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2009 Tennessee Men’s Tennis Guide Table of Contents The Big Orange Experience Tennis Hall of Fame Class of the SEC The Facilities World-Class Athletes University/Knoxville

2009 Season Outlook Season Preview SEC Opponents Non-Conference Opponents

Coaching Staff

Head Coach Sam Winterbotham Associate Head Coach Chris Woodruff Tennis Support Staff Administration and Staff

The Team

2009 Team Roster Matt Brewer Boris Conkic Matteo Fago Davey Sandgren John-Patrick Smith Jeremy Tweedt Newcomers (Hansen/Swartz) Newcomers (Patrick/Stevens/Williams)

2008 Season Review

2008 Season Agate 2007-08 Team and Individual Statistics 2007-08 Superlatives

History and Records

All-Time Lettermen All-Time Record Book Year-by-Year Results All-Time Series Results NCAA Championships SEC Tennis SEC Team Championships National Honors Tennessee All-Americas Vols on Tour Tennessee Tennis History Memorable Matches

This is Tennessee

Academic Support International Diversity The Legend of the Volunteer


General University Information


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The official 2009 University of Tennessee Tennis Media Guide is published by the Department of Athletics. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996. This guide has been edited and designed by the University of Tennessee Sports Information Department. Publication Number: E01-8601-04-015-09 Editor/Designer/Writer: Craig Hammel Editorial Assistants: Melissa Anderson, Josh Battle, Bud Ford, Christen Kardatzke, John Painter, Drew Rutherford, Tom Satkowiak, Beth Sparks, Megan Stinnett and Tony Williams. Front Cover Design: Baseline Media Back Cover/Inside Cover Designs: John Schaffhauser, Schaffhauser Design, Inc. Photography: Nick Myers, Elizabeth Olivier. Printing: University of Tennessee Graphic Arts Services

Location: Knoxville, Tenn. Founded (Enrollment): 1794 (25,244) Conference: Southeastern Nickname: Volunteers Colors: Orange (PMS 151) and White Mascot: Smokey (a blue tick coon hound) President: Dr. John D. Petersen Athletics Director: Mike Hamilton NCAA Faculty Representative: Dr. Todd Diacon

Tennis Staff

Head Coach Sam Winterbotham (Oklahoma Christian, 1999) Third season at Tennessee/40-12 (.769) Career Record: 82-68 (.547) Associate Head Coach Chris Woodruff (Tennessee, 2005) Fifth season at Tennessee Volunteer Assistant Coach Milos Popovic (Nevada, 2007) First season at Tennessee Administrative Assistant: Tennis Office

Donna Muir (865) 974-6883

Facility Information

Outdoor: Indoor:

Varsity Courts (2,000) Goodfriend Tennis Center (500)

Sports Information

Tennis Contact: Office Phone: Office Fax Cell Phone: E-mail: Men’s Athletics Web Site

Craig Hammel (865) 974-1212 (865) 974-1269 (317) 292-0858

Program History

Inaugural Season: 1927 Joined SEC: 1933 (Charter Member) SEC Regular Season Champions: Seven (1951, 1966, 1970, 1980, 1986, 1990 and 2000) NCAA Tournament Team Berths: 18 (1979, 1980, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008) NCAA Singles Champions: One (Chris Woodruff, 1993) NCAA Doubles Champions: One (Rodney Harmon/Mel Purcell, 1980)

2009 Team Information

2008 Record (Final National Ranking): 23-4 (9th) 2008 SEC Record (Finish): 9-2 (2nd in East) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 6/2 Newcomers: 5

The University of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits. This policy extends to both employment by and admission to the University. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex or disability in the education programs and activities pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Inquiries and charges of violation concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, the ADA, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) or any of the other above referenced policies should be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer, 711E Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996-0174, telephone (865) 974-2243. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Human Resources Management, 600 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37996-4125, telephone (865) 974-5151.

2009 Media Guide

Bud Ford Associate AD Media Relations

Craig Hammel Student Assistant Tennis Contact

Media Services

The 2009 University of Tennessee Tennis Media Guide is published primarily as a source of information for members of the media. Requests for additional information, interviews and photographs should be directed to SID student Craig Hammel. Additional information may be obtained from Bud Ford, associate athletic director for media relations.

Sports Information Office

The Tennessee Sports Information Office is located in Stokely Athletics Center at 1720 Volunteer Blvd., in Room 259. The Sports Information Office phone number is (865) 974-1212. The Sports Information fax number is (865) 974-1269. Mailing address: P.O. Box 15016 Knoxville, TN 37901-5016

Overnight address: 1720 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville, TN 37996

Obtaining Information

All releases and statistics, as well as coach and athlete biograhies and facility information will be posted on Tennessee’s official athletic website, To retreive Tennessee men’s tennis information on a regular basis via e-mail, please send a request to Complete match results will be provided after each match at the UT Sports Information Department, located in room 261 of Stokely Athletics Center, 1720 Volunteer Blvd. Telephones and a fax machine will also be available for media use in the Sports Information Department. Tennessee’s travel plans can be obtained by calling the tennis office at (865) 974-6883.

Interview Policy

All athlete interviews must be coordinated through tennis contact Craig Hammel in the Tennessee Sports Information Department. One day of advance notice is preferred so that the athlete or coach can be notified; however, every effort will be made to accommodate all requests. On days of competition, players will be available shortly after the conclusion of play. The Sports Information Department will be happy to arrange telephone interviews for out-of-town media members.

Tennis Facilities

The Varsity Courts serve as the outdoor home of the Vols. In the event of inclement weather, the Big Orange will move next door to the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center. Both facilities are located on the UT campus. The facilities are located on the corner of Caledonia Avenue and Volunteer Boulevard, behind Andy Holt Apartments.


2009 Season Preview Vols bring back 6 lettermen from 23-4 season in 2008

In 2008, Tennessee was considered a tennis program on the rise but still a year or two away from being a threat. UT was talented but with four true freshmen expected to play a big role it was expected that the Big Orange would take their fair share of lumps. The young Vols though did not experience many bumps though on their way to a 23-4 record and season-ending top-10 finish. The Vols return six lettermen from that team and know that in 2009 Tennessee will be circled on every opponent’s schedule.

The “ W ’s” Lead the Way Head coach Sam Winterbotham and associate head coach Chris Woodruff are at the forefront of the Tennessee resurgence. Winterbotham helped build Baylor into a powerhouse in the early 2000s and then turned Colorado from a bottom-dweller to an NCAA tournament berth and a top-25 ranking before coming to Tennessee. Chris Woodruff is Tennessee’s most decorated tennis player ever and is one of the best American tennis players of his generation, reaching ATP heights of No. 12 in the world before retiring. The two have combined to head the Tennessee tennis program to a 40-12 record in the last two seasons. In 2008 both received accolades, Winterbotham was the SEC Coach of the Year while Woodruff was named the Region III Assistant Coach of the Year. The two highly acclaimed coaches gives UT one of the best staffs college tennis has to offer.

2009 Schedule Designed to Make Vols Tournament Ready Winterbotham put together a schedule this season that he hopes will prepare his team for an extended NCAA tournament run. “We have a tremendous schedule and we have the opportunity to play in five different tournaments through out the year. The schedule is set up so that we are tournament ready by the time the NCAA tournament comes around. Our schedule is 12

challenging but we plan on having success throughout the year preparing us for a run at the national championship.” UT has an opportunity to play in three tournaments leading up to the NCAA tournament. The Vols host one of 16 regionals on the last weekend of January with the 16 regional winners advancing to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. In March, UT plays in the prestigious BlueGray Intercollegiate Tennis Classic in Alabama and in April they play in the SEC tournament hosted by Auburn. In the non-conference schedule, UT will play the usual assortment of in-state opponents with a mix of national teams. The Vols open the 2009 season when they host ETSU. The Bucs are one of the best midmajor tennis programs in the nation. Another highlight is a trip to Champaign, Ill., on Feb. 7 to face Illinois. UT fell 4-3 to Illinois in 2007 but returned the favor in 2008 by knocking off the Illini 4-3 in Knoxville. The match promises to once again be a great test for the Vols as they head into SEC play. The Southeastern Conference will once again be center stage in the college tennis world. Georgia won its second consecutive National Championship last season but not before Tennessee defeated the Bulldogs 43 in Knoxville in April. Ole Miss, Florida, as well as the Volunteers, advanced to the round of 16 last season and all three schools will push Georgia. UT will start eighth in the 2009 ITA team rankings. Four of the top-10 teams in the country are from the SEC and overall the SEC has eight teams ranked in the preseason top30. The Vols also host Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida and South Carolina and travel to Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt.

No Seniors for UT The Vols only lost one player from their singles and doubles lineup but UT still will find itself as one of the nation’s younger teams. This season UT will have 11 players on their roster: two juniors, five sophomores and four freshmen. Matt Brewer and Davey Sandgren are UT’s two “veterans” on the roster. Newcomer Christopher Williams is a junior but Tennessee Tennis

this spring marks his first semester on the roster. Brewer is one of Tennessee’s hardest workers and did a good job stepping up and giving the Big Orange some big victories. The Knoxville native clinched UT’s win over South Carolina this past season and is in the mix to be a regular contributor in 2009. “Matt did a great job this fall,” Winterbotham said. “He’s come on and really continued to develop. When Matt goes out and plays well, he’s a very good college tennis player. He’s worked really hard on consistently being out there and doing the things we teach him. He was consistent this fall and is certainly putting himself into the picture of helping this team.” Sandgren was only a sophomore in 2008 but was the second oldest member of the lineup behind senior Kaden Hensel. Sandgren was a second-team All-SEC selection in 2007 and while the Gallatin, Tenn., native got off to a slow start in 2008 he finished strong, ending with over 20 singles victories. The Aerospace engineering major is also one of UT’s best doubles players winning 25 matches as a sophomore. “Davey’s really stepped up on the doubles court,” Winterbotham said. “He’s made a big push to play at the high end of the doubles lineup. He continues to work on his singles game and I expect him to step up and win some big matches for us in the spring.”

Sophomore Class One of Nation’s Best In 2008, UT’s freshmen class was unbelievable as they went a combined 68-18 (.791) in UT’s dual matches. “We had freshmen that were green coming in but really handled the year as well as we could hope. They’ve seen it all now, they know what to expect and know what is expected of them. Everything that got thrown at them they handled with ease. I think they are as good as any class in the country.” The group is led by Australia native John-Patrick Smith. Smith racked up accolades left and right after finishing the season with a team-high 33 singles wins.

2009 Season Preview Vols bring back 6 lettermen from 23-4 season in 2008

Smith was named All-America, first team All-SEC, SEC Freshman of the Year, Region III Rookie of the Year and he won all of these awards prior to advancing to the final match of the NCAA singles championship. “J.P. had maybe the best freshman year of anybody at any school last season. He’s still developing and has areas to improve on but we think he’s done exceptionally well. It’s important that J.P. reminds himself that he’s a sophomore. He doesn’t need to go out there and win every match and we aren’t expecting him to do that. He’s playing in the toughest conference at the toughest position and he just needs to keep working and improving and the results will come.” Boris Conkic would have had a good argument to be the SEC Freshman of the Year if it wasn’t for his teammate. The Novi Sad, Serbia native went 28-6 in singles, giving him a winning percentage of .824 which is the seventh highest single season winning percentage in UT tennis history. Conkic was a member of the AllSEC Freshmen team and a second team All-SEC selection. “Boris proved this past fall that he can play with the best players in college, Winterbotham said. “I feel Boris has the ability to be a top-10 college tennis player. He has something to prove and he needs to go out and do that to. Chris and I believe he can be the best player in collegiate tennis.” Matteo Fago was also on the All-SEC Freshmen team giving UT three of the five members on the team. The Italy native joined the team in January but caught on quickly finishing with an 18-6 singles record. Fago was dominant in SEC play going 11-0 and becoming the first Vol since Brice Karsh in 1990 to go undefeated in SEC play. “Matteo’s really just about to enter this sophomore year,” Winterbotham said. “He has two semesters of college under his belt now and I think he’s really starting to get it. I’m excited about what Matteo brings to the team and how hard he works.. We expect big things from him.” The final member of the sophomore class is Jeremy Tweedt. The Paris, France native narrowly missed out on joining his classmates on the All-SEC Freshmen team but still had a fantastic rookie campaign. Tweedt went 24-12 in singles, including a

9-2 mark in SEC dual-match play. “Jeremy had a tremendous end to the fall and he worked very hard on different aspects of his game,” Winterbotham said. “I think he is maturing as a tennis player and that’s very exciting because his talent is obvious. He is in a position right now to put it all together and we are going to rely on him to do that this year.”

Five Newcomers Join Vols Tennessee will usher in five newcomers to SEC tennis in January. Christian Hansen and Bryan Swartz joined the team in August and played in fall tournaments. Taylor Patrick and Max Stevens both elected to graduate early from high school to join the Vols and Chris Williams transferred to UT from Wofford. All three joined the team this January Hansen is from Cologne, Germany and was a highly sought after prospect. The UT netter advanced to the quarterfinals of the Charles Fluitt Invitational in October. “Christen is a very talented tennis player, who is starting to understand that college tennis is a tremendously high level,” Winterbotham said. “As he makes this realization, he’s ready to make that next step and help the team. He needs to continue to develop and improve and if he does that we believe he will accomplish great things for this program.” Swartz came to Tennessee from Sarasota, Fla., and his build is very reminiscent of what two-time All-America Kaden Hensel looked like when he started his career. Swartz has a bright future ahead of him as a member of the tennis squad. “Bryan is a quality individual who has come in and worked extremely hard,” Winterbotham said. “The difference between junior tennis and college tennis starts with the competitiveness and Bryan is learning that the most competitive players win tennis matches not necessarily the best players. He’s working as hard as anybody to make that jump.” Stevens hails from Dallas, Texas and is ranked as a five-star recruit by The Highland Park high school product is ranked as the 33rd-best tennis recruit in the class of 2009 and the No. 2 recruit in Texas. “Max has tremendous potential. He’s coming in at semester and is planning to Developing Champions

redshirt and that will give him such a head start on the fall. He’s a really good competitor and somebody we expect to have a tremendous career here. I think it’s an advantage to come in a semester early and acclimate to college life and if he comes in and works hard he’ll take advantage of it.” Patrick hails from Knoxville and is the nephew of Lady Vol co-head tennis coaches Mike Patrick and Sonia HahnPatrick. As a freshman at Bearden, Patrick won the Class AAA state doubles championship with partner Hunter Maltzburger. After the season he was named Knoxville News-Sentinel PrepXtra tennis player of the year. Since then, he has won the Knoxville Racquet Club Mid-Winter boys and girls Southern Level 3 junior tournament in January and the Pepsi Junior Open in Florence, S.C.., in April. “Taylor is a tremendous talent and is a great athlete. He is taking advantage of that extra semester. We think the training and development over the next six-eight months will give him the ability to shine as a freshman.” The final piece of UT’s 2009 roster is transfer Chris Williams. Williams is from Knoxville and graduated from West high school before deciding to attend Wofford. After two years as a Terrier, where he played all over the doubles lineup and at the No. 4, 5 and 6 singles positions he decided to transfer home to UT. “Christopher joined the program this January and he’s allready made an immediate impact. He’s not only a great tennis player but he is a high character guy. The more quality individuals you have in a program the higher chance of success your team has. We know that everyday he is going to give everything he has to this program.”


SEC Opponents UT ended Georgia’s 40-match SEC win streak last April





Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Nickname: Crimson Tide Colors: Crimson & White Enrollment: 23,878 Facilities: Hank Crisp Indoor Facility 2008 Record: 19-10 (7-4 SEC) 2008 SEC Finish: 2nd West 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 24th Head Coach: Billy Pate Record at UA/Years: 94-71/6 Career Record: 135-876 SID Contact: Lindsay Laurent SID Phone: (205) 348-7486 SID Fax: (205) 348-8841 SID E-mail: Web Site: Series Record: UT leads, 32-13 2009 Meeting: April 3 in Knoxville

Location: Fayetteville, Ark. Nickname: Razorbacks Colors: Cardinal & White Enrollment: 17,938 Facilities: Dills Indoor Tennis Complex 2008 Record: 12-13 (3-8 SEC) 2008 SEC Finish: 5th West 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 50th Head Coach: Robert Cox Record at UA/Years: 266-255/21 Career Record: 374-280 SID Contact: Zach Lawson SID Phone: (479) 575-2751 SID Fax: (479) 575-7481 SID E-mail: Web Site: Series Record: UT leads, 18-12 2009 Meeting: March 27 in Knoxville

Location: Auburn, Ala. Nickname: Tigers Colors: Burnt Orange & Navy Blue Enrollment: 24,137 Facilities: Luther Young Tennis Center 2008 Record: 11-13 (4-7 SEC) 2008 SEC Finish: 4th West 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 29th Head Coach: Eric Shore Record at AU/Years: 245-197/18 Career Record: Same SID Contact: Matt Crouch SID Phone: (334) 844-9709 SID Fax: (334) 844-9807 SID E-mail: Web Site: Series Record: UT leads, 29-15 2008 Meeting: April 5 in Knoxville

Location: Gainesville, Fla. Nickname: Gators Colors: Orange & Blue Enrollment: 49,000 Facilities: Linder Stadium at Ring TC 2008 Record: 17-8 (8-3 SEC) 2008 SEC Finish: 3rd East 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 10th Head Coach: Andy Jackson Record at UF/Years: 134-50/7 Career Record: 354-156/20 SID Contact: Zack Higbee SID Phone: (352) 375-4683 SID Fax: (352) 375-4809 SID E-mail: Web Site: Series Record: UF leads, 27-20 2009 Meeting: March 15 in Knoxville





Location: Athens, Ga. Nickname: Bulldogs Colors: Red & Black Enrollment: 33,959 Facilities: Dan Magill Tennis Complex 2008 Record: 27-3 (10-1 SEC) 2008 SEC Finish: 1st East 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 1st Head Coach: Manny Diaz Record at UGA/Years: 463-96/21 Career Record: Same SID Contact: Kyle Harris SID Phone: (706) 542-9344 SID Fax: (706) 542-9339 SID E-mail: Web Site: Series Record: UGA leads, 42-20 2009 Meeting: April 18 in Athens

Location: Lexington, Ky. Nickname: Wildcats Colors: Blue & White Enrollment: 27,000 Facilities: Hilary J. Boone TC 2008 Record: 12-16 (3-8 SEC) 2008 SEC Finish: 5th East 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 40th Head Coach: Dennis Emery Record at UK/Years: 468-303/26 Career Record: 555-369/310 SID Contact: Jeremy Strachan SID Phone: (859) 257-8431 SID Fax: (859) 323-4310 SID E-mail: Web Site: Series Record: UT leads, 43-35 2009 Meeting: April 10 in Lexington

Location: Baton Rouge, La. Nickname: Tigers Colors: Purple & Gold Enrollment: 29,317 Facilities: W.T. “Dub” Robinson TS 2008 Record: 14-9 (6-5 SEC) 2008 SEC Finish: 3rd West 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 18th Head Coach: Jeff Brown Record at LSU/Years: 191-90/11 Career Record: Same SID Contact: Elizabeth Stuart SID Phone: (225) 578-8266 SID Fax: (225) 578-1861 SID E-mail: Web Site: Series Record: LSU leads, 25-22 2009 Meeting:March 29 in Baton Rouge

Location: Oxford, Miss. Nickname: Rebels Colors: Cardinal Red & Navy Blue Enrollment: 17,325 Facilities: Palmer/Salloum TC 2008 Record: 24-5 (9-2 SEC) 2008 SEC Finish: 1st West 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 6th Head Coach: Billy Chadwick Record at UM/Years: 450-209/26 Career Record: Same SID Contact: Kim Ling SID Phone: (662) 915-7522 SID Fax: (662) 915-7006 SID E-mail: Web Site: Series Record: UT leads, 20-18 2009 Meeting: March 8 in Oxford

Mississippi State

South Carolina



Location: Starkville, Miss. Nickname: Bulldogs Colors: Maroon & White Enrollment: 17,039 Facilities: A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre 2008 Record: 8-12 (2-9 SEC) 2008 SEC Finish: 6th West 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 58th Head Coach: Per Nilsson Record at MSU/Years: 8-12/1 Career Record: Same SID Contact: Jan Blaine SID Phone: (662) 325-0968 SID Fax: (662) 325-2563 SID E-mail: Web Site: Series Record: UT leads, 30-15 2009 Meeting: March 6 in Starkville

Location: Columbia, S.C. Nickname: Gamecocks Colors: Garnet & Black Enrollment: 27,065 Facilities: Sam Daniels Tennis Facility 2008 Record: 11-13 (1-10 SEC) 2008 SEC Finish: 6th East 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 55th Head Coach: Kent DeMars Record at USC/Years: 366-267/23 Career Record: 580-338/34 SID Contact: Diana Koval SID Phone: (803) 777-7977 SID Fax: (803) 777-2967 SID E-mail: Web Site: Series Record: UT leads, 25-18 2009 Meeting: March 13 in Knoxville

Location: Nashville, Tenn. Nickname: Commodores Colors: Black & Gold Enrollment: 6,378 Facilities: Brownlee O. Currey Jr. TC 2008 Record: 14-10 (4-7 SEC) 2008 SEC Finish: 4th East 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 26th Head Coach: Ian Duvenhage Record at VU/Years: 32-37/3 Career Record: 384-207/22 SID Contact: Ryan Schulz SID Phone: (615) 343-4396 SID Fax: (615) 343-7064 SID E-mail: Web Site: Series Record: UT leads, 49-11 2009 Meeting: April 12 in Nashville


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1933 12 Birmingham, Ala. Tammy Wilson (205) 458-3010 (205) 458-3030

SEC Men’s Coaches Indoor Championships Jan. 16-19, 2009 Lexington, Ky. (Boone Tennis Center) SEC Men’s Tennis Championships April 23-26, 2009 Auburn, Ala. Host School: Auburn (Luther Young Tennis Center)

Non-Conference Opponents UT has won 15 straight regular season matches against non-conference opponents

Drake Location: Des Moines, Iowa Nickname: Bulldogs Colors: Blue & White Enrollment: 5,617 Facilities: Drake Tennis Center 2008 Record: 24-1 (6-0 MVC) 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 49th Head Coach: Chase Hodges Record at Drake/Years: 71-7/3 Career Record: Same SID Contact: Sean Palchick SID Phone: (515) 271-4147 SID Fax: (515) 271-3015 SID E-mail: Web Site: Series Record: First meeting 2009 Meeting: Feb. 1 in Knoxville*



Location: Johnson City, Tenn. Nickname: Buccaneers Colors: Navy Blue & Old Gold Enrollment: 12,100 Facilities: ETSU Memorial TC 2008 Record: 24-4 (8-0 A-Sun) 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 37th Head Coach: Yaser Zaatini Record at ETSU/Years: 123-33/6 Career Record: Same SID Contact: Clayton Felts SID Phone: (423) 439-8212 SID Fax: (423) 439-6138 SID E-mail: Web Site: Series Record: UT leads, 20-0 2009 Meeting: January 24 in Knoxville

Location: Cambridge, Mass. Nickname: Crimson Colors: Crimson, Black and White Enrollment: 6,715 Facilities: Hoke A. Sloan Tennis Center 2008 Record: 15-7 (7-0 Ivy League) 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 52nd Head Coach: Dave Fish Record at HU/Years: 521-231/32 Career Record: Same SID Contact: Heather Palmer SID Phone: (617) 496-1379 SID Fax: (617) 495-2130 SID E-mail: Web Site: Series Record: UT leads, 4-1 2009 Meeting: January 31 in Knoxville


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Location: Athens, Tenn. Nickname: Bulldogs Colors: Royal Blue & Vegas Gold Enrollment: 988 Facilities: 2008 Record: 6-12 (3-2 AAC) 2008 Final ITA Ranking: NR Head Coach: Johnny Thornton Record at TWC/Years: First Year Career Record: First Year SID Contact: Donny Mayfield SID Phone: (423) 746-5253 SID Fax: (423) 746-5293 SID E-mail: Web Site: Series Record: UT leads, 6-1 2009 Meeting: January 24 in Knoxville

ITA National Team Indoor Championship Feb. 13-16, 2009 Chicago, Illinois Host school: Illinois (Midtown Tennis Club)

Location: Louisville, Ky. Nickname: Cardinals Colors: Red, Black & White Enrollment: 22,000 Facilities: Bass-Rudd Tennis Center 2008 Record: 17-8 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 48th Head Coach: Rex Ecarma Record at UL/Years: 268-203 Career Record: Same SID Contact: Lori Korte SID Phone: (502) 852-3086 SID Fax: (502) 852-7401 SID E-mail: Web Site: Series Record: UT leads, 4-1 2009 Meeting: Feb. 1 in Knoxville*

NCAA NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships May 14-25, 2009 College Station, Texas Host school: Texas A&M (George P. Mitchell Tennis Center)

Illinois Location: Champaign, Ill. Nickname: Fighting Illini Colors: Orange & Blue Enrollment: 42,326 Facilities: Atkins Tennis Center 2008 Record: 20-9 (8-2 Big Ten) 2008 Final ITA Ranking: 15th Head Coach: Brad Dancer Record at Illinois/Years: 67-25/4 Career Record: 123-86/9 SID Contact: Kassie Barry SID Phone: (217) 265-0170 SID Fax: (217) 333-5540 SID E-mail: Web Site: Series Record: UT leads, 6-2 2009 Meeting: Feb. 7 in Champaign

Blue-Gray Blue-Gray Intercollegiate March 19-22, 2009 Montgomery, Ala. (Lagoon Park)

Schedule Facts � Not counting the Blue-Gray Intercollegiate, 17 of UT’s 18 opponents are ranked in the preseason ITA poll. � Tennessee has won its last 15 regular season non-conference dual-matches. � Tennessee plays Kentucky Feb. 21 in Knoxville in a nonconference match.

Last Tournament Appearance: 2008 First Round Furman W, 4-0 Second Round Virginia Tech W, 4-0 Round of 16 Baylor L, 4-1

� UT is one of 16 hosts in the newly formatted ITA Kickoff Weekend. The 16 regional winners adbvance to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Chicago, Feb. 13-16.

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Sam Winterbotham 2008 SEC Coach Of The Year

Head Coach Sam Winterbotham hrough two seasons at Tennessee, Sam WinT terbotham has certainly gotten the attention of the nation’s other tennis coaches. Other programs tend to notice when you go 4012 in your first two years, end two-time National Champion Georgia’s 40-match SEC win streak and return a powerhouse program back to the nation’s elite. But in two years Sam Winterbotham has done all of that. In 2008, Winterbotham was named SEC Coach of the Year after leading a team that comprised of one senior, three sophomores and five freshmen to a 23-4 record. The 2008 Vols, with a lineup that usually consisted of four freshmen, one sophomore and one senior, roared out to a 10-0 record defeating the likes of Clemson and Illinois. In SEC action, UT continued its sound play only dropping two matches in conference play, both by identical 4-3 scores. The regular season was highlighted by UT’s come-from-behind 4-3 win over eventual National Champion Georgia in both teams regular season finale. The win ended Georgia’s 40-match SEC win streak. UT ended the season ranked in the top-10. Senior Kaden Hensel and freshman John-Patrick Smith were both named All-America. Boris Conkic was a second team All-SEC selection and Matteo Fago made the SEC All Freshmen team. “The 2008 team had a fighting spirit that allowed them to win some very tough matches, Winterbotham said. “We are going to give our best effort and fight to the last point. That is the Tennessee way. We fight for every point. We respect our opponents and we are going to give


our best all the time. I really thought the 2008 team bought into that.” The Vols went 17-8 in Winterbotham’s rookie campaign. The 17 victories ties Winterbotham with former men’s tennis coach John Kreis for the most victories in an inaugural season at UT. In Winterbotham’s first year he also produced an All-America in Kaden Hensel and had two All-SEC performers (Hensel and Davey Sandgren). Winterbotham is about more then just tennis though. He also stresses academics to his athletes.. Two out of the four full semesters that Winterbotham has been at UT his team has had the highest team GPA of all Tennessee teams. He also has coached eight SEC Academic Honor Roll athletes and most recently in the fall of 2008, seven Vol netters earned Thornton Center Honor Roll (GPA of 3.0 or higher). Winterbotham was named the tenth coach in Tennessee tennis history on Oct. 24, 2006 after spending the previous four seasons as the head coach at Colorado. “We are excited about Sam joining our staff as our new head men's tennis coach," Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton said. "His success at Baylor and Colorado provide a great foundation for his work at the University of Tennessee. In particular at Colorado, he resurrected a program and improved the team's performance in every facet on and off the court." In 2006, Winterbotham, was named ITA/Wilson Mountain Region Coach of the Year and Big 12 Co-Coach of the Year while leading Colorado to a 20-9 record. 2006 was UC’s first 20-win season since 1996-97, the team's first NCAA Tournament berth since 1988 (team advanced to the round of 32) and a final ITA

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2006-Present University of Tennessee ............Named head coach at Tennessee on Oct. 24, 2006 ..................Thornton Center highest team GPA two times ......................Eight SEC Academic Honor Roll Honorees ......................................................Five All-SEC selections ..............................................Four All-America Selections ............................Named SEC Coach of the Year in 2008 ........40 victories through two years is most in UT history 17 victories in inaugural season, tying for the most by a first year coach in Tennessee history 2002-2006 University of Colorado ......Named head coach at Colorado prior to 2003 season ..Named ITA Mountain Region Coach of the Year in 2006 .................. Named Big 12 Co-Coach of the Year in 2006 ........Led UC to first NCAA tournament berth since 1988 ..Led UC to a school-best final ranking of No. 23 in 2006 ..........................Finished at Colorado with a 42-56 record 1999-2002, 2006 Baylor University ....................2002 Region VI Assistant Coach of the Year ..........................Helped recruit 2004 National Champions

Playing Career Highlights: 1996-99

Oklahoma Christian University NAIA All-America 1996,1997, 1998, 1999 .................................................... Ranked No. 1 nationally .............................. 1997 Rolex national singles champion ...... 1999 Sooner Athletic Conf. Soccer Player of the Year All-region first team and honorable mention All-America in soccer ......Inducted in OCU Athletics Hall of Fame in Nov 2007

Sam Winterbotham 40-12 record through two seasons at UT

ranking of No. 23, a school best. In addition, the 2006 Buffs posted a third-place finish in the Big 12 standings as Colorado recorded its most conference wins since 1998 at 5-2. In his four seasons at Colorado, Winterbotham's teams posted a 42-56 record. Under Winterbotham, the Buffs continually climbed up the Big 12 ladder, finishing sixth in 2003 and 2004, fifth in 2005 and third in 2006. Prior to his stint in Boulder, Winterbotham spent three years at Baylor, two seasons as a full-time assistant (2000-2002) and one as a volunteer coach (1999-00). During that time he helped the Bears become a national power in the collegiate game. In addition to assisting the Bears with the day-to-day operation, Winterbotham had a hand in recruiting one of the best teams in the nation that eventually won the first team national championship in Baylor history as the Bears were crowned 2004 NCAA champions. While at Baylor, Winterbotham was named the 2002 Region VI Assistant Coach of the Year after helping the Bears win the Big 12 regular season and conference tournament. Baylor advanced to the 2002 NCAA Sweet 16 and finished the season ranked seventh nationally. Prior to coaching, Winterbotham attended Oklahoma Christian University (OCU) in Oklahoma City where he was a four-year NAIA All-America and ranked No. 1 nationally. In 1997 he won top honors as the NAIA Rolex national singles champion. At OCU, Winterbotham also was the 1999 Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Year in soccer, where he was named to the All-Region first team and honorable mention AllAmerica team. He graduated in April 1999 with a degree in marketing and was honored as OCU's 1999 international business student of the year. Winterbotham was inducted into the Oklahoma Christian Athletic Hall of Fame in November 2007. A native of Stoke on Trent, Great Britain, Winterbotham was born Oct 1, 1973. He is married to the former Tara McClure, a native of Asher, Okla. The Winterbothams’ have three daughters, Zoe, 5, Ryann, 3, and Sophia, 1.

Winterbotham Q&A

What are your favorite aspects of coaching? My favorite aspects of coaching are working with a player individually and helping them develop. I love working with a guy and seeing him get better. To see them grow from a freshman to a senior and how they’ve grown as a player and person is very fulfilling. Another favorite thing for me is competition. Competition teaches you so much and its great to see my guys learn through competition and have the belief to use what they’ve been working on in competition.

What makes the University of Tennessee a special place? The people are phonemonal. The community bleeds orange and white. They are friendly, kind and supportive of each other. I remember speaking with Mike Hamilton during the interview process and he talked about the Tennessee family and how it embraces you. We really have felt that.” What is your proudest coaching achievement? The accomplishment at Colorado. I’m very proud of my time there. I showed up in August with four players on the roster and with that in mind immediately strengthed the schedule to where we were competing against top college teams. We definitely took some lumps those first few years but you could see we were developing the program and were able to turn it around into a top program in four years. Just being ipart of what those guys had to endure at Colorado and how they came out on top is a wonderful memory. I’m just so proud of each team and they’ll always have a special place in my heart. What are your goals as a coach? To develop champions. We want young men of great character to embrace our program, developing the leadership skills to become fine citizens who impact their communities long after their tennis careers are over. We aim to bring in the finest talent in the country and help them develop so they are strong physically, mentally, technically and tactically to play professionally after college. During that process that talent will win National Championships for the University of Tennessee.

What are you looking for in a young man who wants to come play tennis for you? We’ve got three expectations of every young man in our program. 1. Be honest. 2. Consistently give your best effort. 3. Always believe in yourself. To be great you have to be honest. We’re looking for guys that have the ability to push through the tough times and that handle adversity with class and determination. I believe my players are capable of doing anything they set their mind too and are willing to work towards. It gives me such confidence that they will be successful when they believe they can do it too. What do you like to do in your time away from the courts? I have a fantastic wife and three beautiful children. That is my No. 1 priority. That’s how I spend my time away from the courts. I also have one indulgence and that’s following the greatest soccer team in the world, Stoke City.

The Winterbotham File Hometown: Stoke on Trent, Great Britain Alma Mater: Oklahoma Christian, 1999 Bachelor’s degree in marketing Born: October 1, 1973 Family: Wife - Tara Daughters - Zoe, Ryann and Sophia

Coaching Career: 1999-2000 Baylor (Volunteer Assistant) 2000-02 Baylor (Assistant Coach) 2002-06 Colorado (Head Coach) 2006- present Tennessee (Head Coach)

1999-2002 Baylor (Volunteer and Assistant Coach) Year School Overall Big 12 2000 Baylor 23-6 .793 7-0 1.000 2001 Baylor 12-12 .500 6-2 .750 2002 Baylor 27-2 .931 7-0 1.000 Totals 3 seasons 62-20 .756 20-2 .909

Finish 1st 2nd 1st

Postseason NCAA Tournament (2-1) Round of 16 NCAA Tournament (0-1) NCAA Tournament (2-1) Round of 16

2002-2006 Colorado (Head Coach) Year School Overall 2003 Colorado 6-16 .273 2004 Colorado 7-16 .304 2005 Colorado 9-15 .375 2006 Colorado 20-9 .690 Totals 4 seasons 42-56 .429

Big 12 1-6 .143 1-6 .143 2-5 .286 5-2 .714 9-19 .321

Finish t-6th 7th t-5th 3rd

Postseason ---NCAA Tournament (1-1) Second Round

2006-present Tennessee (Head Coach) Year School Overall 2007 Tennessee 17-8 .680 2008 Tennessee 23-4 .851 Totals 2 seasons 40-12 .769

SEC Finish Postseason 7-4 .636 t-2nd/East NCAA Tournament (1-1) Second Round 9-2 .818 2nd/East NCAA Tournament (2-1) Round of 16 16-6 .727


6 seasons

82-68 .547

3 NCAA Tournament appearances (4-3)

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Chris Woodruff 2008 Region III Assistant Coach of the Year

Chris Woodruff Associate Head Coach Fifth Season “Coach Woodruff’s tennis expertise is second to none in college tennis. He was one of the greatest players in the world and that allows him to bring a unique experience to developing players. Not only is he a great player and coach, but he’s a quality person. It is a privilege and a pleasure to work with him. Our goal as a coaching staff is to provide a great environment for young men to develop as tennis players and responsible adults; Coach Woodruff is an integral part of that development.” - Sam Winterbotham Tennessee head coach


fter serving as Tennessee’s assistant coach since the spring of 2002, former UT great Chris Wodruff was named the Vols’ associate head coach in the fall of 2006. “I can’t even begin to tell you how vital Chris Woodruff is to this program” head coach Sam Winterbotham said. “First, he’s one of the greatest players in the world so when he tells our players something to work on they know they need to listen. Second, he bleeds orange. His support and love for this University is unwavering and I think he passes that love on to our team. “Having Chris Woodruff at Tennessee automatically puts us at an advantage over every other tennis program.” Not every great player can be a great coach but Woodruff is proving that he is capable of being both. Woodruff came back to Tennessee in 2002 and immediately began working with the tennis program. In his time as an assistant coach, Woodruff has helped UT earn nine All-America selections and helped lead the program through a time when they had three different head coaches in four seasons. Woodruff came back to UT as a volunteer coach before being hired as an assistant coach. When Winterbotham came on board in 2006, Woodruff was promoted to associate head coach. In two seasons under Winterbotham and Woodruff, Tennessee is 40-12 (.769). In 2008, Woodruff was named the Region III Assistant Coach of the Year after helping guide UT to a 23-4 record. One of the most decorated players in the history of Tennessee tennis, Woodruff lettered for the Vols in 1992 and 1993, garnering All-America honors both years. He was crowned NCAA singles champion in 1993 and remains the only Tennessee netter to claim that title. In addition to his national championship, Woodruff was also named the ITA Rookie of the Year in 1992, and was given the USTA Sportsmanship Award in 1993. His career singles winning


percentage of .835 is second all-time in the Tennessee record books. Opting to turn professional following the 1993 season, the Knoxville native ascended to the world's most prolific tennis stage, the ATP Tour. While on tour, Woodruff claimed two event titles (1997 Montreal Super 9 Canadian Open and the 1999 Miller Lite Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I.) and achieved a careerhigh singles ranking of No. 9 in the world in January 2000. His event highlights that year include reaching the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and representing his country in Davis Cup competition, where he clinched the United States' win over Zimbabwe. Woodruff racked up tour wins against seven former No.1 players including Pete Sampras, Andre

Agassi, (whom Woodruff upset in the 1996 French Open), Yevgeni Kafelnikov, Thomas Muster, Gustavo Kuerten, Marcelo Rios and Carlos Mova. He also has defeated Goran Ivanisevic, Thomas Enqvist, Tim Henman, Alex Corretja, Magnus Norman and Cedric Pioline. After an illustrious and memorable career, Woodruff retired from the tour in May 2002. He was excited about his return to Knoxville to contribute to the success of his alma mater. Woodruff has two children, a daughter, Olivia and a son, Tate.


Born: .................................................................................................................................................................. Jan. 2, 1973 Hometown: ................................................................................................................................................ Knoxville, Tenn. College:............................................................................................................................................ University of Tennessee

Tennis Career Highlights: 1992-93 ............................................................................................................................................ University of Tennessee All-America 1992, 1993 All-SEC 1992 (singles), 1993 (singles and doubles) 1992 Volvo Tennis Rookie of the Year 1993 USTA Sportsmanship Award 1993 NCAA singles champion 1993 SEC indoor singles champion - Flight “A” 1993-2002 ................................................................................................................................................................ATP Tour Career-best singles ranking of No. 9 in the world 1997 Montreal Super 9 Canadian Open champion 1999 Miller Lite Hall of Fame Tennis Championships (Newport, R.I.) champion 2000 Australian Open quarterfinalist Tour wins over Sampras, Agassi, Kuerten, Ivanisevic, Muster, Henman, Enquist, Moya, Philipoussis, Rios and Kafelnikov 2000 ........................................................................................................................................................................Davis Cup Member of United States Davis Cup team that defeated Zimbabwe in first round and lost to Spain in second round

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Support Staff 7 SEC Titles

43 All-America Selections

18 NCAA Tournament Berths

Milos Popovic Volunteer Coach First Season Milos Popovic joined the Tennessee tennis staff at the beginning of the fall 2008 season as the team’s new volunteer assistant coach. Popovic was a member of the Nevada tennis team from 2003-06. He left the program in eighth place for career singles victories. He also attained the second spot in Nevada’s record book for most doubles victories in a season. He was a 2005 All-WAC second team doubles selection. Popovic was also a threetime member of the Academic All-WAC selection. In his junior and senior seasons he competed at the No. 1 spot in the doubles lineup and the No. 2 spot in the singles lineup. After his collegiate playing days were finished he stayed at Nevada as a student coach. As a student coach he was involved in on-court coaching, recruiting and scouting. In his one season as student coach, he helped guide the Wolfpack to a third place finish in the WAC and a berth in the semifinals of the conference tournament. It was the best results for the Nevada tennis program since joining the WAC seven seasons earlier. Popovic graduated from Nevada with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Marketing). He was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society, the highest honor society for collegiate schools of business. He was also nominated to the 2005 NCAA Leadership Conference. Popovic was born July 6, 1983, in Belgrade, Serbia.

Tennis Support Staff

CARMEN TEGANO Associate Athletics Director Administration

DR. TODD DIACON NCAA/SEC Faculty Athletics Representative

ALLISON MAURER Sports Nutritionist

BRIAN GEARITY Strength and Conditioning Coach

DONNA WILSON-MUIR Program Resource Specialist


JOEL PETERS Manager/Stringer

ROB WEIR Manager/Stringer

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Athletic Administration 7 SEC Titles 43 All-America Selections 18 NCAA18 NCAA Tournament Berths 7 SEC Titles 43 All-America Selections Tournament Berths

Dr. John D. Petersen

Mike Hamilton

UC Santa Barbara ‘75

Clemson ‘85

University President


n President John Petersen's fourth year at the University of Tennessee, UT is enjoying positive momentum in enrollment, private support, economic development, and federal research funding. Last year, Petersen presided over aggressive statewide fundraising efforts that resulted in $271 million, up from $157 million in 2005. UT also has benefited from federal grants related to the nation's priorities in homeland security, alternative fuel sources and emerging science and technologies. Petersen and his staff have hammered out a university strategic plan that focuses on student access, student success, research and scholarship, outreach, economic de-

velopment and globalization. Petersen is chairman of UT-Battelle, the partnership that manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy. He is closely engaged in maximizing the intellectual and economic benefits of the university's partnership with the nation's largest science and energy lab. Petersen became the 23rd president of UT July 1, 2004. As president, he is the chief executive officer of the statewide UT system, which includes campuses at Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Martin; the Center for the Health Sciences in Memphis, and two statewide organizations, the Institute of Agriculture and the Institute for Public Service. He travels frequently to university campuses and offices throughout Tennessee, as well as speaking at numerous meetings of UT alumni and civic groups. He also is leading the planning for a major university-wide fund raising campaign. Prior to his appointment at the University of Connecticut, he was dean of the College of Science and professor of chemistry at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, from 1994 to 2000. Before that he was a faculty member, head of chemistry, and associate dean for research in the College of Sciences at Clemson University (1980-93) and assistant professor of chemistry at Kansas State University (1975-80). Petersen received a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a B.S. in chemistry from California State. He and his wife, Carol, are the parents of two grown children, Melissa and Andrew.

Director of Athletics


he steady leadership of men’s director of athletics Mike Hamilton has the University of Tennessee Volunteers ranked among the nation’s most respected and highly-regarded programs. Since Hamilton accepted his current position in 2003, he has overseen competitiveness of Tennessee teams, graduation of student-athletes, compliance with NCAA and SEC rules, strong financial management, and the growth of the athletics department’s service to the university and community. In Hamilton’s three most recent years as athletics director, Tennessee twice has finished in the top 10 of the Director’s Cup all-sports standings. The Vols brought home SEC titles during spring 2007 in golf and outdoor track and field and the athletics department saw 19 of its 20 varsity teams compete in postseason play last year. The on-field and on-court products continue to be the nation’s No. 1 draw, as Tennessee remains the only NCAA school to finish among the top five attendance leaders in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball in the same season. The Vols and Lady Vols turned the trick for the fourth time in 2006-07. Also during the last academic year, 75 Vols and Lady Vols graduated from the University of Tennessee, continuing Tennessee athletics’ commitment to excellence in the classroom. UTAD currently is working with more than 20 former student-athletes who left UT to pursue professional athletic careers and returned to finish their degrees through the Renewing Academic Commitment (RAC) Program out of the Thornton Center. Since Hamilton’s arrival at UT in 1992, more than $261 million has been raised for athletics. The 44-year-old Hamilton, who grew up in Brevard, N.C., is chairman-elect of the Knox Area Chamber Partnership and serves on the board of directors of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. He and his wife Beth are founders of the Mike and Beth Hamilton Celebrity Golf Classic, which has raised more than $175,000 for adoption services for Bethany Christian Services. Hamilton and his wife, the former Elizabeth Merrill, also from Brevard, are parents of a daughter, Madison, and a son, Matthew.

Athletics Administration

John Currie

Bill Myers

Executive Associate Athletic Director

Senior Associate Athletic Director Business Operations/CFO

Tyler Johnson

Desiree Reed-Francois

Associate Athletic Director Business/Internal Affairs


Associate Athletic Director Strategic Initiatives

Brad Bertani

Associate Athletic Director Compliance

Joe Arnone

Assistant Athletic Director Tickets

David Blackburn Associate Athletic Director Administration

David Elliott

Assistant Athletic Director Event Management

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Mark Ingram

Associate Athletic Director Development

David Woodall

Assistant Athletic Director Administration

Chris Fuller

Associate Athletic Director Sales & Marketing

Tiffany Carpenter

Director of Public Relations

2009 Team 7 SEC Titles

43 All-America Selections

18 NCAA Tournament Berths

2009 Tennessee Men’s Tennis Team - Front Row (L-R): Matt Brewer, Matteo Fago, Taylor Patrick, Boris Conkic, Christian Hansen; Back Row (L-R): Jeremy Tweedt, Max Stevens, Bryan Swartz, Associate Head Coach Chris Woodruff, Volunteer Coach Milos Popovic, Head Coach Sam Winterbotham, Davey Sandgren, John-Patrick Smith, Christopher Williams.

2009 Tennessee Roster Name

Matt Brewer Boris Conkic Matteo Fago Christian Hansen Taylor Patrick Davey Sandgren John-Patrick Smith Max Stevens Bryan Swartz Jeremy Tweedt Chris Williams


Jr.. So. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. Fr. So. So.


6-0 5-9 5-11 5-11 5-7 6-4 6-1 6-1 6-4 6-1 6-1

Wt. 172 166 170 170 140 195 160 185 175 150 175

Hometown/Previous School

Knoxville, Tenn./University of Memphis Novi Sad, Serbia/Ekonomsko Trqovinska Skola Ceprano, Italy/Liceo Scientifico Cologne, Germany/Gesamtschule Rodenkirchen Knoxville, Tenn./Bearden High School Gallatin, Tenn./Aaron Academy Kelso-Queensland, Australia/Townsville Grammar Dallas, Texas/Highland Park High School Sarasota, Fla./Miami Online Paris, France/Lycee de la Fontaine Knoxville, Tenn./Wofford College

Head Coach: Sam Winterbotham (Oklahoma Christian, 1999) Associate Head Coach: Chris Woodruff (Tennessee, 2005) Volunteer Coach: Milos Popovic (Nevada, 2007)

Developing Champions


Returning Players 7 SEC Titles

43 All-America Selections

18 NCAA Tournament Berths

2007-08 (Sophomore) Appeared in eight matches in dual-match season finishing with a 4-4 record … Blanked Frderic Petrilli of The Citadel 6-0, 6-0 in first dual-match of 2008 … Clinched UT’s win over South Carolina with 6-4, 6-3 win over David Wolff at the No. 6 position in the singles lineup …Match against Wolff was first SEC dual-match appearance … Finished sophomore season with 10-14 singles record and 4-7 doubles record ... Made Tennessee debut at Vanderbilt Invitational winning two singles matches and a doubles match … Advanced to the Round of 16 at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational … Advanced to the round of 32 with partner Jeremy Tweedt at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships.

Matt Brewer

2006-07 (Sophomore) Redshirted

6-0 • 172 • Jr.-1L Knoxville, Tenn. (University of Memphis)

2005-06 (Freshman - Memphis) Capped his first collegiate semester with a 5-5 mark in singles and a 1-4 mark in doubles ... Advanced to the quarterfinals at the Middle Tennessee tournament, where he fell to No. 48 Bruno Agostinelli of Kentucky in straight sets ... Went 8-10 in spring dual season ... Was 2-4 at No. 1 singles, 3-1 at No. 2, 1-4 at No. 3 and 2-1 at No. 4 ... Was 1-2 against ranked opponents during the spring ... Teamed with Tezar Putra to post a 1-6 mark in doubles, including a 1-4 mark at No. 2 and an 0-2 mark at No. 3...Also went 3-8 when teamed with Bryan Bankester.

Career Superlatives


Overall Record: 23-29 (.442) Conference Record: 1-1 (.500) Record vs. Ranked Opponents: 1-3 (.250) Record in Three-Set Matches: 2-5 (.286) Record in Tie-Breakers: 2-7 (.222) Highest ITA Singles Ranking: NR

Doubles Overall Record: 9-23 (.281) Conference Record: -Record vs. Ranked Opponents: 0-1 (.000) Highest ITA Doubles Ranking: NR

Prior to Tennessee Capped his junior career in-style, earning a ranking of No. 23 in the USTA National rankings and No. 3 in the USTA South Section rankings ... He won the Midwest Open and finished fifth at the National Open in Florida in the spring ... He was a doubles quarterfinalist at the Boys 16 Clay Court Nationals in 2004 and finished second at the Boys 16s National Open Singles in 2003 ... He picked up a win over the No. 10 ranked player in the country in the USTA Boys 16 at an ITF event in Ft. Worth, Texas in 2004 ... He also won Southern Designated tournaments in Atlanta and Memphis in 2005 in Boys 18s. Personal Academic Major: Undecided … Parents: Nanette Brewer and Peter Brewer ... Full name: Matthew Houston Brewer ... Born October 1, 1987 in Austin, Texas.

Getting To Know Matt Most rewarding thing about playing tennis at UT: My teammates What makes Coach Winterbotham successful: His tenacity The person who has the most influence in my life: Jesus Christ Best part of my game: My competitive attidude Most famous person I’ve met: Andy Roddick Best non-athletic talent: Playing the drums

Brewer’s Career Positional Statistics Year 2005-06* 2007-08 TOTALS


All 13-15 10-14 23-29

SEC -1-1 1-1

Dual 8-10 4-4 12-14

SINGLES #1 2-4 -2-4

#2 3-1 1-0 4-1

#3 1-4 -1-4

#4 2-1 -2-1

#5 -1-0 1-0

#6 -2-4 2-4

Year 2005-06* 2007-08 TOTALS

Tennessee Tennis

All 5-16 4-7 9-23

DOUBLES SEC Dual -------

#1 ----

#2 ----

#3 ----

Returning Players 7 SEC Titles

43 All-America Selections

Boris Conkic 5-9 • 166 • So.-1L Novi Sad, Serbia (Ekonomsko Trqovinska Skola) Career Superlatives


Overall Record: 28-6 (.824) Conference Record: 8-2 (.800) Record vs. Ranked Opponents: 6-3 (.667) Record in Three-Set Matches: 8-6 (.571) Record in Tie-Breakers: 4-4 (.500) Highest ITA Singles Ranking: No. 28 (1/8/2008)

Doubles Overall Record: 21-7 (.750) Conference Record: 7-4 (.636) Record vs. Ranked Opponents: 1-1 (.500) Highest ITA Doubles Ranking: No. 35 (2/20/2008)

Getting To Know Boris Most rewarding thing about playing tennis at UT: Working with great coaches and people What makes Coach Winterbotham successful: His stubborness to succeed I model my tennis game after: Marat Safin Favorite Coach Winterbotham saying: “Small things are going to make a difference” The person who has most influence on my life: My parents Best part of my game: Backhand

18 NCAA Tournament Berths

2007-08 (Freshman) Second team All-SEC selection ... All-SEC Freshmen team ... Finished freshman season with 28-6 singles record ... Winning percentage of 82.4% ranks seventh on UT’s single season winning percentage list ... Had a 6-3 record against ranked opponents ... Highest ranked player defeated was 19thranked Robbye Poole of Ole Miss, 6-1, 7-6 ... Clinched a UT win three times ... Capped Vols comeback from3-1 deficit at Auburn with 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 win over Terence Nugent at the No. 3 position ... Also, clinched wins over Kentucky and Middle Tennessee ... Went 8-2 in singles action in the SEC ... At one point, won 12-of-13 singles matches during dual match play ... Went 21-7 in doubles ... Ranked as high as 35th with partner Davey Sandgren ... Clinched the doubles point for UT 10 times ... Three of those 10 doubles points came in 4-3 Vol victories including UT’s win over Georgia, where he partnered with Matteo Fago to win 8-4 over UGA’s No. 3 doubles duo ... Clinched doubles point in UT’s thrilling come-frombehind doubles point win against Baylor in the NCAA round of 16 with 9-8(2) win at the No. 3 position ... Started spring ranked 28th in the singles poll ... Nine singles victories in the fall tied with fellow freshman Jeremy Tweedt for most by a Vol ... Won the UNLV Fall Classic ... Defeated four players on his way to the title including 27th-ranked Elliott Wronski of UNLV ... Advanced to the doubles final with partner Davey Sandgren at the UNLV Fall Classic but had to withdraw from the tournament after Sandgren was injured ... Made UT debut at Charles Fluitt Invitational winning two singles matches ... Advanced to the round of 32 at the ITA Southeast Indoor Regionals ... Defeated 24th-ranked Marek Sramek of South Alabama 6-0, 6-2 at the Indoor Regionals Did not begin play until the middle of October.

Prior to Tennessee Was National Champion in the Serbia 18&U ... Two-time European team champion 16&U and 18&U ... 18&U Region Player of Year in 2004 ... Senior Region Player of Year in 2005 ... High ATP singles rank of 573 ... ETA ranking in 14&U and 16&U was in top-15. Personal Academic Major: Undecided … Parents: Milan and Judit Conkic ... Full name: Boris Conkic ... Born June 5, 1987 in Novi Sad, Serbia

Conkic’s Career Positional Statistics Year 2007-08 TOTALS

All 28-6 28-6

SEC 8-2 8-2

Dual 19-4 19-4

SINGLES #1 #2 2-0 -2-0 --

#3 16-4 16-4

#4 1-0 1-0

#5 ---

#6 ---

Year 2007-08 TOTALS

Developing Champions

All 21-7 21-7

DOUBLES SEC Dual 7-4 18-6 7-4 18-6

#1 2-0 2-0

#2 8-4 8-4

#3 8-2 8-2


Returning Players 7 SEC Titles

Matteo Fago 5-11 • 170 • So.-1L Ceprano, Italy (Liceo Scientifico) Career Superlatives


Overall Record: 19-7 (.731) Conference Record: 11-0 (1.000) Record vs. Ranked Opponents: -Record in Three-Set Matches: 3-6 (.333) Record in Tie-Breakers: 2-5 (.286) Highest ITA Singles Ranking: No. 117 (9/4/2008)

Doubles Overall Record: 17-6 (.739) Conference Record: 7-4 (.636) Record vs. Ranked Opponents: -Highest ITA Doubles Ranking: NR

Getting To Know Matteo Most rewarding thing about playing tennis at UT: The facilities and staff we get to work with What makes Coach Winterbotham successful: His determination I wish I were better at: Volleys Favorite Coach Winterbotham saying: “We have to play to win guys” My career highlight: Beating Georgia last year Best non-athletic talent: I play the trumpet very well

43 All-America Selections

18 NCAA Tournament Berths

2007-08 (Freshman) All-SEC Freshmen team ... Became first Vol since Brice Karsh in 1990 to go undefeated (11-0) in SEC singles play ... Team-best streak of 14 singles victories from 2/23-4/18 ... Tied for team-high with five clinched victories ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week after defeating Christian Vitulli of Georgia, 7-5, 6-2 at the No. 5 position in UT’s 4-3 vic tory over the Bulldogs ... Clinched the doubles point in that match with partner Boris Conkic at No. 3 doubles position ... Clinched UT’s win over Furman with 6-2, 6-1 victory in first career dual match ... Finished season with 18-6 dual match singles record ... Clinched UT wins over Furman, Louisville, Mississippi State, LSU and Furman again in the NCAA tournament ... Three of six losses came in third-set tiebreakers ... Record of of 16-1 in two-set singles matches ... Record of 17-6 in doubles matches, including a 17-5 mark in dual matches ... Helped clinch the doubles point nine times ... Clinched doubles point in UT’s thrilling come-from-behind doubles point win against Baylor in the NCAA round of 16 with 9-8(2) win at the No. 3 position ... Enrolled in UT at beginning of spring semester. Prior to Tennessee Played in numerous futures tournaments around Europe ... Won three straight matches at the Romania F3 Futures Draw to advance to the main draw ... Advanced to the doubles semifinals of Italy Futures FY with partner Enrico Burzi in March 2007 ... Achieved career-high ATP tour ranking of 908 in Oct. 2006. Personal Academic Major: Undecided … Parents: Ivana and Ariuro Fago ... Full name: Matteo Fago ... Born Oct. 14, 1987 in Ceprano, Italy.

Fago’s Career Positional Statistics Year 2007-08 TOTALS


All 19-7 19-7

SEC 11-0 11-0

Dual 18-6 18-6

SINGLES #1 #2 -1-0 -1-0

#3 ---

#4 6-1 6-1

#5 11-5 11-5

#6 ---

Year 2007-08 TOTALS

Tennessee Tennis

All 17-6 17-6

DOUBLES SEC Dual 7-4 17-5 7-4 17-5

#1 ---

#2 #3 1-1 16-4 1-1 16-4

Returning Players 7 SEC Titles

43 All-America Selections

Davey Sandgren 6-4 • 195 • Jr.-2L Gallatin, Tenn. (Aaron Academy) Career Superlatives


Overall Record: 49-38 (.563) Conference Record: 13-8 (.619) Record vs. Ranked Opponents: 5-20 (.200) Record in Three-Set Matches: 21-8 (.724) Record in Tie-Breakers: 12-17 (.414) Highest ITA Singles Ranking: No. 69 (9/7/2007)

Doubles Overall Record: 44-33 (.571) Conference Record: 9-12 (.429) Record vs. Ranked Opponents: 2-3 (.400) Highest ITA Doubles Ranking: No. 35 (2/20/2008)

Getting To Know Davey Most rewarding thing about playing tennis at UT: Being part of a top program Best part of my game: My serve I wish I were better at: Volleying Favorite Coach Winterbotham saying: “Run!” My career highlight: Beating Georgia last year Best non-athletic talent: Music

18 NCAA Tournament Berths

2007-08 (Sophomore) Finished season with 21 singles wins and 25 doubles victories ... Tied for team-high with five clinched wins ... Clinched UT’s wins over The Citadel, ETSU, Murray State, LSU and Virginia Tech ... Defeated 90th-ranked Bram ten Berge of Ole Miss 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 to tie match at two in UT’s 4-3 defeat ... Started off dual-match season by winning six consecutive matches and 10 of his first 11 ... Went 10-4 with doubles partner Boris Conkic in dual-match play ... Clinched the doubles point five times with Conkic ... Defeated 33rd-ranked Enrique Olivares and Sebastian Serrano 8-4 to clinch doubles point for UT ... Began the fall season ranked 69th in singles ... Defeated former teammate Derek Stephens in the second round at the Southern Intercollegiates ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the Southern Intercollegiates before falling to Phillipe Frayssinoux ... Teamed up with J.P. Smith to advance to the doubles final at the Southern Intercollegiates ... Advanced to the third round of qualifying of the doubles tournament at the ITA All-American Championships with J.P. Smith ... Finished the fall with a doubles record of 7-3 with J.P. Smith including a victory over a ranked opponent ... Advanced to the singles semifinals of the UNLV Fall Classic.

tational ... Defeated teammate Ben Rogers 6-7, 7-5, 1-0 to win the A2 singles flight at the MT Fall Invitational ... Had a team-best 16 singles wins in the fall. 2005-06 (Freshman) Redshirted Prior to Tennessee Won the Boys' 18 Southern Designated In Mobile, Ala., in 2005 ... During 2005 was ranked as high as No. 2 in the Southern Boy's 18 singles rankings and No. 32 in the National Boy's singles rankings ... During his juniors career, he was awarded nine sectional and national sportsmanship awards ... One of four winners of the Bill Talbert Junior Sportsmanship Award. Personal Academic Major: Aerospace Engineering ... Parents: David and Lia Sandgren ... Full name: David Harlan Sandgren ... Born September 4, 1987 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

2006-07 (Redshirt Freshman) Second Team All-SEC selection ... Finished the year with a 28-17 singles record ... Went 7-4 in singles during SEC play ... Clinched three wins for Tennessee ... Clinched upset win over 11thranked Alabama with win over Billy Mertz at No. 3 singles ... Kept Vols upset hopes alive with three-set win over 84th-ranked Matthias Wellermann of Ole Miss ... Played at No. 1 singles against The Citadel, defeating Daniel Dossetor in three sets ... Teamed with Bo Hardegree to win at No. 3 doubles against Georgia and clinch the point for UT, Georgia would go onto win the National Championship and capture the doubles point in every match except against UT ... Finished with an overall doubles record of 19-17 including 5-5 in SEC play ... Began the fall season ranked 116th in singles ... Defeated Fadi Zamjaoui of Murray State in his Big Orange debut ... Teamed up with Kiril Tcherveniachki to win A2 doubles flight at the Middle Tennessee Fall Invi-

Sandgren’s Career Positional Statistics Year 2006-07 2007-08 TOTALS

All 28-17 21-21 49-38

SEC 7-4 6-4 13-8

Dual 14-9 17-8 31-17

SINGLES #1 1-0 1-0 2-0

#2 1-2 1-0 2-2

#3 7-7 3-0 10-7

#4 4-0 10-7 14-7

#5 1-0 2-1 3-1

#6 ----

Year 2006-07 2007-08 TOTALS

Developing Champions

All 19-17 25-16 44-33

DOUBLES SEC Dual 5-5 11-10 4-7 15-10 9-12 26-20

#1 #2 -4-2 2-0 13-10 2-0 17-12

#3 7-8 -7-8


Returning Players 7 SEC Titles

John-Patrick Smith 6-1 • 170 • So.-1L Kelso-Queensland, Australia (Townsville, Australia) Career Superlatives


Overall Record: 33-11 (.750) Conference Record: 7-3 (.700) Record vs. Ranked Opponents: 17-9 (.654) Record in Three-Set Matches: 7-5 (.583) Record in Tie-Breakers: 6-5 (.545) Highest ITA Singles Ranking: No. 15 (5/27/2008)

Doubles Overall Record: 30-9 (.769) Conference Record: 9-2 (.818) Record vs. Ranked Opponents: 8-3 (.727) Highest ITA Doubles Ranking: No. 4 (4/28/2008)

Getting To Know John-Patrick Most rewarding thing about playing tennis at UT: Winning as a team What makes Coach Winterbotham successful: His drive to succeed Favorite Coach Winterbotham saying: “Find a way” My career highlight: NCAA Singles Finalist and All-America honors Best part of my game: Volleys

43 All-America Selections

18 NCAA Tournament Berths

2007-08 (Freshman) Singles and Doubles All America ... SEC Freshman of the Year ... First Team All-SEC ... All-SEC Freshman Team ... Region III Rookie of the Year ... NCAA Singles Runner-up ... Blasted on to the collegiate tennis scene with a team-high 33 singles wins... Advanced to the NCAA championship match by winning five straight matches over ranked opponents ... Defeated the 41st, 29th, 57th, 32nd and 11th ranked players on consecutive days to advance to the championship ... Fell to top-ranked Somdev Devvarmann of Virginia in the finals ... Ranked 15th in the season-ending singles poll ... Twice named SEC Freshman of the Week ... First time after advancing to the semifinals of the SEC Coaches Indoor Tournament by defeating three-higher ranked opponents including eighth-ranked Greg Ouellette of Florida in straight-sets ... Second time after winning both matches at No. 2 position in 4-3 wins over Clemson and Illinois ... Against Illinois defeated 15th-ranked Ryan Rowe ... Overall, went 17-9 against ranked opponents ... Only two of his 11 losses were to unraked opponents and both those players would be ranked later in the season ... Went 14-3 at the No. 2 position in the singles lineup and and 18-5 overall in dual-match play ... Clinched two Tennessee victories (Arkansas and Kentucky) ... With UT trailing 3-2 to Georgia, kept Vols comeback hopes alive with come-from-behind 4-6, 75, 6-3 win over Luis Flores at No. 2 position ... Went 30-9 in doubles, including a 21-4 mark with partner Kaden Hensel at the No. 1 position in the doubles lineup ... 30 doubles wins was a team-high ... With Hensel received a 5-8 seed at the NCAA doubles tournament ... Ranked as high as fourth in the country in doubles ... Clinched the doubles point for UT five times and went 7-3 against ranked opponents ... Began the fall season ranked 108th in singles ... Advanced to the second round of the Junior U.S. Open ... Won first two singles matches he played as a Vol, advancing to the Round of 16 at the Southern Intercollegiates ... Teamed up with Davey Sandgren to advance to the doubles

final at the Southern Intercollegiates ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA Southeast Indoors before falling to seventh-ranked Erling Tveit of Ole Miss in three sets. Prior to Tennessee Ranked as high as sixth in the ITF junior rankings in 2007 ... Won the 18th Mitsubishi-Lancer International Juniors Championships in the Phillipines, Chief Minister's Cup ITF Malaysian World Junior Tennis Championships in Malaysia and the Salon Pas International Junior Championships in Indonesia in 2007 ... Advanced to the doubles finals of the Orange Bowl Championships in Miami in 2007 ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2007 Australian Open Junior Championships. Personal Academic Major: Economics … Parents: Kevin and Susan Smith ... Full name: JohnPatrick Tracey Smith ... Born Jan. 29, 1989 in Townsville, Australia.

Smith’s Career Positional Statistics Year 2007-08 TOTALS


All 33-11 33-11

SEC 7-3 7-3

Dual 18-5 18-5

SINGLES #1 #2 4-2 14-3 4-2 14-3

#3 ---

#4 ---

#5 ---

#6 ---

Year 2007-08 TOTALS

Tennessee Tennis

All 30-9 30-9

DOUBLES SEC Dual 9-2 21-4 9-2 21-4

#1 21-4 21-4

#2 --

#3 --

Returning Players 7 SEC Titles

43 All-America Selections

Jeremy Tweedt 6-1 • 150 • So.-1L Paris, France (Lycee de la Fontaine) Career Superlatives


Overall Record: 24-12 (.667) Conference Record: 9-2 (.818) Record vs. Ranked Opponents: 1-2 (.333) Record in Three-Set Matches: 9-2 (.818) Record in Tie-Breakers: 4-3 (.571) Highest ITA Singles Ranking: NR

18 NCAA Tournament Berths

2007-08 (Freshman) Was a strong contributor for the Vols at the lower half of the singles lineup ... Went 9-2 against SEC opposition in dual-match season ... Had a 10-match win streak that stretched from 3/2-4/6 ... Clinched comefrom-behind 4-3 win over Virginia Tech with 6-3, 6-2 win over Sebastien Jacques at the No. 5 position ... Also clinched Tennessee victories over UNC Wilmington and Vanderbilt ... Finished season wtih 24-12 singles record, including a 13-3 mark in dual-match competition ... Team-best 9-2 record in three-set matches ... Finished with 18 doubles victories ... Played at the No. 2 and 3 position in the doubles lineup ... Went 8-3 at the No. 3 position with fellow freshman Matteo Fago ... Clinched doubles point with Fago against Illinois to help UT to 4-3 victory over 8th-ranked Illini ... Nine singles victories tied with fellow freshman Boris Conkic for most by a Vol ... Made first appearance as a Vol at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Defeated Brandon Corace of Virginia Tech in three-sets at Southern Intercollegiates for first collegiate singles victory ... Advanced to quarterfinals of Georgia Tech Fall Invitational ... Won the doubles tournament at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational with partner William Lang. Prior to Tennessee Captured the Junior Championship of Paris in 2006 and 2007... In 2006 won four adult events at clubs in Paris ... In 2005 won the adult tournament as his club in Montrouge by defeating a player with ATP points ... In doubles, won National Championship in 15&16 age group in 2004.

Doubles Overall Record: 18-14 (.563) Conference Record: 4-7 (.363) Record vs. Ranked Opponents: -Highest ITA Doubles Ranking: NR

Getting To Know Jeremy Person who has the most influence on my life: Me What makes Coach Winterbotham successful: His ability to talk well and a lot I model my tennis game after: Andre Agassi Favorite Coach Winterbotham saying: “Your tremendously talented” My career highlight: Winning the Paris Championships twice in a row

Personal Academic Major: Undecided … ... Full name: Jeremy Alexander Tweedt ... Born April 21, 1989 in Paris, France.

Tweedt’s Career Positional Statistics Year 2007-08 TOTALS

All 24-12 24-12

SEC 9-2 9-2

Dual 13-3 13-3

SINGLES #1 #2 -----

#3 1-0 1-0

#4 1-0 1-0

#5 4-0 4-0

#6 7-3 7-3

Year 2007-08 TOTALS

Developing Champions

All 18-14 18-14

DOUBLES SEC Dual 4-7 14-11 4-7 14-11

#1 ---

#2 6-7 6-7

#3 8-4 8-4


Newcomers 7 SEC Titles

43 All-America Selections

18 NCAA Tournament Berths

Christian Hansen

Bryan Swartz

5-11 • 170 • Fr. Cologne, Germany (Gesamtschule Rodenkirchen)

6-4 • 175 • Fr. Sarasota, Fla. (Miami Online High School)

Fall 2008

Made first UT appearance at the UVA Ranked Plus One Invitational in September ... Defeated Dylan Arnould of Duke 3-6, 6-2, (12-10) for first collegiate victory ... Advanced to third round of ITA Southeast Indoor Doubles Regionals with partner Jeremy Tweedt ... Advanced to second round of Charles Fluitt Invitational in October.

Personal Born December 26, 1988 in Cologne, Germany ... Full name: Christian Johannes Lambert Hansen ... Parents are Helmut-Josef and Daniela Hansen ... Academic major: Undecided.

Fall 2008

Made first UT appearance at the UVA Ranked Plus One Invitational in September ... Defeated Rodrigo Briceno of Wichita State in first round of ITA Men’s AllAmerican Championships for first collegiate victory ...

Prior to Tennessee

Five-star recruit by and the 64th best player in his class ... Won the Bank of Bermuda Foundation ITF Junior Circuit Doubles Tournament with partner Michael Clarke in June 2007 ... Advanced to the semifinals of the Bank of Bermuda Foundation ITF Junior Circuit Tournament in June 2006 ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Jerry Simmons American ITF Junior Circuit - Texas in 2006 ... Advanced to the semifinals of the Coca Cola ITF Junior Tournament in St. Lucia in 2005 ... Has had an ITF junior world ranking as high as 504 ... Member of the 2006 Riverview High School team that finished second in the state of Florida ... Won the No. 2 singles title in 2006.

Personal Born June 21, 1990 in Birmingham, Ala. ... Full name: Bryan James Swartz ... Parents are Jeff and Mary Swartz ... Academic major: Undecided.


Tennessee Tennis

Newcomers 7 SEC Titles

43 All-America Selections

18 NCAA Tournament Berths

Taylor Patrick

Christopher Williams

5-7 • 140 • Fr. Knoxville, Tenn. (Bearden High School)

6-1 • 175 • Jr. Knoxville, Tenn. (Wofford College)

Prior to Tennessee Won the Class AAA state doubles championship with partner Hunter Maltzburger as a freshman at Bearden ... Named Knoxville News-Sentinel PrepXtra tennis player of the year ... Won the Knoxville Racquet Club MidWinter boys and girls Southern Level 3 junior tournament in January 2008 ... Won the Pepsi Junior Open in Florence, S.C.., in April 2008 ... Has been ranked as high as first in the state of Tennessee in the boys 18' singles rankings ... Listed as a four-star recruit according to and the 108th-best tennis recruit in the nation ... 2005-06 Math Student of the Year at Bearden HS ... Graduated early from high school and joined the tennis team at beginning of 2009 spring semester. Personal Born May 26, 1991 in Lexington, Ky. ... Nephew of Lady Vol co-coaches Mike Patrick Sonia Hahn-Patrick ... Full name: Taylor Charles Patrick ... Parents are Scott and Charla Patrick ... Academic major: Undecided.

Max Stevens 6-1 • 185 • Fr. Dallas, Texas (Highland Park High School)

2006-08 (Wofford College) Member of Wofford Terriers as a freshman and sophomore ... Played at every position in the doubles lineup and at the No. 4, 5 and 6 positions in the singles lineup ... Named Southern Conference Player of the Week in April of freshman year after a come-from-behind three set win to clinch Wofford’s 4-3 win over Coastal Carolina. Prior to College Graduated from West High School in May 2006 ... TSSAA singles finalist as a senior ... TSSAA Quarterfinalist as a sophomore ... Singles District Champion three times ... Singles Regional Champion as a sophomore and senior ... Doubles district champion as a freshman ... Member of All-KIL tennis team all four years of high school ... Member of Knoxville NewsSentinel PrepXtra tennis team three times ...Represented the Southern Section in the USTA National Boys 16 Zonals ... Member of National Honor Society as a junior and senior. Personal Born March 18, 1988 in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Full name: Christopher Patrick Williams ... Parents are Patrick and Frankie Williams ... Academic major: Undecided.

Prior to Tennessee Won the Boys 18 A singles division at the Bob Faulkner Super Champ in October and the Dallas Super Champ in May ... Partnered with Ryan Lipman to win the Grade 3 U.S. International ... Advanced to the finals of the USTA National Open in El Paso in May 2008 ... Semifinalist in the Grade 4 Jalisco Junior and a finalist in the ITF Jamaica Junior ... Has had an ITF junior world ranking as high as 133 ... Advanced to the round of 16 at Kalamazoo in 2007 ... won level 3 International Hard Courts doubles and Eddie Herr 16s doubles ... Five-star recruit by ... Ranked as the 33rd-best tennis recruit in the class of 2009 and the No. 2 recruit in Texas ... Won three 4A Texas state tennis championships at Highland Park ... Won a doubles state championship his freshman year ... Graduate early from high school and joined the tennis team at beginning of 2009 spring semester. Personal Born February 6, 1991 in Dallas, Texas ... Full name: Maxwell Robert Stevens ... Parents are Bob and Rebecca Stevens ... Academic major: Undecided. Developing Champions


2008 Agate 23-4 Overall, 9-2 SEC Jan. 24 No. 24 Tennessee 7 No. 64 Furman 0 Knoxville Singles 1. Kaden Hensel (UT) def. Andy Juc (FUR) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5) 2. No. 93 J.P. Smith (UT) def. Bo Ladyman (FUR) 6-2, 6-1 3. No. 28 Boris Conkic (UT) def. Daniel Knause (FUR) 6-0, 6-4 4. Matteo Fago (UT) def. Jordan Walters (FUR) 6-4, 6-4* 5. Davey Sandgren (UT) def. Sawyer Duncan (FUR) 6-2, 6-0 6. Chris Racz (UT) def. Michal Kociecki (FUR) 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-4) Order of Finish: 2,3,4*,1,5,6 Doubles 1. Hensel/Smith (UT) def. Juc/Ladyman (FUR) 8-3 2. Conkic/Sandgren (UT) def. Chvetsov/Rhyne (FUR) 8-4 3. Basile/Knause (FUR) def. Brewer/Tweedt (UT) 8-6 Order of Finish: 1,2,3

Feb. 3 No. 24 Tennessee 4 No. 8 Illinois 3 Knoxville Singles 1. Kaden Hensel (UT) def. Ruben Gonzales (UI) 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(1)* 2. No. 93 J.P. Smith (UT) def. No. 15 Ryan Rowe (UI) 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-3 3. No. 70 Billy Heiser (UI) def. No. 28 Boris Conkic (UT) 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 4. Davey Sandgren (UT) def. Marc Spicijaric (UI) 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 5. Waylon Chin (UI) def. Matteo Fago (UT) 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8) 6. Abe Souza (UI) def. Chris Racz (UT) 6-3 Order of Finish: 4,2,1*,3,6,5 Doubles 1. Hensel/Smith (UT) def. No. 36 Heiser/Rowe (UI) 9-7 2. Davis/Gonzales (UI) def. Conkic/Sandgren (UT) 8-6 3. Fago/Tweedt (UT) def. Chin/Spicijaric (UT) 8-4 Order of Finish: 2,3,1

Feb. 29 No. 4 Ole Miss 4 No. 14 Tennessee 3 Knoxville Singles 1. No. 21 M. Wellermann (UM) def. No. 74 Kaden Hensel (UT) 7-6, 6-7, 6-4 2. No. 23 Erling Tveit (UM) def. No. 20 J.P. Smith (UT) 6-4, 6-2 3. Boris Conkic (UT) def. No. 19 Robbye Poole (UM) 6-1, 7-6(0) 4. Davey Sandgren (UT) def. No. 90 Bram ten Berge (UM) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 5. Matteo Fago (UT) def. Jonas Berg (UM) 2-6, 7-6(1), 7-5 6. Kalle Norberg (UM) def. Jeremy Tweedt (UT) 6-3, 7-5* Order of Finish: 3,2,4,1,6*,5 Doubles 1. No. 17 Hensel/Smith (UT) def. No. 15 ten Berge/Wellermann (UM) 9-7 2. No. 4 Berg/Tveit (UM) def. No. 35 Conkic/Sandgren (UT) 8-4 3. Klaeson/Poole (UM) def. Fago/Tweedt (UT) 8-4 Order of Finish: 3,2,1

Jan. 24 No. 24 Tennessee 7 The Citadel 0 Knoxville Singles 1. No. 28 Boris Conkic (UT) def. Daniel Dossetor (TC) 6-1, 6-2 2. Matteo Fago (UT) def. Yufo Sutantio (TC) 6-3, 6-2 3. Davey Sandgren (UT) def. James Eason (TC) 6-3, 6-3* 4. Chris Racz (UT) def. Alberto Diaz (TC) 6-0, 7-5 5. Jeremy Tweedt (UT) def. Martin King (TC) 6-1, 6-0 6. Matt Brewer (UT) def. Frederic Petrilli (TC) 6-0, 6-0 Order of Finish: 1,2,3*,4,6,5 Doubles 1. Conkic/Sandgren (UT) def. Dossetor/Eason (TC) 8-4 2. Lang/Racz (UT) def. King/Petrilli (TC) 8-6 3. Fago/Tweedt (UT) def. Diaz/Sutantio (TC) 8-5 Order of Finish: 1,2,3

Feb. 8 No. 24 Tennessee 5 No. 59 Louisville 2 Louisville Singles 1. No. 39 Austen Childs (UL) def. Kaden Hensel (UT) 6-4, 6-2 2. No. 93 J.P. Smith (UT) def. David Simon (UL) 6-1, 6-0 3. No. 28 Boris Conkic (UT) def. Simon Childs (UL) 6-1, 6-4 4. Victor Maksimcuk (UL) def. Davey Sandgren (UT) 6-1, 7-5 5. Matteo Fago (UT) def. Robert Rotaru (UL) 7-5, 7-5* 6. Chris Racz (UT) def. Alejandro Calligari (UL) 6-4, 7-6(5) Order of Finish: 2,4,3,5*,1,6 Doubles 1. Childs/Childs (UL) def. Hensel/Smith (UT) 8-7 2. Conkic/Sandgren (UT) def. McArthur/Nordheim (UL) 8-6 3. Fago/Tweedt (UT) def. Camacho/Rotaru (UL) 8-6 Order of Finish: 2,3,1

March 2 No. 14 Tennessee 5 No. 49 Miss. St. 2 Knoxville Singles 1. No. 45 Ivan Bjelica (MSU) def. No. 74 Kaden Hensel (UT) 6-3, 7-6 2. No. 20 J.P. Smith (UT) def. No. 42 Philippe Frayssinoux (MSU) 6-2, 6-2 3. Boris Conkic (UT) def. Ryan Farlow (MSU) 6-2, 6-1 4. Christopher Doerr (MSU) def. Davey Sandgren (UT) 6-7, 6-3, 1-0 5. Matteo Fago (UT) def. Antonio Lastre (MSU) 6-1, 6-3* 6. Jeremy Tweedt (UT) def. Max Genuini (MSU) 4-2, ret. Order of Finish: 6,2,5*,3,4,1 Doubles 1. No. 17 Hensel/Smith (UT) def. No. 59 Bjelica/Frayssinoux (MSU) 8-2 2. No. 35 Conkic/Sandgren (UT) def. Farlow/Necajevs (MSU) 8-1 3. Doerr/Stump (MSU) def. Fago/Tweedt (UT) 8-7 Order of Finish: 2,1,3

Jan. 27 No. 24 Tennessee 5 No. 49 ETSU 2 Knoxville Singles 1. No. 49 Enrique Olivares (ETSU) def. Kaden Hensel (UT) 7-6, 6-3 2. No. 93 J.P. Smith (UT) def. Sebastian Serrano (ETSU) 7-6, 6-3 3. No. 28 Boris Conkic (UT) def. Predrag Burmazovic (ETSU) 6-2, 6-2 4. Lisandro Picardo (ETSU) def. Matteo Fago (UT) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(5) 5. Davey Sandgren (UT) def. Oscar Posada (ETSU) 7-5, 6-4* 6. Chris Racz (UT) def. Alex Ahlgren (ETSU) 7-6(5), 7-6(6) Order of Finish:3,1,2,4,5*,6 Doubles 1. Hensel/Smith (UT) def. Ahlgren/Posada (ETSU) 8-3 2. Conkic/Sandgren (UT) def. No. 33 Olivares/Serrano (ETSU) 8-4 3. Fago/Tweedt (UT) def. Isaza/Picardo (ETSU) 8-5 Order of Finish: 1,2,3

Feb. 10 No. 16 Tennessee 6 No. 47 Kentucky 1 Lexington Singles 1. Kaden Hensel (UT) def. No. 31 Bruno Agostinelli (UK) 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 2. No. 93 J.P. Smith (UT) def. Will Ward (UK) 6-3, 7-6(2) 3. No. 28 Boris Conkic (UT) def. Brad Cox (UK) 6-7, 7-6, 6-0* 4. Davey Sandgren (UT) def. Marcus Sundh (UK) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 5. Alberto Gonzalez (UK) def. Matteo Fago (UT) 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 6. Chris Racz (UT) def. Will Beck (UK) 6-3, 6-4 Order of Finish: 2,4,3*,1,5,6 Doubles 1. Hensel/Smith (UT) def. No. 21 Agostinelli/Cox (UK) 8-4 2. Conkic/Sandgren (UT) def. Sundh/Ward (UK) 8-5 3. Beck/Collins (UK) led Fago/Tweedt (UT) 7-4 Order of Finish: 1,2

March 9 No. 14 Tennessee 6 No. 68 USC 1 Columbia Singles 1. No. 16 J.P. Smith (UT) def. Diego Cubas (USC) 6-1, 6-1 2. No. 79 Kaden Hensel (UT) def. Yevgeny Supeko (USC) 6-3, 6-4 3. Pedro Campos (USC) def. No. 67 Boris Conkic (UT) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 4. Matteo Fago (UT) def. Johannes Pulsfort (USC) 6-2, 6-3 5. Jeremy Tweedt (UT) def. Ivan Cressoni (USC) 6-2, 7-5 6. Matt Brewer (UT) def. David Wolff 6-4, 6-3* Order of Finish: 1,4,6*,2,5,3 Doubles 1. No. 13 Hensel/Smith (UT) def. Campos/Pulsfort (USC) 8-0 2. Cubas/Wolff (USC) def. Conkic/Sandgren (UT) 8-4 3. Fago/Tweedt (UT) def. Cressoni/Cuellar (USC) 8-6 Order of Finish: 1,2,3

Jan. 27 No. 24 Tennessee 7 UNC-Wilmington 0 Knoxville Singles 1. No. 28 Boris Conkic (UT) def. Gustavo Bertei (UNCW) 6-1, 6-2 2. Davey Sandgren (UT) def. Illia Ziamstou (UNCW) 6-2, 6-2 3. Chris Racz (UT) def. Michael Pereira (UNCW) 7-6, 6-2 4. Jeremy Tweedt (UT) def. Kinshuk Sharma (UNCW) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1* 5. Matt Brewer (UT) def. Brian Ford (UNCW) 7-5, 6-0 6. William Lang (UT) def. Alex Wetherell (UNCW) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 Order of Finish: 1,2,4*,3,5,6 Doubles 1. Conkic/Sandgren (UT) def. Bertei/Sharma (UNCW) 8-3 2. Fago/Tweedt (UT) def. Pereira/Ziamtsou (UNCW) 8-2 3. Lang/Racz (UT) def. Antunes/Ford (UNCW) 8-1 Order of Finish: 2,3,1

Feb. 23 No. 13 Tennessee 6 No. 61 Mid. Tenn. 1 Knoxville Singles 1. No. 20 J.P. Smith (UT) def. Marc Rocafort (MT) 7-6, 6-2 2. No. 74 Kaden Hensel (UT) def. John Peers (MT) 6-3, 6-4 3. Davey Sandgren (UT) def. Morgan Richard (MT) 6-4, 6-4 4. Boris Conkic (UT) def. Richard Cowden (MT) 6-4, 6-0* 5. Chris Nowak (MT) def. Chris Racz (UT) 6-4, 6-4 6. Joao Paoliello (MT) def. Matt Brewer (UT) 6-3, 2-6, 1-0(7) Order of Finish: 3,2,4*,1,5,6 Doubles 1. No. 17 Hensel/Smith (UT) def. Richard/Rocafort (MT) 8-1 2. No. 35 Conkic/Sandgren (UT) def. Nowak/Peers (MT) 8-5 3. Fago/Tweedt (UT) def. Cowden/Paoliello (MT) 8-7 (4) Order of Finish: 1,2,3

March 15 No. 13 Tennessee 4 No. 31 Va. Tech 3 Knoxville Singles 1. No. 54 Albert Larregola (VT) def. No. 16 J.P. Smith (UT) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 2. No. 79 Kaden Hensel (UT) def. Yoann Re (VT) 6-1, 6-4 3. No. 67 Boris Conkic (UT) def. Nicolas Delgado (VT) 6-1, 6-2 4. Matteo Fago (UT) def. Pedro Graber (VT) 6-1, 6-1 5. Jeremy Tweedt (UT) def. Sebastien Jacques (VT) 6-3, 6-2* 6. Brandon Corace (VT) def. Matt Brewer (UT) 6-3, 7-6(3) Order of Finish: 4,3,2,1,5*,6 Doubles 1. No. 13 Hensel/Smith (UT) def. Delgado/Graber (VT) 8-4 2. Corace/Larregola (VT) def. Fago/Tweedt (UT) 8-4 3. Jacques/Re (VT) def. Conkic/Racz (UT) 9-8 Order of Finish: 1,2,3

Feb. 1 No. 24 Tennessee 4 No. 31 Clemson 3 Knoxville Singles 1. Kaden Hensel (UT) def. No. 61 Rok Bizjak (CU) 6-3, 7-6(3)* 2. No. 93 J.P. Smith (UT) def. Kevin Fleck (CU) 6-3, 6-2 3. Ike Belk (CU) def. No. 28 Boris Conkic (UT) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 4. Davey Sandgren (UT) def. Carlos Alvarez (CU) 6-2, 7-5 5. Gera Boryachinsky (CU) def. Matteo Fago (UT) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 6. Derek DiFazio (CU) def. Matt Brewer (UT) 6-3, 6-4 Order of Finish: 2,4,1*,3,6,5 Doubles 1. Hensel/Smith (UT) def. Alvarez/Bizjak (CU) 8-3 2. Conkic/Sandgren (UT) def. Boryachinsky/DiFazio (CU) 8-6 3. Fago/Tweedt (UT) def. Belk/Fleck (CU) 8-6 Order of Finish: 1,2,3

Feb. 23 No. 13 Tennessee 7 Murray State 0 Knoxville Singles 1. Davey Sandgren (UT) def. Hunter Gerlach (MSU) 6-4, 6-3* 2. Matt Brewer (UT) def. Yuri Pompeu (MSU) 6-3, 6-4 3. Jeremy Tweedt (UT) def. Chris Horton (MSU) 6-2, 6-2 4. Matteo Fago (UT) def. Nicholas Ksiezopski (MSU) 6-3, 6-1 5. William Lang (UT) def. Jadir Semensin (MSU) 6-1, 6-1 6. Chris Racz (UT) def. Mikel Headford (MSU) 6-1, 6-0 Order of Finish: 2,3,1*,4,5,6 Doubles 1. No. 17 Hensel/Smith (UT) def. Gerlach/Horton (MSU) 8-0 2. No. 35 Conkic/Sandgren (UT) def. Ksiezopski/Pompeu (MSU) 8-1 3. Fago/Tweedt (UT) def. Perry/Semensin (MSU) 8-3 Order of Finish: 1,3,2

March 18 No. 18 Florida 4 No. 10 Tennessee 3 Gainesville Singles 1. No. 3 Greg Ouellette (UF) def. No. 17 J.P. Smith (UT) 6-4, 6-4 2. Nestor Briceno (UF) def. No. 117 Kaden Hensel (UT) 7-6, 5-7, 6-3* 3. No. 118 Boris Conkic (UT) def. No. 53 Alex Lacroix (UF) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 4. Matteo Fago (UT) def. Jeff Dadamo (UF) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 5. Tyler Hochwalt (UF) def. Davey Sandgren (UT) 6-1, 7-6 6. Jeremy Tweedt (UT) def. Johnny Hamui (UF) 6-4, 7-5 Order of Finish: 5,6,1,3,4,2* Doubles 1. Dadamo/Ouellette (UF) def. No. 17 Hensel/Smith (UT) 8-4 2. Briceno/Lacroix (UF) def. Conkic/Sandgren (UT) 8-4 3. Barton/Hochwalt (UF) def. Fago/Tweedt (UT) 8-5 Order of Finish: 2,1,3


Tennessee Tennis

2008 Agate 7 SEC Titles

43 All-America Selections

18 NCAA Tournament Berths

March 21No. 10 Tennessee 7 No. 33 Arkansas 0 Fayetteville Singles 1. No. 17 J.P. Smith (UT) def. No. 90 Blake Strode (Ark) 6-3, 7-5* 2. No. 117 Kaden Hensel (UT) def. Colin Mascall (Ark) 6-2, 6-2 3. No. 118 Boris Conkic (UT) def. Matt Hogan (Ark) 7-5, 6-2 4. Davey Sandgren (UT) def. Dmitry Lebedev (Ark) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 5. Matteo Fago (UT) def. Chris Nott (Ark) 6-2, 6-1 6. Jeremy Tweedt (UT) def. Bradwin Williams (Ark) 6-7, 6-1, 6-3 Order of Finish: 5,2,1*,3,4,6 Doubles 1. No. 17 Hensel/Smith (UT) def. Lebedev/Strode (Ark) 8-1 2. Sandgren/Tweedt (UT) def. Hogan/Williams (Ark) 8-5 3. Conkic/Fago (UT) def. Joost/Spinazzee (Ark) 8-4 Order of Finish: 1,2,3

April 6 No. 8 Tennessee 7 No. 37 Kentucky 0 Knoxville Singles 1. No. 96 Kaden Hensel (UT) def. No. 19 Bruno Agostinelli (UK) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 2. No. 25 J.P. Smith (UT) def. Brad Cox (UK) 6-7, 6-1, 6-1* 3. No. 72 Boris Conkic (UT) def. Marcus Sundh (UK) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 4. Davey Sandgren (UT) def. Will Beck (UK) 6-2, 6-2 5. Matteo Fago (UT) def. Shane Collins (UK) 7-5, 6-2 6. Jeremy Tweedt (UT) def. Alex Lambropoulos (UK) 6-4, 6-1 Order of Finish: 4,6,2*,5,3,1 Doubles 1. Agostinelli/Cox (UK) def. No. 17 Hensel/Smith (UT) 8-6 2. Sandgren/Tweedt (UT) def. Beck/Collins (UK) 8-2 3. Conkic/Fago (UT) def. Lambropoulos/Sundh (UK) 9-7 Order of Finish: 2,1,3

May 10 No. 8 Tennessee 4 No. 69 Furman 0 Knoxville Singles 1. No. 35 Kaden Hensel (UT) led Andy Juc (Fur) 6-3, 2-1 2. No. 24 J.P. Smith (UT) def. Bo Ladyman (Fur) 6-1, 6-0 3. No. 93 Boris Conkic (UT) led Daniel Knause (Fur) 6-1, 4-3 4. Davey Sandgren (UT) def. Chris Motes (Fur) 6-1, 6-2 5. Matteo Fago (UT) def. Jordan Walters (Fur) 6-2, 6-1* 6. Jeremy Tweedt (UT) led Sawyer Duncan (Fur) 6-2, 4-2 Order of Finish: 2,4,5 Doubles 1. No. 4 Hensel/Smith (UT) def. Juc/Motes (Fur) 8-4 2. Sandgren/Tweedt (UT) def. Ladyman/Walters (Fur) 8-6 3. Conkic/Fago (UT) led Chvetsov/Rhyne (Fur) 7-4 Order of Finish: 1,2

March 23 No. 10 Tennessee 6 No. 26 LSU 1 Knoxville Singles 1. No. 17 J.P. Smith (UT) def. No. 92 Jan Zelezny (LSU) 7-6, 6-0 2. No. 117 Kaden Hensel (UT) def. No. 74 Michael Venus (LSU) 6-4, 6-2 3. No. 118 Boris Conkic (UT) def. Julien Gauthier (LSU) 6-2, 6-1 4. Davey Sandgren (UT) def. Colt Gaston (LSU) 7-6, 6-3* 5. Matteo Fago (UT) def. Kevin Dessauer (LSU) 7-5, 6-2 6. Jeremy Tweedt (UT) def. Sebastian Carlsson (LSU) 6-4, 1-6, 6-0 Order of Finish: 2,3,5,4*,1,6 Doubles 1. No. 17 Hensel/Smith (UT) def. Cluskey/Venus (LSU) 8-4 2. Dessauer/Gaston (LSU) def. Sandgren/Tweedt (UT) 8-4 3. Carlsson/Zelezny (LSU) def. Conkic/Fago (UT) 8-5 Order of Finish: 1,2,3

April 12 No. 10 Tennessee 4 No. 3 Georgia 3 Knoxville Singles 1. No. 96 Kaden Hensel (UT) def. No.3 Travis Helgeson (UGA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3* 2. No. 25 J.P. Smith (UT) def. No. 75 Luis Flores (UGA) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 3. No. 11 Nate Schnugg (UGA) def. No. 72 Boris Conkic (UT) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 4. No. 36 Jamie Hunt (UGA) def. Davey Sandgren (UT) 6-2, 6-4 5. Matteo Fago (UT) def. Christian Vitulli (UGA) 7-5, 6-2 6. Josh Varela (UGA) def. Jeremy Tweedt (UT) 6-4, 6-3 Order of Finish: 4,6,5,3,2,1* Doubles 1. No. 17 Hensel/Smith (UT) def. No. 26 Hunt/Schnugg (UGA) 8-2 2. Flores/Helgeson (UGA) def. Sandgren/Tweedt (UT) 8-1 3. Conkic/Fago (UT) def. Varela/Vitulli (UGA) 8-4 Order of Finish: 2,1,3

May 11 No. 8 Tennessee 4 No. 30 Virginia Tech 0 Knoxville Singles 1. No. 35 Kaden Hensel (UT) led No. 45 Albert Larregola (VT) 6-3, 5-4 2. No. 24 J.P. Smith (UT) def. Nicolas Delgado (VT) 6-2, 6-3 3. No. 93 Boris Conkic (UT) def. Yoann Re (VT) 7-5, 6-1 4. Davey Sandgren (UT) def. Pedro Graber (VT) 6-4, 7-6(3)* 5. Matteo Fago (UT) vs. Sebastien Jacques (VT) 6. Jeremy Tweedt (UT) vs. Brandon Corace (VT) Order of Finish: 3,2,4 Doubles 1. No. 4 Hensel/Smith (UT) def. Corace/Graber (VT) 8-2 2. Delgado/Larregola (VT) led Sandgren/Tweedt (UT) 7-6 3. Conkic/Fago (UT) def. Jacques/Re (VT) 8-3 Order of Finish: 1,3

March 28 No. 12 Tennessee 4 No. 25 Auburn 3 Auburn Singles 1. No. 35 Alexey Tsyrenov (Aub) def. No. 117 Kaden Hensel (UT) 6-4, 6-4 2. No. 114 Tim Puetz (Aub) def. No. 17 J.P. Smith (UT) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 3. No. 118 Boris Conkic (UT) def. Terence Nugent (Aub) 5-7, 7-5, 6-2* 4. Lukas Marsoun (Aub) def. Davey Sandgren (UT) 6-4, 6-3 5. Matteo Fago (UT) def. Pawel Dilaj (Aub) 6-2, 6-4 6. Jeremy Tweedt (UT) def. Alex Petropoulos (Aub) 7-6, 6-3 Order of Finish: 4,1,2,5,6,3* Doubles 1. No. 17 Hensel/Smith (UT) def. Nugent/Tsyrenov (Aub) 8-4 2. Marsoun/Puetz (Aub) def. Sandgren/Tweedt (UT) 8-5 3. Conkic/Fago (UT) def. Dilaj/Krnjetin (Aub) 9-8 Order of Finish: 1,2,3

April 18 No. 8 Tennessee 4, No. 18 LSU 2 Fayetteville Singles 1. No. 39 Michael Venus (LSU) def. No. 41 Kaden Hensel (UT) 5-7, 7-6, 6-4 2. No. 33 J.P. Smith (UT) def. Kevin Dessauer (LSU) 6-1, 6-3 3. No. 89 Boris Conkic (UT) def. Colt Gaston (LSU) 6-3, 6-3 4. Julien Gauthier (LSU) def. Davey Sandgren (UT) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 5. Matteo Fago (UT) def. James Cluskey (LSU) 0-6, 7-6, 7-5* 6. Sebastian Carlsson (LSU) led Jeremy Tweedt (UT) 6-4, 5-7, 4-3 Order of Finish: 2,3,4,1,5* Doubles 1. No. 12 Hensel/Smith (UT) def. No. 26 Cluskey/Venus (LSU) 9-8 2. Sandgren/Tweedt (UT) def. Dessauer/Gaston (LSU) 8-6 3. Conkic/Fago (UT) tied Carlsson/Zelezny(LSU) 6-6 Order of Finish: 2,1

May 16 No. 10 Baylor 4 No. 8 Tennessee 1 Tulsa Singles 1. No. 8 Lars Poerschke (BU) def. No. 35 Kaden Hensel (UT) 6-2, 6-1 2. No. 9 Denes Lukacs (BU) def. No. 24 J.P. Smith (UT) 6-2, 6-3 3. Boris Conkic (UT) vs. David Galic (BU) DNF 4. No. 79 Dominik Mueller (BU) def. Davey Sandgren (UT) 6-0, 6-1 5. Attila Bucko (BU) def. Matteo Fago (UT) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4* 6. Jeremy Tweedt (UT) vs. Jordan Rux (BU) DNF Order of Finish: 4,2,1,5 Doubles 1. No. 4 Hensel/Smith (UT) def. Galic/Lukacs (BU) 9-8(4) 2. Bucko/Poerschke (BU) def. Sandgren/Tweedt (UT) 9-8(3) 3. Conkic/Fago (UT) def. Mueller/Rux (BU) 9-8(2) Order of Finish: 1,2,3

March 30No. 12 Tennessee 5 No. 24 Alabama 1 Tuscaloosa Singles 1. No. 117 Kaden Hensel (UT) def. No. 85 Saketh Myneni (UA) 2-6, 7-5, 6-4* 2. No. 118 Boris Conkic (UT) tied No. 88 Mat Thibaudeau (UA) 7-6, 2-6 3. Davey Sandgren (UT) def. Sammy Struyf (UA) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 4. Matteo Fago (UT) def. Javier Bes (UA) 6-0, 6-4 5. Jeremy Tweedt (UT) def. Daniel Buikema (UA) 6-2, 6-2 6. Michael Jung (UA) def. Matt Brewer (UT) 6-4, 6-4 Order of finish: 5,4,6,1*,3 Doubles 1. No. 17 Hensel/Smith (UT) def. No. 12 Buikema/Thibaudeau (UA) 8-6 2. Felsenthal/Myneni (UA) def. Sandgren/Tweedt (UT) 8-4 3. Conkic/Fago (UT) def. Bes/Struyf (UA) 8-4 Order of finish: 2,3,1

April 19 No. 6 Ole Miss 4 No. 8 Tennessee 2 Fayetteville Singles 1. No. 30 Erling Tveit (UM) vs. No. 41 Kaden Hensel (UT) 6-3, 5-7 2. No. 33 J.P. Smith (UT) def. No. 20 Matthias Wellermann (UM) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 3. No. 89 Boris Conkic (UT) def. No. 49 Robbye Poole (UM) 6-1, 6-1 4. Jonas Berg (UM) def. Davey Sandgren (UT) 6-1, 6-1 5. Kalle Norberg (UM) def. Matteo Fago (UT) 7-6(4), 6-3* 6. Jakob Klaeson (UM) def. Jeremy Tweedt (UT) 6-4, 6-1 Order of Finish: 3, 4, 6, 2, 5* Doubles 1. No. 5 Berg/Tveit (UM) def. No. 12 Kaden Hensel/J.P. Smith (UT) 8-1 2. Poole/Wellermann (UM) def. Sandgren/Tweedt (UT) 9-7 3. Klaeson/Vorster (UM) vs. Conkic/Fago (UT) 7-6 (susp.) Order of Finish: 1, 2

Season Facts

April 4 No. 8 Tennessee 6 No. 30 Vanderbilt 1 Knoxville Singles 1. No. 55 Ryan Preston (VU) def. No. 96 Kaden Hensel (UT) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 2. No. 25 J.P. Smith (UT) def. Nick Cromydas (VU) 6-3, 6-2 3. No. 72 Boris Conkic (UT) def. No. 106 Vijay Paul (VU) 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 4. Davey Sandgren (UT) def. Evan Dufaux (VU) 6-2, 6-3 5. Matteo Fago (UT) def. Bryant Salcedo (VU) 6-3, 6-3 6. Jeremy Tweedt (UT) def. Alex Zotov (VU) 6-3, 6-3* Order of Finish: 4,2,1,6*,3,5 Doubles 1. No. 17 Hensel/Smith (UT) def. Paul/Preston (VU) 8-3 2. Sandgren/Tweedt (UT) def. Cromydas/Salcedo (VU) 8-7 3. Conkic/Fago (UT) def. Baker/Dufaux (VU) 8-2 Order of Finish: 3,1,2

� Started season 10-0, best start for UT since 1990. � Ended Georgia’s 40-match SEC win streak with 4-3 victory on April 12. � Ended season ranked in the top-10 for first time since 2002 season. � 9-2 SEC record is best since the 2001 team went 9-2. � All four losses were to teams that ended the season ranked in the top-10. � Won 23 matches with a singles lineup that usually consisted of four freshmen, one sophomore and one senior.

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2008 Season Results 7 SEC Titles

43 All-America Selections

18 NCAA Tournament Berths

Overall Record: 23-4 (Home: 16-1, Away: 6-1, Neutral: 1-2) SEC Record: 9-2 (Home: 5-1, Away: 4-1) SEC Regular-Season Finish: 2nd in Eastern Division

UT Opp Date Rank Opponent Rank Result Jan. 24 24 Furman 64 W, 7-0 Jan. 24 24 The Citadel -W, 7-0 Jan. 27 24 ETSU 49 W, 5-2 Jan. 27 24 UNC Wilmington -W, 7-0 Feb. 1 24 Clemson 31 W, 4-3 Feb. 3 24 Illinois 8 W, 4-3 Feb. 8 24 at Louisville 59 W, 5-2 Feb. 10 16 at Kentucky 47 W, 6-1 Feb. 23 13 Middle Tennessee 49 W, 6-1 Feb. 23 13 Murray State -W, 7-0 Feb. 29 14 *Ole Miss 4 L, 3-4 March 2 14 *Mississippi State 49 W, 5-2 March 9 14 *at South Carolina 68 W, 6-1 March 15 13 Virginia Tech 31 W, 4-3 March 18 10 *at Florida 18 L, 3-4 March 21 10 *at Arkansas 33 W, 7-0 March 23 10 *LSU 26 W, 6-1 March 28 12 *at Auburn 25 W, 4-3 March 30 12 *at Alabama 24 W, 5-1 April 4 8 *Vanderbilt 30 W, 6-1 April 6 8 *Kentucky 37 W, 7-0 April 12 10 *Georgia 3 W, 4-3 April 18 8 **LSU 18 W, 4-2 April 19 8 **Ole Miss 6 L, 2-4 May 10 8 ***Furman 69 W, 4-0 May 11 8 ***Virginia Tech 30 W, 4-0 May 16 8 ****Baylor 10 L, 1-4 Bold - Home match * - SEC regular-season match **- SEC Tournament match

Singles Positional Statistics

Player Matt Brewer Boris Conkic Matteo Fago Kaden Hensel William Lang Chris Racz Davey Sandgren John-Patrick Smith Jeremy Tweedt Totals

No. 1 -2-0 -7-8 --1-0 4-2 -14-10

No. 2 1-0 -1-0 5-1 --1-0 14-3 -22-4

Singles Superlative Statistics Player Matt Brewer Boris Conkic Matteo Fago Kaden Hensel William Lang Chris Racz Davey Sandgren John-Patrick Smith Jeremy Tweedt Totals

In three-set matches 2-5 8-6 3-6 6-6 3-3 2-3 7-4 7-5 8-2 45-40

No. 3 -16-4 ---1-0 3-0 -1-0 21-4

Singles 1 2 3 4 5 6 W W W W W W W W W W W W L W W L W W W W W W W W W L W W L L W W L W L L L W W L W W W W W W L W W W W W L W W W W W W W L L W W W L L W W L W W W W L W W W L W W W W L L L W W L W W W W W W W W W W W W W L L W L W W W -W W W L L W W W W W W W W W W W W W L L W L L W W L W --W W L L L -W -W W --W W W --L L -L L -***- NCAA Regional (Knoxville, Tenn.) No. 4 -1-0 6-1 --1-0 10-7 -1-0 19-8

In tiebreakers 2-7 4-4 2-5 5-6 2-4 7-4 4-5 6-5 4-3 36-43

No. 5 1-0 -11-5 -1-0 0-1 2-1 -4-0 19-7

Doubles 1 2 3 Overall SEC W W L 1-0 -W W W 2-0 -W W W 3-0 -W W W 4-0 -W W W 5-0 -W W W 6-0 -L W W 7-0 -W W -8-0 -W W W 9-0 -W W W 10-0 -W L L 10-1 0-1 W W L 11-1 1-1 W L W 12-1 2-1 W L L 13-1 -L L L 13-2 2-2 W W W 14-2 3-2 W L L 15-2 4-2 W L W 16-2 5-2 W L W 17-2 6-2 W W W 18-2 7-2 L W W 19-2 8-2 W L W 20-2 9-2 W W -21-2 -L L -21-3 -W W -22-3 -W -W 23-3 -W L W 23-4 -****- NCAA Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)

No. 6 2-4 ---1-0 5-1 --7-3 15-8

In third-set tiebreakers 0-4 0-3 0-4 2-1 2-1 1-1 1-2 1-0 2-1 9-17

vs. ranked opponents 0-1 6-3 -7-9 0-1 0-6 1-8 17-9 1-2 32-38

Doubles Statistics Players Brewer/Conkic Brewer/Racz Brewer/Tweedt Conkic/Fago Conkic/Racz Conkic/Sandgren Fago/Sandgren Fago/Tweedt Hensel/Smith Lang/Racz Lang/Sandgren Lang/Tweedt Racz/Tweedt Sandgren/Smith Sandgren/Tweedt Totals


No. 1 -----2-0 --21-4 ------23-4

No. 2 -----8-4 -1-1 -1-0 ----5-6 15-11

No. 3 --0-1 8-1 0-1 --8-3 -1-0 -----17-6

Dual --0-1 8-1 0-1 10-4 -9-4 21-4 2-0 ----5-6 55-21

SEC* ---6-1 -1-3 -1-3 9-2 -----3-4 20-13

Tennessee Tennis

Dual 4-4 19-4 18-6 12-9 2-0 7-2 17-8 18-5 13-3 110-41

Total 1-1 2-3 1-3 8-1 0-1 12-4 0-1 9-4 23-6 3-1 1-2 3-1 0-1 7-3 5-6 75-38

SEC* 1-1 8-2 11-0 6-5 --6-4 7-3 9-2 48-17

Region III -------1-0 2-0 3-0 3-1 4-1 --4-2 -5-2 6-2 7-2 8-2 9-2 10-2 11-2 11-3 ----

Total 10-14 28-6 19-7 14-11 6-10 13-14 21-21 33-11 24-12 168-106

Clinching points won 1 3 5 4 --5 2 3 23 vs. ranked opponents -0-1 ---1-1 --7-3 ----1-0 -9-5

Clinching points won ---5 -5 -4 5 1 ----2 22

2008 Superlatives 7 SEC Titles

43 All-America Selections

18 NCAA Tournament Berths


2008 Final SEC Standings Eastern Division

School ^Georgia TENNESSEE Florida Vanderbilt Kentucky South Carolina

SEC 10-1 9-2 8-3 4-7 3-8 1-10

Overall 27-3 23-4 17-8 14-10 12-16 11-13

Western Division School !%Ole Miss Alabama LSU Auburn Arkansas Mississippi State

SEC 9-2 7-4 6-5 4-7 3-8 2-9

Overall 24-5 19-10 14-9 11-13 12-13 8-12

^ - Eastern Division Champion; !-Western Division Champion; %-SEC Tournament Champion

2008 SEC Honors and Awards All-SEC First Team Player Alexey Tsyrenov Greg Ouellette Travis Helgeson Nate Schnugg Bruno Agostinelli Michael Venus Erling Tveit Jonas Berg Matthias Wllerman Ivan Bjelica John-Patrick Smith Ryan Preston

School Auburn Florida Georgia Georgia Kentucky LSU Ole Miss Ole Miss Ole Miss Mississippi State Tennessee Vanderbilt

All-SEC Second Team

Player Mat Thibaudeau Tim Puetz Alex Lacroix Luis Flores Jamie Hunt Javier Garrapiz Kevin Dessauer Robbye Poole Kalle Norberg Phillippe Frayssinoux Boris Conkic Kaden Hensel

School Alabama Auburn Florida Georgia Georgia Georgia LSU Ole Miss Ole Miss Mississippi State Tennessee Tennessee

All-SEC Freshmen Team

Player Tim Puetz Javier Garrapiz Boris Conkic Matteo Fago John-Patrick Smith

School Auburn Georgia Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

SEC Coach of the Year Sam Winterbotham Tennessee

2009 SEC MEN’S TENNIS The Southeastern Conference tennis programs have established themselves to be the nation's leaders on the collegiate hard courts, and in 2007 the trend continued. The conference made another strong national showing last season on the men's side as Georgia won the National Championship at the 2008 Division I Men's Tennis Championships played at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla. The national final appearance by the Bulldogs marked the 15th consecutive year the conference has had at least one team in the semifinals. The SEC has produced 16 NCAA singles champions in men's tennis dating back to 1930. Eight of those singles titles have come since 1984. Five of the conference’s nine doubles titles have come since 1993, with all five coming from different SEC schools.

SEC MEN’S TENNIS FIGURES SEC Player of the Year Greg Ouellette Florida

SEC Freshman of the Year John-Patrick Smith Tennessee

ITA Rankings Team Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

Date Ranking Jan. 8 24 Jan. 29 24 Feb. 5 16 Feb. 12 14 Feb. 20 13 Feb. 26 14 March 4 14 March 11 13 March 18 10 March 25 12 April 1 8 April 8 10 April 13 8 April 22 8 April 28 8 May 23 (Final) 9

Individual Boris Conkic (S)

Date Ranking Jan. 8 28 March 4 67 March 18 118 April 1 72 April 13 89 April 20 84 April 28 93 May 30 (Final) 94 Feb. 20 74 March 4 79 March 18 117

Kaden Hensel (S)

Founded: 1933 Office: Birmingham, Ala. Commissioner: Michael L. Slive (July 2002-Present) Tennis Contact: Tammy Wilson Members: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt Sports: Men’s (9) - Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, swimming, tennis and track (indoor and outdoor) Women’s (10) - Basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, swimming, tennis, track (indoor and outdoor) and volleyball

April 1 April 13 April 22 April 28 May 30 (Final) Chris Racz (S) Sept. 7 Davey Sandgren (S) Sept. 7 John-Patrick Smith (S) Sept. 7 Jan. 8 Feb. 20 March 4 March 18 April 1 April 13 April 22 April 28 May 30 (Final) Conkic/Sandgren (D) Feb. 20 Hensel/Smith (D) Feb. 20 March 4 March 18 April 1 April 13 April 22 April 28 May 30 (Final) Sandgren/Smith (D) March 4 March 18 (S) - singles

96 41 40 35 38 84 69 108 93 20 16 17 25 33 24 24 15 35 17 13 17 17 12 6 4 5 52 47

* Six NCAA team championships (‘59, ‘85, ‘87, ‘99, ‘01, ‘07) * Three consecutive NCAA doubles titles from 1993-95 * 15 consecutive years with a team in the national semifinals (1993-2008) * Nine NCAA doubles titles, with five since 1993 * 17 NCAA singles champions dating back to 1930, with eight since 1984 and three of the last six individual champions * 111 singles ITA All-Americas since 1990 * 98 doubles players receiving ITA All-America honors since 1990 * Back-to-back NCAA singles champions in 1993-94 and 2001-02

TENNESSEE AGAINST THE SEC Tennessee vs. Alabama Arkansas Auburn Florida Georgia Kentucky LSU Ole Miss Mississippi State South Carolina Vanderbilt

Series record UT leads, 32-13 UT leads, 18-12 UT leads, 29-15 UF leads, 26-21 UGA leads, 42-20 UT leads, 43-35 LSU leads, 25-22 UT leads, 20-18 UT leads, 30-15 UT leads, 25-18 UT leads, 49-11

Last meeting W, 5-1 (2008) W, 7-0 (2008) W, 4-3 (2008) L, 4-3 (2008) W, 4-3 (2008) W, 7-0 (2008) W, 4-2 (2008) L, 4-2 (2008) W, 5-2 (2008) W, 6-1 (2008) W, 6-1 (2008)

— Information courtesy of the SEC —

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Abraham, Lee Annacone, Paul Armitage, John A. Arnold, Edgar Arwood, David


Barksdale Jr., Robert L. Barnett, Tom Bartlett, Thomas G. Baxendine, David Beene, Jones Berry, Matt Blackburn, Roger Bolle, Marc Brackney, Fred Brewer, Don Brewer, Matt Brimmer, Mike Broughton Jr., Leonard Brown, Fred Brown, Herbert Brumit, Francis Bruner, Bob Burns, Newman Buth, Rhain


Cabral, Mario Cameron, Bobby Campbell, Bob Cannon, Shelby Cantrell, Thomas Caramehas, Nick Carey, Adam Carridine, Robert Carter, Allen Chandler, Chris Choate, Jerry Claverie, Carlos Claxton, P.P. Cohenour, Cary Conkic, Boris Connelly, Alvin Cooper, Dan Copenhaver, Chad Corn, Doug Cowan, James Crews, Andy Crofford, Steve Crowe, Thomas Crumbliss, Polk Crutchfield, Ward Cullum, John Currie Jr., Winburn G.


Darden, Sam Davis, Bill Davis, Tommy Deane Jr., T.J. DeLatte, Tracy DePalmer, Michael Jr. Dewandaka, Daniel de Villiers, Coenie Dietrich, Mark duPlooy, Abrie DiStefano, Mike Doulet, Clayton Dow, Bobby Dow, Richard Downing, B.J. Dubrava, George Dunlap, Jody Dunn, Gary


43 All-America Selections

DuPree, Hugh 1953 1982-84 1938-40 1957-60 1962-64 1947-48 1954 1950-52 2005-06 1934, 36-37 2004-05 1983-85 1971-74 1954-56 1975-78 2008 1990 1939-41 1928 1930 1947-48 1948-49, 51 1927-28 1993-94 1990 2005-07 1951-52 1985-88 1948 1988 1999-2002 1940 1958-61 1978 1959-60 1985 1933 1986-87 2008 1963-64 1978-80 1995-96, 98-99 1979-82 1937-38 1999-2002 1980-83 1942-43 1933 1951-1952 1950-52 1948, 50-52 1963-65 1949-52 1954 1930 1975-78 1981-82 1994-95 1988-91 2002-05 1991 1983 1973 1965-68 1964-67 1963-64 2000 1958-60 1974-77

Earnest, Robert Edis, George Eichorn, Gunther Fago, Matteo Fancutt, Chris Fancutt, Michael Farrow, Phil Fisher, Ed Fishman, Marc Fitts, Paul Fitts, William Fitzpatrick, Mark Flach, Doug Fleming, Julian Folie, Bernard Freeman, Earle Fritts, John




Gamboa, Juan Garcia, Carlos Garcia, Mike Gates, Carl Gentry, Gavin Gholson, John Gibson, John Gillespie, John Gillespie, Searle W. Goles, Tom Grainger, Earl Graybeal, Doug Green, Chris Gregory, Ben Guiliano, Joe


Hackenburg, Martin Haggard, Chris Hagler, Thomas Hain, Pete Hampton, Ted Handoyo, Peter Hardegree, Bo Harmon, Rodney Hasson, James Haun, Louis Hawkins, Marshall Hawkins, Wallace Henderson, Mark Hensel, Kaden Henry, Chris Herrington, Mark Hickman, Jimmy Higley, Guy Hill, Pete Hodges, Charles Hodges, Nelson Hogan, Pat Householder, William Hubble, Adam Huber, Dan Huddleston, Roy Hutchison, Byron Hylton, Dayton Hylton, Harry Isbell, Sam Ilias, Roger

18 NCAA Tournament Berths



1932, 34 1952-53 1964 2008 1985 1979-81, 83 1954-55 1954 1984-86 1933-34 1940-41 1998-2000 1990 1932-33 1982-83 1969-70 1995-98 1997-98 1984-86 1994 1942 1949-52 1930 1988-91 1976-79 1938-40 1987 1982-84, 86 1963 1984-85 1930 1979-81 1974 1992-93 1941-42 1955-56 1927 1999-2002 2007 1980 1937 1961 1948 1947-48 2002-03 2005-08 1991-93 1984-86 1942 1927 1969 1970-71 1934-35 1953 1941-42 2006-07 1972-75 1957 1941-42 1977 1933, 35 1977 1996-98

Jackson, Jack Jacobs, Matt James, Floyd Jessup, Tim Jett, George Johnson, Clayton



Karsh, Brice King, David King, Tommy Kohlberg, Andy Kreis, John Krisle, George M. Lang, William Laver, Chris Lemon, Gary Leos, Tim LeTellier, Scott Liberman, Brian Livingston, Jay LoVullo, Joey



Magendans, Martijn Mahony, Chris Marcus, Kenny Marshall, Floyd Marshall, Sammy Martin, Rawl McAfee, Lee McCallie, John McCammon, Theodore McCarthy, Jason McCorrough, Ted McDearman, Bob McGugin, Bill McGugin, Dan McKeen, Allyn E. McKeown, Denis McLean, Donald Monan, Bill Montana, Pablo Montgomery, Bill Moos, Rene Morgan, Charles Mozur, Thomas Mozur, Tommy Needham, Jason Neyland, Lewis Novak, Doug Novacek, Paul



Oakley, David Olsen, Carl Oosthuizen, Ockie Orr, Wade Ozier, Charles


Parker, Jason Parsons, Mark Perceful, Albert Perna, Vincent Pierce, Bob Pickett Jr., Edward Pickett III, Edward Pitkanen, Jim Pittard, Mike Podbury, Paul

Tennessee Tennis

1966-67 1998 1927 1988-91 1941-42 1992-94 1989-91 1979-81 1963 1978-79 1978-79 1936-38 2008 1976 1980-81 1986-89 1970-72,75 1975-76 1964-66 1992 1994-95 1993-96 1964-66 1936-37 1964-65 2003-06 1938-39 1942 1927-28 1988 1968-69,72 1955 1997 1997 1927 1978-79 1942 1968-70 1993-96 1942 1982-83 1927-28 1994-97 1967-68,70 1994 1953-54 1990 1971,73-75 1959-61 1962-63 2004-05 2001-04 1954 1993 1998-2001 1930, 32-33 2003 1971-74 1939 1970-71,73-74 1973 1985-88 1998-2001

Preston, Richard Pressmar, Christoph Prichard, Wayne Purcell, Mel R.


Racz, Chris Randolph, Walter R. Rapisarda, Mike Rasmussen, Kaspar Rea, Simon Robinson, Jim Robinson, Paul Rogers, Ben Rogers, Sam Rogers, Warnell Royal, Joe Royal, Louis Ruch, Lee Rule, Bob


Sandgren, Davey Schloss, Lenny Scheuermann, Leonard Scrutton, Shane Seals, Jim Sienknecht, Charles Silver, Mike Silberberg, Fabio Simone, John Slatery, Herbert H. Smith, John-Patrick Smith, Nathan Smith, Todd Sorbello, Robbie Spizzo, Damien Stanberry, C.R. Stephens, Derek Stock, Robert Stokely, James Swayne, Chuck


Talbot, Byron Tarver, Charlie Tcherveniachki, Kiril Terry, Jim Testerman, Kyle Thomas, Willem Thornton, Johnny Toledo, Mario Toomey, Bud Tragauer, Peter Turner, Matt Tweedt, Jeremy


Van Malder, Robert Van Min, Paul Vestal, William Voges, Eric


Ward, Jim Warden, Charles Waters, Jeff Watson, Mitchell Watson, Jack Way, Mark Weidman, Fred Westergaard, Lynn Williams, Brian Williams, Malcolm Wilson, Morgan Woodruff, Chris

1964-66 1995 1969 1980 2007-08 1938 1977 1997-98 2001-04 1953 1992 2004-06 1936 1947-48 1964-65 1958-61 1966-68 1959 2007-08 1964-67 1967-69 1992 1976-78 1935-36 1976 1989-91 1991 1938-40 2008 1948-50 1990-91 1996 2004 1935 2006-07 1966-67 1933 1987 1985-88 1951-52 2004-07 1956 1954-56 1996 2004-07 2001-02 1954 1990 2000 2008 1970-71,74 1972-75 1937 1982-85 1968-70 1953 1981 1955 1957 1996-99 1942 1956-58 1981 1958-60 2005 1992-93

Record Book 7 SEC Titles

43 All-America Selections

18 NCAA Tournament Berths

All-Time Team Records (Records Based on the Years 1927-41 and 1963-2005)

Career Singles Wins (All Matches) Byron Talbot

Most Wins in a Season: 34 (1990) Highest Winning Percentage in a Season: .971 (1990) Most Consecutive Wins: 34 (1990) Most Losses in a Season: 17 (1997) Most Consecutive Losses: 10 (1997) Most Shutout Wins in a Season: 10 (1965) Most Consecutive Shutout Wins: 5 (1964)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6 7. 8. 9. 10.

Career Doubles Wins (All Matches - As a Pairing) Shelby Cannon/Byron Talbot 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10.

Shelby Cannon/Byron Talbot (1985-88) ........................................................ 102 Chris Mahony/Pablo Montana (1993-96) ........................................................ 75 Adam Carey/Mark Parsons (1999-2001) .......................................................... 55 Bobby Cameron/Kaden Hensel (2005-07) ........................................................52 Andy Crews/Peter Handoyo (2000-2001) ........................................................ 47 Ockie Oosthuizen/Ben Rogers (2004-05) ..........................................................37 Coenie de Villiers/John Gibson (1989-91) ...................................................... 37 Adam Hubble/Ben Rogers (2006-07) ................................................................33 Chad Copenhaver/Mark Way (1996-99) .......................................................... 32 Marc Bolle/Robert Van Malder (1972) ............................................................ 31

Singles Wins in a Season (All Matches) Byron Talbot 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9.

Doubles Wins in a Season (All Matches - As a Pairing)

Byron Talbot (1985-88) .................................................................. 161 Peter Handoyo (1999-2002) .......................................................... 145 Shelby Cannon (1985-88) .............................................................. 140 Mark Parsons (1997-2001) ............................................................ 120 Paul Annacone (1982-84) .............................................................. 115 Adam Carey (1999-2002) .............................................................. 112 Earl Grainger (1982-84, 86) ............................................................ 97 Brice Karsh (1989-90) ...................................................................... 92 Paul Podbury (1998-2001) .............................................................. 91 Chris Mahony (1993-96) .................................................................. 90

Byron Talbot (1987) ............................................................................ 56 Mike DePalmer Jr. (1982) .................................................................. 52 Paul Annacone (1984) ........................................................................ 51 Chris Woodruff (1993) ........................................................................ 45 Shelby Cannon (1987) ........................................................................ 43 Peter Handoyo (1999) .......................................................................... 43 Adam Carey (2000) ............................................................................ 42 Byron Talbot (1986) ............................................................................ 41 Paul Annacone (1982) .......................................................................... 38 Peter Handoyo (2001) ........................................................................ 38

Shelby Cannon/Byron Talbot 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 10.

Shelby Cannon/Byron Talbot (1986) .................................................................. 40 Shelby Cannon/Byron Talbot (1987) .................................................................. 38 Paul Annacone/Mike DePalmer Jr. (1982) ........................................................ 30 Ockie Oosthuizen/Ben Rogers (2005) ..................................................................29 Cary Cohenour/Mark Herrington (1986) ............................................................ 27 Andy Crews/Peter Handoyo (2000) .................................................................... 26 Chad Copenhaver/Mark Way (1998) .................................................................. 24 Chris Mahony/Pablo Montana (1995) ................................................................ 24 Adam Carey/Mark Parsons (2001) .................................................................... 24 Shelby Cannon/Byron Talbot (1988) .................................................................. 23 Chris Mahony/Pablo Montana (1996) ................................................................ 23 Bobby Cameron/Kaden Hensel (2007) ................................................................23 Adam Hubble/Ben Rogers (2007) ........................................................................23

Doubles Winning Percentage in a Season (All Matches - 15 Match Minimum)

Career Singles Winning Percentage (All Matches - 70 Match Minimum) Paul Annacone 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Singles Winning Percentage in a Season (All Matches - 30 Match Minimum)

Rodney Harmon/Mel Purcell 1. 2 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Rodney Harmon/Mel Purcell (1980; 18-1) ................................... .947 Adam Carey/Peter Handoyo (2002; 15-1) .................................... .938 Marc Bolle/Robert Van Malder (1972; 20-2) ............................... .909 Marc Bolle/Robert Van Malder (1974; 16-2) ............................... .889 Shelby Cannon/Byron Talbot (1987; 38-6) ................................... .864 Doug Novacek/Scott LeTellier (1971; 14-3) ................................. .824 Shelby Cannon/Byron Talbot (1986; 40-9) ................................... .816 Andy Crews/Peter Handoyo (2000; 26-6) ..................................... .812 Chris Mahony/Pablo Montana (1995; 24-6) ................................. .800 Paul Annacone/Mike DePalmer Jr. (1982; 30-8) ........................... .789 Coenie de Villiers/John Gibson (1990; 15-4) ............................... .789 Mike DePalmer Jr./Michael Fancutt (1981; 15-4) ......................... .789

Paul Annacone (1982-84; 115-22) ................................................. .839 Chris Woodruff (1992-93; 81-16) ................................................. .835 Mike DePalmer Jr. (1981-82; 68-14) ........................................... .829 Paul Van Min (1972-75; 72-21) ..................................................... .774 Peter Handoyo (1999-2002; 145-47) ............................................ .755 Robert Van Malder (1970-72, 74; 54-18) ..................................... .750 Marc Bolle (1971-74; 59-20) ....................................................... .747 Byron Talbot (1985-88; 161-55) ................................................... .745 Roger Blackburn (1983-85; 74-27) ............................................... .733 Brice Karsh (1989-91; 92-37) ...................................................... .713

Paul Annacone 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Paul Annacone (1984; 51-3) ........................................................... .944 Peter Handoyo (2002; 28-3) ............................................................ .903 Chris Woodruff (1993; 45-7) ........................................................... .865 Brice Karsh (1990; 33-6) ................................................................. .846 Mike DePalmer Jr. (1982; 52-10) ................................................... .839 Fabio Silberberg (1990; 31-6) ......................................................... .838 Boris Conkic (2008; 28-6) .................................................................824 John Gibson (1990; 26-6) ............................................................... .813 Paul Annacone (1983; 26-6) ........................................................... .813 10. Chris Woodruff (1992; 36-9) ........................................................... .800 Byron Talbot (1987; 56-14) ............................................................. .800

Developing Champions


Year-By-Year Results 7 SEC Titles

43 All-America Selections Tennessee’s first men’s tennis team took to the courts in 1927. That pioneering four-man squad included (L-R) Charles Morgan, Floyd James, Guy Higley and Allyn E. McKeen. Also an end on General Robert Neyland’s UT football teams of 1925-27, McKeen went on to become head football coach at Mississippi State from 1939-48.

1927 (2-3) Chattanooga Carson-Newman Georgia Tech Carson-Newman Vanderbilt


3-2 5-0 5-1 5-0 6-0

1928 (4-4) Tennessee Wesleyan Lincoln Memorial Maryville Georgia Tech Tennessee Wesleyan Maryville Howard College Lincoln Memorial


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

1930 (1-2-1) Maryville Kentucky North Carolina Sewanee


5-2 4-2 5-2 3-3


1932-1941 Record: 58-38-1 (.603)

1932 (5-1) Maryville Carson-Newman Alabama Maryville Carson-Newman Kentucky


6-0 6-1 5-1 5-1 6-1 5-2

1933 (6-2; 0-1 SEC) Carson-Newman Maryville Carson-Newman Emory University Georgia Tech Mississippi A&M Union Maryville


6-1 6-0 7-0 5-1 6-0 6-1 5-1 7-0

1934 (4-5; 0-4 SEC) Maryville Vanderbilt Maryville Alabama Sewanee Vanderbilt Xavier Chattanooga Kentucky


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

1935 (6-3; 0-0 SEC) Mississippi College




Maryville Emory & Henry at Sewanee at Chattanooga Tennessee Polytechnic Institute Sewanee at Maryville Chattanooga


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

1936 (5-7; 0-4 SEC) at Emory & Henry at Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Emory & Henry Birmingham Southern Maryville at Kentucky Sewanee Kentucky Sewanee Maryville Tusculum


4-3 7-0 7-0 7-0 5-2 6-1 3-4 6-1 5-4 6-0 8-0 6-1

1937 (6-5; 1-3 SEC) Mississippi State Maryville Tusculum Centre College Wayne University East Tennessee Teachers Kentucky Tusculum Vanderbilt Maryville Kentucky


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

1938 (4-6-1; 1-3 SEC) Maryville Vanderbilt Cumberland Kentucky Tusculum Birmingham Southern Cumberland Vanderbilt Emory & Henry Kentucky East Tennessee Teachers


1939 (6-4; 0-3 SEC) Carson-Newman Milligan Kentucky at Tusculum at Vanderbilt East Tennessee Teachers Maryville Tusculum at Kentucky at Maryville


18 NCAA Tournament Berths

1940 (7-4; 0-3 SEC) Birmingham Southern Milligan Maryville Tusculum Maryville Tusculum Centre College Ole Miss Centre College Kentucky Kentucky


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

1941 (8-6; 0-2 SEC) Presbyterian College Kentucky DePauw Carson-Newman Milligan Tusculum at Maryville Tennessee Polytechnic Institute Birmingham Southern Berea College at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute at Kentucky at Centre College Centre College


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

Records are incomplete from 1942-1962. Verifiable records and/or additions are welcomed by the editor.


1966 (16-2; 7-0 SEC) SEC CHAMPIONS at Southern Florida at Florida at Ohio Wesleyan at Florida State Georgia Florida State Kentucky at Alabama at LSU Illinois at Kentucky at Sewanee at Vanderbilt at Georgia Tech Tennessee Wesleyan MTSU Sewanee Tennessee Tech SEC Championships


9-0 6-3 9-0 9-0 9-0 8-1 9-0 6-3 9-0 9-0

W 9-0 W 7-2 W 9-0 L 5-4 W 5-4 W 7-2 W 7-2 W 8-1 W 7-2 W 7-2 W 6-3 W 9-0 W 9-0 L 6-2 W 9-0 W 7-2 W 7-2 W 7-2 1st (27 pts.)


1963-66 Record: 54-11 (.831)

1967 Record: 13-4 (.765)

1963 (10-5; 2-4 SEC) MTSU ETSU Tennessee Wesleyan Tennessee Wesleyan David Lipscomb Georgia Tennessee Tech MTSU Kentucky Georgia Tech ETSU Vanderbilt Georgia Tech Tennessee Tech Kentucky


8-0 8-1 8-1 8-1 5-4 8-1 8-1 8-1 7-2 8-1 8-0 7-2 7-2 9-0 7-2

4-4 5-2 6-1 8-1 4-3 4-3 7-0 5-2 4-3 0-9 4-3

1964 (13-1; 3-0 SEC) at Memphis at Union Cincinnati at Auburn at Mercer at Georgia Tech Tennessee Wesleyan Washington (St. Louis) at Tennessee Tech Kentucky ETSU David Lipscomb Tennessee Tech at Vanderbilt


9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 7-2 7-2 5-2 9-0 7-2 7-2 7-2 9-0 7-2

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

1965 (15-3; 7-1 SEC) at Clemson at Furman at Georgia at Florida at Stetson at David Lipscomb at Florida Southern Kentucky


5-4 9-0 6-3 7-2 9-0 9-0 5-4 6-3

Tennessee Tennis

Tennessee Wesleyan at Vanderbilt Tennessee Wesleyan Wittenberg at Kentucky at Cincinnati LSU Georgia Tech Vanderbilt at Ole Miss

1967 (13-4; 5-2 SEC) zoo at Tulane at Florida State at Florida at Miami at Georgia Toledo Georgia Tech Eastern Kentucky Alabama LSU at Mississippi State at Lamar Tech at Murray State Kentucky ETSU Vanderbilt SEC Championships

KalamaW 9-0 L 7-2 W 7-2 L 5-4 L 6-3 W 5.5-3.5 W 7-2 W 7-2 W 6-3 W 9-0 W 9-0 L 7-2 W 4-2 W 8-1 W 9-0 W 9-0 W 9-0 2nd (26 pts.)


1968-76 Record: 120-69-1 (.634)

1968 (11-8; 4-3 SEC) at North Carolina at South Carolina at The Citadel at Presbyterian at Clemson ETSU at Kentucky at Eastern Kentucky at Western Kentucky at Georgia Tech at Alabama at Florida Mississippi State Georgia Murray State


6-3 9-0 9-0 8-1 5-4 9-0 6-3 8-1 7-2 5-4 9-0 8-1 7-2 5-4 5-4

Year-By-Year Results 7 SEC Titles at Vanderbilt Southern Illinois Florida State Tulane SEC Championships

W 9-0 L 5-4 W 5-4 W 5-4 4th (19 pts.)

1969 (6-8; 3-2 SEC) at North Carolina at South Carolina at Clemson at Virginia at Furman at Georgia MTSU at Kentucky at LSU at Florida at Southern Illinois at Southern Illinois Vanderbilt Southern Illinois SEC Championships

L 5-4 L 6-3 L 7-2 W 6-3 W 7-2 L 8-1 W 7-2 W 5-4 W 6-3 L 9-0 L 6-3 L 7-2 W 8-1 L 6-3 5th (11 pts.)

1970 (14-7; 4-1 SEC) SEC CHAMPIONS at Redlands at Los Angles State at USC at UCLA Northwestern Miami (Ohio) Wisconsin at Vanderbilt at MTSU LSU Florida North Carolina Kentucky at Georgia Tech ETSU Furman at Southern Illinois at Oklahoma City South Carolina Georgia Southern Illinois SEC Championships

L 6.5-1.5 W 8-1 L 8-1 L 8-1 W 6-3 W 9-0 W 6-3 W 6-3 W 8-1 W 8-1 W 7-2 L 6-3 W 7-2 W 6-3 W 9-0 W 9-0 L 8-1 W 5-4 W 9-0 L 5-4 L 6-3 1st (22 pts.)

1971 (14-7-1; 5-4 SEC) at Mississippi State at Memphis at Ole Miss at Alabama at William & Mary at Columbus College at Georgia at Kentucky at Miami (Ohio) Eastern Kentucky Amherst Georgia Tech Indiana Presbyterian MTSU at LSU at Florida at ETSU Vanderbilt North Carolina Georgia Southern Illinois SEC Championships

W 5-4 W 5-4 W 9-0 W 5-4 W 9-0 T 4-4 L 9-0 W 7-2 W 8-1 W 9-0 W 9-0 L 5-4 W 6-3 L 6-3 W 6-3 L 5-4 L 5-4 W 9-0 W 9-0 L 7-2 L 7-2 W 7-2 2nd (17 pts.)

1972 (27-2; 5-1 SEC) Columbus College W 9-0 at Furman W 8-1 at Western Kentucky W 6-3 at Presbyterian W 5-4 (Five wins at the Jacksonville Invitational) Cincinnati W 9-0 at MTSU W 8-1

43 All-America Selections Miami (Ohio) Indiana State at Georgia Tech Alabama Tennessee-Chattanooga Austin Peay Knoxville RC ETSU at LSU at Florida Tennessee Tech Murray State Kentucky at Southern Illinois Georgia Southern Illinois Memphis Mississippi State SEC Championships

W 8-1 W 7-2 W 5-4 W 6-3 W 9-0 W 7-2 W 7-2 W 9-0 W 8-1 W 5-4 W 8-1 W 9-0 W 8-1 W 6-3 L 6-3 L 6-3 W 7-2 W 5-4 t-2nd (21 pts.)

1973 (10-9; 3-2 SEC) at Arizona at Wisconsin at Georgia at North Carolina at Cal-Irvine at San Diego at Long Beach State at Cincinnati at Mississippi State at Georgia Florida LSU at Southern Illinois at Arkansas at North Carolina Georgia Tech Southern Illinois Presbyterian MTSU SEC Championships NCAA Championships

L 8-1 W 7-2 W 5-4 L 7-2 L 7-2 L 6-3 L 5-4 L 6-3 W 5-4 L 7-2 L 5-3 W 5-4 W 6-3 W 5-4 L 8-1 W 8-1 W 9-0 W 8-1 W 6-3 5th (11 pts.) t-14th (8 pts.)

1974 (17-6; 6-2 SEC) at Texas A&M at Central Texas at Texas at Trinity at Trinity Vanderbilt Ole Miss at Georgia Tech Pan American Mississippi State LSU Austin Peay at Georgia at Florida at Auburn North Carolina at Southern Illinois vs. Kansas Kentucky Tennessee-Chattanooga MTSU Cincinnati Southern Illinois SEC Championships NCAA Championships

W 5-4 W 9-0 L 7-2 L 7-2 L 8-1 W 9-0 W 9-0 W 6-3 W 8-1 W 9-0 W 7-2 W 9-0 L 5-4 L 5-4 W 7-2 L 5-4 W 6-3 W 6-3 W 6-3 W 9-0 W 9-0 W 8-1 W 8-1 2nd (22 pts.) 2 pts.

1975 (14-12; 5-4 SEC) at Texas Tech at Texas at Texas A&M at Oklahoma at Pan American Miami (Ohio) at North Carolina at Duke at Wake Forest at Vanderbilt


8-1 8-1 6-3 5-4 6-3 9-0 5-4 6-3 5-4 9-0

18 NCAA Tournament Berths at Mississippi State at LSU at Ole Miss Miami (Fla.) Eastern Kentucky Georgia Alabama Florida Auburn at Kentucky at Southern Illinois at Michigan at Kansas at Tennessee-Chattanooga MTSU Southern Illinois SEC Championships

W 7-2 L 7-2 W 6-3 L 7-2 W 8-1 L 6-3 W 6-3 L 5-4 W 7-2 L 6-3 W 6-3 L 6-3 W 5-1 W 6-3 W 6-0 W 6-0 3rd (20 pts.)

1976 (6-10; 3-5 SEC) North Carolina at Florida State at Florida at Alabama South Carolina Vanderbilt at Tennessee-Chattanooga Georgia Kentucky LSU Pan American at Southern Illinois at Eastern Kentucky Michigan Mississippi State at Auburn SEC Championships

L 6-3 W 6-3 L 7-2 L 6-3 L 6-3 W 8-1 L 5-4 L 8-1 L 6-3 L 9-0 L 7-2 W 6-3 W 6-3 L 7-2 W 9-0 W 5-4 7th (8 pts.)

JOHN NEWMAN 1977-80 Record: 51-31 (.622)

1977 (9-12; 3-6 SEC) at Furman W 5-4 at Clemson L 9-0 at Trinity L 9-0 Miami (Ohio) W 6-3 Virginia W 6-3 at Mississippi State W 6-3 at Ole Miss L 5-4 Iowa L 5-4 Auburn L 5-4 at LSU L 6-0 at Kentucky W 5-4 at Vanderbilt W 5-4 Florida L 7-2 at Tennessee-Chattanooga W 5-4 Alabama L 7-2 at South Carolina W 5-4 L 7-2 at Georgia Corpus Christi Team Championships 1W-3L SEC Championships 6th (6 pts.) 1978 (18-7; 6-3 SEC) Clemson vs. Texas Tech vs. Texas vs. Trinity vs. Houston at SMU Tennessee-Chattanooga at Miami (Fla.) at Florida vs. Duke at LSU at NE Louisiana at Arkansas at Pan American at Trinity The Citadel Vanderbilt

Developing Champions


8-1 9-0 5-4 7-2 7-2 5-4 7-2 5-4 5-4 8-1 8-1 7-2 5-4 5-4 8-1 9-0 6-3

Furman Mississippi State Ole Miss Alabama South Carolina at Kentucky at Auburn Georgia SEC Championships

W 6-3 W 8-1 W 8-1 W 8-1 L 5-4 W 6-3 L 5-4 W 5-4 2nd (15 pts.)

1979 (13-6; 4-1 SEC) vs. Michigan vs. Trinity vs. Texas vs. Georgia vs. SW Louisiana vs. Houston vs. SMU vs. Texas at Arizona State at Pepperdine at Long Beach State at UCLA Florida at Vanderbilt Austin Peay at South Carolina Auburn at Georgia vs. California SEC Championships

W 5-4 L 6-3 W 6-3 W 6-3 W 8-1 W 5-4 L 7-2 W 6-3 W 7-2 L 7-2 W 7-2 L 9-0 W 8-1 W 6-3 W 8-1 W 5-4 W 8-1 L 7-2 L 8-1 2nd (23 pts.)

1980 (14-6; 6-0 SEC) SEC CHAMPIONS vs. Arkansas vs. Southern Illinois vs. Clemson Austin Peay at Trinity at Southwest Texas State at Arkansas at Long Beach State at UCLA Iowa LSU Kalamazoo Vanderbilt at Georgia Alabama Virginia South Carolina Georgia at Auburn vs. Trinity SEC Championships

L 6-3 W 9-0 L 5-4 W 9-0 L 5-4 W 7-2 L 6-3 W 6-3 L 5-4 W 8-1 W 5-4 W 8-1 W 7-2 W 5-4 W 7-2 W 7-2 W 5-4 W 5-4 W 7-2 L 5-4 1st (26 pts.)

Tennessee’s talent-rich 1980 squad captured the SEC regular-season championship. The Vols were led that year by (clockwise from top left) Mel Purcell, coach John Newman, Rodney Harmon, Michael Fancutt and Dan Cooper.


Year-By-Year Results 7 SEC Titles


1981-94 Record: 299-119 (.715) 1981 (14-6; 6-2 SEC) at Vanderbilt vs. Vanderbilt vs. Wichita State vs. Southern Illinois vs. Arkansas vs. Clemson North Carolina at Mississippi State North Carolina State vs. BYU vs. Oklahoma State vs. Michigan Vanderbilt at Georgia Kentucky at Alabama at South Carolina Auburn Florida at LSU SEC Championships

W 8-1 W 7-2 L 5-4 W 7-2 L 6-3 W 5-4 W 8-1 W 8-1 W 7-2 W 9-0 W 7-2 W 5-4 W 8-1 L 6-3 W 8-1 L 7-2 W 5-4 L 5-4 L 5-4 W 7-2 4th (12 pts.)

1982 (21-9; 10-1 SEC) vs. Tulsa vs. Arkansas vs. Memphis State at Vanderbilt Austin Peay at Florida vs. Miami (Fla.) at South Florida at Duke at North Carolina State at North Carolina at Wake Forest Ohio State at Pepperdine vs. Trinity vs. Wichita State vs. Michigan Virginia Tech vs. Miami (Fla.) at SW Louisiana vs. Trinity LSU Mississippi State at Auburn Alabama Georgia Vanderbilt at Kentucky at Georgia vs. Ole Miss SEC Championships

W 7-2 L 5-4 W 5-4 W 5-4 W 6-3 W 5-4 L 8-1 W 8-1 L 6-0 W 6-3 W 7-2 W 8-1 W 9-0 L 8-1 W 6-3 L 5-4 W 6-3 W 6-3 L 6-3 L 5-4 L 5-4 W 6-3 W 7-2 W 7-2 W 7-2 W 5-4 W 6-3 W 6-3 L 6-3 W 6-3 2nd (19 pts.)

1983 (20-4; 12-7 SEC) Vanderbilt at Ohio State Furman Louisiana Tech Duke North Carolina Southern Illinois at Arkansas at Oklahoma State vs. Texas Christian at Wichita State vs. Michigan Kentucky at Mississippi State at Alabama at LSU Ole Miss



8-1 7-2 9-0 9-0 6-3 9-0 8-1 5-4 6-3 5-4 7-2 5-4 8-1 5-4 6-3 6-3 9-0

43 All-America Selections

Florida Ohio at Vanderbilt at Georgia Georgia Auburn SW Louisiana SEC Championships

W 6-3 W 9-0 W 7-2 L 6-3 W 7-2 L 7-2 W 7-2 3rd (16 pts.)

1984 (23-8; 6-2 SEC) Ohio State Arkansas Illinois at Vanderbilt Indiana at North Carolina at Duke at Georgia West Virginia Miami (Ohio) at Texas A&M at Baylor at Texas Virginia Tech NE Louisiana at SW Louisiana at Oklahoma State at Auburn at Alabama at Auburn at South Florida at Florida Appalachian State Vanderbilt Alabama Georgia Mississippi State LSU at Furman at Kentucky at SIU-Edwardsville SEC Championships

W 8-1 L 5-4 W 7-2 W 8-1 W 9-0 W 7-2 W 7-2 L 7-2 W 9-0 W 7-2 L 5-4 W 9-0 L 5-4 W 9-0 W 8-1 W 8-1 W 5-4 L 5-1 L 5-4 W 5-4 W 8-1 L 5-4 W 8-1 W 8-1 W 5-4 W 6-3 W 9-0 L 5-4 W 8-1 W 8-1 W 5-4 4th (14 pts.)

1985 (27-11; 7-2 SEC) Maryland Michigan Virginia at Indiana at Ohio State North Carolina at Louisville vs. Texas vs. Kentucky Duke Georgia Murray State at LSU at SW Louisiana at NE Louisiana at Mississippi State at Illinois at Purdue vs. Arkansas-Little Rock vs. California-Irvine vs. SW Louisiana Furman Emory at South Carolina Wake Forest Vanderbilt Kentucky South Carolina Florida at Georgia at Vanderbilt Auburn at Alabama at Ole Miss at Georgia Tech Maryland Kansas


7-2 8-1 6-3 5-4 6-3 6-3 8-1 5-4 8-1 9-0 6-3 7-2 5-4 7-2 8-1 5-4 8-1 5-4 5-4 6-3 8-1 6-3 9-0 5-4 8-1 5-4 8-1 5-4 7-2 6-3 9-0 7-2 5-4 8-1 7-2 5-4 5-1

18 NCAA Tournament Berths

SW Louisiana SEC Championships

W 6-3 3rd (20 pts.)

1986 (24-10; 3-6 SEC) SEC CHAMPIONS Rice Clemson Mississippi Vanderbilt NE Louisiana Arkansas Trinity Wake Forest Indiana North Carolina State Michigan Duke Furman Virginia Southern Illinois Florida Auburn Kentucky SMU South Carolina Georgia South Carolina Purdue Harvard Louisiana-Monroe Mississippi State Georgia Tech SW Louisiana Murray State Kentucky LSU Vanderbilt Georgia Alabama SEC Championships

W 8-1 L 7-2 W 7-2 W 8-1 W 7-2 L 6-3 W 5-1 W 7-2 W 7-2 W 5-1 W 6-2 W 5-4 W 5-4 W 7-2 W 7-1 L 5-4 L 5-4 W 5-4 L 5-1 L 5-3 W 5-1 W 5-1 W 8-1 W 7-2 W 5-4 W 8-1 W 5-4 W 5-4 W 9-0 L 7-2 L 5-4 W 7-2 L 6-3 L 5-4 1st (25 pts.)

1987 (24-6; 7-2 SEC) Clemson NE Louisiana Alabama Duke vs. Texas vs. Kentucky vs. Texas Christian Vanderbilt at Georgia Tech at Ole Miss vs. Miami (Fla.) vs. Harvard vs. Texas Christian at Vanderbilt at Mississippi State at Alabama Auburn Furman at Georgia at Miami (Fla.) at South Carolina Florida at LSU SW Louisiana Kentucky Wake Forest Clemson South Carolina (N) Long Beach State (N) UCLA (N) SEC Championships NCAA Championships

W 6-3 W 6-0 W 5-4 W 7-2 L 5-1 W 5-3 W 5-2 W 6-3 W 6-3 W 7-2 L 5-4 W 5-1 W 5-2 W 8-1 W 7-2 W 6-3 W 5-4 W 5-4 L 6-3 W 5-4 L 5-1 W 6-3 L 6-3 W 6-3 W 5-4 W 7-2 W 5-4 W 5-3 W 5-3 L 5-2 2nd (18 pts.) t-3rd

1988 (14-11; 6-3 SEC) Stanford California California-Irvine Stanford South Carolina

Tennessee Tennis


7-2 5-2 5-2 5-2 6-3

at Florida at Miami (Fla.) at Auburn South Carolina Southern California Kentucky Georgia Tech Alabama NE Louisiana Georgia Ole Miss Trinity at Kentucky Vanderbilt LSU SW Louisiana Clemson Mississippi State vs. TCU (N) vs. Pepperdine (N) SEC Championships

W 7-2 W 8-1 W 7-2 W 5-2 L 5-1 L 5-2 L 6-3 W 7-2 W 7-2 L 8-1 W 5-2 W 6-3 L 5-1 W 6-3 L 7-2 W 5-3 W 6-3 W 6-3 W 5-2 L 5-1 4th (11 pts.)

1989 (20-8; 6-3 SEC) Georgia Tech California-Berkeley Alabama Murray State Eastern Kentucky vs. Kansas vs. SW Louisiana Virginia South Carolina at Trinity at UNLV at Alabama at Georgia Tech Louisville vs. Penn State vs. Temple vs. Mississippi State Miami (Fla.) Florida Vanderbilt Auburn Kentucky at LSU at Ole Miss at Clemson at Georgia at Mississippi State vs. Oklahoma State (N) SEC Championships

W 6-3 L 7-2 W 6-3 W 7-2 W 9-0 W 5-2 W 6-0 W 6-1 L 6-3 L 5-4 W 5-1 L 6-3 W 5-4 W 9-0 W 4-0 W 3-1 L 3-2 W 5-4 W 8-1 W 6-3 W 6-3 L 7-2 W 5-4 W 6-3 W 5-4 L 7-2 W 6-3 L 5-4 10th (4 pts.)

1990 (34-1; 9-0 SEC) SEC CHAMPIONS SMU Minnesota California Kentucky at Georgia Tech


9-0 5-2 5-2 5-3 7-2

From 1958-88, Shelby Cannon and Byron Talbot (shown here after winning the 1987 Volvo Tennis Collegiate Doubles championship) won 102 doubles matches for UT.

Year-By-Year Results 7 SEC Titles vs. Fresno State Alabama at Air Force at Colorado vs. Texas-El Paso vs. Trinity at Rice vs. Michigan vs. Southern California vs. Miami (Fla.) vs. South Carolina at Vanderbilt at South Carolina at Auburn at Kentucky Mississippi State SW Louisiana Wake Forest Georgia LSU at Miami (Fla.) at Florida Ole Miss Ole Miss (S) Auburn (S) Georgia (S) vs. California-Irvine (N) vs. Miami (N) vs. UCLA (N) vs. Stanford (N) SEC Championships NCAA Championships

W 5-1 W 6-0 W 9-0 W 6-0 W 7-2 W 5-1 W 5-1 W 5-1 W 5-3 W 5-4 W 5-3 W 5-1 W 5-2 W 5-4 W 5-2 W 5-1 W 5-1 W 6-0 W 5-2 W 5-1 W 5-4 W 6-2 W 5-1 W 5-1 W 6-0 W 5-1 W 5-2 W 5-2 W 5-4 L 5-2 1st (12 pts.) 2nd

1991 (21-11; 7-4 SEC) MTSU Michigan Indiana vs. Notre Dame vs. Northwestern at Kansas vs. Wisconsin at Kentucky vs. Fresno State vs. Texas vs. Arizona State vs. UCLA vs. Texas Florida vs. San Diego at Arizona State vs. Kansas Georgia Tech South Carolina Auburn at Ole Miss at Mississippi State Clemson Vanderbilt Miami (Fla.) at LSU at SW Louisiana Kentucky at Alabama at Georgia vs. Mississippi State (S) vs. Florida (N) SEC Championships

W 9-0 W 5-1 W 5-2 W 6-3 W 7-2 L 5-4 W 5-4 W 5-3 W 5-0 L 5-3 W 5-3 L 5-4 W 5-1 W 5-1 W 5-3 L 5-3 L 5-4 W 6-2 W 5-3 L 5-4 W 5-2 W 5-1 W 6-3 W 5-1 L 5-4 L 5-2 W 6-2 W 6-3 W 5-1 L 5-1 L 5-4 L 5-2 t-3rd (6 pts.)

1992 (15-13; 4-9 SEC) Arizona State Kansas Kentucky vs. Southern Methodist at Minnesota Georgia Tech vs. South Carolina vs. UCLA vs. Kentucky vs. California SW Louisiana at Florida


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

43 All-America Selections vs. Michigan vs. Kansas at Rice Georgia at Clemson at South Carolina Alabama at Vanderbilt at Auburn Mississippi State Ole Miss at Kentucky Arkansas LSU vs. Arkansas (S) vs. Kentucky (S) SEC Championships

W 4-0 W 4-1 W 4-2 L 5-1 L 6-3 L 5-4 L 6-0 W 5-1 W 5-1 L 5-3 L 5-3 L 5-1 W 5-1 L 7-2 W 5-4 L 5-1 t-8th (3.5 pts.)

1993 (27-11; 7-7 SEC) at Arkansas at Kentucky Alabama-Birmingham vs. Harvard vs. Pepperdine vs. Mississippi State vs. North Carolina vs. UCLA at Georgia Tech South Carolina vs. Pepperdine at Arizona State vs. Notre Dame Michigan Wake Forest Virginia Commonwealth at Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M vs. Hawaii-Hilo vs. Ohio State vs. Washington vs. BYU-Hawaii vs. Minnesota Vanderbilt Kentucky Florida Auburn Miami (Fla.) at Georgia at Mississippi State Clemson at Alabama at LSU at Ole Miss vs. Auburn (S) vs. LSU (S) at Georgia (S) vs. Texas (N) SEC Championships 1994 (15-10; 6-7 SEC) South Florida Oklahoma Alabama-Birmingham vs. Indiana at Minnesota Kentucky Samford Miami (Fla.) at South Carolina at Clemson at Vanderbilt Georgia Alabama at Auburn Mississippi State at Kentucky Arkansas Ole Miss Georgia Tech LSU at Florida

L 5-2 L 4-3 W 5-2 W 6-1 W 5-2 W 5-3 W 6-1 L 5-2 W 5-2 W 6-1 W 5-4 W 5-1 W 5-1 W 5-0 W 5-2 L 3-2 W 3-2 W 6-1 W 7-0 W 7-0 W 7-0 W 7-0 W 6-1 L 4-3 W 4-3 L 4-3 W 7-0 W 5-2 W 4-2 L 4-0 W 6-1 L 5-2 L 6-1 W 7-0 W 7-0 W 4-3 L 4-3 L 5-1 6th (6 pts.) W W L W W W W L W W W L W W W L L L W L L

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

18 NCAA Tournament Berths vs. Arkansas (S) vs. Georgia (S) Kentucky (N) Miami (N) SEC Championships


4-3 4-1 4-1 4-2 6th


1995-97 Record: 35-37 (.486)


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

1996 (11-11; 5-8 SEC) Virginia Tech Michigan MTSU Mississippi State ETSU Arkansas Miami (Ohio) at Clemson at South Carolina at Florida Ole Miss Georgia Georgia Tech Alabama MTSU LSU at Vanderbilt at Kentucky at Auburn vs. Kentucky (S) vs. Ole Miss (S) vs. Alabama Birmingham (R) SEC Championships


7-0 5-2 6-1 4-3 6-1 4-3 6-1 4-3 4-3 4-3 7-0 6-1 4-1 5-2 4-3 5-2 5-2 4-3 4-3 4-2 4-0 4-0 8th


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

Developing Champions


7-0 5-2 5-1 7-0 5-2 5-2 4-1 5-0 12th


1995 (17-9; 7-6 SEC) Southern Methodist Northwestern South Florida Miami (Ohio) at Georgia Tech MTSU Minnesota Pepperdine Kansas Fresno State Vanderbilt at Arkansas Clemson at Alabama at Ole Miss at Mississippi State Florida Kentucky at LSU Auburn South Carolina at Georgia vs. South Carolina (S) vs. Mississippi State (S) Auburn (R) Kentucky (R) SEC Championships

1997 (5-17; 0-12 SEC) Indiana South Alabama South Florida Virginia Tech at Georgia The Citadel Murray State Vanderbilt at Georgia Tech Florida Tennessee-Chattanooga Clemson at Ole Miss at Arkansas

at LSU Kentucky at Mississippi State at Alabama South Carolina Auburn vs. Kentucky (S) at Florida (R) SEC Championships

1998-2004 Record: 123-57 (.683) 1998 (14-7; 6-5 SEC) Georgia Michigan State William & Mary Indiana Murray State Furman at Vanderbilt at Florida at Auburn Ole Miss Alabama at South Carolina at Hawaii Pacific Arkansas Mississippi State at Kentucky LSU vs. Arkansas (S) vs. Ole Miss (S) vs. South Florida (R) vs. Auburn (R) SEC Championships Final ITA Ranking 1999 (18-10; 6-5 SEC) The Citadel Tennessee-Chattanooga Indiana William & Mary vs. Tulsa at Harvard vs. Illinois vs. Harvard vs. Pepperdine Vanderbilt at Arkansas at Alabama Kentucky South Carolina at UNLV vs. Princeton at Pepperdine Baylor Florida at LSU Auburn at Georgia at Ole Miss at Mississippi State vs. Auburn (S) vs. LSU (S) Tennessee Tech (R) Mississippi State (R) SEC Championships Final ITA Ranking 2000 (23-6; 10-1 SEC) SEC CHAMPIONS Murray State* ETSU* Virginia Tech* South Florida* Virginia Commonwealth* at Vanderbilt


6-1 4-3 6-1 5-2 7-0 6-1 4-3 4-3 4-3 4-3 5-2 5-2 7-0 4-3 5-2 6-1 4-3 4-2 4-1 4-1 4-3 5th 19th


7-0 7-0 5-2 5-0 5-2 6-1 4-2 4-3 5-2 4-3 4-1 4-3 5-2 4-3 4-3 6-1 4-3 4-3 5-2 4-3 4-3 4-3 4-3 4-3 4-0 4-1 4-0 4-3 5th 13th


7-0 7-0 7-0 7-0 4-1 5-1


Year-By-Year Results 7 SEC Titles Alabama at Illinois* vs. Baylor* vs. LSU vs. Stanford* Arkansas Ole Miss vs. Lehigh* at Jacksonville* at South Carolina at Kentucky Mississippi State Georgia at Auburn LSU at Florida vs. Auburn (S) vs. Georgia (S) Tennessee-Chattanooga (R) North Carolina (R) vs. Texas A&M (N) vs. UCLA (N) vs. Virginia Commonwealth (N) SEC Finish Final ITA Ranking


2001 (23-6; 9-2 SEC) nessee-Chattanooga* ETSU* Virginia Commonwealth* vs. Oklahoma State* vs. Ole Miss vs. Virginia Commonwealth* Vanderbilt Illinois* at Duke* at Alabama at Arkansas at Tulane* at LSU Kentucky Auburn at Georgia at Ole Miss at Mississippi State South Carolina Florida vs. South Carolina (S) vs. Alabama (S) vs. Georgia (S) Maryland-Balt. County (R) Ohio State (R) vs. South Alabama (N) vs. Stanford (N) vs. Texas Christian (N) at Georgia (N) SEC Finish Final ITA Ranking

TenW W W L W W W W L W W W L W W L W W W W W W L W W W W W L

6-1 4-3 6-2 4-3 4-3 6-1 4-3 7-0 6-1 4-3 4-0 4-3 4-3 5-2 5-2 4-3 4-0 4-3 4-0 4-2 4-3 4-1 4-3 1st 3rd 7-0 7-0 4-2 4-2 4-2 4-3 6-1 4-3 5-2 4-3 4-3 4-3 4-1 4-0 4-3 6-1 5-2 6-1 6-1 6-1 4-1 4-2 4-3 4-0 4-1 4-0 4-2 4-0 4-1 2nd 2nd

2002 (22-7; 7-4 SEC) SEC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS The Citadel* W 7-0 Tennessee-Chattanooga* W 7-0 Memphis* W 6-1 ETSU* W 6-1 vs. Duke* L 4-1 vs. San Diego State* W 4-2 vs. Kentucky L 4-2 Duke* W 4-1 Kentucky L 4-3 Vanderbilt W 5-2 at Alabama W 4-2 at Auburn L 4-3 at LSU W 5-2 at Arkansas L 4-3 at Hawaii Pacific* W 6-0 at Mississippi State W 5-2 at Ole Miss L 4-3 Florida W 6-1 South Carolina W 6-1


43 All-America Selections

Georgia Murray State* Florida (S) Georgia (S) Auburn (S) Wake Forest (R) Virginia Tech (R) vs. Texas (N) vs. Kentucky (N) vs. Southern Cal (N) SEC Finish Final ITA Ranking

W 4-3 W 6-1 W 4-0 W 4-3 W 4-1 W 4-0 W 4-0 W 4-0 W 4-1 L 4-3 t-2nd in East 6th

2003 (9-12; 2-9 SEC) Tech* The Citadel* Murray State* Tennessee-Martin* ETSU* Louisville* at Duke* Austin Peay* at Kentucky at Vanderbilt Alabama Auburn LSU Arkansas vs. Georgia Southern* Mississippi State Ole Miss at Florida at South Carolina at Georgia vs. Auburn (S) SEC Finish Final ITA Ranking

Tennessee W 7-0 W 7-0 W 7-0 W 7-0 W 6-1 L 4-2 L 4-3 W 5-0 L 6-1 L 7-0 W 4-1 L 5-2 L 4-3 W 4-3 W 4-3 L 6-1 L 4-3 L 6-1 L 4-2 L 6-1 L 4-3 6th in East 55th

2004 (14-9; 6-5 SEC) Memphis* UT-Martin* Georgia Southern* Virginia* William & Mary* ETSU* Duke at Arkansas at LSU at The Citadel at College of Charleston at Ole Miss at Mississippi State South Carolina Florida Vanderbilt Kentucky Georgia at Auburn at Alabama vs. Mississippi State (S)* vs. Wichita State (R) at Arkansas (R) SEC Finish Final ITA Ranking

W 6-1 W 7-0 W 7-0 L 4-3 L 4-3 W 4-3 W 4-3 W 4-3 L 4-3 W 5-2 W 6-1 L 5-2 W 4-3 L 4-3 W 5-2 W 5-2 L 4-3 W 5-2 L 5-2 W 4-3 L 4-3 W 4-1 L 4-1 4th in East 21st


2005-06 Record: 25-20 (.556) 2005 (16-9; 6-5 SEC) The Citadel* UNC-Greensboro* Memphis* at Virginia ETSU* at Duke Auburn


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

18 NCAA Tournament Berths

VOL FACT According to former UT head coach Chris Mahony, “being able to represent your country in Davis Cup play is one of the highest achievements in the sport of tennis.” Over the years, Tennessee has seen numerous former lettermen represent their respective home nations in the world’s largest international tennis competition (a select few even played David Cup during their time at UT). “The Davis Cup competition is widely acknowledged as the pinnacle of our sport, and anytime you are asked to represent your country it is a tremendous honor,” Mahony said. Listed below is Tennessee’s all-time Davis Cup roster: Former Vol Paul Annacone Mike DePalmer Jr. Chris Haggard Peter Handoyo Mark Parsons Simon Rea Paul Van Min Chris Woodruff

Country United States United States South Africa Indonesia Canada New Zealand Netherlands United States

Record (Singles; Doubles) 0-0; 1-0 0-0; 0-0 0-0; 3-1 4-3; 2-0 0-0; 0-0 2-3; 1-1 0-0; 0-1 1-1; 0-1

Years 1986-87 1985 2003-04 2001-03 2001 2004, 07 1979 2000

Note: Earl Baumgardner, who served as Tennessee head coach in 1967, once turned down an invitation to join the United States Davis Cup Team. Alabama Arkansas* LSU at Central Florida Ole Miss Mississippi State at South Carolina at Florida at Vanderbilt at Kentucky at Georgia vs. Alabama (S) vs. South Carolina (S) vs. Ole Miss (S) vs. Florida (S) ETSU (R) Ohio State (R) vs. UCLA (N) SEC Finis Final ITA Ranking

W 6-1 W 5-2 W 4-3 W 5-2 L 4-3 W 4-3 L 6-1 L 6-1 L 4-3 W 5-2 L 6-1 W 4-2 W 4-2 W 4-2 L 4-2 W 4-0 W 4-2 L 4-1 T-3rd in East 11th

2006 (9-11; 3-8 SEC) vs. Michigan State* at Ohio State* ETSU* UNC-Greensboro* Memphis* Furman* at LSU at Arkansas* Florida South Carolina at Miami (Fla.) at Florida Atlantic at Alabama at Auburn Vanderbilt* Kentucky* at Ole Miss* at Mississippi State Georgia vs. South Carolina (S) SEC Finish Final ITA Ranking

W 5-2 L 5-2 W 4-3 W 7-0 W 4-2 W 6-1 L 4-3 L 5-2 W 4-3 W 4-1 L 7-0 W 6-0 L 5-2 L 5-2 L 4-3 L 5-2 L 4-0 W 6-1 L 5-2 L 4-3 5th in East 50th

SAM WINTERBOTHAM 2007-Present Record: 40-12 (.769)

2007 (17-8; 7-4 SEC) UT-Chattanooga* Memphis* Louisville* at Illinois*

Tennessee Tennis


7-0 7-0 7-0 4-3

Ohio State* ETSU* Morehead State* Furman* LSU Arkansas* at Florida at South Carolina The Citadel* Murray State* Alabama Auburn at Vanderbilt at Kentucky Ole Miss* Mississippi State at Georgia vs. Arkansas (S) vs. LSU (S) vs. Miami (Fla.) (R) vs. Ohio State (R) SEC Finish Final ITA Ranking

L 4-0 W 6-1 W 7-0 W 4-3 L 4-3 W 7-0 L 4-3 W 7-0 W 6-1 W 7-0 W 5-2 W 5-2 W 6-1 W 6-1 L 4-3 W 5-2 L 6-1 W 4-1 L 4-2 W 4-3 L 4-1 T-2nd in East 25th

2008 (23-4; 9-2 SEC) Furman* The Citadel* ETSU* UNC Wilmington* Clemson* Illinois* at Louisville at Kentucky Middle Tennessee* Murray State* Ole Miss* Mississippi State at South Carolina Virginia Tech* at Florida at Arkansas LSU at Auburn at Alabama Vanderbilt Kentucky Georgia vs. LSU (S) vs. Ole Miss (S) Furman (R) Virginia Tech* (R) vs. Baylor (N) SEC Finish Final ITA Ranking

W 7-0 W 7-0 W 5-2 W 7-0 W 4-3 W 4-3 W 5-2 W 6-1 W 5-2 W 7-0 L 4-3 W 5-2 W 6-1 W 4-3 L 4-3 W 7-0 W 6-1 W 4-3 W 5-1 W 6-1 W 7-0 W 4-3 W 4-2 L 4-2 W 4-0 W 4-0 L 4-1 T-2nd in East 9th

All-Time Series Results 7 SEC Titles School

Air Force Alabama Alabama-Birmingham Amherst Appalachian State Arizona Arizona State Arkansas Arkansas-Little Rock Auburn Austin Peay Baylor Berea Birmingham Southern BYU BYU-Hawaii California California-Irvine Carson-Newman Central Florida Central Texas Centre Cincinnati The Citadel Clemson College of Charleston Colorado Columbus Cumberland David Lipscomb DePauw Duke Eastern Kentucky Emory Emory & Henry East Tennessee State East Tennessee State Teachers Florida Florida Atlantic Florida Southern Florida State Fresno State Furman Georgia Georgia Southern Georgia Tech Harvard Hawaii-Hilo Hawaii Pacific Houston Howard Illinois Indiana Indiana State Iowa Jacksonville Kalamazoo Kansas Kentucky Lamar Tech Lehigh Lincoln Memorial Long Beach State Los Angeles State Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Monroe LSU Louisiana Tech Louisville Maryland Maryland-Baltimore County Maryville Memphis Mercer Miami (Fla.) Miami (Ohio) Michigan Michigan State Middle Tennessee Milligan Minnesota Mississippi (Ole Miss) Mississippi A&M Mississippi College Mississippi State


1 32 1 1 1 0 3 18 0 29 6 3 1 3 1 1 2 2 8 1 1 4 4 10 13 1 1 1 6 2 0 8 6 1 3 20 0 21 1 1 4 3 16 20 2 18 4 1 2 1 0 6 8 1 1 1 2 6 43 1 1 1 3 1 12 6 22 1 4 1 1 17 9 1 9 8 10 2 13 2 5 20 1 0 30

First L Meeting

0 13 2 0 0 1 1 12 1 15 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 (1 tie) 1 1 1 6 0 1 1 0 3 26 0 0 1 0 0 42 0 12 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 35 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 25 0 1 1 0 3 (1 tie) 0 0 9 0 3 0 1 1 0 18 1 1 15

1990 1934 1993 1971 1984 1973 1991 1973 1985 1964 1972 1984 1941 1936 1981 1993 1988 1985 1927 2005 1974 1937 1964 1968 1965 2004 1990 1971 1938 1963 1941 1975 1967 1933 1935 1963 1937 1965 2006 1965 1966 1990 1965 1963 2003 1927 1986 1993 1998 1978 1928 1966 1971 1972 1977 2000 1967 1974 1930 1967 2000 1928 1970 1970 1979 1978 1965 1983 1985 1985 2001 1927 1964 1964 1967 1970 1975 1998 1963 1939 1990 1940 1933 1935 1937

43 All-America Selections Last Meeting

1990 2008 1996 1971 1984 1973 1993 2008 1985 2008 2003 2008 1941 1941 1981 1993 1992 1990 1941 2005 1974 1941 1974 2008 2008 2004 1990 1972 1938 1965 1941 2005 1989 1985 1938 2008 1939 2008 2006 1965 1967 1995 2008 2008 2004 1997 1999 1993 2002 1979 1928 2008 1999 1972 1980 2000 1980 1995 2008 1977 2000 1928 1970 1970 1992 1988 2008 1983 2008 1985 2001 1941 2007 1964 2007 1996 1996 2006 2008 1941 1995 2008 1933 1935 2008


Morehead State Murray State New Mexico State North Carolina North Carolina Central North Carolina Greensboro North Carolina State North Carolina Wilmington Northwestern Notre Dame Ohio Ohio State Ohio Wesleyan Oklahoma Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Pan American Penn State Pepperdine Presbyterian Princeton Purdue Redlands Rice Samford San Diego State Sewanee South Alabama South Carolina South Florida Southern California Southern Illinois SIU-Edwardsville Southern Methodist Southwest Texas State Stanford Stetson Temple Tennessee Tech Tennessee Wesleyan Texas Texas A&M Texas Christian Texas-El Paso Texas Tech Toledo Trinity Tusculum Tulane Tulsa UCLA Union UNLV UT-Chattanooga UT-Martin Vanderbilt Virginia Virginia Commonwealth Virginia Tech Wake Forest Washington Washington (Mo.) Wayne West Virginia Western Kentucky Wisconsin William & Mary Wichita State Wittenberg Xavier Totals

18 NCAA Tournament Berths W

1 13 0 7 1 2 3 1 3 2 1 8 1 1 1 4 2 1 3 3 1 2 0 3 1 2 2 2 25 8 1 13 1 5 1 1 1 1 12 6 5 3 5 1 2 1 4 8 2 2 2 2 2 11 2 49 5 2 8 8 1 1 0 1 2 3 4 2 1 1 801

First L Meeting

0 0 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 2 0 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 18 0 3 7 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 7 3 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 8 0 0 1 0 11 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 392

2007 1967 1977 1968 1975 2005 1981 2008 1970 1991 1983 1982 1966 1975 1970 1977 1974 1989 1979 1941 1999 1985 1970 1986 1994 1973 1966 1997 1968 1966 1970 1968 1984 1978 1980 1988 1965 1989 1935 1928 1974 1974 1983 1990 1975 1967 1974 1936 1967 1982 1970 1935 1989 1972 2003 1927 1969 1993 1980 1975 1993 1964 1937 1984 1968 1970 1971 1981 1965 1934 2 ties

Last Meeting

2007 2008 1977 2000 1975 2006 1986 2008 1995 1993 1983 2007 1966 1994 1970 2001 1978 1989 1999 1973 1999 1986 1970 1992 1994 2002 1966 2001 2008 2000 2002 1986 1984 1995 1980 2001 1965 1989 2003 1966 2002 2000 2001 1990 1978 1967 1990 1941 2001 1999 2005 1964 1999 2007 2004 2008 2005 2001 2008 2002 1993 1964 1937 1984 1972 1991 2004 2004 1965 1934 .671

TENNESSEE’S ALL-TIME RECORD VS. OPPONENT CONFERENCES Conference America East Atlantic Coast (ACC) Atlantic Sun Atlantic 10 Big 10 Big 12 Big East Big South Big West Colonial Athletic Assoc. (CAA) Conference USA (C-USA) Ivy League Mid-American (MAC) Mid-Eastern Athletic Missouri Valley (MVC) Mountain West (MWC) Ohio Valley (OVC) Pac-10 Patriot League Southeastern (SEC) Southern (SoCON) Sun Belt Western Athletic (WAC) West Coast (WCC)

W 1 81 22 2 48 25 13 3 2 6 24 5 2 0 15 11 40 10 1 298 40 33 4 3

L 0 49 0 0 10 16 1 1 2 4 4 1 0 1 10 1 0 19 0 227 1 5 1 5

Percentage 1.000 .623 1.000 1.000 .828 .610 .929 .750 .500 .600 .857 .833 1.000 .000 .600 .917 1.000 .345 1.000 .568 .976 .868 .800 .375

Note: The records listed reflect Tennessee’s record against current members of each conference. For example, although Tulane was a member of the SEC from 1933-1966, all of Tennessee’s matches versus Tulane are reflected under Tulane’s current conference, Conference USA. Tennessee has never played any current members of the following conferences: Big Sky, Horizon League, Metro Atlantic Athletic, Northeast and the Summit League.

Note: The records listed above reflect only the years 1927-41 and 1963-2005. Official records from 1942-1962 are incomplete.

In 2001, Tennessee defeated teams from eight different conferences on its way to a second-place finish at the NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championships. Here, former coach Michael Fancutt is shown accepting the NCAA runner-up trophy from Betty Werner, chair of the 2001 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis Committee.

Developing Champions


NCAA Championships Chris Woodruff was the 1993 NCAA singles Champion

NCAA TEAM RESULTS NCAA REGIONALS: 14-6 (.700) 1996 at Baton Rouge, La. First Round - UAB def. Tennessee, 4-0

1997 at Gainesville, Fla. First Round - Florida def. Tennessee, 5-0 1998 at Lexington, Ky. First Round - Tennessee def. South Florida, 4-1 Second Round - Auburn def. Tennessee, 4-3 1999 at Knoxville, Tenn. First Round - Tennessee def. Tennessee Tech, 4-0 Second Round - Mississippi St. def. Tennessee, 4-3 2000 at Knoxville, Tenn. First Round - Tennessee def. UT-Chattanooga, 4-0 Second Round - Tennessee def. North Carolina, 4-2 2001 at Knoxville, Tenn. First Round - Tennessee def. Maryland-BC, 4-0 Second Round - Tennessee def. Ohio State, 4-1 2002 at Knoxville, Tenn. First Round - Tennessee def. Wake Forest, 4-0 Second Round - Tennessee def. Virginia Tech, 4-0 2004 at Fayetteville, Ark. First Round - Tennessee (15) def. Wichita State, 4-1 Second Round - Arkansas def. Tennessee (15), 4-1 2005 at Knoxville, Tenn. First Round - Tennessee (15) def. ETSU, 4-0 Second Round - Tennessee (15) def. Ohio State, 4-2 2007 at Columbus, Ohio First Round - Tennessee def. Miami (Fla.), 4-3 Second Round - Ohio State (2) def. Tennessee, 4-1 2008 at Knoxville, Tenn. First Round - Tennessee (8) def. Furman, 4-0 Second Round - Tennessee (8) def. Virginia Tech, 4-0

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: 13-13 (.500) 1979 at Athens, Ga. First Round - California def. Tennessee, 8-1

1980 at Athens, Ga. First Round - Trinity (Texas) def. Tennessee, 5-4 1987 at Athens, Ga. First Round - Tennessee def. South Carolina, 5-3 Quarterfinals - Tennessee def. Long Beach St., 5-3 Semifinals - UCLA def. Tennessee, 5-2 1988 at Athens, Ga. First Round - Tennessee def. Texas Christian, 5-2 Quarterfinals - Pepperdine def. Tennessee, 5-1 1989 at Athens, Ga. First Round - Oklahoma State def. Tennessee, 5-4 1990 at Indian Wells, Calif. First Round - Tennessee def. UC-Irvine, 5-2 Quarterfinals - Tennessee def. Miami (Fla.), 5-2 Semifinals - Tennessee def. UCLA, 5-4 Final - Stanford def. Tennessee, 5-2 1991 at Athens, Ga. First Round - Florida def. Tennessee, 5-2 1993 at Athens, Ga. First Round - Texas def. Tennessee, 5-1 2000 at Athens, Ga. Round of 16 - Tennessee def. Texas A&M, 4-3 Quarterfinals - Tennessee def. UCLA, 4-1 Semifinals - VCU def. Tennessee, 4-3 2001 at Athens, Ga. Round of 16 - Tennessee def. South Alabama, 4-0 Quarterfinals - Tennessee def. Stanford, 4-2 Semifinals - Tennessee def. Texas Christian, 4-0 Final - Georgia def. Tennessee, 4-1 2002 at College Station, Texas Round of 16 - Tennessee def. Texas, 4-0 Quarterfinals - Tennessee def. Kentucky, 4-1 Semifinals - Southern Cal def. Tennessee, 4-3 2005 at College Station, Texas Round of 16 - UCLA (7) def. Tennessee (15), 4-1 2008 at Tulsa, Okla. Round of 16 - Baylor (9) def. Tennessee (8), 4-1 Best NCAA Finish: Runner-up (1990 and 2001)


1966 - 6 pts.

Jack Jackson [16] def. Bill Driscoll (Texas), 6-1, 6-4 def. Pedro Rosello (Notre Dame), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 lost to Charles Pasarell (UCLA), 7-5, 6-4 Lenny Schloss def. John Pierce (Brigham Young), 6-1, 6-4 def. Mike Sprenglemeyer (Southern Illinois), 6-1, 6-3 def. Dean Penero (Arizona), 6-8, 6-1, 6-2 lost to Jerry Cromwell (Southern Cal), 6-3, 6-2 Jackson/Schloss lost to Schad/Tutvin (Miami [Fla.]), 6-4, 6-4

1967 - 6th place (11 pts.)

Tommy Mozur def. Robert Beverly (Drake), 6-1, 6-4 lost to Jaime Fillol (Miami [Fla.]), 6-4, 6-4 Lenny Schloss [9-16] def. Brad Cornell (Stanford), 6-4, 6-4 def. John Lawrence (Georgia Tech), 6-3, 6-3 def. Garth O’Malley (Arizona), 6-3, 6-0 lost to J. Loyo-Mayo (Southern Cal), 8-6, 8-6 Leonard Schuermann def. Larry Eickenbaum (Texas), 6-2, 7-5 lost to Steve Stockton (Oklahoma), 6-4, 7-6 Mozur/Schloss def. Brown/Nolan (Indiana), 6-3, 6-2 def. Sulloway/Tate (Miami [Fla.]), 6-3, 6-3 def. Collins/Sie (Cal State LA), 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 lost to Hobson/Loyo-Mayo (Southern Cal), 4-6, 10-8, 6-2 Schuermann/Stock def. Jarvis/Levin (Harvard), 6-4, 6-4 def. Darley/Meinhart (California), 8-6, 3-6, 8-6 lost to Fillol/Schad (Miami [Fla.]), 6-2, 6-0

1968 (10th - 10 pts.)

Bob Dow def. Mike Howard (Arizona), 3-6, 6-3, 8-6 lost to Mike Sprenglemeyer (Southern Illinois), 6-2, 6-2 Tommy Mozur [14] def. Ken Lowell (San Jose State), 6-0, 6-4 def. Joe Tillerson (Texas A&M), 6-2, 6-1 def. Lamar Roemer (Trinity [Texas]), 9-7, 7-5 lost to Stan Smith (Southern Cal), 6-1, 6-1 Leonard Schuermann lost to Peter Fishbach (Michigan), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 Jim Ward def. Mike Liddle [Q] (Texas), 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 def. Bill Light (South Carolina), 6-2, 6-4 def. Karl Coombes (Oklahoma City), def. lost to Greg Hilley (Florida), 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 Dow/Mozur def. Schaeffer/Werchen [Q] (Maryland), def. lost to O’Bryant/Smith (Trinity [Texas]), 8-6, 6-2 Schuermann/Ward lost to Dominguez/Gildemeister (So. Illinois), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

1970 (t-10th - 9 pts.)

Earle Freeman def. Tim Ott (Michigan), 7-9, 6-4, 8-6 lost to Haroon Rahim (UCLA), 6-2, 6-2 Bill Monan lost to Dick Stockton (Trinity [Texas]), 6-2, 6-1 Tommy Mozur [14] def. Craig Fugle (UC Santa Barbara), 6-4, 6-4 def. Mike Shapiro (Princeton), 6-1, 6-4 def. Larry Hall (Brigham Young), 6-3, 6-2 lost to Pat Cramer (Miami [Fla.]), 6-8, 6-0, 6-3 Jim Ward lost to Eric Van Dillen (Southern Cal), 6-1, 6-4 Freeman/Mozur def. Scheinamn/Waterman (Virginia), def. def. Turville/Yellin (Georgia Tech), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 lost to McKinley/Stockton (Trinity [Texas]), 6-1, 6-4 Monan/Ward lost to Rush/Weigand (Texas), 7-9, 7-5, 6-2

1971 (t-32nd - 2 pts.)

Marc Bolle lost to Kent Woodard (Utah), 6-3, 6-4 Bob Pierce lost to Jim Logan (Arizona), 6-3, 6-2 Robert Van Malder def. Alan MacDonnell (Penn), def. lost to Haroon Rahim (UCLA), 6-0, 6-3 Scott Lettellier lost to Luis Garcia (Miami [Fla.]), 6-3, 6-3 Lettellier/Pierce lost to Briscoe/Greendale (Southern Illinois), 7-6, 6-4 Bolle/Van Malder

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lost to Bournstedt/Lara (Southern Cal), 6-0, 6-2

1972 (29th - 3 pts.)

Robert Van Malder lost to George Hardie (Southern Methodist), 6-3, 6-3 Marc Bolle lost to Chris DeGraff (Brigham Young), 6-1, 6-1 Dan Huber lost to Andrew Rae (San Diego), 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 Paul Van Min lost to Ronnie Flores (Houston), 6-1, 6-3 Bolle/Van Malder def. Bunis/Grunther (Columbia), 6-2, 6-4 lost to Austin/Cornell (UCLA), 6-2, 6-2 Huber/Van Min def. Rork/Schwartz (Penn), 6-3, 7-6 lost to Cunningham/Evett (Arizona), 7-6, 6-4

1973 (t-14th - 8 pts.)

Bob Pierce lost to Tim Vann (Southern Methodist), 6-4, 6-2 Paul Van Min def. Rick Woolworth (Dartmouth), 6-4, 6-4 def. J.T. Sims (LSU), 7-6, 6-4 lost to Jeff Austin (UCLA), 6-0, 6-1 Dan Huber def. George Duncan (Cornell), 6-1, 6-1 lost to Dale Ogden (Houston), 6-4, 6-2 Marc Bolle def. Rick Lashley (Oklahoma), 6-3, 6-2 Bolle/Van Min def. Andrew/Gioffi (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi), 7-5, 6-3 def. Cahill/Vuille (Alabama), def. lost to Delaney/Mayer (Stanford), 6-2, 6-2 Huber/Van Min def. Glowa/Pitts (DePaul), 6-4, 6-2 lost to Machette/Ramirez (Southern Cal), 6-2, 6-3

1974 (t-17th - 2 pts.)

Dan Huber def. Bill Hoover (Texas A&M), 6-4, 6-0 lost to Robert Fisher (Princeton), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 Robert Van Malder lost to Andre Aietsman (Miami [Fla.]), 6-2, 6-2 Paul Van Min def. Gary McCullom (Cal State LA), 6-3, 6-1 lost to Jim Oescher (Florida), 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 Gary Dunn lost to Tom Kreiss (UCLA), 7-5, 6-4 Dunn/Van Malder lost to Ogle/Walker (Houston), 6-4, 6-4 Pierce/Van Min lost to Emley/Wright (Texas A&M), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6

1975 (t-20th - 6 pts.)

Dan Huber def. Dan Waldman (Harvard), 7-5, 6-3 def. Mark Brandenburg (Minnesota), 6-2, 6-2 lost to Mark Joffey (Arizona State), 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 Gary Dunn def. Bill Stark (Minnesota), 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 def. Stewart Keller (Texas), 7-5, 6-1 lost to Joao Soares (Pepperdine), 6-3, 6-2 Tracy DeLatte def. Mark Andrews (Long Beach State), 7-6, 6-4 lost to Fred DeJesus (Michigan), 7-6, 7-5 Paul Novacek def. Fred Scott (Hardin-Simmons), 7-5, 6-1 lost to Phil Gunnings (Pepperdine), 6-2, 6-1 DeLatte/Gillespie lost to Matyastik/Timmins (Trinity [Texas]), 6-4, 6-4 Huber/Novacek lost to Maddom/Mulvaney (Oklahoma City), 7-5, 7-6

1976 (0 pts.)

Tracy DeLatte lost to Brim Sakey (Arkansas), 6-4, 6-3

1978 (No Team Competition)

Tracy DeLatte lost to Chris Bussert [Q] (Kalamazoo), 6-3, 6-1 DeLatte/Gillespie def. Petrovic/Strode (Southern Cal), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 lost to Austin/Nichols (UCLA), 6-4, 6-4

1979 (No Team Competition)

Andy Kohlberg [2] def. Blaine Willenberg (UCLA), 6-4, 6-2 lost to Larry Gottfried (Trinity [Texas]), 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 Fancutt/Kohlberg def. Wittus/Yearwood (Miami [Ohio]), 7-6, 7-6

Rodney Harmon and Mel Purcell won the 1980 NCAA Doubles Championship def. Edwards/Haynes (Pepperdine), 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 def. Farrow/Fernando (SIU-Edwardsville), 6-1, 6-2 def. Freeman/Harrington (UCLA), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 lost to Iskersky/McKown (Trinity [Texas]), 6-2, 5-7, 6-3

.Rodney Harmon

def. John Steel [Q] (Dartmouth), 6-2, 6-3 def. Drew Gitlin (Southern Methodist), 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 def. Glenn Michibata (Pepperdine), 0-6, 6-4, 7-6 def. Ron Hightower (Arkansas), 6-2, 7-6 lost to Ernie Fernandez (Ohio State), 1-6, 7-6, 6-4 Mel Purcell [4] lost to Marcel Freeman (UCLA), 6-0, 6-4 Harmon/Purcell [1] NCAA CHAMPIONS def. Gorman/Marks (Cal State Hayward), 6-4, 6-4 def. Low/Meister (Princeton), 6-1, 6-0 def. Cain/DeLouis (Southern Methodist), 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 def. Bourne/Rennert (Stanford), 6-4, 7-6 def. Benson/Giammalva [2] (Trinity [Texas]), 7-6, 7-6


Mike DePalmer Jr. def. Hugo Nunez (SIU-Edwardsville), 7-5, 6-3 def. Geoff MacDonald (Virginia), 6-4, 7-5 lost to Chip Hooper (Arkansas), 6-4, 7-6 DePalmer/Fancutt def. Bohne/Codiga (Brigham Young), 6-4, 6-4 lost to Doohan/Serret (Arkansas), 6-7, 7-6, 6-1


Paul Annacone def. Johnny Levine [Q] (Texas), 7-5, 6-1 lost to Todd Nelson (Arizona State), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 Mike DePalmer Jr. [7] def. Brian Joelson (Texas A&M), 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 def. Rich Gallien (Pepperdine), 7-6, 6-4 def. Jerome Vanier (Southern Methodist), 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 lost to Marcel Freeman (UCLA), 7-6, 6-2 Annacone/DePalmer [4] def. Nunn/Elliot (Southwest Texas), 6-4, 6-2 def. Cox/Cassidy (Auburn), 7-6, 6-4 lost to Doohan/Serret [5-8] (Arkansas), 4-6, 7-6, 7-5


Paul Annacone [9-16] def. Jim Snyder (UC Irvine), 6-1, 6-1 def. Cory Wittenberg (Texas Christian), 6-0, 6-2 def. Matt Anger (Southern Cal), 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 lost to Rodney Harmon (Southern Methodist), 6-3, 6-2


Paul Annacone [1] def. Mark McKeen (Stanford), 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 def. Steve Anniston (UC Irvine), 6-2, 6-7, 5-2 def. Mark Basham (UCLA), 7-6, 6-4 lost to Barry Moir (Auburn), 6-3, 6-4 Annacone/Green lost to Evernden/Serret (Arkansas), 6-4, 5-7, 6-3


Shelby Cannon def. B. Man Son Hing (UC Irvine), 6-2, 6-2 lost to Grant Connell (Texas A&M), 6-3, 6-2


Shelby Cannon lost to Dan Goldberg (Michigan), 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 Cannon/Talbot def. Berryman/White (Abilene Christian), 6-3, 6-3 lost to Beckman/Deppe (Texas), 6-7, 7-5, 6-2


Shelby Cannon def. Franz Kaiser (Oklahoma State), 6-0, 6-4 def. Richey Reneberg (Southern Methodist), 6-3, 6-3 def. Trevor Kronemann (UC Irvine), 7-6, 6-3 los to Andrew Burrow (Miami [Fla.]), 7-6, 6-2 Byron Talbot [9-16] lost to Dan Goldberg (Michigan), 6-7, 7-5, 7-6 Cannon/Talbot [2] def. Wildey/Wolf (Kansas), 6-4, 6-4 lost to Kinnear/Van Gelderen (Clemson), 2-6, 7-6, 7-6


Shelby Cannon [4] lost to Mark Greenan (Wake Forest), 6-7, 7-6, 7-6 Byron Talbot def. Brian Page (Clemson), 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 def. Oliver Lorin (Oklahoma), 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 def. Chris Garner (Georgia), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 lost to Brian Garrow (UCLA), 7-5, 6-2

Cannon/Talbot [5-8] def. Brownsberger/Jensen (Southern Cal), 6-2, 7-5 lost to Foley/Kurey (West Virginia), 7-6, 6-2


Brice Karsh lost to Joby Foley (West Virginia), 7-6, 6-4 Karsh/Gibson lost to Amend/Black (Southern Cal), 6-4, 6-1


Doug Flach def. Gilles Ameline (Wake Forest), 7-6, 7-6 lost to Jose Luis-Noriega (San Diego), 6-4, 6-2 Tim Jessup lost to Jonathan Stark (Stanford), 6-1, 6-4 Brice Karsh def. Matt Jackson (Texas Tech), 6-1, 6-0 def. Marcos Garzo (Fresno State), 6-4, 7-6 lost to Conny Falk (Miami [Fla.]), 6-4, 6-4 de Villiers/Gibson def. Ruette/Stolle (Texas Christian), 6-0, 7-6 lost to Gyetko/Lomicky (Arizona State), 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 Flach/Jessup [3] lost to Grant/Rubell (Duke), 6-2, 7-5


Tim Jessup lost to Fritz Bissell (UCLA), 6-2, 6-2 Brice Karsh [9-16] lost to Ty Tucker (Ohio State), 6-3, 4-1, ret. Fabio Silberberg def. Mark Knowles (UCLA), 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 lost to Ivan Baron (Georgia), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 de Villiers/Gibson lost to Belloli/Peterson (San Diego State), 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 Jessup/Karsh [4] lost to Cohen/Falk (Miami [Fla.]), def.


Chris Woodruff [9-16] def. Greg Hartch (Princeton), 6-2, 6-4 def. Scott Hulse (Kentucky), 6-3, 7-6 def. David DiLucia (Notre Dame), 6-2, 6-2 lost to Howard Joffe (Pepperdine), 6-3, 6-2


Christopher Haggard lost to Sebastian LeBlanc (UCLA), 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 Chris Woodruff [1] NCAA CHAMPION def. Greg Bowery (Southern Methodist), 6-4, 6-2 def. Andrew Rueb (Harvard), 6-4, 6-3 def. Mike Sell [9-16] (Georgia), 6-2, 7-5 def. David Draper (Texas), 6-0, 6-1 def. Tamer El Sawy (LSU), 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 def. Wade McGuire [4] (Georgia), 6-3, 6-1 Haggard/Woodruff def. Devens/Patel (Stanford), 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 def. Coleman/Forsyth (Notre Dame), 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 lost to Pesola/Wesbrooks (LSU), 5-7, 6-3, 6-3


Chris Mahony def. Maxsy Jimenez (South Carolina), 7-6, 6-1 lost to Wayne Black [1] (Southern Cal), 6-1, 7-5 Mahony/Montana def. LeBlanc/Linn (UCLA), 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 def. Clark/Phillips (Texas), 7-5, 6-3 def. Coctos/Flanagan (Stanford), 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 lost to Miquelard/Simmons (Mississippi State), 6-3, 7-5


Daniel Dewandaka lost to Simon Aspelin (Pepperdine), 6-4, 6-3 Dewandaka/Magendans lost to Barrett/Pope (Indiana), 7-5, 6-7, 6-4 Mahony/Montana def. Arnold/Rueb (Harvard), 7-6, 7-5 lost to Baldas/Laschinger [4] (Georgia), 6-7, 6-4, 2-6


Chris Mahony lost to Oliver Mayo (Virginia Tech), 6-4, 6-3 Pablo Montana lost to Manuel Ramirez (Southern Cal), 6-4, 7-6 Mahony/Montana def. James/Westlin (South Alabama), 6-7, 6-0, 6-0 def. DeLuise/Niemeyer (Middle Tennessee State), 4-4, ret. def. Goldstein/Thomas (Stanford), 6-4, 6-4 lost to Fisher/Weir-Smith (Texas Christian), 6-4, 6-2

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Mark Way lost to Robert Kendrick (Washington), 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-3 Copenhaver/Way def. Hansson/Wallmark (Southern Methodist), 7-6(3), 7-5 lost to James/Westlin (South Alabama), 6-3, 7-6(2)


Peter Handoyo [9-16] def. Efe Ustundag (Rice), 7-6(9), 6-4 def. Brian Vahaly (Virginia) lost to Jeff Morrison [2] (Florida), 7-6(6), 6-1 Mark Parsons def. Ryan Sachire [3] (Notre Dame), 6-4, 5-7, 6-0 def. Carlos Drada (Kentucky), 7-6(2), 7-6(0) lost to Ryan Wolters [9-16] (Stanford), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4


Mark Parsons def. Nenad Toroman (Tulsa), 7-6(6), 6-2 lost to Jeff Morrison [1] (Florida), 6-7, 6-3, 6-3


Adam Carey def. Graydon Oliver (Illinois), 6-4, 6-4 lost to Oliver Maiberger (San Diego State), 6-2, 7-5 Peter Handoyo def. Kyle Kliegerman (Princeton), 6-3, 6-3 def. Marco Baron [1] (Mississippi State), 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 lost to K.J. Hippensteel [9-16] (Stanford), 6-2, 6-2 Mark Parsons def. Peter Luczak [4] (Fresno State), 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 lost to Al Garland (Pepperdine), 6-4, 6-4


Peter Handoyo [2] lost to Ryan Newport (Texas A&M), 6-1, 6-2 Mario Toledo lost to John Fruttero [9-16] (California), 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 Rea/Toledo lost to Lipsky/Martin [2] (Stanford), 6-4, 6-4


Simon Rea lost to Brian Wilson [9-16] (Illinois), 6-3, 2-6, 6-4


Simon Rea lost to Scott Schnugg (Georgia Tech), 6-3, 6-4 Rea/Spizzo def. Endrikat/Morton (UC Irvine), 6-4, 6-3 lost to Csanadi/van der Merwe (Old Dominion), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3


Mark Dietrich lost to Ryler Deheart [8] (Illinois), 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 Oosthuizen/Rogers [9-16] lost to Chu/Kumar (Harvard), 6-1, 3-6, 6-3


Hubble/Rogers lost to Luchici/Pomeroy [4] (North Carolina), 6-4, 6-3


Kaden Hensel lost to Markus Dickhardt (San Diego State), 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 Hubble/Rogers def. Hung/Maravic (Michigan) 7-6, 6-2 lost to Isner/Flores [1] (Georgia) 7-6, 7-6


Kaden Hensel def. Kellen Damico (Texas), 6-1, 6-2 lost to Travis Helgeson [4] (Georgia) 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5 John-Patrick Smith def. Thomas Liversage (San Diego) 7-5, 6-4 def. Kaes Van’t Hof (USC) 6-3, 6-1 def. Enrique Olivares (ETSU) 6-2, 6-2 def. Steven Moneke (Ohio State) 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3 def. Andre Begemann [9-16] (Pepperdine) 6-2, 6-4 lost to Somdev Devvarman [1] (Virginia) 6-3, 6-2 Hensel/Smith [5-8] lost to Eberly/Kronauge (Ohio State) 1-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(5)

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SEC Tennis 7 SEC Titles

43 All-America Selections

18 NCAA Tournament Berths


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NA NA NA NA NA *Tulane *Tulane *Tulane *Tulane Vanderbilt Florida *Tulane Alabama Georgia *Tulane *Georgia Tech LSU *Tulane Mississippi State Tennessee Florida Vanderbilt Alabama Ole Miss Auburn Georgia Florida Kentucky LSU Mississippi State Ole Miss Tennessee Vanderbilt Georgia Alabama Auburn Florida Kentucky LSU Ole Miss Tennessee Vanderbilt Georgia Alabama LSU Auburn Florida Kentucky Mississippi State --------------------

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Tennessee Tennis

Tennessee captured its second SEC tournament title in 2002.

SEC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS Year 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Champions TENNESSEE Georgia Kentucky Georgia Florida Georgia Mississippi State Ole Miss LSU LSU Florida Georgia TENNESSEE Vanderbilt Georgia Florida Georgia Georgia Ole Miss

Tennessee CHAMPIONS First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Quarterfinals -Quarterfinals First Round Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Final CHAMPIONS First Round First Round Final First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals

Host Tennessee Ole Miss Vanderbilt Georgia Alabama LSU Arkansas South Carolina Auburn Florida Mississippi State Kentucky Tennessee Ole Miss Vanderbilt Georgia Alabama LSU Arkansas


Georgia *Tulane Florida TENNESSEE LSU Ole Miss Mississippi State Auburn *Georgia Tech Alabama Kentucky

Titles 25 17 9 7 5 4 3 2 2 1 1


Georgia Florida LSU Ole Miss TENNESSEE Kentucky Mississippi State Vanderbilt


7 3 2 2 2 1 1 1

7 SEC Titles

43 All-America Selections

18 NCAA Tournament Berths


Paul Annacone

Byron Talbot

Tommy Mozur




1951 - Bill Davis 1968 - Tommy Mozur 1972 - Paul Van Min 1979 - Andy Kohlberg 1980 - Mel Purcell 1982 - Mike DePalmer Jr. 1984 - Paul Annacone

1952 - Gavin Gentry 1966 - Lenny Schloss 1972 - Robert Van Malder 1973 - Dan Huber 1980 - Rodney Harmon 1986 - Byron Talbot 1987 - Byron Talbot

1951 - Gavin Gentry 1952 - Thomas G. Bartlett 1966 - Kenny Marcus 1967 - Tommy Mozur

Michael Fancutt

Earl Grainger

Tim Leos




1974 - Dan Huber 1979 - Michael Fancutt

1951 - Thomas G. Bartlett 1966 - Bobby Dow 1982 - Earl Grainger

1950 - Thomas G. Bartlett 1980 - Dan Cooper 1986 - Tim Leos




1951 - Cullum/Davis 1966 - Jackson/Schloss 1967 - Mozur/Schloss 1970 - Freeman/Mozur 1978 - DeLatte/Gillespie 1979 - Fancutt/Kohlberg 1980 - Harmon/Purcell 1981 - DePalmer Jr./Fancutt 1982 - Annacone/DePalmer Jr. 1986 - Cannon/Talbot 1987 - Cannon/Talbot

1952 - Bartlett/Gentry 1965 - Darden/Marcus 1974 - Dunn/Van Malder 1975 - DeLatte/Dunn 1978 - Cooper/Kohlberg 1979 - Gillespie/McKeown 1980 - Corn/Fancutt 1983 - Grainger/Moos 1985 - Cannon/Claverie 1986 - Cohenour/Herrington

1950 - Bartlett/Curry 1951 - Bartlett/Gentry 1966 - Marcus/Preston


Chris Woodruff

Mark Dietrich

Peter Handoyo



1991 - Tim Jessup (Flight A) 1993 - Chris Woodruff (Flight A) 2002 - Peter Handoyo

1979 - Fancutt/Kohlberg (Division 1) 1995 - Dewandaka/Magendans (Flight A) 2000 - Crews/Handoyo 2002 - Dietrich/Handoyo

Note: From 1953-1989, the SEC champion was determined by the accumulation of points in an individual flighted tournament. After 1989, the flighted tournament was discontinued, thus there were no singles and doubles champions named from 1990-92. From 1993-94, the SEC individual champions were those singles players and doubles teams that won their respective titles at the Coaches Indoor Tournament held each fall. No singles or doubles champions were recognized by the SEC after the 1994 season.


Jack Jackson Kenny Marcus (2nd) Lenny Schloss 1967 Tommy Mozur (2nd) 1968 Tommy Mozur 1969 Jim Ward (2nd) 1970 Tommy Mozur Jim Ward (2nd) 1971 Robert Pierce (2nd) Robert Van Malder (2nd) 1972 Robert Van Malder Paul Van Min 1973 Dan Huber Paul Van Min 1974 Paul Van Min 1975 Dan Huber Paul Van Min 1976 Tracy DeLatte 1977 Tracy DeLatte Gary Dunn 1978 Tracy DeLatte 1979 Andy Kohlberg Denis McKeown 1980 Rodney Harmon Mel Purcell 1981 Mike DePalmer Jr. 1982 Paul Annacone Mike DePalmer Jr. 1983 Paul Annacone 1984 Paul Annacone 1985 Shelby Cannon (hon. mention) Carlos Claverie (hon. mention) Mark Herrington (hon. mention) Byron Talbot (hon. mention) 1986 Shelby Cannon (S & D) Mark Herrington (S & D) Byron Talbot (S & D) 1987 Shelby Cannon (S & D) Byron Talbot (S & D) 1988 Shelby Cannon (S & D) Mike Pittard (S) Byron Talbot (S & D) 1990 Doug Flach (S & D) Tim Jessup (D) 1991 Tim Jessup (D) Brice Karsh (S & D) 1992 Chris Woodruff (S) 1993 Chris Haggard (D) Chris Woodruff (S & D) 1994 Chris Mahony (S & D) 1995 Daniel Dewandaka (S) Pablo Montana (2nd S) 1996 Chris Mahony (S & D) Pablo Montana (S & D) 1998 Mark Way (2nd S) 1999 Adam Carey (2nd D) Peter Handoyo (S) Mark Parsons (2nd S & 2nd D) 2000 Peter Handoyo (2nd S) Mark Parsons (S) 2001 Peter Handoyo (2nd S) Mark Parsons (2nd S) 2002 Peter Handoyo (S) Simon Rea (2nd D) Mario Toledo (S) 2003 Mark Dietrich (2nd) Simon Rea (2nd) 2004 Simon Rea Damien Spizzo 2005 Mark Dietrich (2nd) Ockie Oosthuizen (2nd) Ben Rogers (2nd) 2007 Kaden Hensel Davey Sandgren (2nd) 2008 John-Patrick Smith Boris Conkic (2nd) Kaden Hensel (2nd) Note: Following the 2002 season, the SEC simplified its All-SEC award status to either first or second team. Prior to 2003, players were broken down into first- or second-team singles honorees and first- or second-team doubles honorees. The current system was also in place from 1966-73. Honorable mention status was only awarded in 1985. All selections listed above are first team unless otherwise noted.

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SEC Team Championships 7 SEC Titles

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18 NCAA Tournament Berths

ennessee is no stranger to the pinnacle of Southeastern Conference tennis. The Vols have won seven regular-season SEC team championships, third-most in the conference. Only Georgia (21) and Florida (8) have won more SEC team titles.* The Vols have won at least one SEC team title in every decade since the 1950s. The Vol title parade began in 1951 under coach Walter D. Buchanan. Tennessee shared its first SEC championship with former conference member Tulane. Complete results are unavailable from the 1951 championships. A member of that 1951 title team, Tommy Bartlett, later coached the Vols to their second SEC team crown in 1966. The men in orange and white compiled a 16-2 overall record that year while posting a perfect 7-0 mark in conference play. The Vols’ number came up again in 1970, with Tennessee claiming its third all-time SEC team title. They posted a 147 overall mark and a 4-1 conference record that year. The 1980 Vols grabbed a fourth team SEC crown, going 14-6 overall and 6-0 in SEC competition. The fifth SEC team championship belongs to the 1986 squad. That group posted a 24-10 overall mark. Coach Mike DePalmer Sr. became the only UT tennis coach to win two SEC championships when his Vols won again in 1990. One of the greatest Vols squads ever, the 1990 squad posted a 34-1 overall mark and a perfect 9-0 SEC slate. On the way to a runnerup NCAA finish, the 1990 Vols reeled off an NCAA-record 34 consecutive victories. The most recent Tennessee team championship came in 2000 when the Vols went 23-6 to capture the seventh conference title in school history and finish third at the NCAA Championships.

1951 SEC championship team

* - former SEC member Tulane won 17 SEC team titles from 1933-1964

Tennessee’s first SEC Championship Team: Kneeling (L-R): Tommy Bartlett, George Edis, Ward Crutchfield, Chuck Tarver; Standing (L-R): Gavin Gentry, John Cullum, Bill Davis, coach Walter D. Buchanan.


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1980 SEC championship team

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Rodney Harmon �1980 NCAA doubles champion

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Mike DePalmer Sr.

Peter Handoyo & Andy Crews

�1990 ITCA Coach of the Year

�2000 NCAA all-tournament team (No. 3 doubles)

�1995 Men’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame

Mel Purcell

Chris Woodruff

�1980 NCAA doubles champion

�1992 Volvo Tennis Rookie of the Year

�1980 Rolex National Intercollegiate singles champion

�1993 USTA Sportsmanship Award

�1999 Men’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame

Paul Annacone �1984 Rolex National Indoor singles champion �1984 ITCA Player of the Year

Adam Carey & Mark Parsons �2001 NCAA all-tournament team (No. 2 doubles)

�1993 NCAA singles champion

Chris Mahony & Pablo Montana

Michael Fancutt

�1996 Rolex National Indoor doubles champions

�2001 Professional Tennis Registry coach of the year

�2002 Men’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame

Shelby Cannon

Peter Handoyo

�1986 Volvo Tennis Collegiate doubles champion

�1999 ITA rookie of the year

�1987 ITCA Player to Watch

�2002 John Van Nostrand Award

Byron Talbot

Mark Fitzpatrick

�1986 Volvo Tennis Collegiate doubles champion

�2000 NCAA all-tournament team (No. 6 singles)

�1987 Rafeal Osuna Sportsmanship Award

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Intercollegiate Tennis Association Men’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame The ITA Men’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame is housed at the University of Georgia’s Henry Feild Stadium in Athens, Ga. Former Georgia head coach Dan Magill serves as curator and chairman of the hall. Players are eligible for election to the Hall of Fame 15 years after their last collegiate match, and coaches are eligible one year following retirement. The main criteria for election are college accomplishments as well as honors earned after college. Contributors to the college game are also considered for induction. Listed below are Tennessee’s inductees: Year Inductee (Classification) 1993 Thomas G. Bartlett (Player) 1995 Michael DePalmer Sr. (Coach) 1999 Mel R. Purcell (Player) 2002 Paul Annacone (Player) 2008 Chris Woodruff (Player) Tennessee’s first inductee into the ITA Hall of Fame, Thomas G. Bartlett, was inducted as a player in 1993. Bartlett lettered for the Vols from 1950-52 and is believed to have never lost a match during that span (official records are incomplete).


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Shelby Cannon - 1986-88

Mark Parsons - 1999

Tennessee’s first tennis All-America, Schloss teamed with different partners to win the SEC doubles crown in 1966 and 1967. He also helped guide the Vols to an SEC team title in 1966.

Cannon won three SEC doubles titles and an SEC team title in 1986. He and partner Byron Talbot comprise Tennessee’s all-time winningest doubles tandem.

Parsons was ranked as high as No. 23 in the nation in 1999. His 31 singles wins earned him a spot in the NCAA men’s singles championships, where he reached the round of 16

Tommy Mozur - 1968, 70

Byron Talbot - 1986-88

Peter Handoyo - 1999, 2001-02

Mozur attained a national singles ranking of No. 15 in 1968, the highest ranking ever held by a Volunteer to that point. As a senior in 1970, Mozur captained the Vols to an SEC crown.

Talbot teamed with Shelby Cannon to capture the 1986 Volvo Tennis Collegiate doubles championship and two SEC No. 1 doubles crowns in 1986 and 1987.

Handoyo was simply dominant during his time on Rocky Top. He had a hand in four SEC titles (one singles, two doubles and one team) and racked up 145 career singles wins.

Michael Fancutt - 1979

Doug Flach - 1990

A fab-freshman in 1979, Fancutt compiled a 12-7 dual-match record at No. 4 and won conference titles in both singles and doubles. He also reached the NCAA doubles final.

Flach garnered All-SEC honors in both singles and doubles while leading the Vol netters to an SEC regular-season championship in 1990.

.Mario Toledo - 2002 Toledo ended the 2002 season ranked No. 20 in the ITA singles poll. He was runner-up at the Region III singles championships, garnered All-SEC honors and led the Vols with 33 singles wins.

Andy Kohlberg - 1979

Tim Jessup - 1990-91

Simon Rea - 2004

Kohlberg stood atop the collegiate singles poll in 1979. He defeated the eventual NCAA singles champion twice during the season and led the Vols with a 15-4 singles record.

Jessup became Tennessee’s first SEC indoor singles champion when he won the title in 1991. He also garnered AllSEC honors for his outstanding doubles play in 1990.

At the conclusion of the 2004 season, Rea was listed at No. 37 and No. 10 in the ITA’s national singles and doubles polls, respectively. The senior also earned All-SEC first-team honors.

Rodney Harmon - 1980

Brice Karsh - 1990-91

Damien Spizzo - 2004

In 1980, Harmon captured the SEC No. 2 singles crown, teamed with Mel Purcell to win the NCAA doubles title and reached the semifinals of the NCAA singles championships.

A two-time All-America, Karsh advanced to the round of 16 in the 1990 NCAA men’s singles championships. In 1991, he was ranked as high as No. 6 in the collegiate singles poll.

Spizzo led the Vols with a .792 (19-5) doubles winning percentage in 2004. He teamed with partner Simon Rea to go 12-5 in the spring, including an 8-2 mark vs. ranked opponents.

Mel Purcell - 1980

Chris Woodruff - 1992-93

Ockie Oosthuizen - 2005

The top player on the Vols’ 1980 SEC title team, Purcell won the SEC No. 1 singles crown and also won the NCAA doubles championship with partner Rodney Harmon.

In 1993, Woodruff became the first Vol to win the NCAA singles championship. He was the 1993 SEC indoor singles champion and was named the 1992 Volvo Tennis rookie of the year.

Oosthuizen led the Vols with a .707 (29-12) doubes winning percentage in 2005. He played all his doubles matches with Ben Rogers. The tandem went 14-8 against ranked opponents.

Mike DePalmer Jr. - 198182

Chris Haggard - 1993

Ben Rogers - 2005

DePalmer Jr. excelled for Tennessee in the early 1980s, reaching the NCAA singles quarterfinals in 1981 and reeling off 27 consecutive No. 1 singles

Haggard was named All-America and All-SEC after teaming with Chris Woodruff to reach the quarterfinals of the 1993 NCAA doubles championships.

Rogers went 29-15 in doubles in 2005. He and Oosthuizen achieved a ranking as high as No. 5 in doubles. The UT tandem won the Southern Intercollegiate Doubles Title.

Paul Annacone - 1982-84

Chris Mahony - 1994, 96

Kaden Hensel - 2007-08

The Vols’ first three-time All-America, Annacone was a two-time SEC champion, the 1984 Rolex National Indoor singles champion and the 1984 ITCA Player of the Year.

Mahony teamed with Pablo Montana to win the 1996 Rolex National Indoor doubles championship. He also garnered All-SEC honors in both singles and doubles in 1994 and 1996.

Hensel was a fantastic singles and doubles player in his time with the Big Orange. He finished with 85 career doubles victories and 66 singles wins.

Chris Green - 1984

Pablo Montana - 1994-96

Green teamed with Paul Annacone in 1984 and the pair compiled an outstanding doubles record of 20-5. Green also went undefeated at the No. 4 singles position that year.

Montana and partner Chris Mahony captured the 1996 Rolex National Indoor doubles championship. As a senior, Montana held down the No. 1 Singles position for the Vols.

John-Patrick Smith - 2008

Lenny Schloss - 1967


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Smith led the team in 2008 with 33 victories and was named SEC Freshman of the Year. He advanced to the final match of the NCAA singles tournament.

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Chris Haggard

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Attended UT: 1992-93

Chris Woodruff

At Tennessee: Was an All-America selection in 1993 � Selected to the All-SEC doubles team in 1993 � 1993 SEC doubles finalist � 1993 NCAA doubles quarterfinalist. Professionally: Turned pro in 1993 and has been ranked as high as No. 19 in doubles on the ATP Tour; ranked No. 19 on 9/8/03 � Won doubles titles at Kitzbuhel in 1999, Tokyo and Amersfoort in 2002, Adelaide in 2003, Washington in 2004 and Memphis in 2006 � Ended 2002 ranked No. 43 in the world in doubles � Reached four other doubles finals, including Amersfoort and Barcelona in 2003 � Was a doubles semifinalist at the 2003 Australian Open � Member of the South African Davis Cup Team in 2003 and 2004 � Reached the final at San Marina and six semi-finals Career Earnings: $1,095,531

Paul Annacone

18 NCAA Tournament Berths

At Tennessee: 1992 Volvo Tennis Rookie of the Year � Back-to-back AllSEC and All-America selection in 1992 and 1993 � 1993 SEC Indoor singles champion � 1993 NCAA doubles quarterfinalist � 1993 NCAA singles champion. Professionally: Turned pro in 1993 and attained a career-best world singles ranking of No. 9 in January 2000 � Captured singles titles at the 1997 Montreal Super 9 Canadian Open and the 1999 Miller Lite Hall of Fame Tennis Championships � Reached the singles finals in Coral Springs and Philadelphia in 1996 � Defeated No. 3 seed Andre Agassi at the 1996 French Open � Was a singles quarterfinalist at the 2000 Australian Open � Was a three-time doubles finalist � Represented the United States in Davis Cup competition in 2000. Outside the Lines: Returned to his alma mater in 2002 to serve as Tennessee’s volunteer assistant coach and was promoted to assistant coach prior to the 2005 season and promoted again prior to the 2007 season to associate head coach. Career Earnings: $1,903,479

Attended UT: 1982-84

At Tennessee: Recorded 115 career singles victories � SEC No. 1 doubles champion in 1982 � 1984 ITCA Player of the Year � 1984 Rolex National Indoor singles champion � 1984 SEC Outdoor No. 1 singles champion � Was a three-time All-SEC first-team selection from 1982-84 � Was a three-time AllAmerica selection from 1982-84 � Holds the Tennessee school records for career (.839) and season (.944) singles winning percentage. Professionally: Turned pro in 1984 � Won 157 career singles matches and attained a career-best world singles ranking of No. 12 � Captured Grand Prix singles titles at Brisbane and Los Angeles in 1985 and Vienna in 1989 � Was a singles quarterfinalist at Wimbledon in 1984 � Won 14 career doubles titles including the 1985 Australian Open � Represented the United States in Davis Cup competition in 1986 and 1987. Outside the Lines: Donated funds for the installation of a complete outdoor lighting system at UT’s Varsity Courts in 1987 � Coached 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras from 1995-2001 and again in 2002, during which time Sampras won 33 singles titles, eight Grand Slam championships and was a four-time year-end No. 1-ranked player in the world (1995-98) � Was named the USTA’s managing director of USA Tennis High-Performance in December 2001, the restructured and renamed USTA division that facilitates the development of world-class American tennis champions � Inducted into the ITA Men’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in 2002 � Coached ATP star Tim Henman to a No. 6 finish in the Indesit ATP 2004 Race � Hosts the annual Paul Annacone Tennis Classic in East Hampton, N. Y., which benefits numerous charities. Career Earnings: $1,649,327 (as a player)

Mike DePalmer Jr.

Attended UT: 1981-82

At Tennessee: Was a back-to-back AllAmerica selection in 1981 and 1982 � Selected to the All-SEC first team in 1981 and 1982 � 1982 SEC Outdoor No. 1 singles champion � Won back-to-back SEC No. 1 doubles titles in 1981 and 1982. Professionally: Turned pro in 1982 and was once ranked as high as No. 32 in the world in singles � Was ranked as high as No. 4 in the world in doubles (with partner Gary Donnelly) � Reached the singles final at Ancona in 1982 � Won doubles titles at Vienna and Livingston in 1985 � Represented the United States in the 1985 Davis Cup � Captured three doubles titles in 1986: at Hong Kong, Tokyo Indoor and Johannesburg � Held a one-time top-10 world doubles ranking � 1987 U.S. Open doubles semifinalist � two-time Domino’s Team Tennis Player of the Year � Won doubles titles at Florence in 1989. Outside the Lines: Following his retirement from the ATP Tour in 1992, DePalmer Jr. returned to the famous Bolletieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Fla., where he began his junior career and spent nearly four years as the director of the academy’s Elite Junior Program � Served as the primary practice partner for six-time Grand Slam winner Boris Becker, then became Becker’s full-time coach in 1995 � Coached Australian superstar Mark Philippoussis in 2000 � Served as coach of the World Team Tennis league’s Philadelphia Freedoms franchise in 2002 � Inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame on August 7, 2003 � Also spent time as American tour standout Justin Gimelstob’s coach � Is now the director of tennis at Green Meadow Country Club in Knoxville. Career Earnings: $406,143 (as a player)

Byron Talbot

Attended UT: 1985-88 At Tennessee: Was a three-time AllAmerica selection from 1986-88 � Made the All-SEC first-team in both doubles and singles from 1986-88 � 1986 Volvo Tennis Collegiate doubles champion.

Former Vol great Paul Annacone coached Pete Sampras to five Wimbledon singles titles during the pair’s outstanding tenure together.


Attended UT: 1992-93

Tennessee has had numerous players graduate to the ATP tour and achieve success while on the tour. The following players have been ranked in the top-100 on the ATP tour: Singles Doubles Paul Annacone Paul Annacone Mike DePalmer Jr. Shelby Cannon Mel Purcell Mike DePalmer Jr. Chris Woodruff Chris Haggard Mel Purcell Byron Talbot

Shelby Cannon

Attended UT: 1985-88

Pro Doubles Titles: 1989 U.S. Open (mixed doubles); 1993 at Barcelona; 1990 at Sao Paulo; 1992 at Genova Doubles Finalist: 1989 at Montreal/Toronto; 1991 at Guaruja; 1993 at Doha and Nice; 1994 at Doha; 1995 at Santiago

Tracy DeLatte

Attended UT: 1975-78

Pro Doubles Titles: 1982 at Forest Hills WCT; 1984 at Johannesburg Doubles Finalist: 1982 at Brussels and Monterrey; 1983 at Las Vegas

Michael Fancutt

Attended UT: 1979-81,

83 Pro Doubles Results: 1984 Australian Open semifinalist, 1984 Wimbledon semifinalist, 1982 Australian Hard Court Champion

Doug Flach

Attended UT: 1990

Pro Doubles Titles: 1993 at Beijing; 1998 at Newport Doubles Finalist: 1991 at Long Island; 1993 at Coral Springs; 1996 at Washington; 1999 at Delray Beach

Andy Kohlberg

Attended UT: 1978-79

Pro Doubles Titles: 1986 at Atlanta Doubles Finalist: 1981 at Forest Hills WCT; 1985 at Stuttgart Outdoor

Mel Purcell

Attended UT: 1980

Pro Singles Titles: 1981 at Atlanta, Tampa and Tel Aviv Singles Finalist: 1980 at Indianapolis; 1982 at Boston and Los Angeles; 1983 at Monte Carlo and Vienna Pro Doubles Titles: 1982 at Munich; 1983 at Vienna; 1987 at Vienna Doubles Finalist: 1982 at Monterrey; 1986 at Boston; 1987 at Scottsdale

Professionally: Turned pro in 1988 and made his mark primarily as a doubles player � Won doubles titles in 1992 at Stuttgart Indoor and Toulouse � Captured the doubles title at Prague in 1995 � Was a three-time doubles winner in 1996 at Copenhagen, Kitzbuhel and Stuttgart Outdoor � Won his final doubles title in 1998 at Nottingham. Career Earnings: $861,065

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History 7 SEC Titles

The Tennessee men’s tennis team has no shortage of history. Some of the greatest collegiate tennis players ever proudly wore the Orange and White. Chris Woodruff, Paul Annacone, Mel Purcell, and Shelby Cannon are just a few of the names that come to mind when discussing great Tennessee players of the past.

1951: First SEC Title The 1951 Tennessee tennis team coached by Walter D. Buchanan won UT’s first SEC Championship as they tied traditional SEC powerhouse Tulane for the title. ITA Hall of Fame Inductee Tommy Bartlett, a member of the 1951 sqaud remembers the ‘51 team and the SEC Championship. “The championships were played at Florida and we tied Tulane for the SEC championship. It was such a huge thrill for all of us. Emmet Pare was the coach at Tulane, he was like the Adolf Rupp of college tennis. He had a lot of good players and was a great coach. Tulane was a powerhouse program.” (Editor’s note: Tulane tied UT for the SEC Championship in 1951 and then won the championship outright eight straight seasons until 1959). “I never lost a match my entire career but this tells you how much it meant to beat Tulane. In 1952, I threw my racquet, the only time in my career I ever threw my racquet and I threw it in celebration after winning a tough match against Tulane. It was such a big victory because of who we were playing.” “I played with Gavin Gentry in doubles and we won doubles to clinch the tie for the SEC. John Cullum and Bill Davis won the other doubles. It just all came together for us in the tournament. We were all playing at our best.” “I think the thing I remember most fondly about that team is we were all Tennessee boys. Five of us were from Knoxville and the other was from Chattanooga. You don’t ever see that nowadays. Coaches go out and recruit players from all over the place. We won the title in 1951 without a player from outside East Tennessee.”

1966: Bartlett Leads Vols To Another SEC Title Tommy Bartlett returned to Tennessee in 1962 to help coach ... the basketball team. That’s right, UT’s first inductee into the ITA Hall of Fame first returned to Tennessee to be an assistant coach on Ray Mears’ basketball Vols. 50

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In 1963, Bartlett took over the tennis team and it did not take long for Bartlett to put the Vols on a championship path. His first team finished a respectable 10-5, in 1964 his team improved to 131 and in 1965 his tennis Vols finished with a record of 15-3. In 1966, his final year as head coach, Bartlett was able to break through and guide the Vols to another SEC Championship. “A lot of things fit into place that season. I remember Mississippi State had guys from all over the world and they could all play. They were definitely the favorites heading into the Championships. We actually had an injury and had to adjust our lineup and boy, did our guys just really play well throughout the tournament. “We had a boy, Bobby Dowell, who wasn’t even seeded but he came on in the tournament and won it without even losing a set. He beat the No. 1 seed, No. 4 seed and then the No. 2 seed in the finals. If he hadn’t had done it, we wouldn’t have won.” “We got another big performance from a guy by the name of Lee Bruck. Our No. 4 (Richard Dowell) came up with a wrist injury and we weren’t sure if he would be able to play or not. On the first day of the tournament, Dowell just didn’t think he could play, so we put in Bruck, who was a walk-on. The tournament committee wouldn’t let me move my lineup around so Bruck was actually seeded in the tournament and he won his first match to get a point and we won the tournament by one point. It was a huge accomplishment for Bruck, we’re talking about a kid who earlier in the season had lost a match to Tennessee Wesleyan and here he was playing against the best in the SEC and he got us a W.” Schloss Earns UT’s First All-America Honor Lenny Schloss technically earned All-America honors in 1967, one year after Bartlett had left the Tennessee tennis team to become the head basketball coach at the University of Florida but Bartlett left new coach Earl Baumgardner a present in Schloss. “Lenny was actually recommended to me by George Edis who played with me in the early 1950s” Bartlett recalls. “He recommended him to me. He just got better and better each year. He won the SEC doubles in 1966 with Jack Jackson and that really got him started on a great 1967 that saw him earn All-America.” “I’m bragging now but I actually brought in UT’s next All-America too. Tommy Mozur was recruited by me, but I left for Florida before I could coach him. He turned out pretty well too.” (Editor’s note: Mozur did turn out pretty well. Tennessee Tennis

He was named All-America in 1968 and 1970 and was captain of UT’s 1970 SEC Championship squad). Harmon/Purcell Win 1980 NCAA Doubles Crown Rodney Harmon and Mel Purcell won UT’s first tennis title of anykind in 1980 when the duo won the NCAA Doubles Championship. Harmon and Purcell, the top-seed in the tourney, defeated second-seed Tony Giammalava and John Benson of Trinity, 7-6, 7-6 to win the title. The Vols trailed 5-4 in the first set but rallied to tie at 5, but fell behind again 6-5 before rallying one final time. Harmon won the set with a forehand from the baseline that went right between the Trinity players. UT found itself down again in the second set, this time 4-3 in the tiebreaker with Trinity serving but the Trinity netter doublefaulted. The Vols took advantage of the error and off a Purcell serve, Harmon slammed the return shot to send the Vols to the title. It was the third time that season the UT duo had knocked off the Trinity tandem for a tournament title. Trinity did get a small consolation prize; they defeated the UT team 5-4 in the NCAA team tournament.

1980s: DePalmer Takes Tennessee to Next Level The Tennessee Volunteers won their fourth SEC title in 1980 under John Newman but found themselves looking for a new leader following the season. The tennis program turned to Mike DePalmer Sr. to lead the Vols. It didn’t take long for DePalmer to make his mark. By the time his run was over UT had won 299 matches, won two SEC titles, earned 20 different All-America hon ors and helped guide Chris Woodruff to the 1993 NCAA singles title. Annacone Becomes UT’s first three-time AllAmerica It didn’t take long for DePalmer to bring in talent. His son, Mike Jr., was an All-America in 1981 and 1982. The only thing that could possibly overshadow his son’s talent was one of his first recruit’s a young man by the name of Paul Annacone. “He was never a top-10 junior,” DePalmer recalled. “He always had a lot of promise but never seemed to realize it. When he was a senior in high school in his first tournament he played in

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Louisville, Ky., and he lost to Ken Flach. Now, Flach was a heckuva player and there was no shame in losing to someone of his talent but Paul was so upset that when he got back to his locker room he punched a locker and broke a finger. He never was able to play anywhere else the rest of the summer and we were really the only ones who stayed on him. “I can’t tell you how glad I am he punched that locker.” Annacone recovered from the broken finger nicely. He ended his UT career with 115 singles victories, which at the time was a UT record. He was the 1984 ITCA Player of the Year and was ranked No. 1 in the country throughout the ‘84 season. He was a three-time first team All-SEC selection and also a three-time All-America selection from 1982-84. He still holds the UT career records for career (.839) and season (.944) singles winning percentage. Cannon and Talbot Become Doubles Terrors DePalmer didn’t know in 1985 that he had two freshmen on campus who would re-write the UT Doubles record books. It’s not like UT didn’t have a successful doubles history before the two. UT won the 1980 doubles title and had won numerous other tournaments with their doubles prowess. But UT had seen nothing like Shelby

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Cannon and Byron Talbot. “They were both fine players I remember specifically recruiting Shelby,” DePalmer recalls. “ He was playing in a junior tournament in Bradenton, Fla., and he lost in the finals. One of the pros called me after the match was over and said you don’t want this guy he threw his second place trophey in the lake.” “I said no as a matter of fact that’s the one iI do want.” Once on campus, DePalmer paired the duo together, kept Cannon away from water and watched the duo tear up the UT record books. Both netters left UT as three-time All-America selections. They finished with UT records in career wins (102) and season wins (40). They also won the 1986 Volvo Tennis Collegiate Doubles tournament. 1986 An Unexpected Title “I can’t say we were the favorites for the SEC Title in ‘86. We had a 3-6 record in conference play during the regular season, DePalmer reminisces. “The championships were at Auburn and I don’t think anybody had us picked to win. I remember getting off to a great start. We just played fantastic on the first day and we kept the play up through the rest of the tournament and surprised everybody with the win.

1990s: Near-Perfection and A Singles Title In 1990, DePalmer was at the helm of what was arguably the greatest team in Tennessee history, although nobody thought like that at the beginning of the season. “We started the season off ranked 17th,” DePalmer remembers. “ I don’t think we were even invited to the Indoor Championships. we continued to win match after match. We knew we were going to be good but I don’t know if anybody thought that good. Well, one guy did. Brice Karsh prophesized before the season that we were going to go undefeated and beat Stanford in the finals, he got it almost right. We went undefeated for 34 matches before losing to Stanford in the finals.” “That team just had a lot of quality parts. We had Doug Flach, Tim Jessup, Karsh, John Gibson, Coenie de Villiers to name a few guys. They were all solid players and they stuck together. It was a joy to go through that ride with them.” Woodruff Comes to Tennessee Chris Woodruff might have been born and raised in Knoxville but it was no guarantee that he would be making his collegiate home in Tennessee. “I remember he took an official visit to Georgia,” DePalmer says. “He made me suffer because it seemed like he visited everywhere. I know Georgia wanted him bad but in the end he chose to come to UT.” “The plan was for him to play No. 2 as a freshman to get some seasoning but we had an injury occur and he had to move up in the lineup. I think that really set the stage for what happened the next year when he won the National Title.” “I knew there was no doubt that he would turn pro after his sophomore year it was the right move but he was a superstar on the courts. It was great that the University got to claim him as their own, even if it was just for two years.” Woodruff put the nation on notice as a freshman when he was named the Volvo Rookie of the Year and Advanced to the Quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. In his sophomore year, there was no stopping Woodruff. He was the 1993 SEC Indoor singles champion and won the NCAA singles title with a straight-set win over Wade McGuire.

Former coach Mike DePalmer Sr. is shown accepting the 1990 SEC Championship trophey and the 1990 SEC Coach of the Year Plaque. DePalmer helped lead the Vols to a 34-1 record in 1990. The team’s only loss was to Stanford in the National Championship match. DePalmer is Tennessee’s all-time leader in coaching wins with 299. Developing Champions


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ith a program that dates back to 1927, Tennessee has been a part of countless memorable matches. Here are a few of Tennessee’s storybook confrontations from recent years:

Vols Duo Achieves NCAA Doubles Glory May 26, 1980 � Athens, Ga. Harmon/Purcell def. Benson/Giammalva 7-6, 7-6 (5-4) Nearly one year earlier to the day, a duo from Trinity University had bested Tennessee’s top tandem (Michael Fancutt and Andy Kohlberg) in the NCAA men’s tennis doubles championship. This time around, two new Vols fought their way to the title round, and they weren’t interested in walking away empty-handed. After all, Tennessee’s Rodney Harmon and Mel Purcell had already defeated the Trinity team of John Benson and Tony Giammalva twice earlier during the 1980 season. A third victory over their Tigers rivals would make Harmon and Purcell the first NCAA tennis champions in Tennessee history. One day after defeating Southern Methodist’s Tommy Cain and Jay DeLouis in the quarterfinals and Stanford’s Lloyd Bourne and Peter Rennert in the semifinals, the top-seeded Tennessee duo set their sights on achieving Volunteers history. Down 5-4 in the first set, Harmon and Purcell rallied to even the set at 5-5 before falling behind once again 6-5. After a second rally tied the set at 6-6 to force a tiebreaker, Harmon unleashed a howling baseline forehand that shot directly in-between Benson and Giammalva at the net. The blast gave the Vols tandem the first set, as well as some valuable momentum. The second set also saw the two teams fight their way to a 6-6 deadlock. Trinity led the second tiebreaker 4-3 before a Benson double fault evened things at 4-4. Tennessee had the final three serves. Trinity stole the first, but a well-timed Harmon smash at the net kept the Vols’ hopes alive. Purcell then served to Giammalva, whose return was met by a charging Harmon. The freshman’s second consecutive smash gave Tennessee its first-ever NCAA men’s tennis champions. After the match, Tennessee coach John Newman was asked his secret to producing such outstanding doubles combinations. “Actually I have two secrets,” Newman said. “Mel Purcell and Rodney Harmon.”

Homegrown Netter Makes History with NCAA Singles Title May 23, 1993 � Athens, Ga. Chris Woodruff def. Wade McGuire 6-3, 6-1 Chris Woodruff grew up in the shadow of Big Orange tennis. Born and raised in East Tennessee, a graduate of Bearden High School in Knoxville and the son of a UT professor of marketing and transportation, Woodruff was quite familiar with Tennessee’s successful and nationally respected men’s tennis program. And when the time came to announce his college of choice, Woodruff chose to remain on Rocky Top, despite strong recruitment from numerous programs nationwide. After compiling a 39-7 overall singles record as a sophomore, Woodruff was anointed the No. 1 seed in the NCAA men’s tennis singles championships. He lived up to the hype by storming to the final in impressive fashion, citing his mental toughness as the strongest part of his game. “I may not have all the tools,” Woodruff said. “But with my mental toughness, I can overcome those weaknesses.” His opponent in the final was a familiar one. Georgia senior Wade McGuire had dealt a swift 6-0, 6-2 loss to Woodruff one month earlier in the SEC Tournament. Woodruff opened the match by playing to McGuire’s backhand in an attempt to avoid the Bulldog’s fierce forehand. The determined Vol exhibited pinpoint placement with his serves and ground strokes and kept the ball deep to prevent McGuire from charging the net. An experienced netter who was competing in his second consecutive NCAA final, McGuire surprised his home-court fans by losing his composure in the first set. In the eighth game, McGuire hit a ball that was on its way out of bounds, passed on a shot that sailed over his head and landed in play and then proceeded to dispute a line call with the chair umpire. Woodruff held serve in the next game to win the first set 6-3. The second set saw more of the same for both players, as Woodruff broke serve to take the first game. A visibly frustrated McGuire found himself in a 3-0 set deficit shortly thereafter, and that proved to be too much. Woodruff made 72 percent of his first serves and hit seven aces to four double faults. He ripped his forehand and backhand with equal effectiveness and tossed in a few timely volleys. He made only nine unforced errors to McGuire’s 25 and had 12 break points to McGuire’s one. “He was too tough,” McGuire said. “Too many winners.” Thirteen years after Tennessee claimed its first NCAA doubles title, Woodruff gave the school its first NCAA singles champion. “This is without a doubt the highest honor I could have possibly won until now,” a proud Woodruff said after the match.


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The Romp in the Swamp April 12, 2000 � Gainesville, Fla. No. 10 Tennessee 4, No. 3 Florida 3 The Tennessee - Florida rivalry extends much further than the gridiron. One memorable encounter between the Volunteers and Gators took place April 12, 2000, on UF’s Ring Tennis Complex courts. The match had SEC regular-season championship implications, and the competitors on both sides fought with ferocity. Tennessee strolled into the Swamp ranked No. 10 in the ITA national poll. Head coach Michael Fancutt and his squad were clearly underdogs, playing on the road in the SEC against the No. 3-ranked team in the nation. Florida was anything but a welcoming host, stealing the doubles point and the first two singles tallies at the Nos. 1 and 2 positions. On Adam Carey a day during which the struggling Vols saw themselves faced with a seemingly insurmountable 3-0 match deficit, Fancutt was pleased to see his bottom three singles players step up to the challenge. Tennessee got consecutive victories from Peter Handoyo, Paul Podbury and Mark Fitzpatrick at the Nos. 4 through 6 spots, respectively. The deciding match was still being contested, as Vols sophomore Adam Carey slugged it out with Florida’s Nathan Overholser on court No. 3. Overholser began to serve for the match in the second set, and the Vols could feel the jaws of the Gators closing. But like the original Volunteers at the Siege of the Alamo in 1836, Carey exhibited a bold refusal to accept defeat, breaking his opponent’s serve and forcing a third set. In dramatic fashion, Carey fought his way to a 6-3 triumph in the deciding set, thus snapping Florida’s 11-match winning steak and handing the Gators their first conference loss of the season. When the dust cleared, Tennessee had clinched its seventh regular-season SEC crown.

Dreams Become Reality; Vols Reach NCAA Semifinals May 21, 2000 � Athens, Ga. No. 10 Tennessee 4, No. 2 UCLA 1 It had been quite a run for Tennessee. During the 2000 regular season, the Vols toppled No. 1-ranked Stanford, No. 3-ranked Florida and No. 4-ranked Texas A&M. And in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships, Tennessee would have its shot at the nation’s No. 2ranked team, the UCLA Bruins. Early in the contest, the doubles point went to Tennessee after it was clinched by Adam Carey and Mark Parsons at the No. 2 position. Peter Handoyo and Paul Podbury added singles wins for Tennessee, and in the process, made a strong case for the argument that the SEC had surpassed the Pac-10 as America’s top collegiate tennis conference. Handoyo’s victim, Jean-Julien Rojer, had suffered only two singles losses all season prior to his encounter with the crafty Vols sophomore. “I was just playing great today,” Handoyo said. “I was playing out of my mind, I guess.” On court No. 6, Mark Fitzpatrick was giving his all for Tennessee, and he watched as his teammates dominated the Bruins. Fitzpatrick followed suit, rallying from a one-set deficit to beat UCLA’s Erfan Djahangiri 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Fitzpatrick hurled his racquet into the stands in jubilation after the win. “I have always dreamed of winning the clinching match in the NCAAs since I have been in college,” Fitzpatrick said. “It was really great to be able to achieve that.” The UCLA loss marked only the eighth time in 23 years that the Bruins were denied a spot in the NCAA semifinals. “Tennessee was just a little bit too good for us today,” UCLA head coach Billy Martin said.

The Cramp Calamity May 22, 2000 � Athens, Ga. No. 19 Virginia Commonwealth 4, No. 9 Tennessee 3 “It came suddenly. My legs just locked up. It wasn’t so much the pain, but my legs just wouldn’t go.” Those were the words of Vols junior Paul Podbury as he recalled Tennessee’s cramp calamity in the 2000 NCAA semifinals, a 4-3 loss to Virginia Commonwealth. “I was in the van going to the hospital and I remember hoping I would get a chance to redeem myself the following day,” Podbury said. “I was hoping Peter (Handoyo) could do it, but it happened to him, too.” Podbury and sophomore teammate Handoyo both endured the same unfortunate fate that day, after three grueling days of competition in Paul Podbury the hot Georgia sun. Severe muscle cramps forced both players to retire against the Rams. Tennessee’s semifinal matchup versus VCU was the Vols’ third noon contest in as many days. Podbury was up a set at No. 4 when his cramps set in. His retirement knotted the match at 3-3, leaving the team’s fate in Handoyo’s hands. Both Handoyo and his opponent had fended off minor cramps throughout their contest, but when Handoyo finally fell to the court

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screaming in agony, Tennessee head coach Michael Fancutt threw in the towel. “You can’t sit there and watch someone you’ve worked with for three years suffer like that,” a dejected Fancutt said after the match. “It was unfortunate the way we lost,” Podbury said. “To be that close and then fall short was one of the worst things I have ever felt.”

Return to the Semis May 21, 2001 � Athens, Ga. No. 8 Tennessee 4, No. 1 Stanford 2 Stanford was a juggernaut in 2001. The perennial Pac-10 powerhouse entered the NCAA Championships as the No. 1 seed and the defending national champion. Tennessee, the tournament’s No. 8 seed, brought a 21-5 overall record into the contest. The Vols netters had reached the NCAA semifinals just one year prior, and they were eager to return once again. “It is something we have worked extremely hard for all year,” said Tennessee head coach Michael Fancutt. “It’s funny ... it is almost a year to the day from our losing in the final four last year (to VCU), when we were a couple of points — and cramps — away from playing Stanford in the finals. We’ve been looking forward to playing Stanford again ... Mario Toledo basically all year.” Stanford grabbed the early momentum by capturing the doubles point. Scott Lipsky then downed Vols freshman Simon Rea at No. 6 singles to put the Cardinal up 2-0. The match then began to take on shades of Big Orange, as Peter Handoyo and Adam Carey notched wins at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively. Senior Mark Parsons, ranked No. 31 in the nation in singles, toppled the nation’s No. 18-ranked player, K.J. Hippensteel, in straight sets at No. 1 singles to put the Vols up for good. It took three sets, but junior Mario Toledo put the finishing touches on the Tennessee victory, downing David Martin at the No. 2 slot. Toledo’s second consecutive clinching point ensured that the Vols would return to the NCAA semifinals. “You would probably have to go back a long time to find the last time someone beat Stanford’s No. 1 through No. 4 players in a match,” a proud Fancutt said after the win. “What a great match by Tennessee,” Stanford head coach Dick Gould said. “Mike (Fancutt) did a great job in getting his guys ready for singles. I thought the top three matches, their guys stayed in points very well. It was a tremendous competitive effort.”

Leap-Frog to NCAA Title Round May 22, 2001 � Athens, Ga. No. 8 Tennessee 4, No. 4 Texas Christian 0 Michael Fancutt had good reason to feel proud. In only his fourth season as Tennessee head coach, the Vols were heading to the NCAA final. “Right now, we are playing like a finely-tuned machine,” Fancutt said. “It is going to take a pretty good team to beat us in the finals.” Fancutt’s Vols had little difficulty in handing No. 4-seeded Texas Christian a convincing 40 defeat. After the match, Tennessee senior Mark Parsons marveled at how his teammates relied on emotion to deal the Horned Frogs the lopsided loss. “It’s amazing how once one person gets up, then all of the other courts seem to go that way as well,” Parsons said. “Once one court gets an edge, then everyone else feeds off that.” After taking the doubles point from the Frogs, Tennessee racked up singles wins courtesy of Parsons, Mario Toledo and Peter Handoyo. The Vols didn’t yield a single set on their march to the NCAA final. Fellow SEC Eastern Division powerhouse Georgia awaited the Vols in the championship match. The Dawgs would have the advantage of playing in front of their home fans. “It will be an amazing atmosphere,” Fancutt said. “And an amazing match.”

2001 NCAA Finals: Clash of the SEC Titans May 23, 2001 � Athens, Ga. No. 3 Georgia 4, No. 8 Tennessee 1 It was the most-anticipated match of the year in men’s collegiate tennis. As the hot sun beat down on the battlefield that was Henry Feild Stadium, two hungry teams prepared themselves for war. A capacity crowd gathered to witness the spectacle. It was Tennessee vs. Georgia for all the marbles. Georgia, ranked No. 3 in the nation coming into the contest, got off to a fast start in doubles. At the No. 3 position, the Georgia tandem of Nicolas Boeker and Chad Carlson recorded a convincing 8-3 win over Tennessee’s Simon Rea and Mario Toledo. Bo Hodge and Brandon Wagner clinched the doubles point shortly thereafter, posting an 8-6 victory over the Vols’ No. 2 pairing of Peter Handoyo and Paul Podbury. With so much on the line, Tennessee played inspired as the singles portion of the match got underway. The Volunteers jumped out to an early lead on almost every court. Rallied by the support of the home fans, the Bulldogs slowly and steadily began to turn the tide. Georgia grabbed the first singles point, as Wagner downed Rea at the No. 6 spot. Lesley Joseph gave the Dawgs a 3-point lead by defeating Handoyo at the No. 3 position. Toledo then knocked off the nation’s No. 8-ranked singles player, Bo Hodge, in three sets to put the Volunteers on the scoreboard. But it was Georgia’s day. Carlson clinched the title for the Bulldogs by downing Adam

18 NCAA Tournament Berths Carey in a thrilling three-setter. “I was proud of my guys,” Tennessee head coach Michael Fancutt said after the match. “Our goal was to win the tournament so this is extremely disappointing for us. But I am proud of my team for playing as well as they did under the circumstances.”

Senior Day Success vs. Georgia April 13, 2002 � Knoxville, Tenn. No. 8 Tennessee 4, No. 1 Georgia 3 As they arrived at Tennessee’s Varsity Courts that Saturday afternoon, Vols seniors Adam Carey, Andy Crews, Peter Handoyo and Mario Toledo aspired to beat the odds and put an end to visiting Georgia’s long-standing winning streak. Georgia arrived that afternoon boasting an impressive 25-match SEC unbeaten streak and a 17-0 record. But once the balls started buzzing, it became apparent to the more than 500 Big Orange fans in attendance that Tennessee was not intimidated. The Bulldogs knew an epic battle was imminent when the mighty Vols stormed out of the gate and claimed the doubles point and a 1-0 match lead going into singles competition. “The doubles were crucial today,” Crews said. “I wanted to go out there and leave it all on the court and have no regrets. It paid off. We applied the pressure to them we had wanted.” Playing the role of a predator on its home courts, Tennessee raced out to first-set leads in four of six singles contests. Handoyo posted a win at the No. 2 spot to open up singles scoring, but the Dawgs answered back with victories at the Nos. 1 and 5 positions. With the score tied at 2-2, Carey recorded his 105th career win as a Vol to swing the momentum back in Tennessee’s favor. Needing only one more win to secure a Senior Day victory, No. 8-ranked Tennessee got the clinching tally from sophomore Wade Orr. Orr’s three-set victory over Nicolas Boeker propelled the men from Rocky Top to a storybook upset win over the nation’s top-ranked team. “This shows us that we can beat anyone in the nation,” an excited Carey said. “This is definitely one of the best matches I have been involved with since I have been here. It just can’t get any better than beating the No. 1 team in the nation on Senior Day.”

Vols End Georgia’s 40 Match SEC Win Streak April 12, 2008 � Knoxville, Tenn. No. 10 Tennessee 4, No. 3 Georgia 3 Tennessee senior Kaden Hensel pumped his fist in the air and let out a yell as the normally placid All-America clinched UT’s 4-3 victory over third-ranked Georgia on a windy but beautiful day at the UT Outdoor Tennis Courts. Tennessee is the first SEC team since April 2005, a streak of 40 matches, to beat Georgia. “That was just an incredible victory for our program against a great Georgia team,” head coach Sam Winterbotham said. “I thought Georgia gave us everything they had and they pushed us to the limit. I’m so proud of our guys for how they handled the pressure.” It’s hard to imagine that even a movie script could have been written better for Hensel that what transpired on the courts against Georgia. Tennessee’s lone senior, playing the third-ranked player in the country, battled back after dropping the first set to clinch the Vols’ biggest tennis win in years. “What a day for Kaden,” Winterbotham said. “If I woke up this morning and wrote it out, I couldn’t have written it better than this. He came out and dominated in No. 1 doubles and then to come-from-behind at No. 1 singles is just fantastic. Kaden is a special person and I can’t think of anybody that is more deserving of what just happened than him.” If a 4-3 victory that came down to the final match, against a team that hasn’t lost in the SEC since 2005, isn’t dramatic enough, Hensel made sure to add even more drama. The senior from Australia was serving for the match with a 5-3 lead in the final set, but quickly found himself down as Travis Helgeson ran off three quick winners to set himself up to break Hensel and put the set back on serve. Hensel, though, won five straight points to clinch the match and send the Vols to victory. Hensel and partner J.P. Smith didn’t make things nearly as dramatic in doubles as UT’s No. 1 duo cruised to an 8-2 victory over Georgia’s Jamie Hunt and Nate Schnugg. Hensel and Smith finish the regular season 17-3 in doubles. The Vols clinched the point when Boris Conkic and Matteo Fago defeated Josh Varela and Christian Vitulli, 8-4 at the No. 3 position. UT is now 180 when they win the doubles point at the start of the match. The Bulldogs seemed to handle the disappointment of doubles better than the Vols handled the success of doubles. Georgia won the first set in four of the six singles matches and appeared in control of the match. Hunt, ranked 36th in singles, defeated Davey Sandgren, 6-3, 6-2 at the No. 4 position to tie the match at one. Varela gave the Bulldogs their first lead of the day moments later, as he battled back from a 3-0 deficit in the first set to knock off freshman Jeremy Tweedt, 6-4, 6-3. Fago tied the match at two with a straight-set win over Vitulli at the No. 5 position. The freshman from Italy proved unbeatable in the SEC as the victory pushed Fago to 11-0 in conference play. Georgia claimed its final lead of the match as Schnugg outlasted Conkic in three-sets to give the Bulldogs a 3-2 lead. Conkic won the first set but Schnugg, ranked 11th in the country, took control of the match early in the second set and never gave UT’s freshman an opportunity again. Smith set Hensel up to be the hero by tying the match at three. The UT freshman struggled in the first and second sets against UGA senior Luis Flores as the Vol netter never appeared to get comfortable against Flores. In the final set with both players tied at two games apiece, UT’s 25th-ranked singles player finally took control of the match as Smith won four of the final five games to win going away, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.

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Thornton Athletics Student Life Center Mission Statement

The University of Tennessee and its Athletics Departments are committed to the academic success of each student-athlete. The mission of the Thornton Center is to provide the academic support, the educational programs, and the learning environment in which all student-athletes have the opportunity to achieve their academic and personal goals. The Center also will encourage the student-athletes' participation in the many enriching opportunities available at the University of Tennessee and in the surrounding community.


he Thornton Center academic counseling staff is committed to assisting student-athletes reach their potential through academics and personal development. The goal of the center is not only to prepare students educationally and socially but also to provide them with the tools necessary to live productive lives after their collegiate years. Completed in 2001, the Thornton Center is the hub for all academic support and student life activities for Volunteer student-athletes. The center houses two study rooms: the Peyton Manning Study Area and the Lyle Finley Study Area. Each comfortably holds 60 students. The David L. Howard & Family Computer Lab provides up-to-date technological Thornton Athletics Student Life Center facilities for all Vol student-athletes. Six full-time counselors/administrators and several graduate assistants staff the area of academic support services. Although students have access to all counselors, the staff is divided according to sport, allowing for continuity in service and relationship-building between the academic departments, student service units, coaches and other athletics department staff. In addition to meeting regularly with their academic counselor, student-athletes are required to meet with an academic advisor in their college or major. The college academic advisor helps the students put together degree plans that meet the students’ academic and career goals. The Thornton Center counselors collaborate with the advisors and help the student-athletes plan appropriately for practice and competition schedules, team travel and the special requirements of the NCAA and SEC. In addition, the academic counselors play a critical role in monitoring continuing eligibility requirements, assessing the academic preparedness of new recruits, facilitating the university admission process for new students, referring student-athletes to appropriate university academic and support services and coordinating orientation programs. Dr. Ruth Darling was named associate provost and director of the Thornton Center in February 2001. She oversees the academic support programs for University of Tennessee student-athletes. Additionally, Darling has been appointed by the Southeastern Conference to serve as its representative on the NCAA Academics/Eligibility/Compliance Cabinet. Prior to her current post, she served as director of student affairs and advising services in the College of Arts and Sciences. There she directed the programs, faculty advisors and staff of the college's advising services, a centralized advising center for more than 6,000 undecided and pre-professional students.

CHAMPS/Life Skills Challenging Challenging A thletes’ M inds for P ersonal S uccess - NCAA “Program of Excellence” The CHAMPS program strives to help student-athletes develop critical skills that can be used beyond their athletic and academic careers. The program contains five commitments: to academics, athletics, career development, personal development and community service. Through the services offered in these five areas, there is a hope that student-athletes will graduate and enter a chosen profession with a higher level of vision, maturity, motivation and overall success. Tennessee’s CHAMPS program was honored with the Division I-A Athletic Directors’ Association Program of Excellence award in 1998.

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Name Paul Annacone Marc Fishman Marc Fishman Carlos Garcia Carlos Garcia Tom Goles Connie de Villiers John Gibson Connie de Villiers Brice Karsh Connie de Villiers John Gibson Brice Karsh Fabio Silberberg Abrie du Plooy Clayton Johnson Chris Woodruff Rhain Buth Clayton Johnson Chris Mahony Daniel Dewandaka Martijn Magendans Chris Mahony Pablo Montana Chad Copenhaver Chris Mahony Chad Copenhaver Roger Ilias Kaspar Rasmussen Chad Copenhaver Peter Handoyo Andy Crews Peter Handoyo Mark Parsons Matt Turner Andy Crews Mark Fitzpatrick Peter Handoyo Paul Podbury Andy Crews Peter Handoyo Wade Orr Wade Orr Johnny Thornton David Baxendine Bobby Cameron Kaden Hensel Ben Rogers Bo Hardegree Kaden Hensel Adam Hubble Davey Sandgren Kiril Tcherveniachki Kaden Hensel Chris Racz Davey Sandgren

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CoSIDA Academic All-America Team Chris Mahony - 1995-96 All-America At-Large 3.83 GPA (Sport Management)

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he Center for International Education (CIE) is a department within the Division of Student Affairs that serves as a catalyst at every level for the internationalization of the entire University of Tennessee community. The following units make up the UT Center for International Education:

The International House, or "I-House," is a free-standing, non-residential programming facility that was opened in 1996 to provide all UT students with a place in which they could meet and learn about people of every culture represented at UT. The I-House is open every day of the year. Its telephone number is (865) 974-4453.

The Programs Abroad Office (PAO) provides students with information about their options for overseas study, research, work, volunteer projects and travel. The PAO administers most of UT's international one-forone student exchange programs, including ISEP, and also is the campus contact for student Fulbright awards, Rhodes Scholarships, Marshall Scholarships and the National Security Education Program.

The International Scholar Services Office, which is responsible for UT's "J" Exchange Visitor Program and for "H" visas, works closely with faculty, departments and colleges to serve the numerous visiting scholars who come from abroad in order to lecture, teach, advise or conduct research on the UT campus.

Once students have been formally admitted by the UT admissions office, the CIE Office of International Student Services becomes responsible for the orientation and advising of international students.

In addition to being responsible for the overall day-to-day operation of the center, the CIE Administration works closely with faculty members, departments and colleges to assist in the establishment and maintenance of linkage agreements with institutions outside the United States. CIE administration works closely with the UT Council on International Education and the UT Faculty Senate Committee on International Education.

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he University of Tennessee’s International House (IHouse) provides many opportunities for foreign students to get involved with campus life and adjust to the culture in International players have played an extremely vital role Knoxville and at the university. Serving as a gateway to cam- in Tennessee’s tennis fortunes for many years. Over the pus, the house’s staff is composed almost entirely of interna- past 12 years, the Vols have seen student-athletes from four different continents garner All-America honors. tional students or students who have lived or traveled Tennessee’s roster has included at least one international overseas--all of whom are dedicated to making the transition player every year since 1978. to American college life fun and easy. Tennessee’s International House also sponsors more than 20 international student associations and a host of various programs throughout the academic year. Such events include culture nights, sports and trips, dance lessons, cooking demonstrations, an international festival and more. In the classroom, students can choose from more than 120 programs of study. The University of Tennessee offers numerous programs that cater and appeal to international students. One such program is the Language & World Business Program, a bachelor of arts degree program within the curriculum of the modern foreign languages and literatures department. The L&WB program enables a student to combine a major in foreign language with a minor in business. Students are required to take more courses in business than needed strictly for a busiThe International House ness minor, and there is a growing trend among L&WB students to double major. The label L&WB evokes high quality, versatility and well roundedness. Graduates of this concentration are ambitious, high-achieving and well-rounded individuals, who proceed into active life or go on to pursue a graduate degree in international business or foreign language. In addition to completing a rigorous and varied curriculum, students are often required to study and work abroad. Most students study abroad for a year and then complete a domestic internship with a company involved in international trade. Many students also do internships with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the local Center for International Trade. Through the International Cooperative Education Program based in Menlo Park, Calif., students work during the summer in either Belgium, England, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa or Switzerland. More and more companies and graduate schools now know that Language & World Business graduates often have better communication skills, more extensive international experience and more practical training than their peers with general business or foreign language degrees. A curriculum alone, no matter how elaborate, is not sufficient to create an exciting, synergetic program like the Language & World Business program at the University of Tennessee. Students meet regularly with highly experienced and sincerely interested faculty advisors and business mentors to discuss their academic plans and ways to develop business and management skills beyond the classroom. The customer-service aspect of the program has fostered a sincere enthusiasm among students, and many graduates remain in very close contact with the department. The professional emphasis areas within the Language & World Business Program include: � International agricultural economics � International business � International retail & consumer science


Center for International Education The University of Tennessee 1620 Melrose Avenue Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3531 Phone: (865) 974-3177 Fax: (865) 974-2985 E-mail: Internet: The 1995 Tennessee men’s tennis team included players from five different countries and four different continents. Front Row (L-R): Christoph Pressmar (Munich, Germany), Mike Garcia, Thomas Mozur, John Fritts, Daniel Dewandaka (Pekalongan, Indonesia), manager Eddie Ilagan. Back Row (L-R): Head coach John Kreis, Pablo Montana, Jason Needham, Martijn Magendans (Delfzijl, Netherlands), Chad Copenhaver, Chris Mahony (Brisbane, Australia), Rob McMillin, assistant coach Carlos Garcia.

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“Give me a thousand Tennesseans, and I’ll whip any other thousand men on the globe!” — President Andrew “Old Hickory” Jackson


hat’s a Volunteer? Not your run-of-the-mill school nickname, the proud legacy of the Volunteer calls Tennessee student-athletes to compete at an elevated standard when the stakes are highest. A Volunteer is the bravest breed of human from the boldest nation on Earth, fiercely proud to call Tennessee home whether the battle lies within its borders or in a land far away. The First Volunteers In the aftermath of the Declaration of Independence, Americans were determined to create a nation that was free of the evils that had required them to resort to revolution. Among these was the fear of a large standing army. Such a force could be used to impose the will of an evil monarch and was therefore a threat to individual liberties. Instead, they would rely upon a volunteer army, citizen soldiers who would be called into service at times of crisis to serve their country. When the people who would later be known as Tennesseans were first asked to volunteer for such an army, they had been living along the upper tributaries of the Tennessee River, near modern day Elizabethton. The call went out for volunteers to gather at Sycamore Shoals in September 1780 and march across the Smoky Mountains to meet this British threat. When finally assembled, the volunteers totaled almost 1,000 men, virtually the entire fighting force of the settlements. These “Overmountain Men” defeated the British at King’s Mountain to turn the tide of the war in favor of the fledgling nation. The tradition of the Tennessee Volunteer was thus already initiated when, in the War of 1812, the nation once again went to war. As they had done over 30 years before, Tennesseans responded enthusiastically. Instead of the 3,500 troops requested, 25,000 Tennesseans joined, participating in battles from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico. Old Hickory Earlier in the War of 1812 the British torched Washington. The Tennessee Volunteers made sure New Orleans would suffer no such fate. Under future President Andrew “Old Hickory” Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans, Tennessee Volunteers took part in the greatest victory of the war when they helped to defeat an army of crack British regulars. Facing more than twice their number, the Tennessee Volunteers joined a New Orleans militia, a group of former Haitian slaves fighting as free men and a band of outlaws headed by the notorious pirate Jean Lafitte. Thanks in no small part to the deadly Volunteer riflemen of Tennessee, the U.S. took a lopsided victory where more than 2,000 British were killed or wounded compared to eight killed and 13 wounded on the American side. Jacob Hartsell, a captain in the 2nd East Tennessee militia, was among the Tennesseans who took part in the battle. He was so inspired by his fellow Tennesseans that he wrote a heroic poem in their honor. Entitled “The Brave Volunteer,” this poetic journal entry is the earliest known written reference to Tennesseans as Volunteers. Volunteers at the Alamo Two decades later, Tennesseans advanced their rep-


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utation as volunteers when, unsolicited, several hundred made the journey south to assist the Texans in their war for independence from Mexico. The best known of these was David Crockett. His already legendary status was only enhanced by his dramatic death at the Alamo in 1836. But before the Alamo fell, 33 Tennesseans, the largest number of defenders provided by any state — nearly four times as many as from Texas — kept Mexican General Santa Anna’s overwhelming army at bay for 13 days against unbelievable odds. On March 6, 1836, the brave Tennessee Volunteers and the other Alamo defenders were overrun and breathed their last. However, the crucial days the Volunteers slowed down the Mexican army gave another Tennessean, Sam Houston, enough time to gallop through Texas raising an army to defend what would become the Lone Star State. This army defeated Santa Anna in no small part because of the contributions of Tennessee’s Volunteers. There can be no doubt Texas owes a great debt of gratitude for its statehood to the fierce men from Tennessee. Tennessee ... The Volunteer State But Tennessee’s status as the “Volunteer State” was solidified 10 years later when the United States War Department called for volunteers in the War with Mexico. Moving quickly to meet their allotted quota of 2,800 recruits, state officials were overwhelmed by 30,000 volunteers. It was during the Spanish-American War that the students of the University of Tennessee began to lay official claim to the Volunteer nickname for themselves. In 1897, the student yearbook was christened, The Volunteer. In 1902, the Atlanta Constitution used the term “Volunteers” to describe the football team when recounting a game between UT and Georgia Tech. However, the university sports teams continued to operate without an official nickname until 1905. In March of that year an article in the Knoxville Journal announced a nickname had been chosen. “One of the admirers of the old school has suggested ‘the Volunteers’,” the newspaper reported. In classic understatement the report concludes, “The name sounds good, and it is likely that it will stick.” The Volunteer Spirit There have been other men who symbolized the indomitable Tennessee Volunteer spirit on and off the field of battle. One of the most famous proved to be Alvin York in World War I. York was drafted and nearly single-handedly captured 132 Germans, took out about 35 machine guns which had been decimating his battalion and killed no fewer than 25 of the enemy, according to officers’ reports. Indeed, Marshall Ferdinand Foch said of York’s heroism, “What you did was the greatest thing accomplished by any private soldier of all the armies of Europe.” Humbly, the reluctant hero returned home to Tennessee as the toast of the nation. Yet York wasn’t interested in celebrity or cashing in on his fame, saying, “This uniform ain’t for sale.” Tennessee Volunteers took part in every theater of World War II, whether helping secure the deadly beaches of Normandy to working in their own backyard in Oak Ridge on The Manhattan Project and the atomic bomb that brought an end to war in the Pacific. Not every ....... Volunteer story was forged in wartime. Part of the Volunteer legend deals with self-

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sacrifice for the good of others. Take Tennessee train engineer Casey Jones, for instance. Steaming fullbore in the early morning in Vaughan, Miss., in 1900, Jones saw boxcars in the distance on the tracks in front of him. When it became apparent the President Andrew Jackson passenger train he was driving was destined for a catastrophic collision, Jones was faced with a desperate choice — he could jump out of the engine and save his life before the crash or he could stay in the engine and try to slow the train enough to save more passengers’ lives. After ordering his fireDavy Crockett man to jump from the racing locomotive and save himself, Jones died that day saving dozens of lives in an amazing display of self-sacrifice. But his story and heroism live in the ballad devoted to the Tennessean who saved so many lives that day in his casket of splintered wood and twisted steel. The legend of the Tennessee Volunteer also applies to great minds who create items of great cultural value in interesting ways. The first constitution ever written by white men in America was drafted in 1772 by the Watauga Association near present day Elizabethton. Take the example of the Cherokee silversmith Sequoyah, the only known man in the history of the world to single-handedly create an alphabet, the first written language for a Native American people. Similarly, Tennessean Alex Haley became one of America’s most famous authors after recounting the experience of African-Americans in his highly-acclaimed “Roots.” Haley chose to make his home in Norris, just a short drive from the University of Tennessee. Every time since the nation’s birth to this very day, when the U.S. needs an extraordinary effort to brush back the dark curtain of hopelessness, the Tennessee Volunteers are called. The bravery, heroism, wisdom and ferocity of the Volunteers place them on a pedestal of great American legends. - Contributed by Nathan Kirkham

2009 Tennessee tennis guide  

2009 Tennessee men's tennis media guide

2009 Tennessee tennis guide  

2009 Tennessee men's tennis media guide