Tennis Coaching Staff Earns ITA Awards
SAINT LEO, Fla. – Coming off record-breaking 2012 men's and women's tennis seasons, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recognized Head Coach James Bryce and Assistant Coach Beth Daub as ITA South Region Head Coach of the Year (women), and Assistant Coach of the Year (men), it was announced Sunday.
Bryce, assisting the women to a program-record 18 wins, collected the South Region Coach of the Year honor for the first time in his career. En route to the award, the women won their first-ever NCAA Tournament match (vs. Rollins) and advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time in program history. The Lions also collected historic program-first wins against Florida Southern in the regular season and Rollins in the NCAA Tournament. The women closed the year ranked No.14 in the ITA poll, the highest ranking in program history.
Daub, on the other hand, was essential in both team's success as the two programs won a combined 34 matches, including eight conference tilts. Earning South Region Assistant Coach of the Year on the men's side, Daub aided the group to a 16-8 record; including the programs first-ever win against Rollins at the SSC Tournament and helping the team advance to their second-consecutive NCAA appearance. The Lions finished the 2012 campaign ranked 10th in the country, also the highest showing ever.
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