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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,
Go to Conference 7th seed, lose to #2 Rhodes; drop a close one to #6 Centre 5-3, defeat Hendrix for 7th place.
#4 Trish Groover make Honorable Mention All- SAA
#5 Kate Siess named Honorable Mention All-SAA

May 2012
Seeded 9th; defeat #8 Austin College; lose to #1 Trinity, Drop 5/6 to BSC in a close one, lose to Rhodes in 7/8 playoff and finish 8th. Up a spot from last year!

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!

Jayme Danielson MVP 2012
Tricia Groover Most Improved Player 2012
Kate Siess Stormiest Petrel 2012
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!

Conference 2013
Lost to #2 Rhodes, drop close one to #6 Center, defeat Hendrix finish 7th.

May 2012
Defeated #8 Austin, lost to #1 Trinity; lost to BSC, lost to Rhodes to finish 8th.

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!

Danielson MVP
Tricia Groover Most Improved Player
Kate Siess Stormiest Petrel

November 2011
Francis ranked #23 in Atlantic South

Due to her strong showing in the ITA Regional, Caffrey Francis was ranked #23 in the Atlantic South region of NCAA d3 tennis.
Coaching Achievements
May 2013

Coach Howell inducted into the USPTA-Southern Tennis Hall of Fame;
Selected SAA Men's Coach of the Year & inducted into the Ga Tennis Hall of Fame 2010.
He has over 35 years of tennis teaching/coaching experience, having worked with over 10 former 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.
7/21 Simran Sethi chooses Oklahoma
7/21 Elisa Nelson chooses Air Force
7/20 Elan Dantus chooses Kalamazoo
7/20 Lazar Dokov chooses Temple
7/20 Donika Bashota chooses Washington State
7/17 Jasmine Gabriel chooses Belmont Abbey
7/17 Darian Defrench chooses Belmont Abbey
7/16 Cara Kemp chooses Washington
7/16 Emily Mone chooses St. Catherine
7/16 Oscar Nielsen chooses Texas Tyler

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