USD Men's Tennis 2008-2009

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USO men's tennis, ~h Tom Hagedorn, who courageously battled leukemia the past 18 m~ntlis, passed away peacefully on March 21st, 2009. Hagedorn, 43, fought the good fight th~ past year- _ .- _ and-a-half with th,,same positive and competitive approach that he brought to the te,.rmis courts: In 11 seasons as head coach at USO he compiled an overall record of 141-103 with a program-best 1 O straight winning seasons and four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances (2003-2006). Over the past 18 months he spent countless hours helping to raise awareness and funds for the Leukemia & . __.Lymphoma Society in San Diego. Outside of tennis, his life centered around his loving wife Melissa, and their dog, Mo.


University President Mary E. Lyons, Ph.D. Executive Director ofAthletics Ky Snyder Senior Assoc. AD MikeMatoso Assoc. AD/ Business Affairs Dan Yourg Dir. ofAthletic Development Brian Fogarty Assoc. AD Compliance/SWA ShaneyFink Assoc. AD for Marketing and Sponsorships Steve Becvar Assoc. AD for Media Relations TedGosen Assoc. AD for Facilities & Operations Andy Fee Assoc. AD for Sports Medicine Carolyn Greer, A. T., C. Asst. Dir. ofMedia Relations Chris Loucks Coor. ofAthletic AcademicSupport Sarabeth Pollock Director ofJenny Craig Pavilion Josh Lawrence Ticket Manager Sierra Foster Associate Athletic Trainers Paul Signorelli Joe Parry Assistant Athletic Trainer Eli Bisnett-Cobb Strength & Conditioning Coach Stephane Rochet Transportation Director John Cunningham Executive Assistants

University of San Diego Location S998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110 Founded 1949 Enrollment 7,800 Conference West Coast Affiliation NCAA Division I Colors Torero Blue, Navy, White Nickname Toreros

General Information ................................Page 1 West Coast Conference ..........................Page 2 Team Roster/ Photo ..................................Page 3 Interim Head Coach .................................Page 4 Assistant Coach .........................................Page 5 West Tennis Courts...................................Page 5 Player Profiles .................................... Pages 6-11 2008 Statistics........................................ page. 12 Torero TennisTradition ........................ Page 13 This is USD........................................Pages 14-17 USO President ......................................... Page 18 USO Executive Dir. of Athletics.......... Page 19 USO Media Relations............................ Page 20

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Acknowledgements The 2008-09 USD men's tennis media guide is a product of the USD Athletic Media Relations Office. Layout and design done by Chris Loucks Cover Design by Chris Loucks Photo credit to Brock Scott

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TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS COME TO SAN DIEGO The 2009 West Coast Conference tennis championships for both the men and women's will be played at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego on April 17-19, 2009. The Barnes Tennis Center is owned and operated by Youth Tennis San Diego. It was built in 1995 and completed in 1997.This 4.5 million dollar facility was made possible with generous public and private donations. The Center is named after our lead donor family - the "George E. Barnes Family Junior Tennis Center."The Center is dedicated to the youth of San Diego.Children 18 and under have court priority over adults with advanced reservations! The capital campaign was spearheaded by Dr. Homer Peabody Jr. Youth Tennis San Diego gratefully acknowledges Dr. Peabody's tremendous contribution to make our dream a reality. Today, the Barnes Center serves as one of San Diego's finest jewels, and is a model for several communities throughout the Nation. The Center is the home of Youth Tennis San Diego offices, all Youth Tennis San Diego junior tournaments, Barnes Center tennis programs, After School Tennis special events, adult programs, corporate programs, a library and educational programs. THE WEST COASTCONFERENCE The West Coast Conference was formed in 1952 to provide a convenient venue for five San Francisco Bay Area schools to compete in basketball. Since that modest beginning, the Conference has evolved and grown to become a nationally recognized and competitive force in intercollegiate athletics, with 13 league-sponsored sports: baseball; both men's and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and tennis; and women's vol– leyball and crew. The eight WCC members span the western coast of the United States from Canada to Mexico, from the pine forests of Eastern Washington, to the Columbia River Basin, to the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area, to the sunny beaches of Southern California, the Conference is characterized by the stability of its membership - only two conferences have been together longer - and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics.

The Conference recognizes championships in each of its sports, has hosted NCAA championship events, and produced 26 NCAA Division I indi– vidual or team champions. And, many outstanding WCC student-athletes have gone on to excel in professional sports.

The long and rich history of the WCC demonstrates that success in intercollegiate athletics can be built on the foundation of values, character, and academics.

WEST COAST CONFERENCE STAFF Commissioner: Jamie Zaninovich Associate to the Commissioner: Audrey Mesta Senior Associate Commissioner - ChiefofStaff/SWA: Wendy Guthrie Associate Commissioner/External Relations: Scott Leykam Assistant Commissioner/Operations: Carolyn Jenkins

Director ofChampionships: Ellen Moore Director ofCommunications: Jae Wilson Communications & Marketing Assistant: Anish Patel

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The 2008-09 Toreros Back Row (1-r): Asst. Coach Thomas Liversage, Jose Manuel Munoz, Nils Schive, Chari Wolmarans, Chris Coetzee, Interim Head Coach David Anderton Front Row (1-r): Dean Jackson, Levon Brown, Tom Wolff, Nikola Bubnic,Juan de Villiers. 2008-09 SAN DIEGO MEN'S TENNIS ROSTER


Wt. 150 180 172 180 178 167 168 170 185

Name Levon Brown Nikola Bubnic Chris Coetzee Juan de Villiers Dean Jackson Jose Manuel Munoz Nils Schive Tom Wolff Chari Wolmarans

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Hometown/Last School


Calgary, Alberta, Canada/National Sport School

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Belgrade, Serbia

Durban, South Africa/Kearsney College

South Africa/British International Distance School Soest, Germany/Archigymnasium Soest Mexico City, Mexico/Centro Educativo Cocoyoc

Oslo, Norway/Wang Toppidrett Tucson, AZ/Catal ina Foothi lls


RS JR Capetown, South Africa/lntec Homeschool

Interim Head Coach: Assistant Coach:

David Anderton (2nd year) Thomas Liversage (1st year)




David Anderton is in his second year as USD's interim head coach. Last year he was named interim men's tennis head coach at USO for the 2007-08 season while former head coach Tom Hagedorn was battling leukemia. Hagedorn recently lost his courageous battle on March 21, 2009. For the 2007-08 season, Anderton guided the Toreros to a 12-11 record and final national ranking of 57th. During the 2007-08 campaign Anderton coached two players that advanced to the NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Individual Championships - senior Thomas Liversage and freshman Dean Jackson. Liv– ersage finished with a national ranking of 53rd, while Jackson finished at 66th in the final ITA national rankings.Jackson was tabbed the WCC Freshman of the Year and joined Liversage on the AII-WCC First Team for singles. Liversage teamed with Chris Coetzee in doubles and were tabbed AII-WCC 1st team doubles. Anderton came to USO from the University of Miami where he was assistant coach for the Hurricane women's program for four years. In 2007 he was named the NCAA Division I ITA Women's Assistant Coach of the Year after the team finished 22-7 overall and reached the NCAA quarterfinals. He played a key role in the development and success of Audra Cohen who would go on to win the 2007 NCAA si ngles title. Additionally, he was tabbed the 2007 ITA Southeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year. During his four years with the Hurricanes, Anderton collaborated with head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews in the essential development of the Miami women's tennis program to be– come one of the forefront teams in colleg iate tennis.Miami reached the NCAATeam Cham– pionships with the assistance of Anderton in each of his four years with the program. In 2006 the team reached the finals, and after their impressive showing at the NCAA Tour– nament, finished with an overall record of 24-7. Miami finished fourth in the final Fila Collegiate Tennis Rankings.Miami was consistently ranked among the top ten teams in the country over Anderton's four seasons. During Miami's impressive run to the NCAA finals of 2006, Anderton helped the Miami women's tennis team defeat both No. 2 Notre Dame and No.3 Southern California in the quarterfinals and semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.The Hurricanes reached the finals of NCAA tournament for the first time since the 1986 season. Prior to joining the Miami staff, Anderton spent two seasons (1999-2001) as the wom– en's assistant coach at the University at Alabama. During his time with the Crimson Tide, An– derton coached Emmanuelle Berard and helped her gain a top-30 national ranking and berth into the NCAA Tournament as a freshman . He also helped direct Alabama from an unranked program at the beginn ing of the season to a final national ranking of 26th in 2001 . Anderton also worked as an assistant coach for the men's and women's tennis programs at Western Mich igan University from 1998-99. He helped guide both programs to conference titles and NCAA appearances for first time in program history. Anderton played tennis for four years at Bowling Green where he was co-captain and named to the Dean's list from 1997-98. He earned a degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Bowling Green in 1998. Upon graduation he was the all-time leader in singles and doubles wins in Bowl ing Green history. Anderton was born and raised in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada .

Thomas Liversage FIRSTSEASONASASSISTANTCOACH In his first season as an assistant coach where he is helping out with Interim Head Coach David Anderton.

USO: Last year finished up his senior season where he played at No. 1 singles and doubles (w/Chris Coetzee) for the San Diego Toreros... Led USD to a #57 ITA team ranking, and 12-11 overall mark (3rd at WCC Championships) ... Named First Team AII-WCC in both singles and doubles, and advanced to the NCAA Division I singles championships for the first time...Spring dual match singles record of 15-8 (12-8 at #1 ),and current ranking of #51 in the nation (24-12 overall singles mark)... Went 12-5 at No. 1 doubles with Coetzee... Owned a preseason ranking of No. 29 (No. 7 in west region) after fin- ishing 9-4 during Fall season... His Fall schedule was highlighted by his three-set victory over Tulsa's Arnau Brugeus (#3 preseason national ranking)... Last spring Liversage finished ranked No. 100 with a 12-8 sing les record (8-8 at No. 1)... He L....--••---• teamed with Coetzee to go 9-11 at No.1 doubles... Liversage was named FirstTeam AII-WCC singles and Second Team AII- WCC doubles (w/Coetzee)... During the 2006 Fall season he 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... During his sophomore spring season he was very solid in singles play where he finished 13-5 overall (2-2 at No.2;4-1 at 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 wee Doubles First Team.

High School: Attended Welkom Gymnasium in Welkom, South Africa.

Personal: Full name is Thomas William Henry Liversage... Chose USD for tennis program and great academics... Also recruited by Rice and Baylor.

Major: Accountancy


I] The USD WestTennis Courts, home of the USD wom– en's and men's tennis teams, went through a complete renovation in 2003 of its eight- court facility at the west end of the USD campus. The site received a new concrete substructure and sur– face; 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 facili– ties; a new tournament desk area with nearby storage; and additional bleacher seating.

Both Torero teams began playing dual matches there this in March,2003. The USD West Tennis Courts also has been the host site for the 2003 WCC Men's Championships,the 2005 WCC Women's Championships,and will be the host site for the 2007 WCC Championships this coming April for the men's teams.

USD 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 facilities that include home and visitor team rooms, meeting rooms, athletic training area and of– fice. For more information, contact the USD Athletic Development Office at 619) 260-5917.

Dean Jackson 6-0 • Sophomore• Soest, Germany

USO: Enters his second season with the Toreros... Projected to play at No. 1 singles and at No. 1 doubles... This past Spring he dominated the competition, posting a 17-4 over- all singles record while compet ing primarily at the No. 2 position ... Also turned in an equally impressive performance in doubles wh ile pa rtnering exclusively with teammate Nils Schive and finishing the season with a 15-7 (10-5 at No. 2) overall record ... Helped the Toreros to a third place finish at the 2008 WCC Championships by winning singles matches against Gonzaga's Roman Dojcak (6-4, 6-0), St. Ma ry's Lucas Ti rel Ii (6-2, 6-2), and USF's Rainer Nachbauer (6-2,6-3) ... Earned his highest national ranking at No. 57...Named to the All-Conference First Team and was selected as the WCC Freshman of the Year... Se–


cured a spot in the round of 64 at the 2008 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championship... During the Fall 2007 season he turned in an outstanding campaign by going 11-2 overa ll and earning a preseason ranking of No.63 (No. 12 in west region) ...He reached the quarterfina ls of t he ITA West Regionals, and won the Flight One Singles at Fresno State's Bulldog Classic. High School: Attended Archigymnasium Soest where his team won the state championship all four years (2003-2006) ... Individually he was the state champion for U21, U18, and U16, as well as being ITF-junior 260... His club team, TK RW Dortmuud, won the state team championship 3 times out of the last four years. Personal: Born on September 14, 1987 in Soest, Germany... Pa rent s are Edward & Aisela Jackson of Soest, Ger– many... Recruited by 43 schools overall, Dean chose USO for school, location, and coaching staff... He lived in Barcelona, Spain for one year, and trained one year in Munich in the German tenn is federation (2006-07) ...Also enjoys playing soccer and table tennis.

Major: Business Administration

Chris Coetzee 6-1 • Senior• Durban, South Africa

USD: Enters his senior year with the Toreros where he is projected to compete in the upper half of singles... This past Spring he played at the No. 3 and No. 4 singles positions earning a 5-11 record... During the 2007 Fall season he competed at the Baylor Invitation- al, the Bulldog Classic in Fresno, and at the ITA West Regionals... Was named to the WCC Second Team as a sophomore for singles and doubles (w/Thomas Liversage) ... He fin– ished 13-9 overall in singles (7-6 at No. 2;6-3 at No.3) and 10-11 overall in doubles (9-11 at No. 1 with Liversage) ... Also named to the WCC All-Academic Team... During the 2006 Fall season Chris competed at the Bulldog Classic, the ITA West Regional Championships, and also earned three wins at the Torero Challenge... 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 Bl 8 Doubles with current USO teammate Chari Wolma rans.

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 in Accountancy.

Chari Wolmarans 6-0 •Junior• Capetown, South Africa

USD: Enters his fourth year with the Torero tennis program, and third in competition ... This past Spring he finished 11-9 overall in singles (7-4 at No. 4) and 5-13 overall in dou– bles while competing with four differentTorero teammates... During the Fall 2007 season he won four matches each in the back draw of the Baylor Invitational and Fresno State Bulldog Classic... Won the Consolation Flight One title at the Bulldog Classic... Finished 8-4 in singles for the Fall season ... For the 2007 Spring season he finished 12-10 overall in singles (9-7 at No. 5) and 9-11 overall in doubles (9-8 at No. 2 doubles w/Mouly) ... He was tabbed AII-WCC Honorable Mention in singles... During the 2006 Fall season he ad– vanced to semifinals of"Flight B" singles at the Fresno State Bulldog Classic, participated in ITA West Regional Championships, and won three matches during Torero Challenge... Did not compete for USD during the 2005-06 season. 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 Bl 8 Doubles Championship... In November of 2004, the duo were finalists at the Malaysian International.

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

Major: Business administration.

Nils Schive

6-1 • Sophomore • Osl o, Norway

USD: Enters his second season with the Toreros where he is projected to see action in the lower ha lf of the singles ladder... Last Spring he teamed excl u– sively with fellow Torero Dean Jackson and finished with an impressive 15-7 overall doubles record (10-5

at No.2) ... Also competed in the lower half of singles, fin ishing with a 6-14 over– all record... During the Fall 2007 season he was 7-5 overall in singles play... He competed at the Baylor Invitational, Bulldog Classic in Fresno and the ITA West Regionals... At the Bulldog Classic he won four singles matches in the back– draw of the Flight 3 Singles to win the consolation title.

High School: Attended Wang Toppidrett where he played under coach Fredrik Karlsen.

Personal: Born on June 5, 1988 in Oslo, Norway... Chose USO for the great ten– nis and strong education and academics.

MAJOR: Business Administration

Jose Manuel Munoz

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6- 1 • Sophomore • Mexico City, Mexico

USD: Enters his second year with the Torero tenni s program... Projected to compete for playing time in lower half of singles ladder... Last Spring finished 2- 7 overall in singles and 1-5 overall in doubles while teaming with three Torero teammates... This past Fall

he competed in the Baylor Invitat ional, the Bulldog Classic in Fresno and the ITA West Regionals....Compiled a 4-4 record including a 2-2 mark at the Bulldog Classic.

High School: Attended Centro Educativo Cocoyoc...Was a national champ ion in Mexico where he was ranked as high as 5th and 350 ITF.

Personal: Born on March 5, 1988 in Mexico City, Mexico... Parents are Jose Man– uel and Erny Munoz of Mexico City... Chose USO for tennis program, academic level and great weather... Enjoys listening to classic rock, going to movies and hanging out with friends... Looking forward to learning how to surf in San Di– ego.

MAJOR: Undeclared.

Levon Brown

5- 10 • Junior• Calgary, Alberta, Canada USO: This past 2008 Spring season he compet– ed at No. 6 singles earning a 3-2 overall record... Teamed with Carl Wolmarans and Tamer Antabi at No. 3 doubles... During the Fall he competed at ..__,__111!!!1!111111___ both the Baylor Invitational and ITA West Region- als... For his freshman year competed in doubles for theToreroswith five different partners...He teamed with Matt Ozurovich at No. 3 doubles for the majority of the season... During the 2006 Fall sea– son he advanced to the quarterfinals of the "Flight C" singles bracket at the Fresno State Bulldog Classic... At the ITA West Regional Championships, he picked up a win before falling to UC Riverside's Jordan Peana in three sets (7-5, 6-7, 10-7). High School: Attended the National Sport School for three years where he was coached by Rene Simon... Ranked top-five in Alberta for Bl 8s... Last year spent 5 months at Wiel Tennis Academy in Ojai, California... Reached top-60 for SoCal 18s.

Personal: Chose USD for the tennis program and beautiful city of San Di– ego... Besides playing tennis, enjoys music and hanging out with friends..

MAJOR: Business Administration

Tom Wolff

6-0 • Freshman • Tucson, AZ

USO: Enters his first season with the To– reros where he is projected to compete in the lower half of the singles ladder... Should see playing time in doubles as well.

High School: Attended Catalina Foothills High School in Tuc– son, Arizona ... Team won four straight 4A-I championships... Wolff was 4A-I state singles runner-up.

Personal: Chose USO for the great tennis and strong educa– tion and academics.

MAJOR: Undeclared.

Nikola Bubnic

6-2 • Freshman• Belgrade, Serbia

USD: Joined the USO team in January... Enters his first season with the Toreros where he is pro– jected to compete in the middle of the singles ladder... Should also see playing time in doubles as well. Personal: Born on December 27th, 1988 in Belgrade, Serbia... Chose USO for the great tennis program, great school and beautiful place.

MAJOR: Undeclared.

Juan de Villiers 6-1 • Freshman• Johannesburg, South Africa

USD: Enters his first season with the Toreros where he is projected to com– pete in the lower half of the singles ladder... Should see playing time in dou– bles as well.

High School: Attended British International Distance College where he played for coach Charles Wheeler.

Personal: Born on November 30, 1990 in Johannesburg,South Africa ...Chose USO for the great academics, tennis and weather... Also recruited by Missis–

sippi State and South Alabama.

MAJOR: Plans to major in Economics.

2008 RESULTS & STATISTICS Final team record : 12-11; Final ITA/Fila Rank of #57

2008 SINGLES (stats beginning Jan. 1st) PLAYER

No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6

Total 15-8 17-4 5-11 11-9 2-7 6- 14

(#53) Thomas Liversage 12-8


(#66) Dean Jackson Chris Coetzee Chari Wolmarans



4-9 4-4

1-2 7-4 1-3 1-1

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

Jose Munoz Nils Schive Tamer Antabi Levon Brown Akshay Bajoria

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

4-6 3-2 0-2

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8-13 10-10 6-14


2008 DOUBLES (stats beginning Jan. 1st) TEAM No. 1 No. 2 Coetzee/Liversage 12-5 Jackson/Schive 2-1 10-5

No. 3

Total 12-5 15-7


L, 2-5

3-1 4-6 0-4

4-6 0-4 2-0 1-1 1-0 0-2

Wolmarans/Antabi Wolmarans/Munoz Liversage/Antabi Liversage/Wolmarans Liversage/Munoz Brown/Wolmarans




W, 4-3 L, 1-6


6 9

@ #8 UCLA


vs. #52 Texas Tech L, 2-5

0-2 0-1 0-1 7-15



W, 5-2 L, 3-4 W, 4-3 W, 4-1 W, 4-3

Antabi/Brown Munoz/Antabi Totals

0-1 0-1 35-27

15 #60 UC IRVINE








W, 6-1 W, 7-0 L, 1-6



19 #59 SDSU


vs. Middle Tenn . St. W, 4-0

22 vs. #41 Iowa 23 vs. #11 Rice L, 2-4 24 @ #75 Texas-AM ,CCL, 1-4 26 LMU W, 6-1 L, 1-4

2008 San Diego Men's Tennis Roster



Ht. 6-0 5-6 6-1 6-0 6-0 5-10


Hometown (Last School)

@ #36 Boise State L, 1-6

Tamer Antabi Akshay Bajoria Levon Brown Chris Coetzee Dean Jackson

Fr Fr

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Saddlebrook Prep)

vs. Idaho

W, 5-2 W, 4-0 L, 2-4 W, 4-3


Kokata, India (Saddlebrook Prep)

18 Gonzaga % 19 Saint Mary's % 20 San Francisco %


Calgary, Alberta , Canada (National Sport School) Durban , South Africa (Kearsney College) Soest, Germany (Archigymnasium Soest) Johannesburg, South Africa (Welkom Gymnasium) Mexico City, Mexico (Centro Educativo Cocoyoc)

Jr Fr Sr Fr Fr Jr

Thomas Liversage Jose Manuel Munoz

6-1 6-1 6-0

Note: Opponent Ranking is their tea rank on date of match.

Nils Schive

Oslo, Norway (Wang Toppidrett)

Chari Wolmarans

Capetown, South Africa (lntec Homeschool)

Head Coach: Tom Hagedorn (12th year) Interim Head Coach: David Anderton (1st year) ,

% wee Championships at Santa Clara , CA

Assistant: Christian Groh (1st year)


USD has a rich tradition of tennis.Twice the team won NCAA Division II titles (1974 &1975). In 1979 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 18 seasons (1979-96) where he accumulated an overall record of 350-190;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,Australia, who won NCAA Division II singles and doubles titles 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, 1981 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) wa s a WCC Singles Finalist and the

Pierrick Ysern 2005 National Runner-up

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 Championships in 1989 and 1990 and

earned Volvo/ lTA National Rankings of #14 in '89 and #12 in '90. In April of 2007, Noriega was inducted into USD's Chet & Marguerite Pagni Family Athletic Hall of Fame.This coming May 20th, 2009, he will be one of nine members being inducted into the Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame during the 2009 NCAATen– nis Championships in College Station,Texas. USD annually competesat the nation's highest level of intercollegiate play.The late Tom Hagedorn guid– ed the Toreros to ten winning seasons in eleven yearsand a school record four straight trips to the NCAA Tournaments (2003-2006). Once again, the 2009 schedule, under the direction of interim head coach David Anderton, includes a number of the nation's top ranked teams and several prestigious preseason tournaments. In 2008 Anderton guided the Toreros to a 12-11 overall record and national ranking of 57th. Freshman Dean Jackson was named the WCC Freshman of the Year and joined senior Thomas Liversage as partici– pants in the 2009 NCAA Men's Tennis Individual Championships. Both players were named First Team AII-WCC, and Chris Coetzee joined Liversage on the AII-WCC Doubles squad.

Jose Luis Noriega Four-Time NCAA All-American

2009 Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee

In 2006 the Toreros finished with a record of 15-7 overall and finished with a national ranking of #37.Se–

nior Pierrick Ysern (Paris, France) advanced to the Round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Championships.Two seasons ago Ysern was the National Runner-up at the NCAA Individual Singles Championships, and earned NCAA All-America honors along the way. Toreros to an overall mark of 16-7 (#39 team rank).

Ysern helped guide the

In 2005 USD finished 13-8 and reached the NCAA Tournament for the 2nd time under Hagedorn. The Toreros finished with a national ranking of 42nd in the nation and earned solid wins over #16 Tulane, #32 Florida State and #36 Minnesota. USD 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 SinglesCham– pionships. In 2002, USD's No. 1 doubles team of Juan Cerda and Jason Pongsrikul advanced to the second round of the NCAA Doubles Championships. In addition to intercollegiate tennis, USD offers advanced recreation tennis classes and year 'round in– tramural tennis events.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-athletes and the general public. The USDWest Ten– nis Courts have hosted numerous tournaments over the years,including theWest Coast Conference Men's Team Championships in 2007.

Andrew Rae Two-Time NCAA Division II National Champion


t-.& •., The University of San Diego is an independent Catholic institution of higher education. Founded in 1949, USD is located on 180 acres overlooking Mission Bay, San Diego Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. The campus is named Alcala Park and is located just 1Ominutes from downtown San Diego. The campus was named after a Spanish village near Madrid - Alcala de Henares. Founded by the Greeks as Complutum, the village was later renamed Al Kala (the Castle) by the Moslems. Christians recaptured the village centuries later and founded a university whose buildings became the inspiration for USD's architectural style. Under the leadership of Mother Rosalie Hill of the Society of the Sacred Heart and Bishop Charles Francis Buddy of the Diocese of San Diego, the University of San Diego began as separate colleges for men and women. The first classes met in 1952; the School of Law opened its doors in 1954. By the late 1960's it became clear that both colleges would benefit from combining academic resources,and in 1972 the University of San Diego became a single coeducational Catholic university. Now governed by a board of trustees independent from the founding organizations, USD is a Roman Catholic institution that welcomes students, faculty and staff of diverse religions, traditions and remains dedicated to the values originally articulated by Mother Hill and Bishop Buddy. Students choose from more than 60 under– graduate and graduate degrees programs in academic divisions including the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Business Administration, Leadership and Education Sciences, Law and Nursing and Health Science.

Men aspiring to the Roman Catholic priesthood prepare for their vocation at the St. FrancisCenter for Priestly Formation.

The USD campus is regarded as one of the most architecturally unique institutions in the country,featuring major buildings designed in an ornamental 16th century Spanish Renaissance style.Since 1984,USD has completed numerous major construction and expansion projects. In 2000 the Jenny Craig Pavilion.a 5,100-seatathletic center, opened its doors as home to USD basketball and volleyball. Two years ago,the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice opened on the west end of campus, and in 2003 the Donald P.Shiley Center for Science and Technology opened. A five-story Spanish Renaissance parking garage (1,100 spaces) was completed in 1998. A landscaped fountain plaza was finished in the fall of 1995,connecting the entrances of the lmmaculata and Hughes Administration 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.

THE ACADEMICS... USO enrolls more than 7,600 students who have a choice of more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Ad– mission to USO, which consistently ranks among the top schools in the nation, is highly selective. USO received more than 10,000 applications for approximately 1,100 undergraduate openings in Fall of 2007. The class of 2009 entered with a GPA of 3.74 and an average SAT score of 1176.

USD has earned recognition in such publications as the 2006 edition ofThe Princeton Review annual college guide as being one of the best colleges in the United States. The Princeton Review recently included USO as one of the nation's most socially conscious institutions in its book, Colleges with a Conscience:81 Great Schools with Outstanding Com– munity Involvement. USO in 2003, joined the elite company of Phi Beta Kappa, the nations oldest honor society. Na– tionwide,only about 10 percent of all colleges and universities have Phi Beta Kappa chapters. USO was granted membership to the Mortar Board National '\-.;\ - "? ../;'. • .... \ ~. 1 • ~~

Honor Societ in 2000.

Steve Altman (1986) President Qualcomm, Inc. 2004 Author E.Hughes Career Achievement Award Recipient Bill Bavasi (1980) Former General Manager of the Seattle Mari- Bernie Bickerstaff (1968) Former NBA head coach. Coached with the Denver Nuggets, Seattle Sonics and Charlotte Bobcats

In 2003, USO welcomed the addition of the 150,000-square– foot Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology building, which provides an interdisciplinary science facility serving every USO student as he or she completes science course requirements. The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, opened in 2001, is one of 10 comprehensive peace centers nationwide with facilities for major international peace efforts.

Mike Brown (1992) Cleveland Cavaliers, Head Coach

Brady Clark (1996) San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers

Alison Cox (2001) Medalist in the Olympics-Women's Rowing

Theo Epstein (2000) General Manager of the Boston Red Sox

Andrew Firestone (1998) Reality TV Star - The Bachelor

John Redmond (1980) President and CEO of the MGM Grand Resorts

John Shaw (1973) President of the Saint Louis Rams

Juan Vargas (1983) California State Assembly


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, includ– ing cliffs, mesas, hills, canyons and valleys. San Diego also surrounds one of California's greatest natural harbors which has been a dominant factor 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 envi– ronment posts an average daytime temperature of 70 degrees, with an annual rainfall average of less than 10 inches. Most days are sunny, with humidity generally low, even in the summer. The climate, attractive set– ting and recreational facilities make San Diego "America's Finest City." The city has mostly avoided the evils of urban sprawl, which has allowed its downtown to remain vi-

brant, especially the Gaslamp Quarter. San Diego is also home to the world– famous San Diego Zoo as well as Sea World. The city is great for families, but for those without kids, there is a lot to do as well. San Diego is home to a number of military bases, primarily due to its location. In 1941, after the Pearl Harbor attacks, the U.S. established the head– quarters of the Pacific Fleet in San Diego, and the city is now home to the largest air naval station on the west coast. Unlike many cities,San Diego's airport is right next to downtown, increasing its convenience even more. It is hard to believe that San Diego is the nation's sixth-largest city, it just retains a small town feel. According to Sports Illustrated, "For sheer numbers of participants, diversity of pursuits of involvement, 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, surf, scuba dive, snorkel, wind-surf

on 70 miles of public 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 gymnasiums, two municipal golf courses, and one of the nation's finest zoos. Mission Bay Park is a 4,600-acre playground for jogging, fishing, bicycling, tennis, golf, jet skiing and kite flying. As well as participating in recre– ational activities, San Diego supports their professional teams -- the NFL Chargers play at Qualcomm Stadium, and the San Diego Padres play at 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 theWorld Series between the San Diego Padres and the New York Yankees. The Super Bowl re– turned to San Diego in 2003. Whatever sporting activity there is, it's here in San Diego -- the sports capital of the U.S.!

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A Message From Pi The University of San Diego is veryproud of the student-athletes that represent our institution on 17 men's and women'sNCAA Division-I athletic teams. These areproudand serious competitors, honored to represent the University. The dedication y ou 1,vitness on theplqyingftelds, on the court, on the course, or in the water isgreat/y matched in the classrooms, the laboratories, on stage, or in the community. Lastyear thirty-two percent of our student-athletes carn'ed a grade-point average above 3.2, and eight of our teams had a cumulative grade-point average above 3.0. Athletics is vital to the University of San Diego, a wqy students, faculty, staff and alumni come together as one community. I am both a universitypresident and a Torero fan,· I look forward to sharing the excitement of Torero athletics ivith our mat!)! fans.

Dr. Mary E . Lyons President

Dr. Timotf?y O 'Mallry VP. University Relations

Msgr. Daniel Dillabough VP.

Dr. Julie Sullivan V P.

Ms. CarmenM. Vazquez V P.

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University of San D iego Mission Statement The University of San Diego is a Roman 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 D iego 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,

The University of San Diego is a Roman 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,

KY SNYDER Executive Director of Athletics

Ky Snyder was named Executive Director of Athletics at the University of San Diego on December 10th, 2003. Dr. Mary E. Lyons, USD President, introduced Snyder who returns to USD where he was Director of Athletic Development from 1990 to 1996. He came back to USD from the San Diego International Sports Council where he held the position of President. With the San Diego International Sports Council, 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. Accomplishments of the Sports Council bid efforts during Snyder's tenure included securing San Diego the 1997 and 1998 ESPN Summer X Games, the Suzuki Rock & Roll Marathon, the 1999 Major League Soccer All-Star Game, the Bank of America/US. 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 Super Bowl Task Force. Snyder was also the

Executive Director of the San Diego International Sports Foundation.

Prior to joining the SDISC, Snyder was the Director of Athletic Development at the University of San Diego for six years. At USD 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 USD he oversees an athletic department with seventeen NCAA Division I intercollegiate teams and over 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 nine sports for women. He serves on the NCAA Division I Football Rules Committee and as the Corporate Co-Chair of the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. ~--------------~ In 2007-08, US D se nt b '7UR£RUS -"··-

six teams to the NCAA Tournament, and won the pr es tigiou s WCC Commissio ner's Cup for the first time. The trophy goes to the school with the top performing athletics program in the eight-team West Coast Conference. It is the first time USD has claimed this honor in the Cup's seven-year history.

The Snyder Family: Ky and Sue with son Riley; daughters Cammy and Sydney; along with Don Hegerle (Sue's father).

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.

Snyder, who has been a San Diego resident for 26 years, has a very athletic family. His wife, Sue, was a former standout member of the Uni ted 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.

Ky Snyder with the 2008 WCC Commissioner's Cup.

T he Snyder's reside in Poway with their son Riley (age 15), daughter Sydney (age 12) and daughter Cammy (age 9).

Primary Media Outlets

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE Doug Williams, Sports Editor Nick Canepa & Tim Sullivan, Columnists Hank Wesch, Sports, Beat Writer PO Box 120191 San Diego, CA 92112 (619) 293-1343 Fax: 260-5078 NORTH COUNTY TIMES Loren Nelson, Sports Editor Tom Shanahan 207 East Pennsylvania Ave. Escondido, CA 92025 (800) 200-1601 Fax: (760) 740-5045 T.J. Simers, Columnist Times Mirror Square Los Angeles, CA 90053 (800) 528-4637 Fax: (213) 237-7876 ASSOCIATED PRESS Bernie Wilson, Sports Editor PO Box 191 San Diego, CA 92112 (619) 231-9365 Fax: 291-2098 LA: (213) 626-1200 LA Fax: (213) 346-0200 LOS ANGELES TIMES Bill Dwyre, Sports Editor

KNSD (NBC), Channel 7/39 Jim Laslavic, Sports Director Jim Stone & Derek Togerson, Sports Dave Smith (Photo) 225 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 578-0226/0227 Fax: 578-0202

Associate AD for Media Relations 28th Year

M.S. Sports Administration St. Thomas University (1981) B.S. Business Administration San Jose State (1979) E mail:

KFMB (CBS), Channel 8 Kyle Kraska, Sports Director John Howard, Sports PO Box 85888 San Diego, CA 92186 (858) 495-7587

Chris Loucks Assistant Director of Media Relations 4th Year Cal State Fullerton (2002) B.A. Communications Email:


KGTV (ABC), Channel 10 Ben Higgins, Sports Director Steve Smith, Sports PO Box 85347 San Diego, CA 92186 (619) 237-6324/6372 Fax: 527-0369 KUSI (IND), Channel 51/9 Paul Rudy, Sports Director Rick Willis, Sports PO Box 719051 San Diego, CA 92171-9051 (858) 505-5047/5033 Fax: 576-9317 Channel 4 San Diego Dennis Morgigno, Program Director

RyanMcCann Media Relations Coordinator 4th Year Linfield College (2004) B.A. Mass Communications Email:

XX Sports Radio (1090 AM) 6160 Cornerstone Court East Mira Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92121 (858) 453-9153 KFMB Radio (760 AM) 7677 Engineer Road San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 292-7600 KOGO (600 AM) Cliff Albert, Program Director Jim Charvat & Rick Hill, Sports 9660 Granite Ridge Drive San Diego, CA 92123-2657 (858) 560-6671

Jason Bott, Sports Producer John Weisbarth & Steve Quis, Jenny Cavnar Sports 1370 India Street, 2nd Floor San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 266-5236 Fox 5 News San Diego Troy Hirsch, Sports Anchor

Fax: 453-9157

MEDIA RELATIONS DEPARTMENT Assoc. AD/Media Relations: Ted Gosen Office/Home Phone: 619.260.4745/858.486.3284 Email: Asst. Director of Media Relations: Chris Loucks Office/Cell: 619.260.7930/619.954.2825 Email: Media Relations Coordinator: Ryan Mccann Office/Cell: 619.260.2323/541.760.6359 Email: Office Fax: 619.260.2990 Press Row Phone: 619.767.3928

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On The Internet Updated information on the USD women's tennis team and Torero athletics is available on the USD athletic department's home page on the Internet. The address is: Information includes current schedules and results, roster, latest press releases, statistics, coach and player profiles and much more. Every game can also be heard via live audio streaming.

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