CLU men’s tennis head coach Mike Gennette ’93 was named the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) College Coach of the Year at the organization’s conference in October. He shared the honor with University of Southern California head coach Peter Smith.
The USPTA recognition was for the 2010 season, during which CLU posted a 19-3 record, earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament, and produced two All-American players. Gennette also marked his 100th conference victory last year when the Kingsmen advanced to the SCIAC Tournament championship match.
This fall, the Cal Lutheran men’s doubles team of Nicholas Ballou and Ray Worley came up just short of the program’s first national title since 1997, after losing a tight, three-set final at the Small College Division III Doubles Championships held in Mobile, Ala.