Florida Gators men's tennis

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Florida Gators men's tennis
Gators men's tennis logo.jpeg
University University of Florida
Conference SEC
Location Gainesville, FL
Head coach Bryan Shelton (5th year)
Home stadium Linder Stadium
(Capacity: 1,000)
Nickname Florida Gators
Colors Blue and Orange[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
Conference Tournament Champions
1994, 2000, 2005, 2011, 2016
Conference Regular Season Champions
1950, 1961, 1968, 1969, 1975, 1994, 2000, 2003, 2005
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[edit]

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[edit]

The Florida Gators overall record is 1,187–491–6 through the 2014–2015 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

All-Americans[edit]

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

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UF Identity Style Guide". University of Florida. 2016-03-01. Retrieved 2016-03-19. 
  2. ^ ALL-TIME RESULTS
  3. ^ Gator All-Americans

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