Western Michigan University is a Division I NCAA member that competes in the Mid-American Conference and has won seven of the last 14 MAC regular season championships (1999, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011) and advanced to 10 of the last 16 NCAA Tournaments in in 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013. WMU leads the conference with regular season 23 championships in its illustrious history, and has been ranked as high as #37 nationally. The Broncos have also earned 31 victories against Big 10 schools in dual matches during head coach Dave Morin's tenure.
Post Season Highlights
Since the NCAA team tournament went to automatic qualification in 1999, the Western Michigan University men's tennis team has qualified 10 times, including five trips in a row from 2006-10 and two straight trips from 2012-13. The Broncos also qualified in 1999, 2001, and 2004.
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Western Michigan University has also had much success on the individual level led by recent graduate Brady Crosby (Livonia, MI) who was ranked #52 in D I singles in 2007 as well as #21 in doubles with Tim Bradshaw (Bromsgrove, England). This tandem also qualified for the NCAA doubles championships in 2007. In 2013-14, senior Nadin Indre ranked #124 in singles play and ranks among the best singles players to play under Dave Morin; his .706 singles winning percentage ranks third among players Morin has coached that won at least 75 matches.
The Broncos have produced five MAC Players of the Year, most recently in 2012 with Nadin Indre.
Recent Bronco graduate Ravishankar Pathanjali (2004) played the ATP tour for several years after college, and was ranked as high as 614 in singles and 368 in doubles.
A nine-time Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year (1994, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012) and a 2012 inductee into the WMU Athletics Hall of Fame, Western Michigan head coach Dave Morin has made the Broncos the gold standard in the Mid-American Conference over the course of 18 seasons, leading the team to 17 total MAC championships and 10 NCAA Tournament appearances.
Morin’s tenure has been highlighted by seven regular season MAC championships (1999, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011) and 10 MAC Tournament championships that led to NCAA Tournament appearances in 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013. En route to those accomplishments, the Broncos have enjoyed the type of individual and team success often associated with Western Michigan’s proud tradition.
The only coach to win MAC Coach of the Year honors at two different schools, Morin is 350-212 (.623) as a collegiate head coach, with 308 of his wins coming at WMU. Morin’s teams have been especially dominant in the MAC with a 116-42 (.734) record in regular season and tournament play. The Broncos have gone undefeated in conference play five different times in Morin’s tenure (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011), and did not finish lower than third in the conference from 1997-2013. The Broncos have advanced to the MAC title match 13 times in his 18 seasons as head coach at WMU.
Morin has taken his team to the NCAA Tournament 10 times since the MAC Tournament champion began receiving an automatic bid in the 1999 season. Most recently, the Broncos won the 2013 MAC tournament as the second seed, with the added bonus that the Broncos were able to avenge a regular season loss to Buffalo along the way before beating the hosting Northern Illinois Huskies.
Individually, a total of 32 players have earned all-conference accolades during Morin’s tenure, including two at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season. Morin’s list also includes four MAC Rookies of the Year, an ITA Region IV Freshman of the Year, and the 1999, 2001, 2004, 2009, 2011, and 2012 MAC Players of the Year.
Morin’s teams haven’t blinked when facing some of the best in the region: the Broncos have won 31 matches against Big Ten opponents since 2000, with wins in 12 consecutive years and an impressive 29-12 mark between 2003-07. It was in that span that the Broncos achieved their highest national ranking in program history, reaching #37 during the 2006 season.
In the classroom, Western Michigan has been named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team for 14 of the past 15 seasons. The program was one of 11 NCAA Division I teams to earn that honor in 1999 after posting a school record 3.69 team GPA. There also have been 30 players who have been named to the Academic All-MAC roster. WMU players have also earned academic accolades at the national level, including two-time Academic All-America honoree Jeff Brink.