[MICRO]GRANTS: Men's Tennis
The University of Scranton men’s tennis team is in the midst of one of the most successful eras in the program’s 40-year history. The Royals have won 52 matches over the past five seasons, matching the best five-year span in team history. The last time Scranton won as many matches in a five-year span came in 1978-82.
Scranton has reached the Landmark Conference postseason in each of the five years of the conference’s existence, but have yet to claim that ultimate prize. Despite that, there has been plenty to celebrate in the program’s history, including 32 all-conference honorees and three Wall of Fame inductees. The Royals also boast two Academic All-Americans – Clay Yeager (’95), a two-time honoree, and Tim McGurrin (’12).
The Royals play a split schedule, playing a handful of events in the fall and a full schedule in the spring, including seven regular season conference matches. The team also takes a trip over Spring Break to Hilton Head, S.C. to play competition from around the country. The team competes at Royal Courts at DeNaples Field on campus, but occasionally moves to indoor courts at Birchwood Tennis & Fitness Club in nearby South Abington Township if there is inclement weather.
Your gift to men’s tennis helps support equipment purchases, training technique upgrades, indoor training opportunities and the Spring Break trip, all while helping the Royals continue their run of success.
“Our men’s tennis program has built a winning tradition and now we went to add championships to that tradition,” said head coach Keith Hetsko. “Your support will help our athletes continue to train in the most efficient way possible with access to the best facilities and training techniques available. With your help, we can achieve levels of success that we’ve yet to reach here at Scranton.”
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