Tornado aim for another Conference Carolinas Tournament berth

Tornado aim for another Conference Carolinas Tournament berth

GENERAL INFORMATION

Name – King University
City/Zip – Bristol, TN 37620
Enrollment – Approximately 2,900
Nickname – Tornado
Athletic Colors – Navy & Scarlet
School Colors – Blue & Gold
Home Court – King Tennis Courts/Bristol Racquet & Fitness Club
Affiliation – NCAA Division II
Conference – Conference Carolinas
President – Mr. Alexander Whitaker
Athletic Director – David Hicks
Athletic Department Phone – (423) 652-4849
Athletic Department Fax – (423) 652-6041
Head Athletic Trainer – Shelia Crockett
Website – www.KingTornado.com

MEN'S TENNIS NCAA HISTORY

First Year of NCAA Membership – 2011
Overall NCAA record – 57-46 (.553)
Overall Conference Record – 30-18 (.625)
Highest Conference Carolinas Finish (last) – 2nd (2014)

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach, season – Maria Ilina, 3rd season
Men's Tennis Office Phone – (423) 652-4868

TEAM INFORMATION

Conference Carolinas Finish Last Year – 4th
Starters Returning / Lost – 4 / 2
Letterwinners Returning / Lost
– 7 / 2

TOP RETURNING TENNIS PLAYERS

Moritz Poswiat (First team All-Conference Carolinas, went 20-7 in singles and went 7-3 in Conference play, played with Luis Delgado went 9-1 in Conference Carolinas play)
Luis Delgado (First team All-Conference selection, went 17-8 in singles play, posted an 8-2 singles mark in Conference Carolinas play, went 9-1 in Conference Carolinas play with the Moritz Poswiat)
Lenny Keswani (Third team All-Conference Carolinas, posted a singles mark of 16-9 playing at the top three flights, posted a Conference Carolinas record of 8-2, went 17-8 in doubles)
Kyle Logue (Posted a doubles record of 17-8, going 8-2 in Conference Carolinas play, played primarily with Lenny Keswani as the duo posted a 13-6 record, including 7-2 in league play)

NEWCOMERS
Charles Jabaley, Chattanooga, Tenn. (Lee University)
Lennard Neumann, Bad Honnef, Germany                                         

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

- King opens their schedule on September 16-18 at the Palmetto Tennis Center Invitational in Sumter, S.C.
- The Tornado play their first dual match of the season on September 24 when they host Tusculum College.
- The Conference Carolinas Tournament is scheduled for April 21-23 in Sumter, S.C.

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

Director of Athletic Communications – Travis Chell, tlchell@king.edu
Athletic Communications Office Phone – (423) 652-6368
Chell Cell Phone – (715) 431-0253
Athletic Communications Fax – (423) 652-6041
Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant – Ryan Whitt, sportsinfo@king.edu
Athletic Communications Mailing Address – 1350 King College Rd., Bristol, TN 37620