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Florida Gators Men's Tennis
Florida Gators men's tennis
Gators men's tennis logo.jpeg
UniversityUniversity of Florida
Athletic directorScott Stricklin
Head coachBryan Shelton (5th season)
ConferenceSEC
LocationGainesville, FL
Home CourtLinder Stadium
(Capacity: 1,000)
NicknameFlorida Gators
ColorsOrange and Blue[1]
         
NCAA Tournament appearances
1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Conference Tournament championships
1994, 2000, 2005, 2011, 2016
Conference regular season champions
1950, 1961, 1968, 1969, 1975, 1994, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2019
Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex, location of the home courts of the Florida Gators men's tennis team.

The Florida Gators men's tennis team represents the University of Florida in the sport of tennis. The Gators compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team hosts its home matches in Linder Stadium on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus, led by head coach Bryan Shelton. In the eighty-five-year history of the Gators men's tennis program, the Gators have won nine SEC team championships, two NCAA singles championships and one NCAA doubles championship.

Team history

The Florida Gators men's tennis team was started by head coach Dennis K. "Dutch" Stanley in 1932. In eight years leading the Gators' tennis program, Stanley compiled a team win-loss record of 54-12 (.818), still the best coaching record in the history of the program as measured by winning percentage. Stanley, who also served as the head coach of the Gators football and track teams, left the university in 1940, but later returned as the first dean of its College of Health and Human Performance.

The Gators have won nine Southeastern Conference team championships (1950, 1961, 1968, 1969, 1975, 1994, 2000, 2003, 2005).

They Gators men's tennis team has never won an NCAA national team championship, but advanced to the NCAA tournament semifinals in 2000 and 2005. In individual match play, Gators Mark Merklein and David Blair claimed the NCAA doubles championships in 1993. Merklein won the NCAA singles championship in 1994, losing just one set while defeating six tournament opponents. Gator Jeff Morrison claimed the NCAA singles championship in 1999, also losing only a single set on the way to the title.

Year-by-year results

The Florida Gators overall record is 1,208-498-6 through the 2015-2016 season.[2]

Season Overall Record SEC Record National SEC Season SEC Tournament
1931-32 4-0 - - - -
1932-33 4-0 - - - -
1933-34 5-2 - - - -
1934-35 4-5 - - - -
1935-36 8-1 - - - -
1936-37 6-0 - - - -
1937-38 6-0 - - - -
1938-39 6-0 - - - -
1939-40 11-4 - - - -
1940-41 10-2-1 - - - -
1946-47 3-5-1 - - 3rd -
1947-48 9-6 - - - -
1948-49 14-5-1 - - 4th -
1949-50 21-1 - - 1st -
1950-51 16-7 - - 4th -
1951-52 13-4 - - - -
1952-53 15-3 - - T2nd -
1953-54 14-3-1 - - 4th -
1954-55 16-1 - - 2nd -
1955-56 15-3 - - 3rd -
1956-57 18-3 - - 3rd -
1957-58 12-7 - - 6th -
1958-59 9-9 - - 5th -
1959-60 18-2 - - 3rd -
1960-61 20-1 - - 1st -
1961-62 15-5 - - T3rd -
1962-63 11-4 - 18th 5th -
1963-64 11-4 - - 6th -
1964-65 9-9 - - 5th -
1965-66 18-14 - - 5th -
1966-67 19-1-1 - 5th 3rd -
1967-68 23-1 - 6th 1st -
1968-69 19-1-1 - 6th 1st -
1969-70 14-8 - - 4th -
1970-71 11-12 - - 4th -
1971-72 13-11 - 18th 5th -
1972-73 20-6 - 22nd 3rd -
1973-74 20-3 - T13th 5th -
1974-75 25-2 - T8th T1st -
1975-76 18-2 - 16th 3rd -
1976-77 21-3 - - 4th -
1977-78 22-4 - - 5th -
1978-79 17-9 - - T5th -
1979-80 15-9-1 - - 6th -
1980-81 23-6 - - 5th -
1981-82 20-7 - - T3rd -
1982-83 14-10 - - T8th -
1983-84 17-10 - - T6th -
1984-85 16-11 - - 5th -
1985-86 19-10 - - T7th -
1986-87 16-8 - - 4th -
1987-88 3-20 - - T6th -
1988-89 14-11 - - 9th -
1989-90 17-9 - - 7th -
1990-91 19-8 - T5th T3rd -
1991-92 15-11 - T9th 5th -
1992-93 16-12 - T9th 5th -
1993-94 19-7 - T9th 1st 1st
1994-95 18-11 - T9th 5th -
1995-96 16-9 - T17th 5th -
1996-97 31-1 - T9th 5th -
1997-98 27-0 - T25th T6th -
1998-99 31-2 - T5th T3rd -
1999-2000 25-3 10-1 T3rd 1st 1st
2000-01 9-17 3-8 T10th 3rd -
2001-02 18-7 7-4 T9th T3rd 2nd
2002-03 25-5 11-0 T5th 1st -
2003-04 18-7 8-3 T9th 2nd -
2004-05 24-6 10-1 T3rd T1st 1st
2005-06 17-8 8-3 T9th T2nd -
2006-07 15-8 7-4 T9th T3rd -
2007-08 17-8 8-3 T9th 4th 2nd
2008-09 18-9 7-4 T17th T4th -
2009-10 21-5 9-1 T9th 2nd 2nd
2010-11 20-9 7-4 T9th 5th 1st
2011-12 16-10 7-4 T9th 4th -
2012-13 15-11 7-5 T33rd T3rd -
2013-14 17-10 8-4 15th 4th 2nd
2014-15 14-9 8-4 T33rd 6th -
2015-16 21-7 10-2 10th 2nd 1st
2016-17 - 9-3 - - -

All-Americans

Twenty-two members of the Florida Gators men's tennis team have earned forty-seven All-American honors.[3]

  • Diego Hidalgo - Singles (2016), Doubles (2016)
  • Gordon Watson - Doubles (2016)
  • Florent Diep - Singles (2014)
  • Bob Van Overbeek - Doubles (2013)
  • Stephane Piro - Doubles (2013)
  • Sekou Bangoura - Doubles (2011)
  • Alexndre Lacroix - Singles (2010, 2011), Doubles (2010, 2011)
  • Antoine Benneteau - Doubles (2010)
  • Gregory Ouellette - Singles (2005, 2007, 2008), Doubles (2005, 2007)
  • Jesse Levine - Singles (2007), Doubles (2007)
  • Hamid Mirzadeh - Singles (2003, 2004, 2005), Doubles (2004, 2005)
  • Chris Brandi - Doubles (2004)
  • Janne Holmia - Singles (2003)
  • Justin O'Neal - Singles (1997, 1999, 2000)
  • Jeff Morrison - Singles (1999, 2000), Doubles (1999, 2000)
  • Nathan Overholser - Singles (1999, 2000), Doubles (2000)
  • Damon Henkel - Singles (1994, 1995, 1996)
  • Dyllan Fitzgerald - Doubles (1994)
  • Mark Merklein - Singles (1993, 1994), Doubles (1993, 1994)
  • David Blair - Doubles (1993)
  • Armistead Neely - Singles (1969), Doubles (1968)
  • Jamie Pressly - Singles (1969)
  • Bill Tym - Singles (1963)
  • Jim Shaffer - Singles (1961)

See also

References

  1. ^ "UF Identity Style Guide". March 1, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Gator All-Americans

External links


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