 7,385 Conference: Missouri Valley Arena: Koch Family Tennis Center Colors: Blue and White Head Coach: Tom Lilly Career Record (Yr.): 120-158 (12 yrs.) 2008-09 Overall Record: 4-11

Location: Daytona Beach, Fla. Enrollment: 4,358 Conferences: The Sun Facility: Ambassador E. William Crotty Tennis Center Colors: Royal Blue & Gold Head Coach: Duane Goldman Career Record (Yr.): 76-12 (4 yrs.) 2008-09 Overall Record: 18-3

Location: Jacksonville, Ala. Enrollment: 9,061 Conference Ohio Valley Arena: JSU Tennis Complex School Colors: Red and White Head Coach: Steve Bailey Career Record (Yr.): 2008-09 Overall Record: 21-3

Eastern Illinois Panthers

IPFW Mastadons

Liberty Flames

Sat., Jan. 30 • 3:30 pm at Edwardsville, Ill.

Fri., Mar. 5 • 2 pm at Belleville, Ill.

Wed., Mar. 10 • 6 pm ET at Orlando, Fla.

Location: Charleston, Ill. Enrollment: 12,040 Conference: Ohio Valley Court: Rex Darling Courts and Lantz Fieldhouse School Colors: Blue and Gray Head Coach: John Blackburn Career Record (Yr.): 43-40 (5 yrs) 2008-09 Overall Record: 10-13

Location: Fort Wayne, Ind. Enrollment: 13,675 Conference: Summit League Facility: Kachmann Tennis Center School Colors: Royal Blue and White Head Coach: Eric Burns Career Record (Yr.): (8 yrs.) 2008-09 Overall Record: 8-16

Location: Lynchburg, Va. Enrollment: 11,311 Conference: Big South Facility: Esbenshade-Hershey Tennis Center School Colors: Red, White and Blue Head Coach: Chris Johnson Career Record (Yr.): 12-27 (2 yrs.) 2008-09 Overall Record: 13-10

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2009-10 Opponents

Murray State Racers

South Dakota State Jackrabbits

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

Sat., Feb. 13 • 3 pm at Murray, Ky.

Wed., Mar. 10 • 10 am ET at Orlando, Fla.

Fri., Apr. 2 • 11 am at Cookeville, Tenn.

Location: Murray, Ky. Enrollment: 10,500 Conference: Ohio Valley Arena: Bennie Purcell Tennis Courts School Colors: Navy & Gold Head Coach: Mel Purcell Career Record (Yr.): 107-158 (14 yrs.) 2008-09 Overall Record: 8-11

Location: Brookings, S.D. Enrollment: 12,376 Conference: Summit League Facility: Hillcrest Park Colors: Yellow and Blue Head Coach: Don Hanson Career Record (Yr.): n/a 2008-09 Overall Record: 6-14

Location: Cookeville, Tenn. Enrollment: 10,409 Conference: Ohio Valley Facility: Tech Tennis Courts School Colors: Purple and Gold Head Coach: Kenny Doyle Career Record (Yr.): 119-109 (10 yrs.) 2008-09 Overall Record: 12-8

Northern Illinois Huskies

Southern Illinois Salukis

Western Illinois Leathernecks

Thu., Apr. 22 • 4 pm at Edwardsville, Ill.

Sun., Feb. 14 • 2 pm at Carbondale, Ill.

Sat., Feb. 20 • Noon at Belleville, Ill.

Location: DeKalb, Ill. Enrollment: 24,208 Conference: Mid-American Arena: Huskie Tennis Courts School Colors: Cardinal and Black Head Coach: Patrick Fisher Career Record (Yr.): n/a 2008-09 Overall Record: 9-10

Location: Carbondale, Ill. Enrollment: 20,673 Conference: Missouri Valley Facilities: University Courts and Sports Blast School Colors: Maroon and White Head Coach: Dann Nelson Career Record (Yr.): 70-53 (7 yrs.) 2008-09 Overall Record: 10-8

Location: Macomb, Ill. Enrollment: 13,331 Conference: Summit League Facility: Varsity Courts Colors: Purple and Gold Head Coach: Mike Duroe Career Record (Yr.): 72-66 (7th) 2008-09 Overall Record: 10-16

Saint Louis Billikens Sun., Jan. 31 • 7:30 pm at O’Fallon Ill. Location: St. Louis, Mo. Enrollment: 12,733 Conference: Atlantic 10 Facilities: Sunset Center and Dwight Davis Center School Colors: Black and Gold Head Coach: Jonathan Zych Career Record (Yr.): 61-94 (8 yrs.) 2008-09 Overall Record: 15-5

SIUE’S TENNIS FACILITY SIUE’s tennis courts have been the home of four national championships for the women’s program (1986-1989) and seven national championships for the men’s program (1978-1984).

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2008-2009 Statistics Overall: 5-13 Home: 2-4 Away: 2-7 Neutral: 1-2 SINGLES Michael Chamberlain Morten Christensen Devan Faulkenberg Jordan Faulkenberg Cole Garrison Paulo Gonzalez Pete Wilson Rob Young Totals

Overall 7-14 4-3 6-12 6-14 2-19 14-7 1-1 11-9 51-79

DOUBLES Michael Chamberlain/Paulo Gonzalez Cole Garrison/Rob Young Morten Christensen/Jordan Faulkenberg Devan Faulkenberg/Pete Wilson Devan Faulkenberg/Jordan Faulkenberg Morten Christensen/Pete Wilson Totals

Dual 7-11 1-3 4-11 4-13 1-17 12-6 0-0 9-9 38-70

OVC 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

1 ----------12-6 ----12-6

2 --------------9-9 9-9

3 1-3 ------0-14 ------1-17

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

5 3-3 --2-5 0-4 0-1 ------5-13

6 --1-3 2-4 4-4 --------7-11


Dual 10-11 9-9 0-3 0-0 3-3 1-8 22-32

OVC 9-9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

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

2 9-9 9-9 --------9-9

3 ----0-3 --3-3 1-8 4-14

Streak --L1 L1 W1 L2 L4

Last10 L2 4-6 1-4 1-1 3-3 1-8

11-9 1-4 1-1 3-3 1-8 27-36

Streak L1 W1 L2 L2 L16 W1 L1 W1

Last10 4-6 4-3 2-8 2-8 0-10 6-4 1-1 6-4


2008-2009 Results Date Tue., Sept. 23 Sat., Sept. 27 Fri., Oct. 3 Sat., Oct. 4 Sun., Oct. 5 Fri., Jan. 16 Sat., Jan. 31 Sat., Feb. 7 Thu., Feb. 12 Fri., Feb. 13 Sat., Feb. 14 Sun., Feb. 15 Sat., Feb. 28/09 Sat., Mar. 7 Sun., Mar. 8 Thu., Mar. 19 Fri., Mar. 20 Sun., Mar. 29 Mon., Mar. 30 Wed., Apr. 1 Wed., Apr. 15 Fri., Apr. 17

Opponent / Event vs. Lindenwood at Lipscomb at UT-Martin at Western Illinois Inv. at Western Illinois Inv. at Western Illinois Inv. at IUPU-Indianapolis vs. Eastern Illinois at Bradley at Truman State at Robert Morris (Pa.) at Dayton at IUPU-Ft. Wayne at UMKC at Murray State at Belmont at Southern Illinois University Carbondale at Austin Peay vs. Lewis vs. Saint Louis vs. Mckendree vs. Washington (Mo.) vs. Western Illinois

Location SIUE Tennis Courts Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Macomb, Ill. Macomb, Ill. Macomb, Ill. Indianapolis, Ind. SIUE Tennis Courts Peoria, Ill. Elsah, Ill. Ft. Wayne, Ind. Ft. Wayne, Ind. Ft. Wayne, Ind. Kansas City, Mo. Murray, Ky. Nashville, Tenn. Carbondale, Ill. Clarksville, Tenn. SIUE Tennis Courts SIUE Tennis Courts SIUE Tennis Courts SIUE Tennis Courts SIUE Tennis Courts

Time / Result W 4-3 L 4-3 L 6-1 NTS NTS NTS W 6-1 L 6-1 L 6-1 L 4-3 W 6-1 L 5-2 L 4-3 Canc. L 4-3 L 7-0 L 7-0 W 4-3 Canc. L 6-1 W 6-1 L 6-1 L 5-2

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All-Americans Player Singles/Doubles Arjun Fernando Singles Juan Farrow Singles Juan Farrow Doubles Arjun Fernando Singles Arjun Fernando Doubles Bill Rusick Doubles Kent Smith Doubles Juan Farrow Singles Juan Farrow Doubles Arjun Fernando Singles Arjun Fernando Doubles Bill Rusick Singles Bill Rusick Doubles Kent Smith Doubles Juan Farrow Singles Juan Farrow Doubles Arjun Fernando Singles Arjun Fernando Doubles Raimo Ojala Singles Bill Rusick Singles Bill Rusick Doubles Juan Farrow Singles Juan Farrow Doubles Raimo Ojala Singles Hugo Nunez Singles

Year 1976 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1980 1980 1980 1980

Player Singles/Doubles Hugo Nunez Doubles Doug Burke Singles Ken Flach Singles Ken Flach Doubles Hugo Nunez Singles Hugo Nunez Doubles Ken Flach Singles Ken Flach Doubles Doug Burke Singles Doug Burke Doubles Robert Seguso Singles Doug Burke Singles Doug Burke Doubles Ken Flach Singles Ken Flach Doubles Raimo Ojala Doubles Robert Seguso Singles Robert Seguso Doubles Johan Sjogren Singles Johan Sjogren Doubles Joe Vassen Singles Joe Vassen Doubles Johan Sjogren Singles Johan Sjogren Doubles Young Min Kwon Singles

Year 1980 1981 1981 1981 1981 1981 1982 1982 1982 1982 1982 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1984 1984 1984

Player Singles/Doubles Young Min Kwon Doubles Monty Oppenheim Singles Monty Oppenheim Doubles Dave Delseni Singles Dave Delseni Doubles John Sorbo Singles John Sorbo Doubles Joe Vassen Doubles Steve Holmes Singles Marco Winter Singles Dion Joannou Doubles Marco Winter Singles Marco Winter Doubles George Zink Singles Marco Winter Singles Marco Winter Doubles Dion Joannou Singles Dion Joannou Doubles Kyler Updyke Doubles Hughes Laverdiere Doubles Niza Simunyola Singles Kyler Updyke Doubles Hughes Laverdiere Doubles Kyler Updyke Singles

Year 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1986 1987 1988 1988 1988 1988 1989 1989 1989 1989 1992 1992 1993 1993 1993 1995

Honored Cougars Pat Zigenfuss


SIUE Scholar Athlete

Young Min Kwon


NCAA Rookie of the Year

Roland Schilder


ITCA Scholar Athlete

Marco Winter

Ken Flach Doubles

Mixed Doubles

Robert Seguso Doubles

1987 1988 1988

ITCA Scholar Athlete ITCA Scholar Athlete SIUE Scholar Athlete

1993 1988 1988 1987 1985 1986 1986

Wimbledon Champion Olympic Champion Wimbledon Champion Wimbledon Champion U.S. Open Champion French Open Champion Wimbledon Champion

1988 1988

Olympic Champions Wimbledon Champions

Robert Seguso, continued 1987 1987 1985

Wimbledon Champions French Open Champion U.S. Open Champion

Ethan Hallbert Jason Geminn

1996 1996 1996 1997

All-GLVC GLVC Player of the Year All-GLVC All-GLVC

Darren Snyder



Michael Reither All-American


All-GLVC 1999 Scholar-Athlete

1998 1998

All-GLVC Scholar-Athlete All-American

Jason Stephens



Heath Turpin



Matt Warner



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Men’s Tennis at the NCAAs by Season 1977 SIUE finishes second in NCAA-II Tournament Juan Farrow NCAA-II Singles Champion

Ken Flach NCAA-II Singles Champion Flach/Doug Burke NCAA-II Doubles Champions Robert Seguso NCAA-II Singles Finalist

1978 SIUE wins NCAA-II Championship Juan Farrow NCAA-II Singles Champion

1983 SIUE wins NCAA-II Championship Ken Flach NCAA-II Singles Champion Johan Sjogren NCAA-II Singles Semifinalist Robert Seguso NCAA-I Doubles All-American Flach/Seguso NCAA-II Doubles Champions Flach NCAA-I Singles/Doubles All-American Flach/Seguso NCAA-I Doubles Finalists

1979 SlUE wins NCAA-II Championship Arjun Fernando NCAA-II Singles Champion Juan Farrow NCAA-II Singles Semifinalist Arjun Fernando NCAA - I Quarterfinalist 1980 SlUE wins NCAA-II Championship Juan Farrow NCAA-II Singles Champion Hugo Nunez NCAA-II Singles Finalist Farrow/Nunez NCAA-II Doubles Champions Juan Farrow NCAA-I All-American 1981 SIUE wins NCAA-II Championship Ken Flach NCAA-II Singles Champion Hugo Nunez NCAA-II Singles Finalist Flach/Nunez NCAA-II Doubles Finalists

1984 SIUE wins NCAA-II Championship Johan Sjogren NCAA-II Singles Semifinalist Sjogren/Dave Delsini NCAA-II Doubles Champions 1986 Steve Holmes NCAA-II Singles Quarterfinalist 1987 Marco Winter NCAA-II All-American

1989 SIUE seventh in NCAA-II championships Marco Winter NCAA-II singles All-American Dion Joannou NCAA-II singles All-American 1990 Jeremy Rowan NCAA-II qualifier 1992 Hughes Laverdiere/Kyler Updyke NCAA-II Doubles Finalist/All-Americans 1993 Kyler Updyke NCAA-II Doubles Finalist Hughes Laverdiere NCAA-II Doubles Finalist Niza Simunyola NCAA-II Singles Finalist/Doubles Qualifier Adam Cohen, Andy Munkasci,/David Paschal NCAA-II Doubles Qualifiers 1994 Niza Simunyola NCAA-II Singles/Doubles Qualifier Darren Snyder NCAA-II. Doubles Qualifier 1995 Kyler Updyke NCAA-II All-American

1982 SIUE wins NCAA-II Championship

1988 George Zink NCAA-II Singles Finalist Marco Winter/Dion Joannou NCAA-II Doubles Semifinalists

Juan Farrow, Coach Kent Demars and President Earl Lazerson

Robert Seguso

Doug Burke

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SIUE Athletics Hall of Fame Kent DeMars Kent DeMars transformed the SIUE men’s tennis program from club status to national powerhouse. DeMars coached players who earned 56 All-American certificates from 1974 to 1984. SIUE collected seven consecutive national championships under DeMars from 1978-1984. Three different players won NCAA Division II singles titles from 1977 to 1983. Four different doubles teams earned national titles from 1979 to 1984.

Bob Meyers Bob Meyers guided SIUE women’s tennis to four consecutive national championships in 1986, 1987, 1988, and 1989. It was an era of Cougar tennis that lives on as one of the best championship runs in NCAA history. While at SIUE, Meyers worked as an assistant athletic director; assistant to the director of Campus Recreation; instructor in the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Department; as well a men’s tennis coach from 1985 to 1990.

Ken Flach As an individual, Ken Flach captured three consecutive individual NCAA Division II singles titles from 1981 to 1983. As a teammate, he won two NCAA Division II doubles titles in 1982 and 1983 with different partners and advanced to the finals with a third different partner in 1981. Flach captured four Grand Slam titles professionally with two at Wimbledon (1987 and 1988) and two at the U.S. Open (1985 and 1993).

Robert Seguso A three-time NCAA Division II All-American at SIUE, Robert Seguso twice advanced to the national collegiate stage in singles and once in doubles with partner Ken Flach. The duo was national doubles champions in 1983. After a successful collegiate career, Seguso and Flach teamed to be one of the most successful professional doubles teams in the world. Seguso won four Grand Slam titles as a doubles player at the U.S. Open in 1985, Wimbledon in 1987, the French Open in 1987, and Wimbledon again in 1988.

Arjun Fernando A seven-time men’s tennis All-American, Arjun Fernando was a key member of the 1978 and 1979 NCAA Division II Championship teams. Fernando was a four-time All-American in singles beginning with his freshman season in 1976 and culminating with a national singles title in 1979.

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SIUE Athletics Hall of Fame Bill Rusick A five-time men’s tennis All-American, Bill Rusick was part of SIUE’s first two national championship teams in 1978 and 1979. In the national championship seasons, he earned singles and doubles All-American honors. Rusick continued his passion by becoming a tennis professional, teaching more than 1,000 people the game of tennis since leaving SIUE.

Doug Burke A five-time All-American, Doug Burke helped SIUE continue the streak of national crowns. Burke earned AllAmerican honors in singles from 1981 to 1983 and earned doubles All-American honors in 1982 and 1983. In 1982, he teamed with Ken Flach to win the NCAA Division II doubles crown. He has continued his lifelong passion for tennis as the national director of Tennis Jamaica which seeks to lay the foundation for the youth of Jamaica to become successful amateur and professional tennis players.

Juan Farrow An eight-time men’s tennis All-American, Juan Farrow was a singles and doubles All-American from 1977 to 1980. Farrow was a three-time singles national champion in 1977, 1978, and 1980, a record which continues to stand more than 25 years later. Farrow also was a member of the U.S. Under 21 Davis Cup Team.

Johan Sjogren In his two seasons as a Cougar, Johan Sjogren was a part of two national championship teams and earned four AllAmerican certificates. The 1983 and 1984 teams became the No. 6 and No.7 national championship teams for the men’s tennis program. Sjogren of Gothenbrug, Sweden, joined a program loaded with talent. Sjogren made up the lineup as a freshman in the 1982-1983 season and flourished, advancing to the national semifinals in singles and doubles. As a sophomore during the 1983-1984 season, Sjogren’s role on the team grew. Once again, he advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Division II individual championships in 1984. He then teamed with Dave Delsini to win the national doubles crown. It was the eighth consecutive year that SIUE won either a national singles or doubles crown.

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1978 Team One of college tennis’s greatest dynasties began with the 1978 men’s tennis team. Juan Farrow and Arjun Fernando, both of whom were annually in the hunt for a singles and doubles national championship, led a squad which would start a string of seven consecutive national championships under SIUE Coach Kent DeMars. The other valuable members of the team included Brian Millar, Scott Whaley, Bill Rusick, Randy Houston, Kent Smith, and Alan Millar.

1979 Team Behind the duo of Juan Farrow and Arjun Fernando, the SIUE men’s tennis team captured back-to-back NCAA Division II Men’s Tennis Championships at the Indian Rock Resort in Fairfield Bay, Ark. Farrow and Fernando swept the singles and doubles titles at the championships to lead SIUE to 21 points and were followed by San Diego with 15 points. After Farrow, the two-time defending NCAA singles champion, dominated his side of the bracket, he faced Fernando in the finals. Fernando upset his teammate 7-5, 4-6, 6-2. SIUE didn’t just depend on its top two players for the team title. Bill Rusick won three matches at the nationals and Raimo O’Jala won twice. Other key members of Coach Kent DeMars’ national championship team were Alan Millar, Raymond Kuzava, and Scott Whaley.

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1980 Team With the cameras of ESPN rolling on the campus of SIUE, the heavily-favored Cougars overpowered Nicholls State 24-12 for its third consecutive NCAA Division II national championship. Coach Kent DeMars kept the Cougars on top with an impressive lineup that included Juan Farrow, Raimo O’Jala, Hugo Nunez, Garth Naumoff, Sujit Fernando, Ray Kuzava, and Jorma Leppanen. Farrow capped his career with his unprecedented third NCAA Division II singles crown. Farrow and Nunez combined for the NCAA doubles crown. Farrow became the second player in Division II history to win doubles crowns with different partners.

1981 Team SIUE easily won its fourth consecutive NCAA Division II men’s tennis crown by scoring 22 points over runners-up Rollins and Southwest Texas State (now Texas State) with 12 points. Ken Flach extended SIUE’s streak of national singles champions becoming the third SIUE player in five seasons to walk away with the individual title, winning all six of his national championship matches in straight sets. Flach and teammate Hugo Nunez competed in the singles final with Flach prevailing 6-4, 6-4. The duo advanced to the finals for the doubles championships. Doug Burke competed in the national singles tournament, advancing to the quarterfinals. The 1982 men’s tennis team, under Coach Kent DeMars, included Marc Sluszny, Joe Vassen, Raimo O’Jala, Ray Kuzava, Randy Nistler, Jorma Leppanen, and Lange Johnson.

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1982 Team With its fifth straight national team championship, SIUE set a new NCAA record. The five consecutive team titles broke the record for most consecutive national titles in any NCAA division. The old record was four titles when Southern California accomplished it from 1966 to 1969. The Cougars achieved its latest national title with the same type of flair, winning the team title 22-13 over runner-up California State-Bakersfield. Ken Flach repeated as the nation’s top singles player and continued his own streak of national tournament singles matches won to 12, defeating teammate Robert Seguso in the finals 6-2, 6-4. Flach added a national title in doubles with teammate Doug Burke. The 1982 men’s tennis team, coached by Kent DeMars, featured a deep lineup that included Hugo Nunez, Marc Sluszny, Ray Kuzava, Joe Vassen, Gary Levins, and Glenn Stephan.

1983 Team SIUE’s charge to tennis supremacy continued in 1983 at San Marcos, Texas, when the Cougars won a sixth consecutive NCAA Division II team championship for Coach Kent DeMars. SIUE defeated Southwest Texas State 5-4 in the championship match of the tournament. Doug Burke and Joe Vassen would collect the winning point for SIUE at No. 2 doubles, winning a thrilling three-set match. SIUE possessed a stunning lineup of players with Ken Flach at No. 1 singles and Robert Seguso at No. 2 singles. Flach would go on to win his third consecutive NCAA Division II singles title, despite losing the first four games of the final set. He and Seguso captured the NCAA Division II doubles crown. Other key members of the sixth straight national crown were Ernie Mitropoulos, Raimo Ojala, Monty Oppenheim, and Johan Sjogren.

2010 SIUE Men’s Tennis Schedule Date

Opponent / Event


Time / Result

Fri., Sep. 18

Drake Invitational

Des Moines, Iowa

6:00 pm CT

Sun., Sep. 20

Drake Invitational

Des Moines, Iowa

All Day

Sat., Sep. 19

Drake Invitational

Des Moines, Iowa

All Day

Fri., Sep. 25

APSU Invitational

Clarksville, Tenn.

All Day

Sat., Sep. 26

APSU Invitational

Clarksville, Tenn.

All Day

Sun., Sep. 27

APSU Invitational

Clarksville, Tenn.

All Day

Sat., Jan. 30

vs. Eastern Illinois

Edwardsville YMCA

3:30 pm

Sun., Jan. 31

vs. Saint Louis

O’Fallon, Ill. (St. Clair Racquet Club)

7:30 pm

Sat., Feb. 13

at Murray State

Murray, Ky.

3 pm

Sun., Feb. 14

at Southern Illinois

Carbondale, Ill.

2 pm

Sat., Feb. 20

vs. Western Illinois

Belleville, Ill. (Kings Point)


Sun., Feb. 21


Edwardsville YMCA


Fri., Mar. 5

vs. IPFW

Belleville, Ill. (Kings Point)

2 pm

Sun., Mar. 7

at Jacksonville State

Jacksonville, Ala.

Tue., Mar. 9

vs. Embry-Riddle

Daytona Beach, Fla.

Wed., Mar. 10

vs. South Dakota State

Orlando, Fla.

10 am ET

vs. Liberty

Orlando, Fla.

6 pm ET

Thu., Mar. 11

vs. Creighton

Orlando, Fla.


Fri., Apr. 2

at Tennessee Tech

Cookeville, Tenn.

11 am

Sat., Apr. 3

vs. Eastern Kentucky

Martin, Tenn.

1 pm

Sat., Apr. 10

vs. Austin Peay

Edwardsville YMCA

2 pm

Thu., Apr. 22

vs. Northern Illinois

SIUE Tennis Courts

4 pm

Drake Invitational

APSU Invitational

11 am 3:30 pm

2009-2010 SIUE Men's Tennis Guide  

The guide for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville men's tennis.

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