38 Days, 38 Sports: Men's Tennis
As a countdown to the start of the 2013-14 athletic schedule, GoPrincetonTigers.com will take a look at each of Princeton's 38 sports. A new post will be added each day Monday through Friday until the first Princeton athletic events on Aug. 31.
|Princeton Men's Tennis: Five Numbers to Know|
|1901||First year as a varsity sport||24||EITA/Ivy League titles||7||NCAA tournament appearances||5||Ivy League Players of the Year||2011||Year the Cordish Tennis Pavilion opened|
|Top Freshman in 2012-13
|Ten Princeton Men's Tennis Facts
• Princeton's final ITA ranking in 2012-13, No. 51, was its highest since 1995, when the team finished ranked No. 38.
• Matija Pecotic '13 was both the program's first ITA All-America since Ted Farnsworth '84 and achieved the team's highest final ITA singles ranking, No. 19, since Farnsworth.
• Princeton achieved the league's first three-time Ivy League Player of the Year in men's tennis when Matija Pecotic '13 was awarded the honor for the third straight year in 2013.
• Princeton has placed a player in the NCAA singles tournament 16 times since 1978. Matija Pecotic '13 became the first Tiger to win an NCAA singles tournament match since Reed Cordish '96 in 1996.
• Princeton has gained eight NCAA doubles tournament berths, most recently in 2001 when Kyle Kliegerman '01 and John Portlock '01 participated.
• Princeton's all-time winningest coach is David Benjamin, who is now the Executive Director of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Benjamin's teams won 339 dual matches from 1975-2000.
• Princeton has had an outstanding record in men's tennis, with the program holding an all-time winning percentage of .728 since its founding in 1901.
• In addition to the Lenz Tennis Center, Princeton has an indoor facility in Jadwin Gymnasium, which has six courts.
• Since the Ivy League succeeded the EITA in men's tennis beginning with the 1999 season, Princeton has had 10 winning Ivy League campaigns, including a 5-2 record in 2013.
July 10 - Baseball
July 11 - Field Hockey
July 12 - Football
July 15 - Women's Tennis
July 16 - Men's Heavyweight Crew
July 17 - Women's Basketball
July 18 - Men's Outdoor Track
July 19 - Women's Open Crew
July 22 - Men's Lacrosse
July 23 - Women's Squash
July 24 - Men's Golf
July 25 - Women's Volleyball
July 26 - Men's Basketball
July 29 - Women's Lacrosse
July 30 - Men's Hockey
July 31 - Women's Swimming
Aug. 1 - Men's Tennis