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2011-2012

Te n n i s

Tennis

Sergio Fishkin Anne Beauch


2011-12 Quick Facts General

School Name.........................................Wittenberg University Location............................................. Springfield, Ohio 45501 Founded..........................................................................1845 Enrollment......................................................................1,950 Nickname......................................................................Tigers Home Field........David & Georgiana Albright Tennis Complex Capacity............................................................................150 National Affiliation...................................... NCAA Division III Conference.......................... North Coast Athletic Conference President................................................Dr. Mark H. Erickson Alma Mater...................................................Princeton, 1977 Athletics Director...........................................Garnett Purnell Alma Mater....................................................Cheyney, 1973 Athletics Phone............................................. (937) 327-6450

Coaching Staff

Head Coach......................................................Justin Stuckey Alma Mater..................................... Johnson C. Smith, 2007 E-mail............................................ jstuckey@wittenberg.edu Record at Wittenberg................. Men: 41-26; Women: 46-20 Career Record.......................................Same (2008-present) Assistant Coaches.......................... Ann Frigge, Dave Jenks Tennis Office.................................................. (937) 327-6453 Athletic Trainer................................................. Ellen Crosbie Assistant Athletic Trainer.............................Greg Schneider Assistant Athletic Trainer........................... Mary McDonagh

Tennis History

First Year....Men: 1938-39 (records: 1966); Women: 1981-82 All-Time Record................. Men: 411-272; Women: 297- 209

T YLER STRONG

Men’s Team Information

2010-11 Overall Record...................................................14-7 2010-11 NCAC West Record (Finish) ..................... 1-2 (5th) Letterwinners Returning......................................................8 Shaun Byrnes, Sergio Fishkin, Nick Ludwig, Joseph Marra, Jonathan Mueller, Tyler Strong, Sam Wilke, Stuart Zorn

Letterwinners Lost...............................................................3 Bobby Fisher, Dave Jenks, Rob Lehner

Starters Returning................................................................4 Sergio Fishkin, Jonathan Mueller, Tyler Strong, Sam Wilke

Starters Lost.........................................................................2 Bobby Fisher, Rob Lehner

Women’s Team Information

2010-11 Overall Record...................................................19-6 2010-11 NCAC West Record (Finish) ..................... 3-3 (5th) Letterwinners Returning....................................................10 Anne Beauch, Lisa Berman, Jessica Coggins, Alex Cummins, Leah Ann Miller, Kacia Nolan, Jackie Stevens, Maggie Stewart, Kristin Wright, Sarah Ziska

Letterwinners Lost...............................................................3 Emma Bilyeu, Rachel Bundy, Jayne Miely

Starters Returning................................................................4 Anne Beauch, Alex Cummins, Leah Ann Miller, Jackie Stevens, Maggie Stewart

Starters Lost.........................................................................2 Emma Bilyeu, Rachel Bundy, Jayne Miely

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CREDITS: 2011-12 Team Viewbook designed by John Strawn ‘07, assistant director of sports information Photography by university photographer Erin Pence ‘04


Coaching Staff Head Coach Justin Stuckey Justin Stuckey was named Wittenberg’s firstever full-time men’s and women’s tennis coach in August 2008. In his first season at Wittenberg, Stuckey guided the Tigers to outstanding finishes and winning records on both the men’s and women’s sides. The men placed fourth in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) and won 15 matches, more than the previous two seasons combined, and they reached the regional rankings for the first time in more than five years. The women placed fifth in the NCAC and tied the school record for wins in a season at 15. In Stuckey’s second year, he guided both teams to winning records again, and in 2010-11, his third season, the women broke the school record for victories and fought their way into the top 20 in the region. Stuckey came to Wittenberg from nearby Wright State University, where he served as a graduate assistant for the men’s and women’s tennis teams during the 2007-08 school year. He graduated from Wright State with a

master’s in education in 2008, a year after earning his bachelor’s in sports management from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C. Among the coaches who have influenced Stuckey, who held the No. 1 16-and-under national ranking in the American Tennis Assocation in 2001, are Rachel Fair, Tony Pack, Matt Dektas and James Cuthbertson, who guided him during his collegiate career at Johnson C. Smith. Stuckey helped Johnson C. Smith to an NCAA Division II postseason berth in 2004 and four straight conference championships. Individually, Stuckey played both singles and doubles in the 2004 NCAA Division II Tournament. Stuckey was a team captain three straight years and team MVP in 2006 and 2007 while compiling career conference records of 61-5 in doubles and 55-11 in singles at Johnson C. Smith. Along the way, he won two conference doubles titles and finished second two other years, to go along with one conference singles title and three conference singles runner-up finishes. Stuckey began his coaching path during his college career by teaching tennis camps for elementary and high school students. Stuckey is a native of Cincinnati, where he graduated from Moeller High School in 2003. He resides in Springfield.

Assistant Women’s Coach Ann Frigge

Assistant Men’s Coach Dave Jenks

Springfield native Ann Frigge joined the Tiger tennis staff as the assistant woman’s coach prior to the 2011 spring season. From 1994 to 2005, Ann was the girls and boys tennis coach at her high school alma mater, Springfield Catholic Central. During those years she coached multiple state qualifiers, while taking special pride in introducing numerous players to the game and teaching them the basics. Most importantly, she taught sportsmanship, a love for the game, and a sense of “TEAM,” even though tennis is an individual sport. As a child, Frigge learned the game in the locally famed Howard Dredge Tennis Program, spending many hours on the court as a junior player, which she credits for developing her leadership skills. She taught tennis to the youth of Springfield and helped to run many tournaments, including the Western Open Boys’ 16- and 18-and-under divisions, which were held for many years at Snyder Park, Reid Park and Wittenberg University. Frigge attended the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati. Married for 40 years to her husband, Doug, Frigge is the mother of six children, and she has 11 grandchildren. For more than 20 years, Ann has taught preschool at Pixie Playschool on St. Paris Pike, and she spends her summers working at the Springfield Racquet Club Swimming Pool.

Dave Jenks enters his first year on the Tiger coaching staff following his graduation from Wittenberg in May 2011. A native of Medina, Ohio, and graduate of Archbishop Hoban High School, Jenks brings a lengthy tennis resume to the Tiger coaching staff, including two years as a letterwinner for Wittenberg. Jenks holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wittenberg, where he was active in Greek Life, serving as his fraternity’s director of alumni relations and as an InterFraternity Council representative.

Women’s Head Coaching Ledger

Men’s Head Coaching Ledger

Name Justin Stuckey Pablo Russo Dave Engle Connie Surowicz Cynthia Holliday Dottie Lemieux Maggie Armstrong Totals

Year(s) Seasons 2008-present 3 2007-08 2 1997-2006 10 1995-96 2 1992-94 3 1984-91 8 1981-83 3 1981-present 29

Wins 46 19 93 17 28 72 22 297

Losses 20 15 106 13 26 24 5 209

Pct. .697 .559 .467 .567 .519 .750 .815 .587

Name Justin Stuckey Pablo Russo Dave Engle Chris Wilberding Ron Murphy Scott McCune Dave Beach Totals

Year(s) Seasons 2008-present 3 2007-08 2 1998-2006 9 1996-97 2 1983-95 13 1982 1 1966-81 15 1966-present 45

Wins 41 7 108 13 116 7 119 411

Losses 26 27 74 22 74 7 42 272

Pct. .612 .206 .593 .371 .611 .500 .739 .602

2011-2012 TENNIS


Campus Wittenberg’s stunning 95-acre, rolling, wooded terrain is situated in the heart of Springfield, Ohio. An impressive blend of traditional European classicism and contemporary architecture is abundant amongst the 26 buildings throughout campus.

The University

ADMISSION Wittenberg consistently selects academically strong students. Of entering freshman, approximately 65 percent graduated in the top fifth of their high school classes. Each new class combines National Merit Scholars, Ohio Academic scholars and Lutheran Scholars. STUDENTS What strikes most people when they visit Wittenberg is the genuine friendliness and welcoming nature of the campus and its residents. There are more than 1,950 full-time students currently enrolled, representing more than 37 states and approximately 23 foreign countries; 45 percent of students are male, 56 percent are female. Faculty Wittenberg’s 195 outstanding classroom instructors all consider students their top priority. With an average class size of 20 and a student-faculty ratio of 12-to-1, Wittenberg faculty and students have numerous opportunities for meaningful interaction both in and out of the classroom. PROGRAMS OF STUDY Wittenberg has more than 60 majors, minors and special programs from which to choose. Among these majors are such outstanding interdisciplinary programs as East Asian Studies, Russian and Central Eurasian Studies and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology.

MYERS HALL OFF-CAMPUS STUDIES Wittenberg encourages off-campus opportunities that complement the classroom experience: pursuing an internship, studying abroad, and getting involved in the community through volunteer programs and community service. STUDENT LIFE More than 150 campus organizations offer opportunities not only to have fun, but to gain management and leadership experience while at Wittenberg. These include 11 national fraternities and sororities, the Outdoors Club, WUSO radio station, Residence Life, Campus Ministries, Student Senate, Pre-Health Club and many more. ATHLETICS Wittenberg enjoys a long-standing reputation as an athletics powerhouse, fielding winning teams in many different sports. Wittenberg competes annually against the best competition that NCAA Division III has to offer. The athletics department offers 23 varsity intercollegiate athletic teams for men and women.

THE HOLLOW

RESIDENTIAL LIFE Wittenberg students live on campus in residence halls their first two years. Upperclassmen may choose to stay in the residence halls or move into Wittenberg’s campus housing, which includes apartments, houses and fraternity and sorority houses. FINANCIAL AID More than 98 percent of students are awarded financial aid at Wittenberg, thanks to the generosity and loyal support of more than 26,000 living alumni.

www.wit tenberg.edu

WEAVER CHAPEL


Athletics Facilities

SPRINGFIELD RACQUET CLUB

DAVID & Georgiana Albright Tennis complex

Wittenberg Athletics Facilities The Wittenberg athletic facilities, a unique blend of old and new, provide opportunities for a wide variety of recreational and fitness activities. The Health, Physical Education and Recreation Center (HPERC) is the centerpiece of athletic activity. The main unit can be converted to three full-sized basketball courts, three volleyball courts or three tennis courts. It seats 3,000 spectators for intercollegiate athletic events, and 4,300 for concerts and other public events. A second unit houses six raquetball courts with an upper balcony for instruction and a 25-meter by 25-yard swimming pool with one- and three-meter diving boards, and a spectator viewing area. An athletic training room, locker rooms and team rooms are also located in the HPERC, which connects to the Wittenberg Field House, home of the Tigers since 1929, which houses offices and a state-of-the-art weight training facility. A 4,622-square-foot extension off the front of the HPERC opened in August 2005. The Bob Rosencrans Hall of Honor Fitness Center includes a wide range of weight training and cardiovascular equipment.

ROSENCRANS FITNESS CENTER

Edwards-Maurer Field and Earl F. Morris Track were renovated in 2005. EdwardsMaurer Field has a state-of-the-art artificial playing surface and Earl F. Morris Track is a 400-meter track outfitted with a similarly cutting-edge surface. The entire complex is lighted, and also serves as home to the Tiger football, track, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. The David and Georgiana Albright Tennis Complex, a $2 million project completed in 1997, houses 12 lighted tennis courts with a Dynaflex surface. Six of the courts are lighted, including two sunken center courts with space for seating. Situated a few blocks from campus are Bill Edwards Field, which offers playing and practice fields, and Betty Dillahunt field, home of the Tiger softball team. Less than two miles from campus Carleton Davidson Stadium, which opened in 2004, is the home of Tiger baseball. Owned and maintained by the City of Springfield, Carleton Davidson Stadium has seating capacity of 1,061, nearly half of which is under cover, a media center, locker rooms with showers and secured storage.

PAM EVANS SMITH ARENA

EDWARDS-MAURER FIELD

2011-2012 TENNIS


SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Date Opponent Men Women Sept. 10 WITTENBERG INV. NS NS Sept. 14 at Wilmington W, 8-1 Sept. 18 OTTERBEIN W, 8-1 W, 6-3 Sept. 18 CEDARVILLE W, 7-2 Sept. 18 SINCLAIR W, 9-0 Sept. 24-27 at ITA Midwest NS NS Oct. 2 HEIDELBERG W, 9-0 W, 8-1 Oct. 9-10 at Wright State Inv. NS Feb. 12 at Ohio Dominican Doubles NS NS Feb. 13 WRIGHT STATE L, 0-7 Feb. 27 FINDLAY L, 1-8 W, 6-3 Mar. 7 vs. Defiance % W, 8-1 Mar. 7 vs. Mount St. Mary % W, 6-3 Mar. 7 vs. Grand Rapids CC % W, 7-2 Mar. 7 vs. Baldwin-Wallace % W, 5-4 Mar. 9 vs. Catholic % W, 5-4 W, 7-2 Mar. 9 vs. Malone % W, 5-1 W, 5-2 Mar. 9 vs. Seton Hill % W, 7-2 Mar. 10 vs. Edinboro % W, 9-0 Mar. 10 vs. Northern Kentucky % L, 0-9 Mar. 10 vs. St. Joseph (IN) % W, 5-3 Mar. 11 vs. Mount Union % W, 7-2 Mar. 25 DAYTON L, 4-5 L, 0-7 Mar. 29 DENISON* L 0-9 L, 0-9 Apr. 2 at Wabash* L, 2-7 Apr. 2 vs. Calvin L, 0-6 Apr. 7 OHIO WESLEYAN* W, 6-3 Apr. 8 CENTRAL STATE W, 9-0 Apr. 10 CAPITAL W, 8-1 Apr. 10 at Northwestern Ohio W, 5-4 Apr. 12 CEDARVILLE W, 8-1 Apr. 13 OHIO WESLEYAN* W, 6-3 Apr. 16 at Kenyon* L, 2-7 Apr. 20 CAPITAL W, 9-0 Apr. 21 at Wooster W, 9-0 W, 7-2 Apr. 23 vs. Allegheny* W, 5-4 Apr. 24 at Oberlin* L, 3-5 Apr. 29 vs. Allegheny + L, 3-5 Apr. 29 vs. Wooster + W, 5-0 Apr. 30 vs. Oberlin + W, 5-2 Apr. 30 vs. Allegheny + L, 1-5 May 1 vs. Ohio Wesleyan + W, 5-3 * NCAC West Match % Spring Break in Hilton Head, SC + NCAC Tournament # NCAA Tournament

2010-11 Season

JOSEPH MARRA

POSTSEASON AWARDS

Men’s All-NCAC Second Team - Bobby Fisher Honorable Mention - Sergio Fishkin, Sam Wilke Women’s All-NCAC Newcomer of the Year - Leah Ann Miller First Team - Leah Ann Miller Second Team - Jayne Miely, Anne Beauch, Maggie Stewart

MAGGIE STEWART

In 2010-2011, the Wittenberg Tigers... • Won 5 North Coast Athletic Conference regular season championships in field hockey, football, volleyball, men’s golf and men’s lacrosse • Finished in the top 5 in the final North Coast Athletic Conference standings in 18 of 23 sports • Finished 2nd in the final standings for the NCAC Dennis Collins Memorial All-Sports Trophy • Earned 4 NCAC Player/Performer of the Year trophies • Earned 6 NCAC Coach of the Year trophies • Placed 109 student-athletes on All-North Coast Athletic Conference teams • Placed 18 student-athletes on all-region teams and 12 on All-America teams • Earned 7 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District awards and 2 Academic All-America awards • Finished 59th in the NACDA Director’s Cup (all-sports comparison) thanks to postseason appearances by 6 teams and 2 individuals

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2011-12 Season 2011-12 Men’s Tennis Fall Schedule (Spring TBA) 9/10 INDIANA TECH

9 a.m.

9/10 WILMINGTON

3 a.m.

9/13 at CEDARVILLE

6 p.m.

9/16-17 WITTENBERG FLT. TOURN. 9/20 OHIO NORTHERN

5 p.m.

9/23-26 at WASHINGTON U. KACIA NOLAN

2011-12 Women’s Tennis Fall Schedule (Spring TBA) 9/10 WILMINGTON

9 a.m.

9/10 SINCLAIR CC

9 a.m.

9/20 OHIO NORTHERN

5 p.m.

9/30-10/3 at ITA MIDWEST

KRISTIN WRIGHT

Wit tenberg TENNIS

2011-2012 TENNIS


Statement of Responsibility for Balance Between Academics & Athletics

Wittenberg Athletics Philosophy

Student-athletes are primarily responsible for balancing academics and athletics. However, recognizing the pressure that studentathletes face from competing time demands placed upon them by both professors and coaches, we establish the following statement of responsibility. The statement assumes that the student’s primary responsibility is to academic coursework and that practice sessions are always subordinate to class attendance. Students should work with advisers to schedule courses so that practices and contests are not in conflict with academic courses. Student-athletes are expected to contact professors in advance in order to resolve conflicts between class attendance and participation in athletic contests. It is recommended that student-athletes miss not more than four sessions of any class in a semester for regular season athletic contests. Permission of a Faculty Athletic Representative is required before additional excused absences will be permitted. Coaches will, as necessary, establish and maintain communications with the professors of team athletes regarding academic progress. Professors should feel free to contact coaches regarding the academic responsibilities of student-athletes.

The Wittenberg Athletic Department is an integral part of the university that strives to achieve the same standards of excellence that exist within various academic disciplines at the university. Further, the athletic department embraces the concept that the student-athletes are first and foremost students, possessing individual rights, academic abilities, personal interests and ambitions comparable to those of other members of the general student body. Wittenberg University is committed to the principles and practices of amateurism, student-athlete welfare, gender equity, sportsmanship and fair play, cultural diversity and overall athletics excellence, and this commitment shall reflect in every aspect of the athletics departmental operations.

TIGER UP!

The North Coast Athletic Conference and Wittenberg University work together to encourage good sportsmanship on the court, on the field and in the stands. The Wittenberg Athletics Department expects all competitors and spectators to help maintain an open, accepting and competitive environment in order to promote positive, enjoyable experiences for all involved with Division III athletics.


2011-12 Wittenberg Men's and Women's Tennis Team Viewbook  

2011-12 Wittenberg Men's and Women's Tennis Team Viewbook

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