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Oglethorpe University Men | Women

Division:NCAA - Div. III
Location:Atlanta, GA
Head Coach:Peter Howell
Assistant Coach:Rob Johnson
Institution Type:Private
Environment:Very large city
Student Population:Less than 2,500

Conference Highlights
May 2014
Lose 5-4 to the #2 seed after having match point for the upset at #2 singles. Finish 7th in SAA. JaHaun Freeman-Clark voted New Comer of the Year and makes 1st team All-Conference. Caffrey Francis & Katherine Walker both Honorable mention All-Conference.

September 2013
We have solid showing in ITA's; clearly a stronger and improved team as all players won at least one match. JaHaun Freeman-Clark showed she is a true #1 player in extending #3 seed 7-5, 6-2 in her second match. Groover is Finalist in B Draw.

May 2013,

#4 Trish Groover make Honorable Mention All- SAA
#5 Kate Siess named Honorable Mention All-SAA

Post Season Highlights

May 2014
Jahaun Freeman-Clark voted New Comer of the Year; 1st Team All-Conference.
Caffrey Francis Honorable Mention All-Conference
Katherine Walker Honorable Mention All-Conference

May 2013
Soph Trisch Groover and JR Kate Siess named Honorable Mention All-Conference

May 2012
Soph Caffrey Francis selected All-Conference;
Sr Jayme Danielson selected Honorable Mention for 3rd consecutive year despite missing 2/3 of season w/ injury!

Tournament Highlights
SAA Championships
Come in as 7th seed v #2 seed. Win #1 doubles, 1,3,& 6 singles, have match point at #2 singles but lose 7-6 third set and fall 5-4. Almost a great upset victory!

September 2013 ITA
Freshman JaHaun Freeman-Clark defeats Rhodes #1 in 3 sets in first round, loses to highly ranked Kim Wa 7-5,6-2. Freeman-Clark/Walker won 1st rd doubles, lost to seeded Emory Team. Francis/Wilcox made finals A Draw consolation.
Tricia Groover defeated 3 opponents and was Finalist in the B Draw. We had a good showing as all seven girls won at least one match. We won't sneak up on anyone now!

Individual Achievements
May 2014
Jahaun Freeman-Clark voted New Comer of the Year; 1st Team All-Conference
Caffrey Francis Honorable Mention All-Conference
Katherine Walker Honorable Mention All-Conference

May 2013
Soph Trischa Groover Honorable Mention All-Conference
Jr Kate Siess Honorable Mention All-Conference

May 2012
Caffrey Francis makes All-Conference
Jayme Danielson Honorable Mention for 3rd year!

Coaching Achievements
May 2014

Coach Howell inducted into the USPTA-Southern Tennis Hall of Fame;
Selected SAA Men's Coach of the Year, 2013 & inducted into the Ga Tennis Hall of Fame, 2010.
He has over 35 years of tennis teaching/coaching experience, having worked with over 10 All-Americans during his career. As a player, he was ranked #5 nationally by the USTA in the 35's and 40's, and has been selected GA. Pro of the Year four times, and Sr. Player of the Year twice. Coach Howell was MVP and Captain of his Vanderbilt Team in 1970-71. He believes in being a positive coach and offers shortcuts to playing better faster! Coach Howell is determined to continue the progress the teams made this past year, by recruiting smart players with upside potential who want an opportunity to play college tennis.
10/24 Peyton Mathiews chooses Millsaps
10/24 Travis Lau chooses North Dakota
10/24 James Spaulding chooses Johns Hopkins
10/23 Whitney Weisberg chooses Fordham
10/23 Brian Pecyna chooses Valparaiso
10/23 John Page chooses Youngstown State
10/22 Madison Hale chooses UCSD
10/22 Mckenzie Barco chooses Chattanooga
10/22 Michelle Wang chooses Cornell
10/21 Sean Halloran chooses Sewanee

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

Campus Showdowns are one-day, short-format tournaments open to juniors, college players, professionals, and adults. These events give junior players a chance to compete against college competition on a college campus.
10/25 Women's Showdown
Fairfax, VA
George Mason
Stephen Curtis
10/25 Men's Showdown
Allentown, PA
Jeff Schmitt
10/25 Coed Showdown
Claremont, CA
Steve Bickham
10/26 Women's Showdown
Sweet Briar, VA
Sweet Briar
Teresa Boylan
11/01 Men's Showdown
Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara
Aaron Paajanen
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