USD Men's Tennis 1994
1994 OUTLOOK Questionmarks for '94 Torero Tennis
There are so many unanswered questions about the 1994 USO men's tennis team that only one thing is abso– lutely certain -time will tell. Although the Toreros appeared in the fall preseason rankings at #22,there are reasons to believe they are much bet– ter than that, or not nearly that good. Of the top six players on last year's #21-ranked team , only #1 Fredrik Axsater and #4 Emmanuel Udozorh are counted on by Coach Ed Collins to re– turn to the lineup. Gone to graduation, and surely to be missed is Kevin Brad– ley, who finished his 4-year college ca– reer with an impressive overall record of 148 wins and 62 losses. Missing from fall collegiate competi–
Emmanuel Udozorh lion, and presently unsure of their plans, are Ignacio Martinez and Philippe Hofmann. Both took the fall semester off to play tournaments. Martinez, a junior, who last year accumulated an impressive record of 33 and 9 at #2-3 singles and #1 doubles, is consider– ing turning pro. Hofmann graduated in '93 but still has a year of eligibility and is considering returning to USO to attend graduate school. Another big questionmark for Coach Collins is J.J. Shobar, a junior from San Anselmo, California, who nursed a sore elbow throughout last year, then underwent surgery in the summer and is now rehabilitating . "J.J. improved a lot last year," said Coach Collins. "A healthy arm will give him the opportunity to fill a big role for us." Newcomers who have proven capable of competing in the top 6 posi– tions are transfers Robert Pavliska and Rafael Escobar. Pavliska, a sopho– more transfer from Virginia Commonwealth, is a rangy all-courter with "un– limited potential," according to Collins. Escobar, a swift serve and volleyer, transfered after two years at ASU . A former top US junior, Escobar "has just to solidify his shots," says Collins, to become a major college player. Returnees who figure to compete for lower singles positions are Mark Huarte, a junior from Tempe, Arizona , who was 9-2 at #6 in '93; Robbie Seward, a senior from Colorado Springs, who played #6 for the Toreros in '92; Tim Truebenbach, a sophomore serve and volleyer from Tacoma, Wash– ington, and junior JC transfer Jeff Greenhut, a solid baseliner from New York. How all the pieces fit together on this team - who plays where, and with whom in doubles -will take time and a bit of experimenting, accord– ing to Collins, now in his 16th year as Torero coach. "Our goal, as always, will be to do as well as we can ," Collins said. The Torero netters will test their mettle against the nation's best teams. On the '94 schedule are dual matches with '93 NCAA Champ USC, '92 NCAA Champ Stanford, along with perrenial top teams from UCLA, Cal Berkeley, ASU, Arizona , Harvard, Fresno State and New Mexico. USO will also be challenged at the Penn/ASU National Collegiate Classic, the Blue– Gray National Collegiates in Montgomery, Alabama, the Pro-Kennex Ten– nis Classic, the 23rd San Diego lntercollegiates and the Wefjl, Coast Con– ference Championships. "The new format and regional playoffs will add to the excitement of college tennis," said Collins, who refered to the ITA's adoption of the ?-point college match where doubles pro sets precede the six singles matches, and the regionalization - a la basketball - of the NCAAs. l'I' IJIN DIEGO .. TENNIS 1994 USO Men's Tennis Media Gulde was published by the Sports Information Department, University of San Diego. Credits: Ted Gosen, Editor; Russ GIibert, Ed Collins & Brock Scott (VSN), Photography; King's Printing Corporation, Printing; Ted Gosen & Cyndy Guy, Layout. On the cover 1-r: seniors Robbie Seward & Fredrik Axsater.
1994 PRESEASON /TA TEAM RANKINGS
14. Notre Dame
1. 2 . 3. 4. 6 . 7. 8. 9.
1 5. Kentucky
Duke Texas UCLA
17. V irginia
18. North Carolina 19. New Mexico 20. South Carolina 22. Tennessee 23. SAN DIEGO 24. South A labama Arkansas
10. 11 . 12. 13.
25. UC Irvine
1994 TORERO TENNIS
PLAYER PROFILES ALFREDO ACUNA, Freshman, 18, 6-3, 165, Lima, Peru Markham High School (Lima)...ranked #3 in Peru B18s ..finalist in '93 Pe- ruvian Junior Championships ...Major: Marine Studies. FREDRIK AXSATER , Senior, 20, 6-0, 170, Taby, Sweden Avas holan High School. .. ranked #1O in Sweden Boys' 16s in '89 ... 1991 San Diego All-College Sgls Champ... 1992 San Diego lntercol legiates (# 1- 2) Flst. ..'93 SD Int. #1-2 Champ.. .'92, '93 Pro-Kennex Tennis Classic MVP.. .'93 WCC Singles Fist .. .received USD's Best Overall Record and Most Inspirational Awards for '93 .. .'93 Rolex/lTA singles ranking of #29 ... 'ff2', '93 wee Scholar-Athlete Award recipient. ..'93 singles record of 26-4 at #1, 9- 6 at #2 doubles (w/Huarte) ... Maior: Electrical Engineering . JOEL BLACK, Freshman, 18, 6-3, 170, Olympia, Washington Capital High School ... ranked #9 in singles, #1 in doubles in '92 PNW B18s .. .'90 Washington State High School 2A Doubles Champ, '92 Singles Fin alist. .. Major: Undecided. RAFAEL ESCOBAR , Junior, 20, 5-11, 160, Juarez, Mexico Radford High (El Paso, TX) ... ranked #1 in Southwest Tennis Assoc. B18s , #36 in USTA B18s in '90 ...'9 1 USTA Grasscourt semifinalist ... played #5 singles, #2 doubles at ASU in '93... Major: Marketing. MICHAEL GANTER , Freshman, 18, 6-1 , 170, Westlake Village, Calif. Fairview High (Boulder)/Torrey Pines High (San Diego)... ranked #2 in 1992 lntermountain l ennis Assoc. B18s, #162 in USTA B18s.. .'92 Colorado State High School Sgls Champ ... Major: Chemistry. JEFF GREENHUT, Junior, 22, 5-9, 145, New York, New York Trinity High School/U Penn/Anderso n College ... ranked #7 in '90 Eastern Tennis Association B1 Bs...played #5-6 at Anderson in '92 ... sat out the '93 USO season...Major: Business. MARK HUARTE, Junior, 21, 6-1, 175, Tempe, Arizona Marcos de Niza High (Tempe, AZ)... ranked #6 in Southwest B18 in '91, #1 in dbls... 1991 Arizona State HS Champ...'91 SoWst Sect'I Obis Champ...'92 SD Int. #3 Obis Champ (w/Axsater)... received USD's Sportsmanship Award for '92 and '93 and Most Improved Player in '93...'93 USO singles record of 9-2 at #6, 13-8 at #2 doubles (Axsater) ... Major: History. ROBERT PAVLISKA, Sophomore, 21, 6·3, 175, Ekero, Sweden Bromma Gyn nasium/VCU ... ranked #7 in Sweden B18s in 1991 .. .'91 ITF/ Kyst Open Ch ampion...winner of '90 Stockholm Junior Chps ...played #3 singles, #1 doubles as freshman at Virginia Commonwealth ... Major: Busi– ness . ROB SEWARD, Senior, 22, 5-7, 135, Colorado Springs, Colorado Cheyenne Mountain High School. ..ranked #3 in Colorado, #7 in lntermoun– tain B18 in '89 .. .'92 USO singles record of 12-14 at #6 .. .'93 USO singles record of 2-3 at #6, 3-1 at #3 doubles (w/Pierrou)... Major: Accounting. J.J. SHOBAR, Junior, 22, 5-10, 150, San Anselmo, Californ ia Marin Catholic High School...ranked #4 in NorCal B18 in '89, #100 in USTA... reached rd of 16 at USTA Grasscourts B18s in '89 .. .'92 redsh irt .. .'93 USO singles record of 10-7 at #6, 2-3 at #3 doubles...Major: Business. TIM TRUEBENBACH, Sophomore, 19, 5-10, 160, Tacoma, Wash. Bellarmine Prep School ... ranked #11 in Pacific Northwest "Boys' 18s in '91, #1 in doubles.. .'92 Wash. State HS Sportsmanship Award recip ient. ..'93 USO singles record of 1-0 at #6, 2·2 at #3 doubles...Major: Business . EMMANUEL UDOZORH, Sophomore, 20, 5-10, 165, Lagos, Nigeria New Braunfels High School
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(Texas) ... #27 in International Tennis f'ederation (ITF) world 1·unior rankinP,S,
#5 in doubles (wi th Sue Ladipo)... 91 Sun Bowl Champion .. .'93 San Diego TENNIS Intercollegiate #3-4 singles final- ist .. .'93 USO sgls record of 17-9 at #4, 11-7 at #3 doubles (w/ Hofmann) ...Major: Business.
COACH ED COLLINS In his 16th year at USO, Coach Ed Collins, a 47- year-old native San Diegan, has accumulated a win/ loss record of 305-145...BA, MA in Physical Educa– tion from San Diego State...began coaching in 1968 at Monte Vista High School (in San Diego County); taught at San Diego's Morley Field Tennis Ctr in '72- 3; directed year-round tennis clinics at Rancho Bernardo Inn from '73-77 ...junior and adult camps and clinics have attracted over 25,000 students...directs San Diego Tennis Patrons U12 Jr. Excel lence Program...recipient of '81 Olive Pierce Award for Ser– vice to SD Junior Tennis...San Diego USPTA Coach
of the Year '80, '82, '86, '91 ...recipient of 1990 USTNITCA National Community Service Award , '90 Wilson/lTCA Coach of the Year, Region 8...married (Judy)
ASSISTANT COACH JAN SKIDMORE
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Ian Skidmore, 25, graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1991 with a degree in Marketing. A two-time NCAA Division I All-American in doubles, Ian played professional tennis for a year before joining the staff of the Blocher-Merry Tennis Academy in Escondido, California, where he taught during '92 and '93.
At the 104th Pacific Coast Doubles Championships, held at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, USD's #1 team of Ignacio Martinez and Kevin Bra– dley lost in the fi nals to USC's Wayne Black and Kent Seton. Final Score: 6-2,4-6,6-3,5-7,7-6 (8-6). 3
USO HOSTS COLLEGE TEAM EVENTS
On February 4-6 USO hosts the 23rd Annual San Diego lntercollegiates, one of the west coast's longest running men's college tennis events. Sanctioned by the ITA, and under the sponsorship of the San Diego Union, the tournament's format involves three separate elimination events for singles and three for doubles. Participating in '94 will be players from Rice, Texas, UC Irvine, Pepperdine, Redlands, UC Davis, Sacramento State, Boise State, UOP, Cal Baptist, Portland, San Diego State, UC San Diego, Texas A&M , Point Loma Nazarene, Loyola Marymount and USO. On March 11 -1 3 USO will host the 8th Pro-Kennex Collegiate Classic, an S– team playoff tournament, involving Yale, Penn, Iowa State, SMU, U. of Pacific, Northern Arizona, Wichita State and USO.
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After defeating UC Irvine in '93 5
Front Row: J.J. Shobar, Rafael Escobar, Emmanuel Udozorh, Tim Truebenbach, Jeff Greenhut, Robbie Seward. Back Row: Mark Huarte, Fredrik Axsater, Joel Black, Alfredo Acuna, Robert Pavliska, Michael Ganter, Asst. Coach Ian Skidmore, Coach Ed Collins.
1994 USD TORERO TENNIS ROSTER
Class Age Height Weight High School
18 21 19 20 18 21 21 20 22 22 19 20
165 175 178
6-3 6-0 6-3 6-1 5-9 6-1 6-3 5-7
FR SR FR JR FR JR JR so SR JR so
Alfredo Acuna Fredrik Axsater
165 i Radford/Texas 170 145 .~ Trinity Marcos de Niza
Rafael Escobar Michael Ganter Jeff Greenhut
Westlake Village, Californ ia
Torrey Pines (SD)
New York, New York
175 165 140 145 160 165
Bromma Gymnasium Ekero, Sweden
Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs, Colorado
Rob Seward J.J. Shobar
San Anselmo, California Tacoma, Washington
5-10 5-10 5-10
Tim Truebenbach Emmanuel Udozorh so
New Braunfels/Texas Lagos, Nigeria
ASSISTANT COACH: Ian Skidmore (1st year)
HEAD COACH: Ed Collins (16th year)
1993 REVIEW For Coach Ed Collins, 1993 was the first of the post-Jose Luis Noriega years,and before it began he was cautiously optimistic: "I really didn't expect much," Collins said. "Losing a 4-time All-American was bound to have an effect on the team,and I didn't know if we'd get the wins,and leadership,at the top of the lineup." Collins' concerns were unfounded as a trio of players stepped up to lead the Toreros to another suc– cessful, albeit disappointing, year. It was asuccess in that the team won 16 and lost
just 4, USD made it back into the national rankings at #21 ,but disappointing in that they narowly missed mak– ing the NCAAs. "I was told we were the next team considered for the tournament," said Collins. "What we lacked was one big win - and to think we had 3 very close losses with top-ten teams." In the fall the Toreros qualified 6 at the West Coast Fall Championships. Philippe Hofmann put in the best pertormance, upsetting Pepperdine's Charles Auffray before losing to UCLA'sSebastian Le Blanc in three sets.
1993 Pro-Kennex Collegiate Classic Champions FredrikAxsater lost in the first round then
won four matches to win the consolation title. At the Rolex So Cal Regionals,held at UC Irvine,only FredrikAxsater made it past the second round. He lost in the round of 16 to Lukas Hovorka of USC. At the America West Challenge Cup,heldat Rice,Kevin Bradley was a quartertinalist, losing in 3 sets to Texas' Anders Eriksson. At the 15th San Diego All-College, senior Kevin Bradley edged teammate Fredrik Axsater 7-5,6-4; in the doubles final he teamed with Ignacio Martinez to beat Axsater and Mark Huarte. Unranked preseason, the Toreros began the Spring season with adoubleheader sweep of UCSD and UC Riverside, and an on-the-road split with Stanford and Pacific. Against Stanford, in the new best-of-7 format, the Toreros split the singles and lost the doubles to lose 4-3. Bradley defeated Cocotos, Axsater defeated Patel and J.J. Shobar defeated Thomas. At the 22nd San Diego lntercollegiates, Axsater and Hofmann won individual titles, leading the Toreros to the team title. In consolation events, Huarte and Olle Pierrou won titles. On February 15 the Toreros left balmy San Diego weather to fly crosscountry to play the 12th annual Ice Volleys, hosted by the Uof Minnesota. The Toreros drew New Mexico, ranked #24 in the first ITA poll, in the first round. After losing 2of the 3doubles, USD came back to win5of the 6singles. Axsater,Bradley, Udozorh, Hofmann and Shobar all posted victories. In the finals,against then #6 Notre Dame, USD swept the doubles, but failed to split the singles to earn the win. Back home the Toreros began an 11-match home stand by defeating Cal Berkeley and Miami (#21 ) by identical scores of 6-2. The wins over Miami and New Mexico earned USD a #24 ranking in the second ITNRolex poll. This marked the 7th consecutive year the Toreros appeared in the nation'stop-25 rankings. At the Pro-Kennex Collegiates, USD won its 7th consecutive title, defeating Iowa State, Yale and Pacific. The Toreros' lone loss to a non-ranked team was ASU, 5-4. The match went down to the last set at #3 doubles. Against Duke, the eventual NCAA semifinalist, the Toreros lost a thriller 5-4. At the beginning of April the Toreros were ranked #20 and needed to win their last three matches to have a chance to be invited to the NCAAs. Their only chance was to accumulate enough indirect wins to get recognition. In strong efforts they defeated Harvard 7-2, UC Irvine 5-4 and SDSU 5-1. Against #24 Irvine,without an ill Fredrik Axsater, the Toreros won a5-4 cliffhanger. In the final match of the season the Toreros,behind strong singles play of Axsater, Martinez, Bradley,Shobar and Udozorh,defeated #25 SDSU 5-1 , "State was seeded #1 in the WAC, later went on to defeat Pepperdine, and we needed a decisive win," said Collins. But it wasn't enough. Acouple weeks later the Toreros were informed by the NCAA that they would be staying home. Only junior Fredrik Axsater was invited into the singles draw where, in the first round,he defeated Texas'#t playerAnders Eriksson 6-3,2-6,6-2. In the second round he lost to LSU'sTamer El Sawy, the #4 seed, 6-3, 6-0. At the wee Championships, held at St. Mary's, USD was runner-up to Pepperdine for the singles, doubles and team title. FredrikAxsater made the singles final where he lost to Pep's Charles Auffray 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 , Martinez and Bradley lost in the doubles final to Nathan-Lothringer 6-7, 6-4, 6-1. At the year-end awards banquet,Axsater received the Best Overall Award, leading the team witha26- 4 record in singles and a 9-6 record in doubles; he was also elected Most Inspirational by his teammates. Ignacio Martinez received the Best Doubles Player Award. Mark Huarte was voted Best Sportsmanship and Most Improved Player. Kevin Bradley was recognized as Team Captain.
'93 Ice Volfies at U. of Minnesota
1993 FINAL /TA TEAM RANKINGS
14. Texas Christian 15. Va. Commonwealth
3. UCLA 4. Duke 5. Texas
17. North Carolina
18. Kentucky 19. Minnesota
20. San Diego State 21. SAN DIEGO
7. Mississippi State 8. Louisiana State
22. Arkansas 23. Colorado
10. Notre Dame 11. Tennessee
24. New Mexico 25. South Carolina
BRADLEY WINS SAN DIEGO ALL-COLLEGE
In a battle between USO teammates, Kevin Bradley edged Fredrik Axsater 7- 5, 6-4 to garner the 15th San Diego All– College Tennis Tournament.
Held the week of December 5th, Bradley won the 32-player draw without losing a set. In the semifinals he defeated SDSU's Kerry Safdie 6-4, 6-0. For Bradley, a senior from Las Vegas, it was his fourth and last attempt at the title and his first appearance in the final. "I'm happy to win and add my name to the list of winners," said Bradley. Axsater, a junior from Taby, Sweden, who held down the #2 position on last year's team, was trying to defend the title he won in '91. At the beginning of the match it appeared that he would do just that, as he jumped off to a 5-2 first-set lead. But Bra–
Kevin Bradley, '92 San Diego All-College Champion
dley, behind his big left-handed serve, fought back to win five straight games and the first set. With partner Ignacio Martinez, Bradley made it a clean sweep, winning the doubles title. In the semifinals the USO duo defeated SDSU's Jeff Belloli and Mike Bucon and in the final they beat teammates Axsater and Mark Huarte. 9
TOREROS SECOND AT wees USD went head-to-head with Pepperdine in last year's singles, doubles and team West Coast Conference Tennis Championships and came up short in each. In the singles junior Fredrik Axsater won 4 matches to reach the finals where he lost a 3-setter to Pepperdine's Charles Auffray. Axsater, who had advanced to the final for the first time, defeated Gonzaga's Jon Kinlock 6-3, 6-0, Portland's Andrew Cosgrove 6-2, 6-2, Pep's Ari Nathan 6-1 , 6-4, and Pepperdine's Sergio Rico 7-5, 4-6, 6-4. Against Auffray, the #1WCC seed, Fredrik won the first set 6-3,then lost 6- 3, 6-1 . Also making the quarters were Ignacio Martinez and Kevin Bradley. In the doubles final USD's #1 team of Martinez and Bradley were a set up and 4-all in the second with Pepperdine's Ari Nathan and Cary Lothringer, the nation's 5th-ranked team, before fading . The final score was 6-7, 6-4, 6-1. Final team standings: Pepperdine 93, San Diego 78, St. Mary's 40, Portland 35, LMU 18, USF 16, Santa Clara 14 and Gonzaga 4.
1989 NCAA Championships, U of Georgia
Emmanuel Udozorh and Philippe Hofmann
Jose Luis Noriega, 1992 Rolex National Indoor Champion 10
AXSATER MAKES NCAAs At the beginning of the Spring season last year three Toreros were vying for the #1 position, left vacant when 4-time All-American Jose Luis Noriega graduated. Fredrik Axsater, Kevin Bradley and Ignacio Martinez all carried credentials justifying their selection to fill the position. Coach Collins concured: "There was little to sepa– rate the three." So Collins began the dual match season rotating the #1 position among the three. While Martinez and Bradley began the year with strong performances,Axsater simply didn't lose. "He won his first 16 matches, including the San Diego Intercolle– giate title," said Collins. "He earned the position." In the process of posting a 26-4 record, and reaching the finals of the WCCs, Axsater also earned an invitation to the NCAAs, "which is no easy task when your team is not invited," added Collins. Held at U of Georgia,Axsater defeated Texas'Anders Eriksson in the first round 6-3, 2-6, 6-2. In the second round he was stopped by LSU's Tamer El Sawy, the #4 seed, 6-3, 6-0. Fredrik's final ITA singles ranking was #29.
UNIVERSITY PROFILE The University of San Diego is an independent, Catholic university located on a 180-acre mesa overlooking Mission Bay, San Diego Harbor, and the Pacific Ocean. The campus is named Alcala Park after the Spanish university town where St. Didacus (i.e., Diego) spent much of his time. Complementing its splendid natural setting is the University's location just 10 minutes from downtown San Diego - conveniently close to the major business, cultural, residential, and recreational areas, as well as the rail, bus and air termi– nals. Founded in 1949, USO is presently experiencing record attendance. Under– graduate enrollment stands at 3,900, graduate students bring the overall campus enrollment to 6,000. The University includes a College of Arts and Sciences, and Schools of Busi– ness Administration, Education, Nursing, and Law. Each is characterized by high academic standards, small classes, and excellent student-faculty relations. Though the majority of students come from the West Coast, every region of the United States is well-represented on campus. Stu–
dents also attend USO from 24 foreign countries. Recreation, intramural and athletic activities are expanding rapidly. Among the many recreation and intramural programs offered, some of the favorites in– clude: Mission Bay Aquatic Center activities (water skiing, surting, sailing, crew), modern dance, aerobics, bowling, karate, back packing, softball, floor hockey, volleyball and tennis. USO intercollegiate sports for men include football, soccer, cross country, basketball, baseball, crew, golf and tennis. In women's intercollegiate sports, USO fields programs in volleyball, cross country, swimming, basketball, softball, crew, soccer and tennis.
1993 USO TENNIS PATRONS/SPONSORS
Roben & Betty Jo
Peninsula Bank of S.D
Will & Silka Kurth Tye Ferdinandsen Richard Montgomery
Ed & Rosemary Rea Jorge & Cecilia Romero
The Donahoe Family
Joe Ellis, O.P.M.
Amy Seward Jim McNamee Peter Choi Dan Mattera
Mat & Bobbie Loonin
Terry & Jeanne Ward
San Diego Union-Tribune WaxieEnt/Charles Wax
J.R. Edwards Mark Farren
Prince Manufacturing Bob & Hiroko Ray Elliot Feuerstein Bud Truebenbach
Gary R. Edwards
Blue & While Larry Willens
Peter Herrmann Alejandro Ramos
Ors. Ed & Ruth Evans
Gunnar &Olalur E1narsson Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Shobar
James F. Theis
Mr. &Mrs. Richard Goldberg
Maris Lulers Jay Massart
Pro!. John M1nan
John H. Steinemann
Joe M. Laub
Wilson Racquet Sports
Dr. &Mrs. William Curren
Dr. Samuel D. Dove Or. Richard L Hall
Dr. Mike Rodriguez
Or. &Mrs. George P. Rigsby Mr. & Mrs. Vince Mattera
MartyMolden Brian Turner Wayne Yee
Scott & Shannon McCarthy
Mr. &Mrs.Rob MacKay San Diego Tennis &
The Garvin Family
Greg & Brenda Post
Cathy Brown Richard Manning
Mr. & Mrs. M.W. Phillips
1993-94 TORERO SCHEDULE
All American Men's Tennis Chps. at University of Texas, Austin ITA Rolex So. Cal. Championships
at UC Irvine
ASU Fall Tennis Classic
at Arizona State
W-S Sun. Sun. Sat. Sun.
Jan. 5-9 Jan. 23 Jan. 23 Jan. 29 Jan. 30 Feb. 4-6 Feb. 15 Feb. 19 Feb. 20 Feb. 26 Feb. 26 Mar. 5-6 Feb. 2
Milwaukee Tennis Classic
Away Home Home Away Away Home Home Away Away Away Home Home Away
UC SAN DIEGO UC RIVERSIDE
9:00 AM 1:30 PM 1:30 PM 9:00 AM 1:30 PM All Day 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 10:00 AM 2:00 PM
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY SAN DIEGO INTERCOLLEGIATES
Tue. Sat. Sun.
Miami (at Tucson, AZ)
Sat. Sat. S-S
Penn National Collegiate lnvit.
at Arizona State
PRO-KENNEX COLLEGIATE CLASSIC Penn, Yale, Iowa State, Wichita St., USO, SMU, No. Arizona, UOP Blue-Gray National Collegiate Classic
at Montgomery, Alabama
Thu. Sat. Sun.
Mar. 24 Mar. 26 Mar. 27
Home Home Home Away Away Home Home Away Away
1:30 PM 12 Noon 12 Noon All Day 1:00 PM 1:30 PM 1:30 PM
West Coast Conference Chps.
Tue. Thu. Tue.
Apr. 12 Apr. 14 Apr. 19
SAN DIEGO STATE
May 13-15 May 21-29
NCAA Regional Qualifying NCAA Championships
at Notre Dame
HEAD COACH: Ed Collins
ASSISTANT COACH: Ian Skidmore
SPORTS CENTER: 619/260-4803 TENNIS OFFICE: 619/260-8889; FAX: 619/292-0388
1993 RESULTS/WON-LOST; 16-4
w 7-0 UC SAN DIEGO w 9-0 UC RIVERSIDE
w 5-4 YALE w 5-4 PACIFIC
w 4-3 BYU
w 5-2 DARTMOUTH w 7-0 UTAH w 7-2 HARVARD w 5-4 at UC Irvine
w 5-2 NEW MEXICO
w 6-2 UC BERKELEY w 6-2 MIAMI w 7-2 IOWA STATE
at San Diego State
USC (rained out)
1st San Diego lntercol/egiates; 1st Pro-Kennex CollegiateC/assic; 2nd WCC Championships
A WINNING TRADITION
TENNIS ATUSO USO is proud of its men's tennis program. Twice the team won NCAA Divi– sion II titles ('74, '75). In 1979 the team finished second and in 1980 the program moved up to Division I. This winning tradition was started by Andrew Rae, a native of Melbourne, Australia, who won NCAA Division II singles and doubles titles in '74 and '75. In 1978 USD's Rick Goldberg and Par Svensson won the NCAA Doubles Champi– onship. From 1980 through 1982 the netters were regularly ranked among the nation's top 20 Division I teams. In '80 and '81 the Toreros won Ojai team titles. During that time the team was led by Scott Lipton (San Jose, CA), '80 NCAA Div. I All– American), Terry Ward (St. Louis, MO), '81 wee Singles Champ and '81 Ojai Champ) and Peter Herrmann (San Diego, '82 Ojai Champ). The Toreros were back in the national rankings in '87. on the strength of their 24-9 record and dual match wins over Stanford and Pepperdine. Senior Jim McNamee (Seattle, WA) was wee Singles Finalist and the team of David Stewart (Saratoga, CA) and Scott Patridge (La Jolla, CA) won the WCC Doubles Cham– pionship. Led by four-time NCAA All-American, Jose Luis Noriega, USO won WCC Team Championships in '89 and '90 and earned Volvo/lTA National Rankings of #14 in '89 and #12 in '90. USO annually competes at the nation's highest level of intercollegiate play. The '94 schedule includes a number of the nation's top ranked teams and sev– eral prestigious tournaments. In addition to the 16-team San Diego lntercollegiates and the Pacific Coast Doubles Chps, the Toreros will participate in the Pro– Kennex Collegiate Classic, the Blue-Gray National Collegiate Classic at Mont– gomery, Alabama. and the West Coast Conference Chps (WCC). of which USO is a member. Fall semester tennis schedule is almost as active as the Spring. USO annu– ally hosts the San Diego All-College Tournament. They participate in the America West/Rice Challenge Cup, the All-America Tennis Collegiate Chps at U Texas. and the Rolex SoCal Chps at UC Irvine. In addition to intercollegiate tennis, USO offers advanced recreation tennis classes and year ·round intramural tennis events. The Toreros practice and play at USD's West Courts. an 8-court facility lo– cated in a park-like setting on the west end of campus. The setting, courts and cool ocean breeze create a perfect tennis environment.
r11~ Rick Goldberg Terry Ward lllfi •._. ~ ,'1 ... . . . > . " Peter Herrmann Jim McNamee
1990 NCAA Championships, Indian Wells, California
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