Campus Notes
April 2003


Vanessa Webb

Dick Leach

Matt Hanlin

Aleksandra Durksa

Former Duke standout Vanessa Webb has been named one of the Top ACC Female Athletes of All Time. Vanessa, a four-time All-American, was the National Player of the Year in 1998 and 1999.

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The ITA has announced the Class of 2003 Men's Collegiate Hall of Fame. This year's inductees are:
Bill Bond-Three-time All-American at Southern California who captured the 1964 NCAA Doubles title with Dennis Ralston.
Dick Leach-Four time Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year who led the Trojans to 535 victories during his 23-year run.
Robert Van't Hof-NCAA Singles winner and doubles semifinalist (1980) who earned All-American honors under Coach Leach for three years.
Bob McKinley-As a four-time All-American at Trinity, he was a member of the 1972 NCAA championship team. He then returned to Trinity and led the team to the 1977 USTA/ITA National Team Indoor title in 1977.
George M. Church-During his time at Princeton he was a winner at the National Collegiate Singles Championships in 1912 and 1914. He also captured the doubles title in the latter year.
Jim Russell-"Big" Jim Russell was a baseball player at Florida State before becoming the head referee at the NCAA Men's Championships in 1992. In addition, he has served as head referee for the ACC Tournament and the Icy Hot/ITA Men's All-American Championships.
The ceremony will take place on May 21st during the NCAA Division I Men's Championships in Athens, Georgia.

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Matt Hanlin has become Washington's winningest player in combined singles and doubles victories. Matt's 168 wins puts him ahead of previous leader Eric Drew who had 158 wins from 1996-99.

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Tulsa senior Aleksandra Durska recorded her 100th career singles victory this past month. She now holds the singles and doubles (with 80 wins) at that school.

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The University of Florida surpassed defending champions Texas A&M 27-24 to capture the USA Team Tennis National Campus Championships. For complete results from the event visit the NIRSA website.

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Coaching Changes... Ed O'Malley is now the men's and women's coach at SUNY-Oneonta... George Husack has taken over the men's team at Santa Clara.

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Information on incoming freshman, transfers and players who have left school for the pro circuit is now in our Status Report section.


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