Nice Men's Tennis Win Today
Created: 4/25/2015 7:19:38 PMReplies: 10
4/25/2015 7:19:38 PM - The Sons of Liberty - 322 posts (#74)
4/25/2015 7:26:50 PM - Igor... Not yegor - 291 posts (#83)
4/25/2015 7:44:31 PM - THE DUDE - 529 posts (#48)
Well done tennis team! Well done Patrick Nero!... sure looks like an improvement across the board in our programs, not just hoops.
4/25/2015 8:05:55 PM - MD-DC - 147 posts (#132)
Impressive squad. 6 straight finals is ridiculous. Raise high!
4/25/2015 10:15:05 PM - ELJ - 2,207 posts (#14)
Gotta have something to do with all that positive energy from Poog, who played the sport for Gee Dub back in the day!
4/25/2015 11:33:25 PM - THE DUDE - 529 posts (#48)
Poog, who is the greatest tennis player in GW history???
4/26/2015 1:29:58 AM - Poog - 3,875 posts (#6)
There are five tennis players currently in the GW Hall of Fame, the most notable of which is probably Bob Considine who collaborated and ghosted on numerous books including Thirty Seconds over Tokyo and The Babe Ruth Story. He wrote for the Hearst papers with views consistent with their conservative bent. Dave Haggerty is current CEO and President of the U.S. Tennis Association and until last Sunday April 19, held the GW record for most career singles victories. I had the pleasure of being there and watching that record tied and broken that weekend by current #1 player Francisco Dias who will be going for his 3rd team A-10 championship against VCU on Sunday. No doubt in my mind that Fran will eventually get inducted into the GW HOF after a requisite lapse of time. Even prior to Patrick Nero's arrival, current Coach Greg Munoz has been building a powerhouse team to rival the 1956-1960 teams that featured recent HOF inductee Jim Tarr who won 3 straight Southern Conference singles, doubles, and team championships during his time at GW. No John McEnroe or Jimmy Connors or Alex Olmedo or Dennis Ralston played college tennis at GW but Foggy Bottom did produce solid players and citizens. Six members of the current team made the Athletic Department's Dean's List and three made the A-10 Commisioner's Honor Roll. The perfect student-athlete -- successful on and off the court.
4/26/2015 2:08:50 AM - THE DUDE - 529 posts (#48)
Interesting and strong history Poog, lets hope this new team is building some more of their own history! Looks like Dias is poised to win his 3rd A10 Most Oustanding performer? Portugese too, time to bring some of that Iberian Peninsula talent to the basketball program too!
4/26/2015 7:09:09 AM - Igor... Not Yegor - 291 posts (#83)
Thanks poog... Great stuff. Is there an archive somewhere listing team participants (both men and women) throughout the years?
4/26/2015 8:59:27 AM - Poog - 3,875 posts (#6)
I would be very surprised if GW has a complete handle on its overall record over the years, let alone a roster of the participants. The Hatchet may retain historical files of its issues with some articles on the tennis teams but I can personally attest that those weren't always accurate with the names. Ed McKee probably had the best record of GW's alum athletes, including tennis, but doubt it was ever compiled into anything resembling an all-time roster. Football, basketball and baseball might be traceable but if Dean Kayser didn't put it in his book that probably only CJS fan read, seriously doubt any such listing exists stretching back too far in the paper era past.