Troy Trojans men's tennis

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Troy Trojans men's tennis
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University Troy University
Athletic directorBrent Jones
Head coach Rolando Vargas (2nd season)
Conference Sun Belt
Location Troy, AL
Home Court Lunsford Tennis Complex
NicknameTrojans
NCAA Tournament appearances
1993, 2010, 2015
Conference Tournament championships
1997, 2010, 2015
Conference regular season champions
2005, 2015

The Troy Trojans men's tennis team represents Troy University in NCAA Division I college tennis. The team belongs to the Sun Belt Conference and plays home matches at the Jimmy C. Lunsford Tennis Complex. The Trojans are currently led by head coach Rolando Vargas.

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History

Troy began playing tennis during the 1980s, first playing in the NCAA's Division II and joining the Gulf South Conference. The Trojans never won a conference title while a member of the Gulf South Conference, but on a few occasions finished as the conference runner-up.

In 1993 during their last season in Division II, the men's team made it the NCAA Division II Championships. The Trojans wound up having a stellar season as they finished ranked #8 in the nation in the Rolex Collegiate National Rankings. [1] That same year, Juan Garat was nominated as an ITA All-American in singles.

A Troy tennis player during the 2018 Sun Belt Conference Championships. Troy Men's Tennis 1.jpg
A Troy tennis player during the 2018 Sun Belt Conference Championships.

Troy transitioned from Division II to Division I after the 1993 season, moving to the Mid-Continent Conference.

While a member of the Mid-Continent Conference, Troy finished as the conference runner-up in 1995 and 1996, losing in the finals of the conference tournament to Western Illinois both seasons. For the 1996 season, Troy player Anshooman Aga was named the Mid-Continent's Player of the Year.

In 1997, Troy finally broke through to win the conference title, defeating UMKC in the conference tournament finals. Troy player Shannon Nettle was named Mid-Con Newcomer of the Year, and head coach Steve Barsby was named Mid-Con Coach of the Year for his efforts. Unfortunately, Troy did not receive a bid to play in the NCAA Tournament since at the time, the Mid-Con didn't give their tournament champion an automatic bid to the national tournament.

The men's tennis team won their first Sun Belt title in 2010, defeating #34 Denver 4–1 in the finals of the Sun Belt tournament. Troy would lose in the NCAA Regionals to Auburn by a score of 0–4 in the first round. They finished the regular season with a 20–5 record and ranked #51 in nation in the ITA Rankings. For his efforts, head coach Eric Hayes was named the Wilson/ITA Southern Coach of the Year, as well the Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year. [2]

In 2015 under second year head coach Scott Kidd, the men's team found their way back to the NCAA Tournament by posting a 25–6 overall record and winning the Sun Belt tournament once again, this time defeating #69 South Alabama in the finals by a score of 4–1. Their 25–6 overall record led the nation in most wins going into the 2015 postseason before dropping their First Round match against Florida State. Their 4–5 record against ranked teams helped them achieve a national ranking of #53 to finish the regular season.

ITA All-Americans

Awards

Coach of the Year
Chad Hebert - 2000
Rolando Vargas - 2022
Eric Hayes – 2010
Eric Hayes – 2010
Scott Kidd – 2015
Steve Barsby – 1997
Player of the Year
William Campos – 1997
Irving Morales – 2004, 2005
Anshooman Aga – 1996

Year-by-Year Results

SeasonOverall
Record
Conference
Record
Conference
Standing
PostseasonFinal
Nat'l Rank
Notes
199316-5NCAA First Round#8NCAA Championships
199412-82nd East Coast Runner-up
199511-62-12nd Mid-Continent League Runner-up
19967–152-12nd Mid-Continent League Runner-up
199715–74–11st Mid-Continent League Champions
199814-81-14th
199911-121-14th
200014-100-05th
20010-00-04th
20027–90-07th
200311-100-03rd
20049–142-26th
200510–106–11st Atlantic Sun Champions
20068–120–26th
20075–102–46th
20085–131–37th
20098–121–27th
201020–54–11stNCAA First Round#58 Sun Belt Champions; NCAA First Round
20113–170–16th
20125–180–27th
20138–170–46th
20148–170–25th
201525–75–01stNCAA First Round#63 Sun Belt Champions; NCAA First Round
201615–141–33rd
201714–111–14th
201813–113–14th
201917–81–67th
202011–40–0-Season cancelled due to COVID-19
202120–43–2-
20225–20–0-
TOTALS322–29340–42

Postseason results

Trojans men's tennis player at the 2018 Sun Belt Men's Tennis Championships. Troy Men's Tennis 3.jpg
Trojans men's tennis player at the 2018 Sun Belt Men's Tennis Championships.

Division I

YearRoundOpponentResult/Score
2010First Round Auburn L 0–4
2015First Round Florida State L 0–4

Division II

YearRoundOpponentResult/Score
1993First Round UC-Davis L 1–5

ITA Final Rankings

YearRecordITA
National
Ranking
ITA
Regional
Ranking
199316-5#8
201020-5#58#6
201525-7#63#6
201615-14#10
201917-8#9
202120-4#8

Source: "Oracle/ITA Rankings Archives". Intercollegiate Tennis Association . Retrieved November 25, 2019.

Trojans on the ATP Tour

Facilities

A tennis court at the Lunsford Tennis Complex. Troy University Tennis 1.jpg
A tennis court at the Lunsford Tennis Complex.

Troy tennis plays their home matches at the Jimmy Lunsford Tennis Complex. Opened in 2001, the facility contains 12 outdoor hard courts with a small clubhouse/pro shop. The facility hosts various USTA junior and adult tournaments, as well as a $25,000 professional women's tennis tournament, the USTA Tennis Classic of Troy.

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