UNC Wilmington ▼ The University of North Carolina Wilmington boasts of undergraduate learning opportunities second to none and professors whose commitment to knowledge is surpassed only by their dedication to students. It offers effective learning environments that integrate teaching and mentoring with research and service at a level that rivals exclusive research institutions of similar size. Students consistently praise the quality of their interactions with faculty and express a high degree of satisfaction with their overall educational experience. The faculty culture emphasizes teaching and mentoring, incorporating research as an important component of the undergraduate learning experience and an opportunity to have an impact on the state’s most pressing issues. International experiences are encouraged through study abroad programs and language and culture studies on campus. Recognized in recent years by several national publications as a top public undergraduate institution, UNCW continues its pursuit to soar to even greater heights. “The UNCW of today is a fantastic university,” said Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo. “The momentum that propels us to soar higher derives from our students’ achievements, faculty and staff accomplishments and strong support from alumni, friends, trustees, volunteer board members and other donors.” For 12 consecutive years UNCW has ranked in the top 10 of the best public regional universities in the South by U.S.News & World Report. For the sixth consecutive year, UNCW received the “Best in the Southeast” and “Best Value” designations by The Princeton Review. It is one of only four North Carolina public universities included in Peterson’s Competitive Colleges 2008: Top Colleges for Top Students. This year, UNCW joined the ranks of an exclusive group of higher education institutions included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Established as Wilmington College in 1947, the university is made up of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Cameron School of Business, the School of Nursing, the Watson School of Education and the Graduate School. UNC Wilmington offers bachelor’s degrees in 52 majors, 35 master’s degrees, a Ph.D. in marine biology and an Ed.D. in educational leadership and administration. Degree programs in the School of Nursing, Watson School of Education and Cameron School of Business are designed specifically to serve professional workforce needs in the region. The College of Arts and Sciences stresses applied learning experiences across the liberal arts disciplines to prepare its students to bridge the gap between the classroom and the complex problems of 21st century communities. UNCW’s strength in the natural sciences, especially biological sciences, chemistry, geological sciences and other disciplines that form the core of its internationally respected niche in marine science, is the result of decades of intentional focus and investment. In the arts and literature, UNCW’s high profile programs are film studies and creative writing. The Department of Film Studies takes advantage of the location of UNCW in Wilmington, N.C., the home of Screen Gems Studios, the largest full-service motion picture facility in the United States east of California. The Master of Fine Arts in creative writing is one of the most respected on the East Coast, cited as one of “Five Top Innovative/Unique Programs in Creative Writing” in 2007 by Atlantic Monthly. The university has taken a leadership role in the long-term economic, environmental, educational, social and cultural health of the region. It has a strong commitment to adult learners and offers short, non-credit university courses, seminars, lectures, travel excursions and other educational opportunities. Overall, the university has an annual $500 million economic impact on the eight-county region. This represents 10 percent of total economic activity in the seven-county region.
UNCW Administration ▼ Rosemary DePaolo, Chancellor
Rosemary DePaolo became chancellor and chief executive officer of the University of North Carolina Wilmington in July 2003. During her tenure, the university has attained national prominence as a model for teaching, research, and service. Chancellor DePaolo has led the university to greatness by developing strategies and processes to recruit and retain the highest quality of diverse faculty and staff, attract the highest quality of students, reduce faculty-to-student ratios, improve retention and graduation rates, provide the buildings necessary to support a world class campus environment, and encourage more private philanthropic support than ever. She has overseen the construction and renovation of $250 million in public and private supported projects resulting in 15 new or renovated buildings. A $30.1 million state-of-the art nursing building is under construction, and the third phase of new campus housing, as well as the first parking deck on campus, opened in August 2009. The additional housing brought UNCW to its goal of 40 percent of its undergraduate students living on campus. Private support has increased dramatically under her leadership. Generous supporters have allowed UNCW to set fundraising records for four years in a row. During this period, donors gave the university more than $30 million to support scholarships, professorships, academics, faculty research, athletics, student life experiences, and more, resulting in an increase in the university’s endowment by more than 50 percent. Under her guidance, UNCW achieved Millennial Campus designation of several sites to be used for public/private research ventures capitalizing on the university’s strengths in marine biotechnology, among others. She has encouraged the university community to work closely with government, health, education, non-profit and business leaders in the region through a number of formal and informal collaborations, including a recently established partnership with the Wilmington Housing Authority to provide educational services at one of their community centers. Chancellor DePaolo is actively involved in a wide range of civic activities, including service on a number of boards. These include serving on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the North Carolina Chamber, the state’s largest and most influential business group, Ex-officio member of the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Southeastern Advisory Committee for Biotechnology of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and Executive Board of the North Carolina Campus Compact. A nationally recognized champion for higher education, Chancellor DePaolo served on a Higher Education Cabinet established by the New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Association of American Colleges and Universities, and is also a current member of the Colonial Athletic Association’s Council of Presidents. UNCW has been praised by various publications for quality, affordability, and innovation. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked the university as one of the top 10 public master’s universities in the South, and Forbes placed UNCW second among best public universities in North Carolina. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance listed UNCW as one of the top 25 “Best Values” among public universities in the nation and one of the top three in North Carolina. Before arriving in Wilmington, Chancellor DePaolo was president of Georgia College & State University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Queens College of the City University of New York and a master of arts and a doctorate in 18th century English literature from Rutgers University. A native of Long Island, N.Y, she is married to Fred Wharton, a retired professor of English.
Kelly Mehrtens, Director of Athletics
Kelly Mehrtens completes her third year as UNC Wilmington’s Director of Athletics with a track record of outstanding leadership and success in collegiate athletic administration. Under Mehrtens’ watch, UNCW’s student-athletes have continued to achieve academic and athletic excellence, while also demonstrating a dedicated commitment to community service through the school’s active Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Academically, all of UNCW’s 19 intercollegiate teams finished above the multi-year score of 925 in the NCAA’s most recent APR report, and several were honored by the respective governing bodies for their work in the classroom in 2008-09. On top of that, the Seahawks have won six Colonial Athletic Association championships over the last two years, including the school’s first men’s tennis title in the spring of 2009. In the spring of 2010, UNCW will serve as the host institution for the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships at the Country Club of Landfall. Prior to her appointment at UNCW on July 2, 2007, Mehrtens compiled an impressive administrative resume at four institutions after record-setting days as an All-American student-athlete at the University of Alabama. A native of Panama City, Fla., Mehrtens previously spent almost four years as Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Women’s Administrator at the University of Kansas. As a key member of KU’s senior administrative team, she oversaw 15 men’s and women’s sports with operating budgets totaling more than $15 million, serving as a highly-efficient manager of high profile revenue and non-revenue sports programs. In addition to handling numerous senior administrative duties in Lawrence, the 46-year-old Mehrtens also established a successful track record in the fund-raising realm. She played a key role on KU’s fundraising team that has racked up $19 million in facility improvements in three years. In addition, she helped the Jayhawks increase their annual giving in athletics from $5 million in 2003 to $12 million. Mehrtens has truly been an advocate of the student-athlete. She developed KU’s Student-Athlete Development/Leadership Program and worked with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee to raise $1 million to help fund women’s sports facilities. Prior to joining the staff at Kansas, Mehrtens worked in a similar capacity at the University of Illinois. She oversaw all operations for men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball, men’s track and field, women’s track and field, men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s swimming and softball for the Illini. She also administered game contracts and scheduling for men’s basketball, coordinated post-season travel for men’s and women’s basketball and performed numerous other senior management-level duties, including the creation of a softball program and overseeing construction of a $1.7 million softball facility in Champaign. From 1989-92, Mehrtens worked as Assistant Athletic Director for Business and Senior Women’s Administrator at the University of Miami. She managed the program’s $20 million budget and was responsible for financial planning and budgets for all of the Hurricane programs. Prior to her stint in Coral Gables, Mehrtens served as Special Assistant to the Director at Northeastern’s University Center for the Study of Sport In Society and as Assistant Athletic Director for Business in NU’s women’s athletics department. Mehrtens also spent two years as Executive Director of S.M.A.R.T. Sports, Inc., a community-based partnership program to provide mentoring for youth in Miami, Fla., between the Miami and Illinois appointments. As a student-athlete, Mehrtens enjoyed a successful collegiate career at Alabama. She threw the discus on the women’s track team, collecting All-American honors in 1985 and making the World University Games and Pan American Teams in 1987. She finished fourth in the 1992 U.S. Olympic Trials. Mehrtens earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce and Business Administration from Alabama in 1986 and completed her Master’s Degree in Education from Illinois in 2001. Mehrtens was very active on the Big 12 Conference and NCAA fronts. She served on the prestigious NCAA Division I Management Council and on the Big 12 Strategic Plan Review Committee and Championships and Awards Committee. She was the Big 12 Administrator’s Council Co-Chair in 2006-07.
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Head Coach Mait DuBois ▼ In just two short years, Mait DuBois has put UNCW men’s tennis on the map, taking the Seahawks all the way to the CAA Championship in 2008-09. DuBois, one of the nation’s bright young coaches, enters his third season at UNCW and 12th year on the NCAA Division I level in 200910. After guiding the Seahawks to a 15-7 record in his first year, DuBois coached his club to a 19-6 overall record and unblemished 7-0 conference record in 2008-09. More importantly, UNCW collected its first No. 1 seed in the CAA Tournament, captured the CAA title, and advanced to the NCAA Tennis Regionals for the first time. In the process, the Seahawks earned their first national ranking and climbed as high as No. 58 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll. DuBois was named CAA Coach-of-the-Year and the Wilson-ITA Mideast Region Coach-of-the-Year. Several Seahawk players were honored for their accomplishments in 2008-09. Sophomore Illia Ziamtsou was selected as the outstanding player in the CAA Championships and three other players collected conference honors. Michael Pereira earned First-Team All-CAA honors in singles, Kinshuk Sharma was named Second-Team All-CAA in singles and Ryan Ybarra made Third-Team All-CAA in singles. Sharma and Ybarra were also included on the Second-Team All-CAA doubles unit. In their first year under DuBois in 2007-08, the men’s team tied UNCW’s all-time record for dual match victories, had two members voted All-CAA and featured a Top 20 National Recruiting Class (www.tennisrecruiting.net). In the fall of 2008, DuBois was selected by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to take part in a High Performance Coaching Program at the US Open professional Grand Slam event. A select group of High Performance Coaches from across the country met to consult and study with the USTA in the development of top level professional players from top junior players. The Charleston, S.C., native has been a part of six conference championship teams and seven NCAA Tournament appearances during his successful career. Prior to UNCW, DuBois was an assistant at North Carolina State. He helped the Wolfpack achieve its second straight post-season berth, a No. 41 national ranking and coached Daria Petrovic and Alejandra Guerra to the NCAA Division I Doubles Championships in Athens, Ga. DuBois was an assistant men’s and women’s coach on four Big South championship squads from 1998-2001, and also played a key role as the Buccaneers racked up three NCAA Tournament appearances. DuBois was selected head men’s and women’s coach at CSU in 2002 and guided the Buccaneer men to the BSC title, an NCAA Tournament berth and its highest national ranking. Following two years as the head skipper at CSU, DuBois accepted a position as assistant women’s coach and recruiting coordinator at Virginia. The Cavaliers landed a Top 30 national ranking, and DuBois was nominated for Assistant Coach-of-the-Year in the region. DuBois then moved on to fellow Atlantic Coast Conference member N.C. State, where he assisted women’s coach Hans Olsen for three seasons. The Wolfpack advanced to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 2005-06, setting program records for victories and conference wins. With DuBois on the staff, N.C. State qualified for the NCAA Tournament in both 2006 and 2007, featuring a pair of All-ACC performers, and setting records for total victories (2007) and wins over ranked opponents. DuBois is a certified Level I Teaching Professional with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and completed the United States Tennis Association (USTA) “High Performance Coaching” certification in 2006. After working briefly as a tennis professional at two clubs, he served as a traveling coach with “Tennis Europe.” Traveling to numerous ITF events, he helped American junior players work towards establishing a world ranking. Season School Overall Conference DuBois was a four-year tennis standout at Charles- 2001-02 Charleston Southern* 18-7 6-1 ton Southern from 1993-96. He was team captain in 2002-03 Charleston Southern 2-17 0-7 1995 and 1996 and was named the Most Valuable 2007-08 UNC Wilmington 15-7 4-2 Player on CSU’s 1996 Big South Conference Champi2008-09 UNC Wilmington* 19-6 7-0 onship team. Overall 54-37 17-10 DuBois earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 34-13 11-2 Business Administration at CSU in 1996 and complet- At UNCW ed his Master’s degree in Business Administration from *won conference tournament and advanced to NCAA tournament CSU in 1999.
Asst Coach Taylor Vaughn ▼ Former Seahawk standout Taylor Vaughn returned to his alma mater in 2008-09 as an assistant coach. “We’re very fortunate to have Taylor join our staff,” said DuBois, UNCW’s third-year coach. “His passion for UNCW, as well as his shared vision of the direction of our program, is a great asset. He brings great energy and a wealth of experience to our team. He also believes in helping our players in all aspects of their life.” Vaughn, a native of New Orleans, played two seasons with the Seahawks in 2003-04 and 2004-05. He then worked as an assistant coach at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Vaughn was responsible for recruiting, player development, and assisting in all aspects of the program. Assisting with the Warhawks, Vaughn was part of one of the nation’s biggest turnarounds as the ULM netters improved from 3-13 to 10-9. Along with serving as an assistant at ULM, Vaughn was the associate tennis professional at the Monroe (La.) Racket Club. More recently, Vaughn has served as the head junior professional at nearby Holly Tree Racket Club. During his tenure at Holly Tree, Vaughn directed a high performance junior academy, coaching many nationally and sectionally-ranked juniors. “I’m very excited about being back at UNCW,” said Vaughn. “The program is growing by leaps and bounds, and I’m very happy to be a part of it. There is something special about coaching at your alma mater. I’m very passionate about developing student-athletes in all aspects of their collegiate experience.” Vaughn, who won the Golden Seahawk Scholar Athlete Award in 2004-05, earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health and Physical Education from UNCW in 2005, with a concentration in exercise science.
2009-10 UNC Wilmington Seahawks Pictured from left to right: Anton Nikolov, Chris Cooprider, Kimschuk Sharma, Ryan Ybarra, Michael Pereira, Max Ando Hirsh, Kosta Blank, Illia Ziamtsou, Alex Wetherell.
▼ 2009-10 Roster Name Max Ando Hirsch Kosta Blank Chris Cooprider Anton Nikolov Michael Pereira Kinshuk Sharma Alex Wetherell Ryan Ybarra Ilia Ziamtsou
Ht. 6-1 6-1 5-7 5-8 5-11 5-10 6-0 5-11 6-2
Wt. 165 155 150 155 165 130 160 145 160
Head Coach: Mait DuBois (3rd Season) Assistant Coach: Taylor Vaughn (2nd season) Volunteer Assistant Coach: Alex Antunes
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Hometown/High School East Hampton, N.Y./Bradenton Acad. Kfar Sava, Israel/Rothberg Denver, Colo./Cherry Creek Ashland, Mass./Ashland Fayetteville, N.C./Jack Britt Chandgarh, India/St. John’s Cary, N.C./Green Hope Tyler, Texas/All Saints Episcopal Mogilev, Belarus/Mogilev #1
6-1, 165, Freshman Bradenton Academy East Hampton, N.Y. Fall 2009-2010 Winner of singles flight at Landfall Invitational…Won doubles flights at both the UNCW Invitational and Georgia Tech Invitational…Earned doubles national ranking of #83 with partner Kinshuk Sharma…Recorded singles and doubles wins over players from Tennessee, N.C. State, Furman, and Virginia Tech. PERSONAL Five Star Recruit who has been ranked as high as 54th by Tennisrecruiting.net…Advanced to quarterfinals of Spring Super Nationals in Mobile, Ala….Won 2008 Texas Open and Southern California Junior Championships.
Q&A What would be your dream job? Enviromental lawyer. If you could play on any professional sports team, what would it be? Manchester United What TV show do you watch that would surprise people? Desperate Housewives What has been your favorite class at UNCW thus far? Geography 181 What is your favorite band? The Beatles
6-1, 155, Freshman Rothberg School Kfar Sava, Israel Fall 2009-2010 Won singles and doubles flight at Landfall Invitational…Singles finalist in flight at UNCW Invitational…Went 9-4 in singles in fall campaign…Recorded wins over N.C. State and Wake Forest. PERSONAL Climbed as high as #319 in ITF World Junior Rankings...No. 1 ranked player in Israel in the 18’s…Made one final and two semifinal appearances in Grade 4 ITF events.
Q&A What is the one thing you love about college? Having friends from different places. What other schools were you considering: Oklahoma, Oregon and Old Dominion Why did you choose UNCW? It’s a great place where your dreams can come true. Most memorable moment in college? Michael Pereira’s first words when he saw me in the airport, “KOSTA! Let’s go!!” What one thing stands out that Coach DuBois has said to you? Less thinking, more action.
5-9, 160, Freshman Cherry Creek High School Denver, Colo. Fall 2009-2010 Won singles flight and was doubles finalist at UNCW Fall Invitational…Went 9-4 in fall campaign and recorded wins over players from Duke, Virginia Tech and Auburn…Won two rounds at prestigious ITA regional event. PERSONAL 4 Star Recruit and #1 player in Colorado and Mountain Region by www.TennisRecruiting.net...Won four rounds at U.S. National Hardcourts..Went 3-1 at National Team Championships, where he played for Intermountain Section.
Q&A What TV show do you watch that would surprise people? American Dad What is your favorite place in Wilmington? Jole Mole (hands down) Why did you choose UNCW? The coaching staff and the beach. What one thing stands out that Coach DuBois has said to you? The fierce belief in what we can accomplish together. What is your favorite place in Wilmington? Wrightsville Beach
5-7, 150, Sophomore Ashland High School Ashland, Mass. 2008-09 (Freshman) Went 5-3 in first season with team…Played all matches at No. 6 singles…Combined with two partners for 5-7 doubles record…Won singles flight at Landfall Invitational and UNCW home tournament…Won doubles flight with Illia Ziamtsov at UNC Chapel Hill Invitational. PERSONAL One of top players out of New England Section…4 Star Recruit by www.TennisRecruiting. net.
Q&A What would be your dream job? Food critic If you could pick anyone to be your doubles partner, who would it be? Marat Safin What restaurant do you eat at the most? Flaming Amy’s Why did you choose UNCW? The beach, the atmosphere and the people. Most memorable moment in college? Winning the CAA tournament What is your favorite band? Rebolution
▼ Fuenning’s Career Statistics Singles Total 1 2008-09 6-1 --- Totals 6-1 --- Doubles 2008-09 Totals
Total 2-1 2-1
1 --- ---
2 --- ---
3 --- ---
4 2-0 2-0
2 1-0 1-0
3 1-1 1-1
Dual 2-1 2-1
5 1-0 1-0
6 3-1 3-1
Dual 6-1 6-1
5-11, 165, Junior Jack Britt High School Fayetteville, N.C. 2007-08 (Freshman) Went 12-6 at No. 2 singles in first season with Seahawks… Posted 8-3 record at No. 2 singles…Named Team MVP and received All CAA singles honors 2008-09 (Sophomore) Named First-Team All-CAA in singles…Went 16-5 in singles and 14-6 in doubles…Played No. 1 and No. 2 singles…Posted 13-1 record at No. 2 singles…Fashioned 8-4 record at No. 1 doubles. Fall 2009-2010 (Junior) Winner of UNCW Invitational A flight singles…Went 10-5 in fall campaign…Recorded wins over Tennessee, N.C. State, Georgia, Clemson and Wake Forest. Personal Ranked 27th by USTA Southern Section in junior tennis…Won National Open Backdraw and Southern Bullfrog event in juniors…Played on ITF’s Futures Tour in summer of 2009.
Q&A What would be your dream job? Play tennis the rest of my life If you could be a player on any professional sports team, what would it be? U.S. Davis Cup If you could pick anyone in the world to be your doubles partner, who would it be? Mahesh Bhupathi What restaurant do you eat at the most? Tower 7 Most memorable moment in college? Winning the CAA tournament
â–ź Pereiraâ€™s Career Statistics Singles Total 1 2007-08 12-6 1-1 2008-09 16-5 3-4 Totals 28-11 4-5 Doubles 2007-08 2008-09 Totals
Total 9-10 14-6 23-16
1 8-10 8-4 16-14
2 8-3 13-1 21-4
3 3-2 --- 3-2
4 --- --- ---
2 1-0 2-0 3-0
3 --- 4-2 4-2
Dual 9-10 14-6 23-16
5 --- --- ---
6 --- --- ---
Dual 12-6 16-5 28-11
5-9, 130, Junior St. John’s School Chadigarh, India
2007-08 (Freshman) Went 13-7 in rookie season for Seahawks…Played No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 positions…Teamed with two partners for 9-11 doubles record. 2008-09 (Sophomore) Named All-CAA in both singles and doubles…Led team with 21-4 singles record…Went 10-1 at No. 3 singles and 9-2 at No. 4 singles…Also went 14-10 in doubles. Fall 2009-2010 (Junior) Recorded first nationally-ranked win by beating Clemson’s Carlos Alvarez. ..Won UNCW and Landfall Invitational Doubles flights. PERSONAL Earned World Junior Ranking of #162 by ITF…Earned #1 national ranking in India in several age groups…Qualified for main draw in two ATP Futures events.
▼ Sharma’s Career Statistics Singles Total 1 2007-08 13-7 --- 2008-09 21-4 --- Totals 34-11 --- Doubles 2007-08 2008-09 Totals
Total 9-11 14-10 23-21
1 8-11 4-5 12-16
What is the one thing you love about being college? I just love everything about college. A part of a teammates game you wish you had: Kosta’s passion with Dubbs’s calmness with Pereira’s intensity. What is your favorite place on campus? Lumina Theatre (I’m a movie person) If you could pick anyone to be your doubles partner, who would it be? Leander Paes, any day. What one thing stands out that Coach DuBois has said to you? “Slice and dice your opponents off.”
2 1-2 1-0 2-2
3 8-3 10-1 18-4
4 4-2 9-2 13-4
2 1-0 10-4 11-4
3 --- 0-1 0-1
Dual 9-11 14-10 23-21
5 --- 1-1 1-1
6 --- --- ---
Dual 13-7 21-4 34-11
5-11, 150, Junior Green Hope High School Cary, N.C. 2007-08 (Freshman) Led team with 15-6 singles record in first year, including 11-5 record at No. 5 singles…Named team’s Most Improved Player 2008-09 (Sophomore) Compiled 17-8 singles record in second season with Seahawks…Went 4-4 at No. 5 singles and 13-4 at No. 6 singles…Fashioned 10-9 record in doubles. PERSONAL Two-sport athlete in high school who also competed in cross country.
Q&A Which video game are you best at? Call of Duty 2 If you could pick anyone to be your doubles partner, who would it be? Roger Federer What restaurant do you eat at the most? Hibachi Most memorable moment in college? NCAA tournament What is your favorite place in Wilmington? The beach
â–ź Wetherellâ€™s Career Statistics Singles Total 1 2007-08 15-6 --- 2008-09 17-8 --- Totals 32-14 --- Doubles 2007-08 2008-09 Totals
Total 7-3 10-9 17-12
1 --- --- ---
2 --- --- ---
3 1-0 --- 1-0
4 2-0 --- 2-0
2 1-0 --- 1-0
3 6-3 10-9 16-12
Dual 7-3 10-9 17-12
5 11-5 4-4 15-9
6 1-1 13-4 14-4
Dual 15-6 17-8 32-14
5-11, 135, Sophomore All Saints Episcopal School Tyler, Texas 2008-09 (Freshman) Selected All CAA in singles and doubles…Posted 14-6 record in rookie campaign…Closed out season with 12-match winning streak. PERSONAL Five Star recruit and ranked in Top 50 Nationally by www.tennisrecruiting.net...Won five rounds at the National Event Copper Bowl and also had several victories in International Level Junior events…Has competed in ATP Futures events.
Q&A What would be your dream job? Pro tennis player What is the one thing you love about college? Making my own decisions. A part of a teammates game you wish you had: Kinshuck’s slice forehand. What is your favorite place on campus? Dub Cafe What TV show do you watch that would surprise people? 24 What is your favorite place in Wilmington? Tower 7
▼ Ybarra’s Career Statistics Singles Total 1 2008-09 14-6 --- Totals 14-6 --- Doubles 2008-09 Totals
Total 8-10 8-10
1 5-4 5-4
2 --- ---
3 1-3 1-3
4 8-1 8-1
2 3-6 3-6
3 --- ---
Dual 8-10 8-10
5 5-2 5-2
6 --- ---
Dual 14-6 14-6
Illia Ziamtsou 6-1, 155, Junior School No. 1 Mogilev, Russia 2007-08 (Freshman) Played top four positions in first season…Went 9-3 at No. 4 singles…Teamed with 11-7 record with four partners in doubles. 2008-09 (Sophomore) Named CAA Tournament Most Valuable player after winning deciding match to clinch CAA Championship…Posted 15-10 singles record in second season...Played No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 6 singles…Also went 12-11 in doubles play. PERSONAL Ranked in top three in Belarus in every age group…Two-time semifinalist and three-time quarterfinalist in ITF…Recorded number of wins in ATP Futures events.
Q&A What has been your favorite class at UNCW, thus far? Computer animation Why did you choose to come to UNCW? The tennis program Most memorable moment in college? Winning the CAA championship What one thing stands out that Coach DuBois has said to you? “Love your doubles.” What’s your academic major? Computer Science What is your favorite band/music? AC DC
▼ Ziamtsou’s Career Statistics Singles Total 1 2007-08 12-9 0-1 2008-09 15-10 --- Totals 29-20 0-1 Doubles 2007-08 2008-09 Totals
Total 11-7 12-11 23-18
1 0-1 0-2 0-3
2 2-1 1-2 3-3
3 1-4 5-5 6-9
4 9-3 2-2 11-5
2 2-1 9-5 11-6
3 9-5 3-4 12-9
Dual 11-7 12-11 23-18
5 --- 7-1 7-1
6 --- --- ---
Dual 12-9 15-10 29-20
2008-09 Statistics ▼ Date Opponent Jan 14, 2009 at #36 N.C. State Jan 24, 2009 at #36 Kentucky Jan 24, 2009 vs Wright State Feb 06, 2009 LEES-MCRAE Feb 15, 2009 at Elon Feb 20, 2009 GARDNER-WEBB Feb 20, 2009 N.C. CENTRAL Feb 27, 2009 CAMPBELL Mar 5, 2009 at Coastal Carolina *Mar 07, 2009 #69 OLD DOMINION Mar 11, 2009 at UC Riverside Mar 13, 2009 at #64 UC Irvine Mar 18, 2009 DRAKE Mar 19, 2009 #72 USC UPSTATE Mar 21, 2009 TROY Mar 29, 2009 at Winthrop *Apr 01, 2009 DELAWARE *Apr 03, 2009 DREXEL *Apr 05, 2009 JAMES MADISON Apr 10, 2009 S.C. STATE Apr 11, 2009 at East Carolina CAA Tournament (Newport News, Va.) Apr 17, 2009 vs Drexel Apr 18, 2009 at Old Dominion Apr 19, 2009 vs #45 VCU NCAA Tournament (Athens, Ga.) May 08, 2009 vs #26 Virginia Tech
Singles Gustavo Bertei Anton Nikolov
Res L L W W L W W W W W W W L L W W W W W W W
Score 0-7 1-6 5-1 7-0 0-7 6-1 7-0 4-3 4-3 5-2 6-1 4-3 2-5 2-5 5-2 6-1 6-1 7-0 6-1 6-1 4-2
Overall 0-1-0 0-2-0 1-2-0 2-2-0 2-3-0 3-3-0 4-3-0 5-3-0 6-3-0 7-3-0 8-3-0 9-3-0 9-4-0 9-5-0 10-5-0 11-5-0 12-5-0 13-5-0 14-5-0 15-5-0 16-5-0
CAA 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0 4-0-0 4-0-0 4-0-0
W W W
5-0 4-3 4-3
17-5-0 18-5-0 19-5-0
5-0-0 6-0-0 7-0-0
▲Michael Pereira posted a near-flawless 13-1 mark in the second position of the lineup for the Seahawks in 2009.
►Illia Ziamtsou shined for the Seahawks in the second position of doubles with a 9-5 mark.
Career/Season Records ▼ Most Singles Wins, Career 62 John Shackelford 1979-83 62-31 59 Paul Gemborys 1976-80 59-32 53 Ricky Watson 1978-83 53-38 51 Caio Piacentini 2003-07 51-17 51 Scott Curry 2000-04 51-22 47 Grant Holland 2003-07 47-24 47 Lance Thompson 1979-83 47-44 40 Mike Rayos 1990-94 40-51 37 David Shackelford 1973-78 37-41 36 Collin Sumrall 1976-79 36-24
Most Singles Wins, Season 21 Kinshuk Sharma 2008-09 21-4 19 John Shackelford 1982-83 19-4 18 Thierry Zysett 2002-03 18-4 18 Jeff Rock 1984-85 18-5 18 Gary Sue 1977-78 18-6 17 Paul Gemborys 1976-77 17-3 17 Lee Bailey 2002-03 17-5 17 Jimmy Whitehead 1991-92 17-7 17 John Shackelford 1981-82 17-7 17 Alex Wetherell 2008-09 17-8
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Best Singles Record, Career (Min. 30 Wins) .750 Caio Piacentini 2003-07 51-17 .729 Kinshuk Sharma 2007-09 33-13 .702 Alex Wetherell 2007-09 31-14 .699 Scott Curry 2000-04 51-22 .667 John Shackelford 1979-83 62-31 .662 Grant Holland 2003-07 47-24 .648 Paul Gemborys 1976-80 59-32 .600 Collin Sumrall 1976-79 36-24 .582 Ricky Watson 1978-83 53-38 .561 Lee Bailey 2000-03 32-25 Most Doubles Wins, Career 58 Scott Curry 2000-04 58-16 53 Paul Gemborys 1976-80 53-35 48 Lance Thompson 1979-83 48-37 47 John Shackelford 1979-83 47-39 46 David Shackelford 1973-78 46-28 46 Ricky Watson 1978-83 46-38 38 Joe Goulding 1973-77 38-24 35 Rick Norwood 1987-92 35-27 35 Caio Piacentini 2003-07 35-28 35 Lee Smith 1979-83 35-33
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▲Alex Wetherell broke into the single-season wins list when he picked up 17 wins in 2009.
Best Doubles Record, Career (Min. 30 Wins) .784 Scott Curry 2000-04 58-16 .750 Josh Franceschina 2000-03 30-10 .622 David Shackelford 1973-78 46-28 .613 Joe Goulding 1973-77 38-24 .602 Paul Gemborys 1976-80 53-35 .585 Grant Holland 2003-07 31-22 .565 Lance Thompson 1979-83 48-37 .565 Rick Norwood 1987-92 35-27 .556 Caio Piacentini 2003-07 35-28 .548 Ricky Watson 1978-83 46-38
Best Singles Record, Season (Min. 15 Wins) .850 Paul Gemborys 1976-77 17-3 .840 Kinshuk Sharma 2008-09 21-4 .826 John Shackelford 1982-83 19-4 .818 Thierry Zysett 2002-03 18-4 .800 Timothy Meredith 2003-04 16-4 .789 Caio Piacentini 2003-04 15-4 .783 Jeff Rock 1984-85 18-5 .773 Lee Bailey 2002-03 17-5 .762 Michael Pereira 2008-09 16-5 .750 Gary Sue 1977-78 18-6 .750 Grant Holland 2005-06 15-5 .750 Mark Kinkema 1987-88 15-5 Most Doubles Wins, Season 17 Scott Curry 2002-03 17-2 16 Scott Curry 2003-04 16-4 16 David Shackelford 1976-77 16-4 16 Grant Holland 2003-04 16-8 15 Danilo Mendes 2002-03 15-2 15 Paul Gemborys 1978-79 15-7 15 Ricky Watson 1978-79 15-9 15 Gary Sue 1977-78 15-9 14 Joe Goulding 1976-77 14-4 14 Michael Pereira 2008-09 14-6 14 John Shackelford 1981-82 14-8 14 Paul Gemborys 1977-78 14-9 14 Kinshuk Sharma 2008-09 14-10 Best Doubles Record, Season (Min. 15 Wins) .895 Scott Curry 2002-03 17-2 .882 Danilo Mendes 2002-03 15-2 .800 David Shackelford 1976-77 16-4 .800 Scott Curry 2003-04 16-4 .682 Paul Gemborys 1978-79 15-7 .667 Grant Holland 2003-04 16-8 .625 Gary Sue 1977-78 15-9 .625 Ricky Watson 1978-79 15-9
▲Kinshuck Sharma set a UNCW record with 21 wins as a sophomore in 2009. Including doubles, he totaled 35 wins.
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2008-09 A Histor
ry Making Year
2008-09 Noteable Achievements • Set record for wins in a season (19) • First time to NCAA Tournament • First national ranking ever and finished the Year #59 • Set record for nationally ranked wins in a year (4, ODU twice, UC Irvine, VCU) • Highest ever ranked win VCU #44 • First CAA Championship, previous best finish was fourth • Four players made All-CAA, including Kinshuck Sharma and Ryan Ybarra earning singles and doubles honors • Mait DuBois: CAA and ITA Coach-of-the-Year • Earned entry into 2010 ITA National Indoors
Training With the Seahawks ▼
The welfare of UNC Wilmington’s men’s tennis players is centered around three main objectives: • Academic Development • Player Development • Physical Development Player Development ▼ The Seahawk Tennis program features world-class training designed to help players develop and obtain their professional goals. At UNCW, players gain valuable exposure with ATP events, as well as elite level collegiate tournaments. The training program is designed to take players to their highest potential and is individualized to every player on the team. Coach DuBois and Coach Vaughn provide individual training sessions as well as team practice. Coach DuBois has completed the highest level of certification offered by the USTA as a “High Performance” Tennis Coach. One cornerstone of Seahawk player development is mental and sports psychology training. At elite levels of tennis, this is typically the difference between being able to reach optimal performance in a pressure situation. The program focuses on imagery, concentration and confidence building. Physical Development ▼ Proper strength and conditioning are huge keys to success in reaching a world-class level. At UNCW, each athlete is provided the guidance and facilities required to obtain peak fitness. All the facilities needed by the Seahawks are available in the recently expanded Seahawk Strength Center located in Trask Coliseum. The Strength and Conditioning program is directed by Head Strength Coach Pat Murphy and Asst. Strength Coach Gary Stevenson. Every workout is supervised and is geared towards each individuals personal needs. The conditioning program is broken into four areas: Weight Room Strength Training, On-Court Agility Training, Off-Court Base and Speed Training and Core strength development. • ATP Tour Exposure • World-Class Training • Individual Training Sessions • Sports Psychology training • Peak Performance Fitness and Periodization
Academic Development â–ź UNCW is committed to providing its student-athletes with all the tools necessary to achieve excellence in the classroom. The Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes is evidence of that support. Under the direction of Sandy Morrison, Jessica Long and Rodney Young, the academic support system complements the universityâ€™s substantial faculty advising and academic resources, paying special attention to the unique demands and expectations of the Division I student-athlete. The resources are available upon request and vary according to individual needs. Some of the opportunities offered include: Tutorial Services, Academic Counseling, Scheduling Recommendations, Graduation Planning, Time Management and Study Skills Development.
Championships & Success â–ź UNCW completed a sweep of the CAA soccer titles and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 2009.
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Former Seahawk All-Americans John Raynor (left) and Bradley Holt above were high draft picks out of UNCW. Raynor is with the Pittsburgh Pirates while Holt (a first round selection in 2008) is with the New York Mets.
In men’s swim ming and diving, U NCW captured its ninth straight confe rence title.
While swimming and diving has won nine straight, the UNCW men’s track program has also strung together four conference titles and owns 10 CAA crowns overall
UNCW all-time leading scorer Brett Blizzard led UNCW to three Colonial Athletic Association titles and NCAA tournament appearances in the mid-2000’s.
UNCW Points of Pride ▼
• For the 12th consecutive year, UNCW is among the top 10 public regional undergraduate universities in the South. The designation appears in the 2010 U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Colleges” guidebook. • Among all 121 public and private universities in the South that provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s level programs, UNCW is ranked 12th, up from 14th in 2009 and steadily advancing from 24th in 2002. • For the second straight year, UNCW was also included on the U.S. News list of 16 “upand-coming” master’s universities in the South. Nationally, 77 colleges and universities were singled out on this list as schools that have recently made the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus or facilities. • UNCW was been named by G.I. Jobs to its 2010 list of Military Friendly Schools. This list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are “doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students,” according to the magazine. • In 2009, UNCW joined the ranks of an exclusive group of higher education institutions included in the revised and updated 2010 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges by Edward B. Fiske. • UNC Wilmington is one of the top three “Best Values” among public universities in North Carolina, according to Kiplinger’s 2009 rankings. We are ranked 25th nationally for value to in-state students and 35th for out-of-state students. Kiplinger’s ranks four-year schools that combine outstanding economic value with top-notch education. • UNCW is one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” public colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review. • UNCW received the “Best in the Southeast” designation for 2010 by The Princeton Review. • UNC Wilmington is included in Peterson’s Competitive Colleges 2008: Top Colleges for Top Students. Of the 440 institutions highlighted, UNC Wilmington, UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and UNC Asheville are the only public institutions in North Carolina listed. • UNCW was ranked in the top 100 public universities by Forbes for the second year in a row. • Class sizes boast 31 percent have fewer than 20 students, and 9 percent of classes have only 50 or more students. • Incoming freshman student SAT scores average 1168 and a 3.78 GPA. • More than 74 percent of freshmen surveyed said UNCW was their first choice • Of the incoming freshmen class, 62 percent are in the top 25 percent of their high school class. • UNCW was honored for its contribution to public service by a place on the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. • UNCW has the second highest freshman-to-sophomore year retention rate in the UNC system, behind only UNC Chapel Hill. • UNCW has one of the highest four-year graduation rates in the UNC system, second only to UNC Chapel Hill.
• The university’s unique blend of teaching, research experiences and service learning opportunities attracts high-quality students and gives graduates a competitive advantage in the marketplace. • Donors also established 32 new scholarships during the past fiscal year, nine of which are endowed at a total value of $480,000. • UNCW has a variety of academic programs designed to meet the diverse needs, abilities and interests of all students, including bachelor’s degrees in 52 majors, 35 master’s degrees, a Ph. D. in Marine Biology and an Ed. D. in educational leadership and administration. • Faculty, staff and students at UNCW’s Center for Marine Science have access to stateof-the-art facilities on the Intracoastal Waterway at Myrtle Grove. • UNCW’s Center for Marine Science at Myrtle Grove is one of the most technologically advanced coastal ocean science research facility along the eastern seaboard. • As one of only three UNC institutions producing more than 300 teachers each year, the UNCW Watson School of Education is doing its part to address the teacher shortage in North Carolina. • Business education at the Cameron School of Business is focused on the technical, analytical and interpersonal skills students will need to lead this fundamental change in the business world through the first half of the 21st century. The school is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a recognition that places it in the top 30 percent of business education programs in the United States. • The School of Nursing, fully accredited by the National League for Nursing and approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, offers an undergraduate program that prepares students to practice family-centered professional nursing in a variety of current and emerging health care delivery systems, as well as a master’s degree program for rural and urban family nurse practitioners. • The Department of Film Studies takes advantage of the university’s location in Wilmington, the home of Screen Gems Studios, the largest full-service motion picture facility in the United States east of California. • Over the past decade, UNCW has built, renovated or added more than 40 buildings. • UNCW students have a strong sense of civic responsibility and volunteerism. More than 4,700 students contributed more than 51,000 hours to volunteer and service learning projects. The economic value of that community service alone exceeds $1 million dollars. • UNCW’s student-athletes captured three Colonial Athletic Association championships in 2008-09: men’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, and men’s track and field. • In the classroom, the Seahawks continued to excel. All 19 of UNCW’s intercollegiate teams remained in full compliance with the NCAA’s guidelines, and the men’s basketball team received a Public Recognition Award for the second consecutive year for being in the top 10 percent nationally for its work in the classroom. • UNCW’s student-athletes consistently post one of the highest GPAs in the UNC system.
Academic/CHAMPS Life Skills ▼ The Athletic Academic Support Program provides a variety of services for all the university’s student-athletes. The program offers academic counseling and support to help student-athletes successfully balance the demands of their athletic and academic schedules. Progress reports monitoring class Sandy Williford Rodney Young Jessica Long attendance and test results and accessing tutorial needs are completed two times each semester by professors of classes in which UNCW student-athletes are enrolled. The University College is designed to assist students during their academic careers, with special emphasis on the first and second years of study when they are expected to work toward fulfilling the basic studies requirements as outlined in the university catalog. The assistant athletic director for academics meets with student-athletes on a regular basis to assist in their academic success and monitor their progress toward a degree. Each freshman is assigned to an advisor for personal assistance in selecting courses, maintaining required scholastic records and planning a complete University College educational program. The program’s primary objective is to assist students toward completing basic studies. Several other programs are provided for academic support at UNCW, including the Writing/Reading Place, the Learning Center, the Math Lab, tutorial services, Learning Disability Services, personal and career counseling, study hall and a laptop program. The Writing/Reading Place offers one-on-one tutoring for any academic writing assignment. Tutors help students get started with a paper, offer aid in the development and organization of the project and provide strategies that help at each stage of the composing process. Computers for word processing are available in Randall Library. The Learning Center helps all students develop skills necessary to become successful, independent learners through tutorial assistance, supplemental instruction, study skills workshops and individual consultations. Students desiring help with any level of math can find it at the Math Lab. Staffed by faculty and students, the center in Bear Hall takes students on a walk-in basis. Any tutorial assistance from the Writing/Reading Place, the Learning Center and the Math Lab is free and available to all studentathletes.
CHAMPS/Life Skills Meets Student-Athlete Needs
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2008-09 Academic Highlights • For the sixth consecutive year, the women’s cross country team was designated as a United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Academic All-American Team. • Junior Darion Jeralds was named recipient of the prestigious Dean Ehlers Leadership Award in men’s basketball, becoming the sixth Seahawk to earn the award in its 15-year existence. • Darion Jeralds and Daniel Mercer were named to the CAA’s AllAcademic Team in men’s basketball. • The men’s basketball team received a Public Recognition Award from the NCAA’s Academic Performance Program by placing among the top 10 percent among teams nationally for its academic work. It was the second straight season the team has garnered the award. • Junior Darion Jeralds was named the CAA’s Men’s Basketball Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year. • The men’s cross country team was designated as a United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Academic AllAmerican Team. • The women’s soccer team received the NSCAA’s Ethics and Sportsmanship Award and the College Team Academic Award for the fifth consecutive season. • A total of 28 student-athletes, 14 each semester, achieved a perfect 4.00 grade point during the 2008-09 year. • More than 90 student-athletes recorded a 3.50 or higher GPA during each semester of 2008-09. • All of UNCW’s 19 intercollegiate teams finished above the multiyear score of 925 in the NCAA’s annual APR report. • Ashley Tait, Christie Appleton and Sofia Hagsund were named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar Team. • Junior Ashley Tait was named CAA Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year in women’s golf, marking the fifth consecutive year that a UNCW player has won the award. • Track and field standouts Aisha Jones and Brian Blumenstein were named Academic All-Americans by the National Track and Field Coaches Association. • The women’s tennis team was recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association as an Academic All-American Team for the third straight year and the ninth time overall. • The women’s track and field team earned the National Track and Field Coaches Association’s designation as an All-Academic Team.
To prepare student-athletes for the challenges of life beyond the playing field, UNCW and the NCAA team up in the popular CHAMPS/Life Skills Program. UNCW is currently one of 664 institutions involved in the popular program. The CHAMPS/Life Skills Program is designed to provide student-athletes with the education and the experiences to assist them in bridging the gap between college life and professional life in the work world and to make meaningful contributions to their communities. The CHAMPS/Life Skills Program focuses on five commitment areas viewed as critical to personal growth: (1) Academic Excellence - to support the academic progress of the studentathlete toward intellectual development and graduation. (2) Athletic Excellence - to build philosophical foundations for the development of athletic programs that are broad-based, equitable and dedicated to the well-being of the student-athlete. (3) Personal Development - to support the development of a well-balanced lifestyle for the student-athlete, encouraging emotional well-being, personal growth and decision-making skills. (4) Career Development - to encourage each student-athlete to develop and pursue their career and life goals. (5) Service - to engage the student-athlete in service to his or her campus and surrounding communities. The NCAA has worked with its member institutions and educational consultants to create instructional materials and program models to address the needs of today’s student-athletes. Topics such as diversity education, developing sexual responsibility, nutrition, eating disorder prevention and awareness, time management, community service and career development are just some of the areas covered within the curriculum. A freshman seminar course is designed to assist student-athletes in making the transition to college, this seminar focuses on college-level study skills, time management, awareness of available university services, etc. It is open only to entering freshmen and generates two hours of elective credit toward graduation.
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waterway. The 200-block Historic District highlighting the downtown area opens into a scenic riverfront park that overlooks the USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial. A beautifully restored battleship, the USS North Carolina was considered the greatest sea weapon in the world when commissioned in 1941. During World War II, “The Showboat” earned 15 battlestars and participated in every major naval offensive in the Pacific from Guadalcanal to Okinawa. A memorial since 1961, the battleship is dedicated to the men and women of all U.S. military services who defended our country during WWII. One of Wilmington’s most unique features is the city’s status as the leading entertainment production center in the Southeast. The city’s evolution into “Hollywood East” began when Dino DeLaurentis shot Stephen King’s Firestarter in 1984. One year later, Dino DeLaurentis constructed a studio facility in the Port City and the complex, now owned by EUE/Screen Gems, is the largest production studio east of Hollywood, offering nine sound stages on a 32-acre site near the Wilmington International Airport. Numerous movies, television series and commericals have been filmed in Wilmington. The popular show, “Dawson’s Creek,” was produced in Wilmington and shot frequently on the UNCW campus as well as Warner Bros. hit “One Tree Hill.” A film-friendly community, Wilmington residents have embraced the industry, often appearing as “extras” in movies. It’s not uncommon for celebrities the likes of Sandra Bullock, Nick Nolte, Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise and Dennis Hopper to be seen dining at a restaurant, shopping at the mall or just simply walking along the shore. Wrightsville Beach, just minutes away from Wilmington’s downtown area, is a year-round island resort. Wide, uncrowded beaches, full service marinas and a variety of accommodations are complemented by excellent seafood restaurants, specialty shops and exciting nightlife.
Opponent UNCW Collegiate Tennis Invitational at Southern Intercollegiates/Athens, Ga. at Georgia Tech Invitational/Atlanta, Ga. at UNF Invitational/Jacksonville, Fla. at ITA Regionals/Chapel Hill, N.C. UNCW Invitational GARDNER-WEBB COASTAL CAROLINA at Stanford (National Indoors) vs. San Diego State/Oklahoma (National Indoors) ELON at Campbell WINTHROP SOUTH CAROLINA STATE JAMES MADISON BOSTON COLLEGE at Georgia Tech vs. East Tennessee State (Daytona Beach, Fla.) vs. Stetson (Daytona Beach, Fla.) Battle At The Beach at VCU at Old Dominion at Radford at Georgia State PRESBYTERIAN EAST CAROLINA at CAA Championships (Newport News, Va.) at NCAA Regionals at NCAA Championships
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