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Guide to the 2012 Tennessee Tech men's tennis team, including history of the program and information on current team.

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    WELCOME TO TENNESSEE TECH TENNIS / 2012Table of Contents ........................................................................................1Head Coach Kenny Doyle .....................................................................2-3Graduate Assistant Coach Josh Girling ................................................32011 Results / 2012 Schedule ......................................................................4 2011-12 Individual Results .......................................................................4Roster/Team Photo ....................................................................................5 Pronunciation Guide .....................................................................................5Player Bios ............................................................................................... 6-23All-OVC Honors ......................................................................................... 24Academic Recognition ........................................................................... 24 OVC Players of the Year/Coach of the Year ...................................... 25 Golden Eagle Annual Leaders .............................................................. 25Individual Record Book ....................................................................26-27 All-Time Participation.............................................................................. 28

    THE UNIVERSITYLocation: Cookeville, TennesseeFounded: 1915Enrollment: 11,768Nickname: Golden EaglesColors: Purple and GoldConference: Ohio ValleyPresident: Dr. Robert (Bob) BellAffiliation: NCAA Division IFaculty Representative: Dr. Jeff RobertsAthletic Director: Mark WilsonAthletic Trainer: Joe Erdeljac

    GOLDEN EAGLE TENNISHead Coach: Kenny DoyleAlma Mater: Campbell, 1980Record at Tech: 20-14Overall 2011 Record: 9-9OVC 2011 Record: 5-2First year of tennis: 1964OVC Championships: 9 ( 1969, 1990, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2006 Tournament, 2007, 2008)Court: Tech Tennis CourtsCapacity: 400Surface: Hard

    The 2011-12 Tennessee Tech Tennis guide was produced by the TTU Sports Information Office. Writing, editing and design by Sports Information Director Rob Schabert and Sports Informa-tion Intern Nick Burns. Photography by TTU Photo Services, Tony Marable and Rob Schabert.

    SPORTS INFORMATIONSports Information Director: Rob SchabertOffice Phone: 931-372-3088E-mail: RSchabert@tntech.edu Tennis Contact: Nick Burns Office Phone: 931-372-6139 E-mail: NBurns@tntech.eduWebsite: www.TTUSports.com

    Year-by-Year Results ..........................................................................29-38Record vs. All-Time Opponents .....................................................39-44Record vs. All-Time Conferences ......................................................... 44All-Time Coaching Records ................................................................... 45 TTU Sports Hall of Fame ......................................................................... 46 Honors for Student-Athletes and Staff ............................................. 47Athletics Administration ..................................................................48-49 Academic Support: Winning in the Classroom ........................50-51Sports Medicine ..................................................................................52-53 Athletic Performance ........................................................................54-57Athletics Staff ............................................................................................. 58 The Upper Cumberland Region .......................................................... 59Athletics Mission Statement ................................................................. 59Media Relations......................................................................................... 60

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    Head CoachKENNY DOYLE

    3rd season at Tech15th season coaching

    Campbell 1980

    Kenny Doyle is in his third season as head coach of the Tennessee Tech mens team. He came to the Univer-sty in 2009 and coached both the mens and womens teams in his first year. Prior to his arrival at Tech, Doyle was an assistant tennis coach at Winthrop University for three years and former head coach at Campbell University for 10 years. Doyle, 53, began his position at Tech on August 6, 2009. In his first season at Tech, the veteran coach led both the mens and womens teams to the OVC tourna-ment in 2009-2010. The men finished their first season under his direc-tion with an 11-5 overall record and went 6-1 in confer-ence matches. After defeating Murray State in the first round of the OVC Tournament, Tech fell 4-1 to Eastern Kentucky in the semifinals. In season two, Doyles squad was 9-9 overall and managed a 5-2 record in OVC play. Once again, the team earned a first-round win at the OVC Tournament in Paducah, defeating Murray State, 4-3, before being eliminated in the semifinals. His teams have also enjoyed a high level of suc-cess in the classroom in his first two years. Six members of the Golden Eagle mens squad and three from the womens team were named to the OVC Commissioners Academic Honor Roll in 2009-10, and last year another five mens players were included on the list. The TTU Athletic Directors Honor Roll has consistenly included more than 10 tennis players each semester.

    Doyle enjoyed a high level of success in both his roles as a head coach and assistant coach. A 1980 Campbell graduate with a degree in business administration, Doyle worked for four years in private business before embarking on his coaching career in 1985 when he was named head coach of the mens team at his alma mater. His mens team at Campbell reeled off a string of 31 consecutive Big South Conference dual match victories between 1988 and 1994, winning four league titles. In 1990, he was also given the reins of the womens team and went 71-22 with two championships and three second-place finishes. Overall, he led the Fighting Camel

    Golden Eagle Coaching Staff

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    squads to six Big South Conference championships and was named the leagues Coach of the Year in 1989, 1990 and 1993. He posted a combined 190-131 mens and womens record while at Campbell, and his 1993 womens team was considered one of the nations top 40 programs. Under his direction, Campbells teams produced 44 all-conference players and earned Player of the Year honors eight times. One of his womens team members was named All-America and four players earned national rank-ings. In addition to their success on the court, Doyles teams at Campbell also notched winning marks in the classroom with 35 student-athletes named to the con-ference honor roll and one named CoSIDA Academic All-America. Twice his teams ranked first among all of

    Campbells athletic squads for highest combined team grade-point average. One of his players won the Big South Award for Academic Excellence and finished first in the Campbell graduating class. Another of his players finished third in the graduating class a year later. Doyle left Campbell after the 1995 season, and fol-lowing 12 years in private business he returned to col-legiate coaching in 2007 as assistant coach at Winthrop. He helped the Eagle teams enjoy a high level of success in the Big South Conference during his three years on the staff. The womens team won the regular season title all three years, and after a second place finish in 2007, the team won league tournament championships twice and advanced to the NCAA tournament. The mens squad won the 2007 regular season crown and was conference tournament runner-up all three years.

    Graduate Assistant Coach

    JOSH GIRLING

    1st season at Tech4-year Golden Eagle letterman

    Tennessee Tech 2011

    Josh Girling wrapped up a successful playing career with the Golden Eagles last spring by earning first-team all-OVC honors for the second consecutive season as well as the teams MVP award. Now he will try to transfer his playing experience to a coaching role, working alongside head coach Kenny Doyle in a graduate assistant position for the Golden Eagles in 2011-12. After spending his first collegiate season at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Girling transfered to Tech prior to the 2008-09 season and became a key member of the team for three seasons. He finished with an 82-64 com-bined overall record and a .562 career winning percent-age. In singles, Girling was 44-37 and his .543 career winning percentage ranks 13th all-time at Tech. His .654

    winning percentage during the 2009-10 season, when he was 17-9, ranks as the ninth best single-season in school history. In doubles, Girling was 38-27 overall. Josh attended Peter Symonds while growing up in Winchester, England and was a member of the cricket and soccer teams while being coached by Julian Godfrey on the tennis team. He helped his team finish in the top twice in the National Schools. At Tech he majored in psy-chology.

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    2010-11Individual Records SINGLES DOUBLES Combined OVERALL Dual Tourney OVC OVERALL Dual Tourney OVCPLAYER W ...... L W .....L W ...L W .....L W ..... L W ...... L W ......L W ......L W .... LA. Chen 18 ...... 24 11 .... 12 9 .....

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