USD Men's Tennis 2007

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Dir. of Tennis Operations Jonas Bodaski, Asst. Coach Robbie Blair, Thomas Liversage, Sammy Atri, Chari Wolmarans, Head Coach Tom Hagedorn. Matt Ozurovich, Ryo Sekiguchi, Levon Brown, Lawrence Kourie, Jonas Mouly, Chris Coetzee.

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2006-07 SAN DIEGO MEN'S TENNIS ROSTER Name Sammy Atri Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown/Last School 6-4 155 Jr. Mexico City, Mexico/San Diego Jewish Academy

Calgary, Alberta, Canada/Wiels Tennis Academy

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

145 182 185 173 170 150 150 199

5-10 6-2 5-8 6-0 5-6 5-7 6-1 5-10

Levon Brown Chris Coetzee Lawrence Kourie Thomas Liversage Jonas Mouly Matt Ozurovich Ryo Sekiguchi Chari Wolmarans

Durban , South Africa/Kearsney San Diego , CA/Torrey Pines HS

Welkom , South Africa/Welkom Gymnasium

Paris, France/U. of West Florida

Mission Viejo , CA/Santa Margarita Catholic HS

Tokyo , Japan/Seijyo Gakuen HS Capetown , South Africa/lntec College

Head Coach: Assistant Coach:

Tom Hagedorn (11th season) Robbie Blair (2nd season)




TABLE OF CONTENTS... Team Photo/Roster...... ....... ... ..... ......... .. ... ... .... ................... lFC General Information ... ............................................ .............. .. 1 2007 Season Preview............................... ... .. ........ .. ..... .... .. ... 2 Torero Coaching Staff.. ..... ...... ........ ............... ........................ 3 Meet The Toreros ........................................ ............... ........ 4-6 2006 Results and Statistics ............ ....................................... 7 Torero Tennis Tradition ... .. ..................................................... 8 Hagedorn NCAA Tournament Teams ... ... .. ............................ 9 USO West Tennis Courts/Tennis Alumni. ..... ..... ................... 10 West Coast Conference ............... ................ ..... ................... 11 University of San Diego .................. ................ ..... ................ 12 Administration/Support Services .................................... 13-14 San Diego 'America's Finest City'...... ........ ..................... .. ... 15 Team adidas ...... ........... ....... ........... ... .. ........... ............... ... ... 16 Pierrick Ysern-2005 NCAA Runner-up .... .. ........................ IBC Team Photo & USO West Tennis Courts .......................... Back Cover 2007 MEN'S TENNIS SCHEDULE DAY DATE OPPONENT TIME Wed 24-Jan @UCLA 1:30 PM Sat 27-Jan @Northwestern TBA Sun 28-Jan @Wake Forest(@ NW) TBA SAT 3-Feb BOISE STATE 12:30 PM THURS 8-Feb SAINT MARY'S 1:30 PM SAT 10-Feb UNLV 12:30 PM FRI 16-Feb UC RIVERSIDE 1:30 PM SAT 24-Feb USC 12:30 PM FRI 2-Mar UC IRVINE 1:30 PM SAT 10-Mar RICE 12:30 PM MON 12-Mar NORTH CAROLINA 1:30 PM FRI 16-Mar PURDUE 1:30 PM SAT 17-Mar BOSTON UNIVERSITY 12:30 PM WED 21-Mar UTAH 10:00 AM FRI 23-Mar YALE 1:30 PM SAT 24-Mar PRINCETON 12:30 PM Tues 3-Apr @Stanford 1:30 PM Thurs 5-Apr @Fresno State TBA Sat ?-Apr @Pepperdine 1:00 PM Sat 14-Apr @San Diego State 12:00 Noon Fri-Sun 20-22 Apr wee CHAMPIONSHIPS All Day Fri-Sun 11-13 May NCAA Regionals TBA Thu-Mon 17-28 May NCAA Team/Ind. Championships TBA

r USD ATHLETICS... Executive Director of Athletics Ky Snyder Senior Associate Athletics Director Mike Matoso Associate Athletic Director for Business Affairs Dan Yourg Associate Athletic Director for Development Brian Fogarty Assoc. AD Compliance/Student Services/SWA ShaneyFink Associate AD for Media Relations TedGosen Associate AD for Facilities & Operations; Tennis Sports Supervisor John Martin Assoc. AD for Sports Medicine Carolyn Greer, A. T., C. Assistant AD for Facilities & Operations Andy Fee Assistant AD for Marketing and Promotions Briana Ruff Assistant Director of Athletic Development Kari Logan Assistant Director of Media Relations Chris Loucks, Ryan Mccann Promotions & Marketing Coordinator Chris Morales Coordinator of Academic Athletic Support Sarabeth Pollock Coordinator of Student Athlete Services Robyn Fortney Director of Jenny Craig Pavilion Josh Lawrence Assistant Director of Jenny Craig Pavilion Branda Cook Ticket Manager Sierra Foster Mgr. of Athletic Equipment Services Maggie Sinclair Associate Athletic Trainers Suzi Higgins Paul Signorelli Assistant Athletic Trainer Wil Filamor Director of Athletic Performance Training Stephane Rochet Transportation Director

John Cunningham Executive Assistants

Charlene Ables Donna Holston Administrative Assistants Holly Keener, Cyndi Casillas, Linda Coppa


Location ...................... .... ........................ ........ .. San Diego, CA Founded ....... .. ....... ... ...... ............. .. ..... .. ...... ...... ........... ..... 1949 Enrollment ..... ...... .. .......... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... .. ............ ......... .... .. .. 7,600 President ...... ....................... ................... .... . Dr. Mary E. Lyons Institutional Representative .. .. ......... .. ......... .. . Paul Bissonnette Affiliation ...... ..... ...............................................NCAA Division I Conference ........ .............. ........... ........ West Coast Conference Nickname........................................................... .. ........ .Toreros School Colors .. ............ .. ............... .... Torero Blue, Navy, White Home Court ......... ...... .. ..................... USO West Tennis Courts


Director of Media Relations: .....................................Ted Gosen Assistant Director of Media Relations ................. Chris Loucks Media Relations Coordinator................ .............. Ryan Mccann Student Assistant: ................................................Andrew Miles Men's Tennis Contact: ....................... .......................Ted Gosen Tennis Contact E-mail: .......................... Media Relations Office Phone:..........................(619) 260-4745 Media Relations Office Fax: ...............................619) 260-2990 Athletics



TOREROS LOOK TO CONTINUE WINNING WAYS The USO men's tennis team will head into the 2007 spring schedule with hopes of continuing their successful ways. Under the guidance of 11th-year head coach Tom Hagedorn, the Toreros have posted winning seasons the past ten years, and have reached the NCAA Tournament a school-best four straight years. The 2007 USO Toreros have a preseason team ranking of 42nd in the nation. Gone from last year's 15-7 club that turned in a final ITA ranking of 37th in the nation include the team's top three singles performers - Pierrick Ysern, Oscar Plotnik and Mirza Koristovic. Ysern , the 2005 NCAA National Runner-up, finished ranked 30th in the nation his senior year and compiled a 16-4 record at No. 1 singles. Plotnik and Koristovic split duties between No. 2 and No. 3 singles . Coach Hagedorn will look for his upperclassemen to provide this year's squad with both leadership and experience. USD's two seniors include Jonas Mouly (Paris , France) and Matt Ozurovich (Mission Viejo, CA). Mouly will be planted in the upper half of the singles ladder,while Ozurovich should give USO asolid punch at either No. 5or No. 6singles. Last year Mouly was an impressive 16-3 in dual-match singles play and finished 9-1 at the No. 6 slot. Ozurovich saw some action at No. 6 singles, and provided the Toreros some depth while playing with three different doubles partners. Junior Thomas Liversage (Welkom, South Africa) turned in a solid sophomore cam– paign and will compete for playing time at either No. 1or No. 2singles. Last year Liversage compiled a 13-5 dual-match singles record in the spring , and also teamed with Ysern at No. 1 Doubles for an 11-4 mark. The Torero duo were named First Team AII-WCC Doubles; advanced to the NCAA Tournament; and finished with a national ranking of 32nd. Junior Sammy Atri (Mexico City, Mexico) is USD's fourth upperclassman, and has shown marked improvement in each of his first two years. Atrio of sophomores figure to play a key role in USD's success in 2007. They include Chris Coetzee (Durban, South Africa), Ryo Sekiguchi (Tokyo, Japan) and Chari Wolma– rans (Capetown, South Africa). Look for Coetzee to play either No. 2or No. 3singles for the Toreros, and team up with Liversage at No. 1 doubles. Last year as a freshman Coetzee finished with a 6-2 mark at No. 6 singles. Sekiguchi turned in a very solid freshman year and should compete at either No. 4 or No. 5 singles for the Toreros . Last year Sekiguchi finished 11-6 overall in singles, including a 9-4 mark at No. 5 singles. Wolmarans, who has a powerful game, should compete in the middle of the Toreros' singles lineup, and is projected to team up with Jonas Mouly at No. 2 doubles. Coach Hagedorn welcomes two new Toreros in freshmen Levon Brown (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) and Lawrence Kourie (San Diego, CA). Brown competed at the National Sport School in Alberta where he was ranked in the top-1 O in Alberta. This past season he spent about 5months at the Wiel Tennis Academy in Ojai , California , and proceeded to be ranked in the top-60 for SoCal 18s. Kourie is a local product who played up the road at Torrey Pines High School. Last year he was named First Team All-Palomar League and Division I AII-CIF Section. Once again the Toreros , who enter the spring season ranked 42nd , will tackle a very tough schedule. Thirteen opponents are ranked in the ITAPreseason Top-75, and six appear in the Top-25. Those six teams include #4 UCLA, #9 Stanford, #10 Pepperdine , #22 North Carolina, #24 Wake Forest, and #25 Boise State. Following three straight road matches to open the season , USO will host a 13-match homestand between February 8th and March 24th. Following four road matches to begin the month of April , the Toreros will play host to the 2007 West Coast Conference Championships (April 20-22) . Should USO advance to its fifth straight NCAA Tournament, the Regionals will be held at sixteen host sites over the weekend of May 11-13. The NCAA Team and Individual Championships are being held at the Univ. of Georgia between May 17-28.




Tom Hagedorn Head Coach - 11th Season

Tom Hagedorn enters his 11th season as head coach of the University of San Diego men's tennis program. He has guided the Toreros to ten straight winning seasons and four straight NCAA Tournament appearances. Last year's club finished 15-7 overall, finished ranked 37th in the nation , placed 2nd in the West Coast Conference, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Notable wins came against No. 18 USC, No. 23 Texas Tech and No. 29 Boise State. Hagedorn enters the 2007 campaign with an overall record of 130-91 in his ten seasons at Alcala Park. In 2005 he coached the Toreros to their third consecutive

NCAA Tournament appearance, a competition in which junior Pierrick Ysern was named the 2005 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis National runner-up. As a team, the Toreros finished 16-7 on the year, marking their ninth straight winning season.

In 2004, he guided the Toreros to its second straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament, finishing at 13-8 and ranked 42nd in the nation. In 2003, the Toreros qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time under Hagedorn's watch. The past four seasons Pierrick Ysern earned a-spot on the AII-WCC Singles Team and in 2002, the No. 1 doubles team of Juan Cerda and Jason Pongsrikul advanced to the second round of the NCAA Doubles Championships. Hagedorn came to USO via the University of Arizona where he was assistant coach under Bill Wright since 1988. During his tenure the UAWildcats advanced to the NCAA Tournament twice (1995, 1996), with the 1996 team finishing 18-10 and ranked No. 23 in the nation by the Intercol– legiate Tennis Association (ITA). Prior to joining the Arizona coaching staff, Hagedorn played four years on the Wildcat tennis team (1984-87). As a player, he was ranked in the top-10 in the Southwest (1982, 1983). He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing. Besides his coaching duties, Hagedorn has been a member of the U.S. Professional Ten– nis Association for the past thirteen years; has coached collegiate All-Americans and ATP Touring Professionals - the most notable being Jim Grabb who was No. 1 in the world in doubles in 1993 and No. 29 in singles; and was director of the Bill Wright Tennis Camp in Vail, Colorado from 1989-1996. For the fourth straight season, Hagedorn will be Region Vlll's representative on the ITA Division I Operating Committee. Tom and his wife, Melissa , reside in San Diego.

Robbie Blair Assistant Coach - 2nd Season

Robbie Blair is back for his second season as assistant coach to the USO men's tennis team. A four-year Torero for the men's program between 2002-2005, Blair helped USO head coach Tom Hagedorn guide the 2006 Toreros to an overall mark of 15-7. During his senior year in 2005, Blair finished 16-5 in singles and teamed with Thomas Liver– sage in doubles for a 15-8 mark. In his junior campaign, Blair earned West Coast Conference Honor– able Mention accolades in singles, finishing with a 10-6 record , mainly playing in the No. 2 and No. 4 spots. As a sophomore, Blair reached the round of 16 of several prestigious tournaments, including the Wathen/Hancock Bulldog Classic and Omni Hotels Southern California Regional Championship. His 14 victories that season tied him with the most on the squad and contributed to his being named to the AII-WCC Honorable Mentions Singles Team.

Prior to his career as a Torero, Blair was the No. 1 player in South Africa and ranked as high as No. 60 in the world as a junior player. He represented South Africa in the World Cup in the U-14, U-16 , and U-18 divisions and reached the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon and Australian junior events in the doubles bracket. "I am ecstatic to have Robbie Blair continue as a Torero," said head coach Tom Hagedorn. "To have a player of his caliber will only help the program. Robbie has helped our team move up the rankings the last four years as a player and he will continue to do so as the assistant coach . Robbie has a work ethic that is second to none."



JONASMOULY 5-9 Sr. - Paris, France

USO: Enters 2nd and final year... Projected to play in upper half of singles ladder, as well as No. 2 with Chari Wolmarans... Last season played a key role in USD's success... Finished 16-3 in dual match singles, including a 9-1 mark at the No. 6 position... Tallied 11-9 mark at No. 2 doubles (with both Mirza Koristovic and Oscar Plotnik)...

.......,.""""____. Won the Flight ADoubles Consolation at Fresno State Bulldog Clas- sic (w/Plotnik)... Won Fight Aconsolation semifinal singles match. College: Prior to USO played at the Univ. of West Florida (2004-2005) .. . Named to the AII-GSC First Team in two consecutive seasons... Ranked as high as 41st in singles during the season ... Led the team with 21 singles victories... Collected 15 of his singles victories in the third position ... Collected 20 of his 21 doubles victories with partner Nicolas Barrientos... Won a 9-8 doubles match with Barrientos in the national title-clinching match against North Florida... Posted a 12-3 record in singles, including 7-0 in the second and third positions, in 2004... Recorded a 15-5 record in doubles play in 2004... Won 14 of 15 doubles matches with teammate Guillaume deVerbizier, including 8-2 in the second position . Personal: A native of Paris, France.. .. Younger sister, Samanatha, plays on USD's women's team .. . Business Administration major.

MATT OZUROVICH 5-6 Sr. - Mission Vie ·o, CA

USO: Enters fourth and final year with Toreros... Projected to play at No. 6 singles, as well as compete in doubles... USD's lone four-year senior will provide both leadership and experience in 2007...This past Fall season advanced to the Finals of "Flight C" singles at the Fresno State Bulldog Classic; the Round of 32 at the ITAWest Regional; and

------ won all three singles matches in the Torero Challenge .. . Last spring played with three different doubles partners to combine for an overall dual match record of 5-4... Sophomore campaign (2005) went 4-1 in singles and 2-0 in doubles (w/Koristovic) ... Freshman year advanced to the Rd of 16 at the ITA West Regional Championships... Finished 3-1 in dual meet singles in the spring season playing both No. 5 and No. 6 singles. High School: Prepped at Santa Margarita Catholic High School. ..Athree-time team MVP and AII– CIF performer, Matt posted a combined 85-9 record the last three years of high school. .. Ranked among the Top 100 in the USTA National Junior Rankings in 2003. Personal: Chose USO for weather, location, tennis program,and strong academics... Also recruited by UC Santa Barbara and Fresno State... Majoring in Accounting .

THOMAS LIVERSAGE 6-0 Jr. - Johannesburg, S. Africa USO: Enters his junior season where he is projected to play in the upper half of the singles ladder, as well as play akey role in doubles... This past Fall advanced to the quarterfinals of "Flight A" singles at the FSU Bulldog Classic, as well as the Round of 16 at the ITA West Regional Championships... Last spring was very solid in singles play

fllil71P:E ....;,...==---...1 where he finished 13-5 overall (2-2 at No. 2; 4-1at No. 3; 7-2 at No. 4)... Also teamed with Pierrick Ysern at No. 1 doubles where they advanced to NCAA Championships and finished ranked 32 in the nation with an overall record of 11-4... As a freshman , he finished the spring dual meet schedule with a singles mark of 11-8... He paired with Robbie Blair in doubles to post an overall mark of 15-8... Named WCC Doubles Team of the Month for March after posting 11-1 record at No. 3... Ranked as high as 13th during season, the Torero duo ended up being named to the WCC Doubles First Team. High School: Attended Welkom Gymnasium in Welkom, South Africa . Personal: Full name is Thomas William Henry Liversage... Chose USO for tennis program and great academics... Also recruited by Rice and Baylor... Chose USO because of the excellent tennis program and the high academics... Majoring in Accountancy.



CHRIS COETZEE 6-2 So. - Durban, S. Africa

USD: Enters his second year with the Toreros where he is projected to compete in the upper half of singles, and play at No. 1doubles with Thomas Liversage... This past Fall season competed at the Bulldog Classic, the ITA West Regional Championships, and also earned _.11....1l,,l,l,,,,I,=----' three wins at the Torero Challenge... Last year as a freshman finished 7-2 in singles in dual meet matches, including a 6-2 mark at No. 6... Competed with five different teammates at No. 3 doubles.

High School: Received several awards during his prep career under coach Ants Willows at Kearnsey College... Played B18 Doubles with current USO teammate Chari Wolmarans.

Personal: Chose USO for the impressive tennis facilities and coaching staff as well as the beautiful San Diego weather... Also recruited by UC Santa Barbara and Northwestern .. . Older brother Sean is a senior at Nebraska-Lincoln ... Loves to surf and play guitar.. .. Majoring inAccountancy.

RYO SEKIGUCHI 5-7 So. - Tok o Ja an

USD: Enters his sophomore season with the Toreros where he is projected to play a key role for USO in the bottom half of the singles lineup ... This past Fall season earned three singles wins in the Consolation round of the ITA West Regional Championships... Also picked up three wins at the Torero Challenge... Last year as a fresh– ______. man turned in a solid year, finishing 11-6 in dual match contests (9-4 at No. 5 singles) . High School: From Tokyo, Japan, Ryo attend Seijo Gakuen School ... He was ranked at No. 242 internationally before becoming aTorero... In June of 2004 he was the Boys 18 Singles Champion of the Thamrin Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia ... Reached the Round of 16 in the Japan F10 Futures Tournament held in Tokyo in September, 2005.

Personal: Chose USO for its excellent tennis program... Was also recruited by Tulane and Georgia Tech .. . Hobbies include tennis and skiing... Majoring in Business.

CHARL WOLMARANS 6-1 So. - Ca etown, S. Africa

USD: Enters his sophomore year with the Torero tennis program... This past Fall season he advanced to semifinals of "Flight B" singles at Fresno State Bulldog Classic; participated in ITA West Regional Championships; and won three matches during Torero Challenge... Did not compete for USO during the 2005-06 season .

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High School: Attended lntec College... In July,2005,teamed with Brad Brinkhause Williams RSA at the SATPC Junior Tournament in Hatfield, South Africa and won the B18 Doubles Championship... In November of 2004, the duo were finalists at the Malaysian International.

Personal: Chose USO for the tennis program and the great environment... Also recruited by Arizona State, Miami and Georgia Tech .. . Majoring in Business.



SAMMYATRI 6-4 Jr. - Mexico Cit , Mexico

USD: Enters his junior year with the Torero tennis program ... This past Fall season advanced to the quarterfinals of the "Flight B" singles at the Fresno State Bulldog Classic...Also competed at the ITAWest Regional Championships... Won two matches at the three-day Torero -------..1 Challenge ... In 2005 Fall season competed in the ITAWest Regional tournament in both the singles and doubles bracket.

High School: Attended the San Diego Jewish Academy where he participated in tennis, basketball, cross country and soccer... Selected the Most Valuable Player on the soccer team.

Personal: Chose USO for the tennis program, school being close to home, the great people, and the beautiful campus... Also recruited by Boston College and Emory University... Majoring in Business Administration ... Minor in International Relations. I ~.~ ~-. ~~ -~ ~· LEVON BROWN 5-10 Fr. - Calgary, Alberta, Canada USD: Enters his first season with the Toreros... This past Fall season he advanced to the quarterfinals of the "Flight C" singles bracket at the Fresno State Bulldog Classic... At the ITA West Regional Cham– pionships, he picked up awin before falling to UC Riverside's Jordan

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High School: Attended the National Sport School for three years where he was coached by Rene Simon ... Ranked top-five in Alberta for B18s... Last year spent 5 months at Wiel Tennis Academy in Ojai , California ... Reached top-60 for SoCal 18s.

Personal: Chose USO for the tennis program and beautiful city of San Diego... Besides playing tennis, enjoys music and hanging out with friends ... Undeclared major.

LAWRENCE KOURIE 5-8 Fr. - San Die o, CA

USD: Enters his first season with the Toreros... This past Fall season he advanced to the finals of the "Flight C" consolation bracket where he dropped a hard-fought decision to Thomas McGee of UC Davis (4-6, 7-6, 10-3)... Competed in ITA West Regional Championships...


________. Picked up a singles win at Torero Challenge.

High School: Attended nearby Torrey Pines High School where he played on the tennis team... Reached SCTA 1B's ranking of #20... Senior year named to Division IAll-Section team... First Team All-Palomar... 2006 Breitbard AII-CIF Boys Tennis Team... Prior to Torrey Pines he competed at Bishop's.

Personal: Chose USO because he loves the city of San Diego; it is agreat school, and has astrong tennis program... Also recruited by Peppedine and UC Santa Barbara... Undeclared major.

2006 RESULTS & STATISTICS 7 2006 RESULTS & STATISTICS Final Record: 15-7 (2nd place WCC) 2006 SINGLES (stats beginning Jan. 1st) PLAYER No.1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 (30) Pierrick Ysern 16-4 Oscar Plotnik 1-1 4-3 5-5 Mirza Koristovic 3-5 3-2 1-4 Thomas Liversage 2-2 4-1 7-2 Jonas Mouly 2-0 5-2 9-1 Chris Coetzee 1-0 6-2 Ryo Sekiguchi 2-2 9-4 Matt Ozurovich 0-2 Totals 17-5 9-10 12-8 12-8 15-6 15-5 DOUBLES (stats beginning Jan. 1st) TEAM No.1 No. 2 No. 3 Total (32) Ysern/Liversage 11-4 11 -4 Mouly/Plotnik 6-6 6-6 Koristovic/Ozurovich 2-1 2-1 Coetzee/Ozu rovich 2-2 2-2 Koristovic/Coetzee 0-2 0-2 Coetzee/Sekiguch i 1-2 1-2 Koristovic/Mouly 5-3 5-3 Coetzee/Plotnik 1-2 1-2 Plotnik/Liversage 1-2 1-2 Ysern/Ozurovich 1-1 1-1 Plotnik/Ysern 1-0 1-0 Coetzee/Liversage 0-1 0-1 Totals 13-6 11-9 7-11 31-26 ITA Ranking: No. 37 Total 16-4 10-9 7-11 13-5 16-3 7-2 11 -6 0-2 80-42 2006 RESULTS JANUARY 20 @#5 UCLA L, 5-2 25 @ UC Irvine W, 7-0 28 #59 UNLV W, 5-2 FEBRUARY 3 USF* W, 5-2 5 LMU* W, 7-0 9 @#18 USC

w, 4-3 18 vs. #23 Texas Tech w, 4-2 20 @#41 TCU L, 4-1 23 E. TENN. STATE W, 4-2

MARCH 10 vs. #38 M. Tenn. 11 @ #74 Fresno St.

L, 4-2

Rain Out

#13 N. CAROLINA L, 5-2

13 16 18 21 25 27

#51UTAH #54 RICE

W, 6-1- L, 5-2 w, 7-0 w, 5-2 w, 4-3




2006 San Diego Men's Tennis Roster Name Sammy Atri Chris Coetzee Mirza Koristovic Thomas Liversage Jonas Mouly Matt Ozurovich Ht. Yr. 6-4 So . 6-1 Fr. 6-1 Sr. 6-0 So .


UCSB w, 6-1 12 @ #29 Boise State w, 5-2 21 vs. Portland # w, 4-0 22 vs. Santa Clara # w, 4-0 23 vs. Pepperdine # L, 4-1 MAY 13 vs. Texas Christian & L, 4-0 * wee Challenge #WCC Championships & NCAA Regional

Hometown Mexico City, Mexico Du rban , So . Africa/Kearsney Oslo , Norway Johannesburg, So. Africa Paris , France/U. of West Florida Mission Viejo , CA Mexico City, Mexico Tokyo, Japan Capetown , So . Africa Paris, France

5-9 Jr. 5-6 Jr. 6-1 Sr. 5-7 Fr. 6-0 Fr. 5-9 Sr.

Oscar Plotnik Ryo Sekiguchi Chari Wolmarans PierrickYsern

Head Coach: Tom Hagedorn (10th Yr.) Assistant: Robbie Blair (1st Yr. )



USO has a rich tradition of tenni s. Twice the team won NCAA Division II titles (1974 & 1975). In I979 the team finished second and in 1980 the program moved up to the NCAA Division I ranks. Former coach Ed Collins directed USD's move to Divison I and was with the program for I8 seasons ( 1979-96) where he accumulated an overall record of 350-1 90; won two Ojai team titles; two WCC titles and took the team to the NCAA's three times. This winning tradition was started by Andrew Rae, a native of Melbourne, Aus– tralia, who won NCAA Division II singles and doubles titl es in 1974 and 1975 . In 1978 USD's Rick Goldberg and Par Svensson won the NCAA Doubles Championship. From 1980 through 1982 the netters were regularly ranked among the nation 's top 20 Division I teams. In 1980 and 1981 the Toreros won Ojai team titles. During that time the team was led by Scott Lipton (San Jose, CA, 1980 NCAA Division I All-American), Terry Ward (St. Louis, MO, 198 l WCC Singles Champ and 1981 Ojai Champ) and Peter Herrmann (San Diego, 1982 Ojai Champ). The Toreros were back in the national rankings in 1987, on the strength of their 24-9 record and dual match wins over Stanford and Pepperdine. Senior Jim McNamee (Seattle, WA) was a WCC Singles Finalist and the team of Dave Stewart (Saratoga, CA)

and Scott Patridge (La Jolla , CA) won the WCC Doubles Championship. Led by four-time NCAA All-American, Jose Luis Noriega, USD won West Coast Conference

Pierrick Ysern 2005 National Runner-up

Championships in 1989 and 1990 and earned Volvo/ITA National Rankings of#l4 in '89 and # 12 in ' 90. This coming April (2007), Noriega will be inducted into USD's Chet & Marguerite Pagni Family Athletic Hall of Fame. USO annually competes at the nation's highest level of intercollegiate play. Elev– enth-year coach Tom Hagedorn has guided the Toreros to ten straight winning seasons and a school record four straight trips to the NCAA Tournaments. Once again , the 2007 schedule includes a number of the nation 's top ranked teams and several prestigious pre– season tournaments. Last season the Toreros finished with a record of 15-7 overall and finished with a national ranking of#37. Senior Pierrick Ysern (Paris, France) advanced to the Round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Champ ionships. Two seasons ago Ysern was the National Runner–

up at the NCAA Individua l Singles Cham– pionships, and earned NCAA All-America honors along the way. Ysern helped guide the Toreros to an overall mark of 16-7 (#39 team rank). In 2005 USD finished 13-8 and reached the NCAA Tournament for the 2nd

Jose Luis Noriega Four-time NCAA All-American

time under Hagedorn. The Toreros finished with a national ranking of 42nd in the nation and earned so lid wins over# 16 Tulane, #32 Florida State and #36 Minnesota. USO was 13-10 four years ago with a national ranking of #43 while reaching the NCAA's for the first time. The 2004 season marked Ysern's first trip to the NCAA Singles Championships. In 2002, Hagedorn's No. 1 doubles team of Juan Cerda and Jason Pongsrikul advanced to the second round of the NCAA Doubles Championships. The Fall semester tennis schedule is almost as active as the Spring. USO ann ually hosts the San Diego All-College Tournament. They also participate at the Rolex Southern California Championsh ips at UCI. In addition to intercollegiate tenn is, USO offers advanced recreation tennis classes The Toreros practice and play at USD's West Courts, an 8-court facility located in a park-like setting on the west end of the Alcala Park campus. The setting, courts and cool ocean breeze create a perfect tennis environment for both student-ath letes and the general public. The USD West Tennis Courts have hosted numerous tournaments over and year 'round intramural tennis events.

Andrew Rae

Two-Time NCAA Division II

National Champion

the years, and will again be host to the West Coast Conference Men's Team Championships in 2007.



2006 Toreros Record: 15-7 (#37 ITA Rank)

(Standing 1-r): Thomas Liversage, Sammy Atri, Mirza Koristovic, Oscar Plotnik. Chris Coetzee, Chari Wolmarans. (Kneeling 1-r): Asst. Robbie Blair, Johan Bo– daski (Tennis Operations), Jonas Mouly, Pier– rick Ysern, Ryo Sekiguchi, Matt Ozurovich, Head Coach Tom Hagedorn.

2005 Toreros Record: 16-7 (#39 ITA Rank)

(Standing 1-r): Head Coach Tom Hagedorn, Mir– za Koristovic, Michael Meschede, Oscar Plotnik, Sammy Atri, Asst. Ron Jenkins. (Kneeling 1-r): Robbie Blair, Nie Beuque, Thom– as Liversage, Pierrick Ysern, Kenneth Prajoga, Matt Ozurovich.

2004 Toreros Record: 13-8 (#42 ITA Rank)

(Standing 1-r): Head Coach Tom Hagedorn, Michael Meschede, Nie Beuque, Mirza Koris– tovic , Oscar Plotnik, Asst. Ron Jenkins. (Kneeling 1-r): Pierrick Ysern, Robbie Blair, Jason Pongsrikul, Nie Schaffner, Matt Ozurov– ich, Jeff Das.

2003 Toreros Record: 13-10 (#43 ITA Rank)

(Standing 1-r): Head Coach Tom Hagedorn, Dru Kanuha, Michael Meschede, Ben Regin, Nie Beuque, Asst. Ron Jenkins. (Kneeling 1-r): Jason Pongsrikul, Nie Caldwell, Nicolas Schaffner, Pierrick Ysem, Robbie Blair, Mirza Koristovic.




Renovated in 2003


The USO West Tennis Courts, home of the USO women's and men's tennis teams, went through a complete renovation in 2003 of its eight-court facility at the west end of the USO campus. The site received a new concrete substructure and surface; new chain link fences with screening ; new oncourt storage units; a new center walkway with individual court access; a new entry way with nearby public facilities ; a new tournament desk area with nearby storage ; and additional bleacher seating . Both Torero teams opened up on their new home courts in March, 2003 . The USO West Tennis Courts will also be the host site for the 2007 West Coast Conference Men's Tennis Championships (April 20-22).

USO RECEIVES LEAD GIFT FOR FUTURE TENNIS CENTER The University of San Diego athletic department has received the lead gift for USD's future Tennis Center from Cindy Hogan. The facility will be named the "Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center". Preliminary plans call for the Tennis Center to retain USD's unique park like setting; for 12 lighted championship courts with 2000 seats; electronic scoring system, and quality sound system; entry pavilion with ticketing and concessions; public facilities and gathering space with display wall; and support facili– ties that include home and visitor team rooms, meeting rooms, athletic training area and office. For more information, contact the USO Athletic Development Office at 619) 260-5917. TOM HAGEDORN TORERO ALUMNI Fall of 1996 thru S rin of 2007

German Maldonado, 1996-2000 Manfredi Magris, 1997-1998 Michael Meschede, 2002-2005 Jonas Mouly, 2006-2007 Matt Ozurovich, 2003-2007 Michael Pfeiffer, 1999-2000 Oscar Plotnik, 2003-2006 Jason Pongsrikul , 2000-2004 Kenneth Prajoga, 2005 Ben Regin, 2000-2003 Ricardo Rizo, 1998-2002 Rodolfo Rodriguez, 1998-2000 Rikard Roos, 1996-1997 Nicolas Schaffner, 2001-2004 Justin Schmidt, 1996-1997 Ryo Sekiguchi, 2006-2007 Mattias Tangefjord , 1997-2001 Stephen Taylor, 1998-2002 Ray van Wasbeek, 1999-2000 Peter Webb, 1996-97 Chari Wolmarans, 2006-2007 Pierrick Ysern , 2002-2006 current players in bold

Sammy Atri, 2004-2007 Nie Beuque, 2003-2005 Robert Blair, 2002-2005 Ross Bourne, 1997-2001 Sean Bowen, 2002 Robert Brauchli, 2000-2001 Levon Brown, 2007 Ted Burghardt, 1998-2002 Nie Caldwell, 2002-2003 Bernardo Carrillo, 1997-2000 Juan Cerda , 2000-2002 Chris Coetzee, 2006-2007 Chasen Cohan , 2001-2002 Sean Cooper, 1998-2000 Jeff Das, 2003-2004 Dru Kanuha, 2003 Andrew Kazarian , 1999-2001 Paul Kerwin, 1996-1997 Mirza Koristovic, 2002-2006 Laurence Kourie, 2007 J.P. La Barrie , 1996-1998 Ola Lindblom, 996-1998 Martin Linusson, 2001-2003 Thomas Liversage, 2005-2007

Torero All-Americans Meet (l-r): Head Coach Tom Hagedorn & '05 All-American Pierrick Ysern meet up with 4-time USD All-American Jose Luis Noriega ('89-92) and former Torero coach Ed Collins.

The West Coast Conference is dedicated to providing opportunities for student-athlete to achieve their fullest potential, both on the playing field and in the classroom.

A nationally recognized and competitive force in intercollegiate athletics, the WCC sponsors 13 sports: men's and women 's basketball, soccer, tennis, cross country, and

golf; baseball ; and women's volleybaU and rowing. The WCC has produced over 30 NCAA individual or team champions and numerous Academic All-Americans throughout the history of the league. Many outstanding WCC student-athletes have also gone on to excel in professional sports.

The eight WCC member institutions span the western coast of the United States, from the pine forests of Eastern Washington, to the Columbia River Basin, to the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area and the sunny beaches of Southern California. The league is characterized by the stability of its membership- only two

The long and rich tradition of the WCC n trates that success in intercollegiate hletics can be built on the foundation of

conferences have been together long•ert·ll!dllli its unique emphasis on combining e cell in athletics with excellence in academi




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SETTING The University of San Diego is an independent Catholi c institution of higher educati on. Founded in 1949, USD is located on 180 acres overl ooking Mission Bay, San Diego Harbor and the Pacifi c Ocean. The campus is named Alca la Park and is located just 10 minutes from downtown San Diego. The campus was named after a Spanish vi llage near Madrid - Alca la de Henares. Founded by the Greeks as Comp lutum, the vi llage was later renamed A l Kala (the Castle) by the Moslems. Chri stians recaptured the village centuries later and founded a university whose buildings became the inspiration for USD's architectura l style.

THE CAMPUS The USD campus is regarded as one of the most arch itecturally unique institutions in the country, featur ing major buildings designed in an ornamental 16th century Spanish Renais– sance style. Since 1984, USO has comp leted numerous major construction and expansion projects. In 2000 the Jenny Craig Pavilion, a 5, I00-seat ath letic center, opened its doors as home to USO basketball and vol leyball. Two years ago the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice opened on the west end of campus, and this past Fall the Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology opened. A five-story, Spanish Renaissance parking garage ( I, I00 spaces) was completed in 1998. A landscaped fountain plaza was finished in the fall of 1995, connecting the entrances of the Immacu lata and Hughes Admi ni stration Center. In 1992, the university completed the 45,000 square foot Loma Hall , which includes an expanded bookstore, a larger mail center, classrooms and laboratories.

ACADEMICS USO enrolls more than 7,600 students who have a choice of more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The university's academic units include the College ofArts and Sciences, and the Schools of Business Administration, Education, Law and Nursing. Class size generally averages between 18-25 students with the student to teacher ratio being 18: l. Over 97 percent ofUSD's full-time facu lty hold doctor– ates. In the annual ratings of the country's colleges and universities, published by U.S. News & World Report, USO moved from the regional to national category in 1994. The university is currently ranked I06th among the top schools in the nation.

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Student activities include cultural events, dances, boat cruises, beach parties, BBQ's, concerts, comedy nights, symposia and much more. Students participate in a wide range of volunteer projects such as adu lt literacy tutoring, senior citizen outreach, and house building in Tijuana. The intramural program is also an integral part of student life on campus with over two-thirds of the USD community partaking in intramural sports.

ATHLETICS The University of San Diego is a member of the West Coast Conference for nearly all sports and competes in 16 intercollegiate sports on the NCAA Division I level. The football team is in its 12th season in the Pioneer Football League . Women's sports include: basketball, cross country, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. Men's sports include: baseball, bas– ketball , cross country, golf, footba ll, rowing, soccer and tennis. Since 1990 USD teams have made 49 NCAA post-season appearances; garnered 56 All-America selections; had 37 Conference Coaches of the Year; 30 Conference Players of the Year; 15 Conference Freshmen of the Year; won 15 conference championships; and 4 WCC Scholar Athletes of the Year. Last season saw the men's tennis program advance to the NCAA Team Championships for a schoo l-best fourth straight season, and two seasons ago Pierrick Ysern earned All-America honors after finishing as the 2005 NCAA Individual Nationa l Runner-up.

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AMESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT MARY LYONS... The University ofSan Diego is very proud ofthe student-athletes that represent our institution on I 6 men's and women's NCAA Division-I athletic teams. These are proud and serious competitors, honored to represent the Univers ity. The dedication you witness on the playing.fields, on the court, on the course, or in the water is greatly matched in the classrooms, the laboratories, on stage, or in the community. Last year thirty-four percent ofour student-athletes carried a grade-point average above 3.2, and eight ofour teams had a cumulative grade-point average above 3. 0. Athletics is vital to the University of San Diego, a way students, faculty, staff and alumni come together as one community. 1 am both a university president and a Torero fan; 1 look forward to sharing the excitement of Torero athletics with our many fans.

Dr. Mary E. Lyons

University of San Diego Mission Statement The University of San Diego is aRoman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service. University of San Diego Vision Statement The University of San Diego is becoming a nationally preeminent Catholic university known for educating students who are globally competent, ethical leaders working and serving in our complex and changing world. KY SNYDER

Executive Director ofAthletics

Ky Snyder was named Executive Director of Athletics at the University of San Diego on December 10th, 2003. Dr. Mary E. Lyons, USO President, introduced Snyder who returns to USO where he was Director of Athletic Development between 1990-1996. He came back to USO from the San Diego International Sports Council where he held the position of President. With the San Diego International Sports Council , the Snyder's primary responsibility was to promote San Diego/Tijuana as the preferred region for sporting events and activities that benefit the community both economically and socially. Recent accomplishments of the Sports Council bid efforts include securing for San Diego the 1997 and 1998 ESPN Summer XGames,the Suzuki Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, the 1999 Major League Soccer All-Star Game, the inaugural Bank of America/U.S. Olympic Cup, NCAA Division I Men's Basketball First & Second Round (2001) contests, the NCAA Division I Women 's Volleyball Championships (2001) and Super Bowl XXXVII. In the spring of 2001, Snyder was named the President of the San Diego Super Bowl XXXVII Host Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego NFL Youth Education Town and the San Diego Super Bowl Task Force. Snyder was also the Executive Director of the San Diego International

Ky Snyder

Executive Director of Athletics Sports Foundation. Prior to joining the SDISC, Snyder was the Director of Athletic Development at the University of San Diego for six years. At USO he was responsible for establishing the Torero Athletic Association, fund-raising efforts for athletics, managing athletic special events and generating corporate sponsorship of athletics. At USO he oversees an athletic department with sixteen NCAA Division I intercollegiate teams and approximately 400 student-athletes. He is responsible for all administrative, management and supervisory aspects of the Department of Athletics. Additionally, he oversees the strategic long– range planning and monitoring of budgets, personnel, programs, facilities, fundraising , promotions and marketing , and public relations for an NCAA Division I program consisting of eight sports for men and eight sports for women . He serves on the NCAA Division I Football Rules Committee, the West Coast Conference TV Committee, Marketing Committee and Women's Basketball Committee. Snyder played football at San Diego State University. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from San Diego State University and has studied in the Master's Leadership Program at the University of San Diego. He is aguest lecturer at the University of San Diego's MBA Sports Manage– ment program and the SDSU Hospitality Management program. Snyder, who has been a San Diego resident for 24 years, has a very athletic family. His wife, Sue, was a former standout member of the United States women's national volleyball team who played at San Diego State and also coached the Aztecs and University of San Diego's women's volleyball teams. In addition, Snyder's father, Lester, held the position as President of the United States Tennis Association. The Snyder's reside in Poway with their son Riley (age 13), daughter Sydney (age 10) and daughter Cammy (age 7).

SUPPORT SERVICES & SPORTS MEDICINE 14 ( USD Academic Support Program & Student Services )

Sarabeth Pollock begins her second year as the Coordinator of Athletic Academic Support for the University of San Diego. She has worked as a tutor in the Athletic Department since the fall of 2001 . She serves as the academic advisor for all sports except Football and Row– ing. Her responsibilities include the supervision of the Study Hall and the administration of the tutoring and mentoring programs.Currently,the Aca– demic Support Program employs over 25 tutors who represent a variety of majors across campus, as well as over 12 mentors who are graduate students pursuing their masters degrees in USD's Counseling Program. The Study Hall and computer lab are open for student-athlete use all year long; during the semester they are open 60 hours per week and provide a quiet, studious atmosphere to foster academic excellence. Sarabeth graduated from USD in 2002 in the Honors Program, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History. She speaks Spanish and French fluently. A5th generation San Diegan , she resides in Point Loma with her family. In her spare time, Sarabeth enjoys working on her novel that she hopes to have published by the end of the year. Robyn Fortney begins her second year as the Coordinator of Athletic Student Services for USD. She coordinates the CHAMPS/Life Skills program which promotes the personal development of student-ath– letes.Also, she is an Academic Counselor to Football, Women's Rowing and Men's Rowing.

Sarabeth Pollock

The CHAMPS/ Life Skills program emphasizes five core commitment areas:

* Commitment to Academic Development * Commitment to Athletic Development * Commitment to Personal Development * Commitment to Career Development * Commitment to Service

From nearby Rancho Bernardo, Fortney earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, with a minor in Leadership, from USD in 2002. She was a four-year member of the USD women's basketball team between 1998-2002, including the 2000 squad that advanced to the NCAA Tournament. In 2004, she received her Master's Degree in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco.

Robyn Fortney

University of San Diego Sports Medicine

The main responsibilities of the University of San Diego Sports Medicine Staff is injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of all USD student-athletes. The Sports Medicine staff overseas sixteen intercollegiate teams and approximately 400 USD student-athletes. Carolyn Greer,Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine, is in her 29 th year as USD's Head Certified Athletic Trainer. A 1975 graduate of San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in

Carolyn Greer

Physical Education, Carolyn went on to earn her Master's in Sports Medicine in 1978. Over the years she has taught classes in Sports Medicine and had numerous articles published in a variety of journals. Carolyn is assisted by Suzi Higgins, Paul Signorelli and Wil Filamor.

The USD Sports Medicine team also consists of two orthopedic surgeons, one dentist, one internist and eight student interns. The USD training room is located on the first floor of the Jenny Craig Pavilion. The training room features a treatment area, a hydro-therapy room and taping stations. The training room is also equipped with cardiovascular and rehabilitation equipment. Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Mission Statement As part of the University of San Diego, a Roman Catholic University, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to advancing academic and athletic excellence and enhancing students' lives while promoting the University of San Diego. Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Vision Statement As part of the University of San Diego, aRoman Catholic University,the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is educating its student-athletes while building leadership and teamwork and a reputation as winners on and off the field of play.

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San Diego is truly "America's Finest City. " A modern metropolis (second largest in California) and a popular year-round resort, San Diego spreads from the coast to the desert, including cliffs, mesas, hills, canyons and valleys. San Diego also surrounds one of Cali– forn ia's greatest natural harbors which has been a dominant fa ctor in determining the city's history, economy and development. Meteorologists claim San Diego as the country's only area with perfect climate. This ideal year-round environment posts an average daytime temperature of70 degrees, with an annual rainfall average of less than 10 inches. Most days are sunny, with humidity gener– ally low, even in the summer. The climate, attractive setting and recreational facilities make San Diego "America's Finest City." According to Sports Illustrated, "For sheer numbers ofpartici– pants, diversity ofpursuits ofinvolvement, San Diego must rank as the sports fitness capital of the U.S." Sports are a major feature of the San Diego lifestyle. One can sail, swim, swj; scuba dive, snor– kel, wind-swfon 70 miles ofpublic beach or golfat any.of the over 80 golf courses throughout the county. Balboa Park, a 1,158-acre recreation and cultural center, offers 25 tennis courts, two gymnasi– ums, two municipal golfcourses, and one ofthe nation's finest zoos. Mission Bay Park is a 4 ,600-acre playgroundforjogging, fishing , bicycling , tennis, golf, jet skiing and kite flying . As well as participating in recreational activities, San Diego supports their professional teams -- the NFL Chargers play at Qualcomm Stadium, and the San Diego Padres play in the new Petco Park. During college football bowl week, San Diego annually hosts the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl in late December. During 1998, Qualcomm Stadium hosted the Super Bowl game between Denver and Green Bay;followed by the World Series between the San Diego Padres and the New York Yankees. The Super Bowl returned to San Diego in 2003. Whatever sporting activity there is, it's here in San Diego -- the sports capital of the U.S.! SAN DIEGO HIGHLIGHTS ■ Balboa Park ■ San Diego Zoo ■ Wild Animal Park ■ Hall of Champions (sports museum) ■ San Diego Museum of Art ■ Old Town Historical Park ■ Horton Plaza ■ Seaport Village ■ Sea World ■ Cabrillo National Monument ■ Mission Bay Park ■ Space and Science Museum

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