VCU Rams men's tennis
|VCU Rams men's tennis|
|University||Virginia Commonwealth University|
|Head coach||Paul Kostin (22nd season)|
|Home stadium||Thalhimer Tennis Center
|Colors||Black and Gold
|NCAA Tournament runner-up|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014|
|Conference Tournament championships|
|1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014|
The VCU Rams men's tennis team represents Virginia Commonwealth University. Under Coach Paul Kostin’s direction, VCU has reached the NCAA tournament in 18 of the past 19 years and finished a season ranked among the top 25 Division I teams a total of 12 times.
Thalhimer Tennis Center
A 6 court facility that currently holds 300 people. It's located between Main and Cary Street in the heart of VCU's Monroe Park Campus, allowing easy access for the student-athletes from their classes and studies.
New Tennis Center
The 2014-2020 six year capital plan calls for a 14 million dollar, state-of-the-art, modern Tennis center that will include 6 indoor courts, a spectator viewing space, and 12 outdoor courts.
National Champions Runner-Up
The Rams put together a remarkable run through the NCAA tournament in 2000 that culminated in VCU’s first-ever appearance in a national championship match. The unseeded Rams strung together five consecutive victories, including wins over three of the nation’s top 13 ranked programs, to set up a showdown with Stanford for the national title. VCU advanced to the “Sweet 16” with a victory over No. 13 Mississippi continued its Cinderella story by upsetting fourth-ranked Illinois in the quarterfinal round. The Rams reached the title match with a thrilling 4-3 victory over powerhouse Tennessee in the Final Four and received a final ranking of No. 9 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, at the time, the highest-ever for any VCU sport at the end of a season. The record stood for 11 years until the men's basketball team finished with a final ranking of No. 6.