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Oglethorpe University Men | Women

Division:NCAA - Div. III
Location:Atlanta, GA
Head Coach:Peter Howell
Assistant Coach:Paul Danielson
Institution Type:Private
Environment:Very large city
Student Population:Less than 2,500
Top Div. III Classes: R.V. in 2010

Conference Highlights
April 2017
Seeded 5th lose terrific match v 4th seed BSC 5-4! Finish 5th in conference in rebuilding year!

Nov 2016
Stormy Petrels finish Fall ranked #10 ITA Atlantic South

May 2016
Stormy Petrels take share of SAA Title
CJ Antonio selected SAA Player of the Year
CJ Antonio makes All-American, NCAA Tourney for 2nd year
Stormy petrels finish 10th ITA Atlantic South rankings
Rhys Richardson 2nd team All-Conference
Briton Richardson Honorable Mention All-Conference
Team achieves first ever national rankings at #40 and then #38.

May 2015
Knocked out by Rhodes in SAA Conference. Finish 9-9 with loses to nationally ranked Emory, UT Tyler, Sewanee, & Coe; wins over Millsaps, BSC, & Methodist; Finish #13 Atlantic South -- up from #14 the previous two years.

May 2014
Men finish 2ND in SAA for second consecutive Year. Stormy Petrels ranked #14 in Atlantic South Region by ITA and NCAA.We have been ranked 6 of the past 8 years. We defeated 5 regionally ranked teams, lost to 3 teams in top 10 nationally finishing 13-10.

May 2013
Men finish 2nd in SAA regular season; 3rd in tourney; Seeded #2 defeat #7 Berry 9-0; lose an absolute thrilling heartbreaker to #3 Rhodes 5-4; 3rd set-7-6 (5) tiebreaker in final match! Re-group, take out Centre for 3rd in tourney -- highest finish since 1991 when we went d3! Finish 19-5; ranked #14 Atlantic South; 5th ranking in 7 years -- starting to get there!
April 2013
Petrels Ranked #12 NCAA Atlantic South!!

March 2013
Just finished a 6-0 Spring break trip beating Grinnell (#13 Central) and Univ of the Ozarks (#17 West). We are 11-3, losses to #1 Emory, #20 W&L; and 5-4 to Christopher Newport (#10 Atlantic South) We have a good win over Mississippi College (#13 Atlantic South) as we head into key conference play.

May 2012
Young team starting 3 Freshmen and 3 Sophomores went 10-13, finished 7th in SCAC. Defeated #10 Hendrix 7-2, lost to #2 Rhodes 7-2. Lost 5/6 playoff to Colorado College 5-4; defeated Millsaps 5-4 for 7th. We are excited about new conference; The SAA starting next year.

November 2011
Men's Team Ranked #7 after Fall ITA's, head in to Spring with #7 Atlantic South ranking, definitely putting a target on our back!

April 20011
Men finish with best record in "modern" era with a 17-5 mark!! Finish 5-0 in conference reguar season.

Ranked #7 Atlantic South Region NCAA D3 !!

Enter SCAC Conference Tourney as #4 seed. Defeat Sewanee 8-1 in 4/5 match; lose to #1 Trinity and finish 4th for second consecutive year. Mann goes 16-3 at #1, Biffle 17-2 at #2, Motz 16-4 at #4, and Bailey 17-3 at #5. Doubles much improved. Highlight was 6-3 win over #6 Atlantic South region W&L.
Loses to nationally ranked #2 Emory, #11 Trinity and #26 Rhodes, with loses to regional ranked (Central) WI-Whitewater and Grinnell. Defeat W & L, Sewanee 2x's, BSC and Mississippi College.

Post Season Highlights
May 2017
Rhys Richardson selected 2nd Team All-Conference
Matthew Magee Honorable Mention All-Conference
Michael Santaloci Honorable Mention All-Conference
Dustin Bowie selected to All-Conference Sportsmanship Team

May 2016
CJ Antonio makes All-American
CJ Antonio Player of the Year SAA
CJ Antonio ranked #18 Nationally, #5 Atlantic South
Rhys Richardson 2nd team All-Conference
Briton Richardson Honorable Mention All-Conference

May 2015

CJ Antonio finishes #29 nationally in d3; makes the NCAA Individual Championships, 1st team All-Conference, 2nd in voting for Player of the Year.
Judd Motz Honorable Mention All-Conference

May 2014
CJ Antonio 2nd in voting for Player of the Year, selected 1st Team All-Conference, ranked #21 in Atlantic South. Ben Hirsch selected 2nd Team All-Conference; Nick Roby 2nd team All-Conference. Roby/Antonio ranked #12 Doubles in Atlantic South.

Team finishes ranked #14 Atlantic South!

May 2013
Fr. CJ Antonio selected 1st Team SAA All-Conference (17-6 @#2)
Sr Bryan Bailey selected 2nd Team All-Conference (18-4 @#3)
Soph Ben Hirsch Honorable Mention (18-5 @ #4/5)

Coach Howell selected SAA Coach of the Year

Team ranked #14 Atlantic South

Kirk Zhao named 1st team All-Conference

Kirk Zhao MVP 2012
Craig Borne Most Improved Player 2012
Rajiv Dinakaran Stormiest Petrel 2012

Team Ranked #7 Atlantic South
FELIX MANN #12 Atlantic South
Felix Mann /Ross Beall #7 Atlantic South
Tournament Highlights
April 2017
Great Battle! as 5th seed v 4th seed BSC (lost 2-7 week before); up 3-1 3rd set to win at #6, can't close ; lose tough one 5-4!

Sept 2016
Rhys Richardson advance to 16's ITA South Regional, loses to eventual champion fr Emory.

May 2016
Antonio def by #3 seed in NCAA Championship, makes All-American; ranked #18 Nationally

Sept 2015
CJ Antonio #1 Seed in ITA South Regional; makes it to Semi-Finals!
We have solid showing in ITA's, Ranked #13 Atlantic South.

May 2014
2nd Seed at SAA Championships; lose tough match to BSC in semifinals.

September ITA's - Solid Showing

CJ Antonio & Kirk Zhao each won main draw matches, losing to solid Emory players. Hunter Bivins, Cedric Andre, Josh Rosenberg all make quartes of "B" Draw in rain shortened tourney. Freshman Matt Jones had good win v Rhodes. Doubles teams won matches in rain shortened event... We looked pretty solid!

May 2013
Seeded #2 defeat Berry 9-0, lose incredible 5-4 match to #3 Rhodes, defeat #4 Centre 5-2 for 3rd in SAA tourney. Finish 19-5, with losses to nationally ranked #3 Emory, #22 W&L; and regional losses to #10 Christopher-Newport (5-4), Sewanee (5-4) and split w Rhodes(7-2 us, 5-4 them)
Defeat 4 other tough regionally ranked teams -- Grinnell, Ozarks, Calvin, & Mississippi College

May 2012
Rajiv Dinakaran make All-Tournament Team going undefeated at #4 Singles

April 2011
Felix Mann goes 2-1 at #1 with loss to #17 D3 Frey of Trinity; goes 16-3 for year with losses to Nationally ranked #1 & 21, win over #32 White. Finishes #12 Atlantic South

#1Ross Beall/ Felix Mann finish ranked #7 Atlantic South after pairing up last half of the season-- go 6-1
Individual Achievements
May 2017
Rhys Richardson selected 2nd Team All-Conference
Matthew Magee Honorable Mention All-Conference
Michael Santaloci Honorable mention All-Conference
Dustin Bowie All-Conference Sportsmanship Team

Sept 2016
Rhys Richardson advances to 16's ITA South Regional, loses to eventual champion fr Emory.

May 2016
CJ Antonio selected Player of the Year SAA Conference
makes All-American, finishes #18 Nationally; makes NCAA Ind Championship field for 2nd year; ranked #5 Atlantic South.

Rhys Richardson makes 2nd Team All-Conference
Briton Richardson Honorable Mention All-Conference
Briton Richardson takes Sportsmanship Award

May 2015
CJ Antonio selected for NCAA's -- our first player since we went D3 in 1991! !st Team All Conference for 3rd year; Ranked #29 Nationally, 7 in Atlantic South.
Judd Motz selected Honorable Mention All-Conference
May 2014
CJ Antonio 2nd in voting for Player of the Year; 1st Team SAA All-Conference; ranked #21 in Atlantic South; #12 in Doubles
Ben Hirsch selected 2nd Team SAA All-Conference
Nick Roby Selected 2nd Team SAA All-Conference; ranked #12 Doubles Atlantic South w Antonio.

May 2013
CJ Antonio First Team SAA All-Conference
Bryan Bailey 2nd Team All-Conference
Ben Hirsch Honorable Mention All-Conference

Some incredible records:
CJ Antonio 17-6 at #2
Bryan Bailey 17-4 at #3
Ben Hirsch 18-5 at 4/5
Kirk Zhao 12-5 at 4/5
Briton Richardson 15-2 at 5/6
Nick Roby 12-1 at 5/6
#2 Doubles position was 22-2, #3 was 15-9

May 2012
Kirk Zhao selected SCAC All-Conference
Team Awards:
Kirk Zhao was elected team MVP
Craig Borne selected Most Improved Player
Rajiv Dinakaran selected Stormiest Petrel

May 2011
Sr.Felix Mann received 2 first place votes and finishes third in voting for Player of the Year; selected All-Conference 2nd consecutive year after being Honorable Mention his first two years. Ranked #12 in Atlantic South region.

Soph Alex Biffle Selected All-Conference after being Honorable Mention his freshman year.

Jr. Bryan Bailey selected Honorable Mention All-Conference for second consecutive year.

Sr. Ross Beall ranked #7 (w Felix Mann) Atlantic South doubles.

Team awards:
Felix Mann MVP
Ethan Motz Most Improved
Lawrence Sweatman Stormiest Petrel

Coaching Achievements
May 2016
Stormy Petrels win first SAA Conference Title; (def Sewanee for their first ever conference loss), has first player make All-American; returns for 2nd year to NCAA's. Team achieves first ever ITA National Rankings.
Coach Howell selected OU's Men's Coach of the Year. Team finishes ranked #10 Atlantic South.

April 2016
Coach Howell Inducted into Oglethorpe Athletic Hall of Fame

May 2015
Finish Top 4 in Conference, Ranked #13 Atlantic South. We have been regionally ranked 7 of past 9 years! Has first player from Oglethorpe selected for NCAA Ind Championships in 55 years!

May 2014
Finished 2nd in SAA Conference for 2nd consecutive year, Team finishes ranked #14 Atlantic South; regionally ranked for 6 of the past 8 years.

May 2013
Coach Howell selected SAA Coach of the Year
Peter Howell Inducted into the USPTA-Southern Tennis Hall of Fame;
GA Tennis Hall of Fame in 2010

May 2011
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