ROLLINS ALL-TIME RECORD BOOK - Last updated May 11, 2015

Since 1895 when the first tennis court was constructed on the picturesque Rollins College campus, men's tennis has been a permanent fixture on the national collegiate tennis scene.

The Tars, who have competed in varsity men's tennis since 1909, have evolved into a small college powerhouse. Scores of well-known tennis names have donned the familiar Blue and Gold.

The legendary Jack Kramer competed for Rollins in 1941-42 along with two of the nation's top ranked amateurs, Edwin Amark and Eddie Allon.

Under the guidance of Coach Jim McDougall, Rollins won two 'mythical' national championships in 1948 and 1949 as the Tars went undefeated and beat the top teams in the East. Called one of the greatest to play at Rollins, Enrique Buse starred for the Tars along with Mexican champion Jose Ochoa. National junior champion Tom Malloy also played at Rollins from 1947-51.

Quietly, in 1946, a young player from Daytona Beach slipped onto the Rollins tennis team. Over the next five decades, the name Norm Copeland was synonymous with Rollins tennis. One of the top ranked junior players, Nathan Norman Copeland played on the two national championship teams in '48 and '49. Following his graduation in 1950, Copeland tried his hand on the professional tour and also taught the game he knows better than most.

When Copeland returned to Rollins as head tennis coach in 1955, a tennis dynasty was born. In his 38 year coaching career, Copeland led the Tars to three NCAA Division II National Championships (1966, 1972 and 1991), coached 30 All-Americans and guided Rollins to 27 straight NCAA Tournament appearances. Copeland is the third all-time winningest NCAA tennis coach at any level with his 732 career dual match victories.
In addition to the great team success, the Tars have won six individual national titles. Brian Talgo (1985) and Pat Emmet (1987) claimed the singles titles, while John Lowman won the NCAA doubles championships with Ron Lague in 1971 and with Mike Strickland in 1972. Barry Pelts and Robert Green were the most recent doubles winners in 1988.

The retirement of Copeland in 1993, the Tars have remained nationally competitive in Division II tennis. They have continued to be ranked nationally, and during the 2000-01 the NCAA II championship. The team previously reached the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament in 1994 and 1995 and the finals in 1996.

In 1994, the NCAA dropped the individual tournaments which have been replaced by the ITA/Rolex Small College National Championships played in the fall of each year. With continued success, two titles have been claimed since. Octavio deLa Sobera teamed with Edwin Hendrickson to win the title in 1996, and the team of Goran Sterijovski and Matt Porter claimed the 2000 National Rolex doubles title.

In 1993, Jim Poling took over the helm of the Tars. In his nine years as coach Poling led the Tars to a 147-79 dual match record, and reached the NCAA II Regional Tournament every year. The Tars won the national championship in 2001 posting a 25-3 season record. Poling was named SSC Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2002.

Ron Bohrnstedt followed Pohling as head coach of the Tars and led the team to the 2004 SSC Championship and the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. He was named SSC and South Region Coach of the Year in 2004 while Carlos Custodio, also the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year, and Mark Thompson earned All-America recognition. A youth movement hit the Tars in 2009 as Jeff Morris was named the Sunshine State Conference Freshman of the Year and joined senior Adrian Tan as an All-America selection in doubles. The following year, Morris was named the conference Player of the Year and garnered All-America honors in both singles and, with Neil Clausen, doubles.

ROLLINS COLLEGE TENNIS HISTORY

YEAR RECORD COACH NOTES
1926-47     Rollins sponsors Varsity Tennis
Early coaches listed include, Malcolm Forbes, A. Buel Trowbridge, Gordon Apgar, Ed Copeland

Modern Era of Rollins Men's Tennis
1948 13-0 Jim McDougall "Mythical National Champions"
1949 8-0 Jim McDougall "Mythical National Champions"
1950 N/A Jim McDougall  
1951 7-2 Jim McDougall  
1952 9-1 Jim McDougall  
1953 9-2 Jim McDougall  
1954 10-3 Jim McDougall  
1955 11-6 Jim McDougall  
1956 10-5 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament
1957 9-3 Norm Copeland  
1958 15-4 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament
1959 16-4 Norm Copeland  
1960 9-5 Norm Copeland  
1961 12-12 Norm Copeland  
1962 10-5 Norm Copeland  
1963 13-8 Norm Copeland  
1964 13-4 Norm Copeland  
1965 16-4 Norm Copeland FIC Runner-Up
1966 24-1 Norm Copeland NCAA DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
FIC Champions
1967 17-5 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament - 5th place
1968 24-6 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament
FIC Champions
1969 20-4 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament - 4th place
1970 18-2-1 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament
1971 19-2 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament - Runner-up
John Lohman - All-American
Mike Strickland - All-American
Ron Lague - All-American
1972 23-1 Norm Copeland NCAA DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
John Lohman - All-American - NCAA Division II Doubles Champion
Mike Strickland - All-American - NCAA Division II Doubles Champion
1973 19-5 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament - 4th place
John Lohman - All-American
Brad Smith - All-American
1974 19-6 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament - 6th place
1975 20-8 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament
Ted Macbeth - All-American
1976 15-10 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament
1977 24-12 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament
1978 27-8 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament
Ed Lake - All-American
1979 24-12 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament
Chuck DeSalvo - All-American
1980 29-4 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament - 4th place
Sunshine State Conference Champions
Chuck DeSalvo - All-American
Craig Perry - All-American
1981 29-5 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament - Runner-up
Sunshine State Conference Champions
John Arciero - All-American (S)
1982 31-4 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament
Sunshine State Conference Champions
Robert Bates - All-American (S)
Craig Perry - All-American (D)
Dave Perlmutter - All-American (D)
1983 24-8 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament - 5th place
Sunshine State Conference Champions
1984 26-8 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament
Sunshine State Conference Champions
Brian Taglo - All-American (S , D)
Robert Bates - All-American (S)
1985 20-9 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament - 4th place
Sunshine State Conference Champions
Brian Talgo - NCAA Division II Singles Champion - All-American (S , D)
Pat Emmet - All-American (D)
1986 15-8 Norm Copeland NCAA Championship - 6th place
Sunshine State Conference Champions
Pat Emmet - All-American (S)
1987 19-8 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament
Sunshine State Conference Champions
Pat Emmet - NCAA Division II Singles Champion - All-American (S)
Robert Green - All-American (S , D)
Barry Pelts - All-American (D)
1988 20-6 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament
Sunshine State Conference Champions
Robert Green - NCAA Division II Doubles Champion - All-American (S , D)
Barry Pelts - NCAA Division II Doubles Champion - All-American (D)
Pat Emmet - All-American (S ,D)
Pat Johnson - All-American (D)
1989 19-9 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament - 6th place
Sunshine State Conference Champions
Rolf Ronnell - All-American (S)
Andy Platt - All-American (D)
Barry Pelts - All-American (D)
1990 25-3 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament - 5th place
Sunshine State Conference Champions
Brett Field - All-American (S , D)
Bill LeBlanc - All-American (S , D)
Paul Lennicx - All-American (S) 
1991 21-5 Norm Copeland NCAA DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
Sunshine State Conference Champions
Paul Lennicx - All-American (S)
Darren Price - All-American (S , D)
Mike Hernandez - All-American (D)
Dan Sallick - All-American (D)
Brett Field - All-American (D)
1992 18-7 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament - 4th place
Sunshine State Conference Champions
Mike Hernandez - All-American (S)
Paul Lennicx - All-American (S)
Darren Price - All-American (S)
1993 20-5 Norm Copeland NCAA Tournament - 3rd place
Jon Goldfarb - All-American (S)
Tim van Lacre - All-American (S)
1994 18-5 Jim Poling NCAA Tournament - 3rd place
Sunshine State Conference Champions
Jon Goldfarb - All-American (S , D)
Ognen Nikolovski - All-American (D)
Ramon Tessler - All-American (S)
1995 15-10 Jim Poling NCAA Tournament - 3rd place
Sunshine State Conference Champions
Edwin Hendriksen - All-American (S , D)
Loren Kahle - All-American (D)
1996 21-7 Jim Poling NCAA Tournament - Runner-up
Sunshine State Conference Champions
Octavio De La Sobera - All-American (D)
Jon Goldfarb - All-American (S)
Edwin Hendriksen - All-American (S , D)
1997 11-15 Jim Poling NCAA Tournament - Regional Runner-up
1998 11-8 Jim Poling NCAA Tournament
1999 10-16 Jim Poling NCAA Tournament - Regional Runner-up
Matt Porter - All-American (S)
2000 15-11 Jim Poling NCAA Tournament - Regional Runner-up
Matt Porter - All-American (S)
2001 25-3 Jim Poling NCAA DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
Sunshine State Conference Champions
Matt Porter - All-American (S , D)
Goran Steryjovski - All-American (S)
Mark Thompson - All-American (D)
2002 21-4 Jim Poling NCAA Tournament - Round of 16
Carlos Custodio - All-American (S , D)
Mark Thompson - All-American (S)
Matt Umbers - All-American (D)
2003 13-9 Ron Bohrnstedt NCAA Tournament - Round of 16
Carlos Custodio - All-American (S , D)
Mark Thompson - All-American (S , D)
2004 24-5 Ron Bohrnstedt NCAA Tournament - Semifinals
Sunshine State Conference Champions
Carlos Custodio - All-American (S , D), SSC Player of the Year
Mark Thompson - All-American (S , D)
2005 17-7 Ron Bohrnstedt NCAA Tournament
Matt Umbers - All-American (S , D)
Jonathan Gomez - All-American (D)
2006 10-12 Ron Bohrnstedt  
2007 18-10 Ron Bohrnstedt NCAA Tournament - 2nd round
Sunshine State Conference Runner-up
Brian Compton - All-American (D)
Jonathan Gomez - All-American (D)
2008 16-8 Ron Bohrnstedt NCAA Tournament - 2nd round
Brian Compton - All-American (S , D)
Jonathan Gomez - All-American (D)
2009 18-9 Ron Bohrnstedt NCAA Tournament - 2nd round
Sunshine State Conference - 3rd place
Jeff Morris - All-American (D), SSC Freshman of the Year
Adrian Tan - All-American (D)
2010 18-10 Ron Bohrnstedt NCAA Tournament - 2nd round
Sunshine State Conference - 3rd place
Jeff Morris - All-American (S , D), SSC Player of the Year
Neil Clausen - All-American (D)
2011 17-9 Ron Bohrnstedt

NCAA Tournament - 2nd Round

 

2012 17-9 Ron Bohrnstedt

NCAA Tournament - 2nd Round
Lucas Jovita - All-American (S)
Jeff Morris - All-American (S)
Jason Alabaster- All-American (D)

2013 13-10 Ron Bohrnstedt NCAA Tournament - 1st Round 
Jason Alabaster - All-American (D)
Will Kwok -  All-American (D)
Robin Marchione -ITA National Rookie of the Year
2014 12-11 Ron Bohrnstedt NCAA Tournament- 1st Round
Will Kwok - All-American (S)
2015 15-10 Ron Bohrnstedt

NCAA Tournament - 2nd Round (South Regional Final)
Anton Bettink - All-American (S), ITA South Region Rookie of the Year