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December 27, 2011

2011-12 Season - 2011-12 MEN'S TENNIS PREVIEW

Senior Adam DeSimone handled the number one singles position last year for the Vikings and is a three-time all-conference selection in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin.

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana College
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
HOME COURTS: Lower Campus Courts
ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: NCAA Division III
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW)
PRESIDENT: Steven Bahls
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski
ATHLETIC FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE: Dr. Craig Van Sandt, Professor of Business
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521

TENNIS HISTORY
FIRST YEAR OF COMPETITION: 1940 - overall won-loss-tie dual meet record: 559-365-1 (.605)
COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN CHAMPIONS: 1947 - 1948 - 1955 - 1956 - 1958 - 1960 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1970 - 1972 - 1974 - 1975 - 1977 - 1978 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985

SPORTS INFORMATION
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Dave Wrath
SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265
SID FAX: (309) 794-7525
CELL PHONE: (309) 737-5306
E-MAIL ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu
AUGUSTANA INTERNET ADDRESS: www.augustana.edu
SID MAILING ADDRESS: Dave Wrath, Sports Information Director, Carver PE Center, 639 38th Street, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 61201

COACHING STAFF
HEAD COACH: Jon Miedema (Calvin – 2005)
MIEDEMA’S DUAL MEET RECORD: Miedema is in his first season as men’s head coach at Augustana…He is also the head women’s coach and led the Vikings to a 7-6 dual meet record and a fourth-place CCIW finish in the fall of 2011.
OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-8986
ASSISTANT COACH: Scott Steggeman

TEAM INFORMATION
2011 HIGHLIGHTS: Finished with a 19-10 dual meet record and ranked 20th in the NCAA Division III Central Region... Finished second in the CCIW tournament, its highest finish since 1992... Defeated Elmhurst 5-4 in the CCIW semifinals before falling 5-4 to Carthage in the finals.
 
2011 LETTERWINNERS LOST/RETURNING: Two/Eight

2011 STARTERS LOST: (2)

Kyle Doyle (Anthony Wayne HS, Maumee, Ohio)...Augustana career record-holder with 66 singles wins and 73 doubles wins...2011: Vikings’ Most Valuable Player...13-14 singles record playing mostly at number two...18-10 doubles record with Nik Lehnert mostly at number two...2010: Went 17-11 in singles, playing mostly at No. 4 & 5...Teamed with Nik Lehnert for a school record-tying 19 wins (19-11) at No. 2 doubles…Overall record of 38-23...2009:  Voted “Most Improved”…18-15 singles record, primarily at No. 4…36 singles wins after two seasons…Paired with Geoff Schoon for a 12-6 mark in doubles...overall record of 39-27.

Nik Lehnert (Greeley West HS, Milliken, Colo.)... 105 career wins...2011: 11-16 singles record mostly at number three...19-10 doubles record playing mostly with Kyle Doyle at number two...2010: Named Vikings’ Most Improved Player... Went 16-14 in singles, playing mostly at No. 2 & 3...Teamed with Kyle Doyle for a school record-tying 19 wins (19-11) at No. 2 doubles…Overall record of 36-25...2009: Won 20 singles matches, tying old mark…20-10 record, mostly at No. 5 singles…17-8 doubles record with Greg Ruth…pair was named No. 3 doubles champions in CCIW…won consolation draw at Wash U. Fall Invite in fall season…overall record of 39-20.

2011 STARTERS RETURNING: (4)

Colin Arnold (Sterling HS, Sterling, Ill.), Sophomore...2011: CCIW champion number three doubles with Jack Cullen...
Led team with 17 singles and 20 doubles wins...17-6 singles record playing mostly at number six...20-8 doubles record playing mostly with Cullen at number three...Vikings’ Most Improved Player.

Adam DeSimone (Bettendorf HS, Bettendorf, Iowa), Senior…Three-time 2nd team All-CCIW…Named Most Valuable Player in 2009 and co-Most Valuable in 2010...105 career wins...2011: Vikings’ Most Inspirational Player...12-17 singles record playing mostly at number one...14-16 doubles record playing mostly with Andy Wall at number one...2010: Vikings’ No. 1 singles player...Finished 15-20 in singles... Teamed with Chris Mullin for a school record-tying 19 wins (19-14) at No. 1 doubles…Overall record of 36-34...2009: 21-8 mark in singles, playing mostly No. 3 for the Blue & Gold …CCIW No. 3 singles champion …selected as “Newcomer of the Year”…recorded 19-11 mark at No. 1 doubles with Chris Mullin...overall record of 43-19.

Jack Cullen (Edgewood HS, Madison, Wis.), Junior...2011: CCIW champion at number five singles and number three doubles with Colin Arnold...2010: Named Viking Newcomer of the Year...School record 23 singles wins (23-10) playing anywhere from No. 3 to 6...Perfect 5-0 playing at No. 3 & 4...Overall record of 34-23.

Andy Wall (Notre Dame Academy, De Pere, Wis.), Sophomore...2011: Vikings’ Newcomer of the Year...CCIW champion at number four singles...16-13 singles record playing mostly at number four...14-16 doubles record playing mostly with Adam DeSimone at number one.

2010-11 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES
NCAA Central Region Ranking: Augustana ended the 2011 season ranked 20th in NCAA Central Region
CCIW Finish: 2nd place at conference tournament – highest finish since 1992
CCIW All-Conference: Adam DeSimone (2nd team)
Career Singles Wins: Kyle Doyle…1st with 66 (66-47)
Single Season Doubles Wins: Kyle Doyle & Nik Lehnert…tied for fifth with 18 (18-10)
Career Doubles Wins (Individual): Kyle Doyle…first with 73 (73-48); Nik Lehnert…sixth with 58 (58-31); Adam DeSimone…seventh with 57 (57-41)
Career Doubles Wins (w/ same partner): Kyle Doyle & Nik Lehnert…tied for fourth with 38 (38-21)
Career Doubles Winning Percentage: Kyle Doyle & Nik Lehnert…ninth at .644 (38-21)
100th Career Victory: Adam DeSimone (04/02/11 vs. UW-Eau Claire); Nik Lehnert (04/16/11 vs. Rose-Hulman)
100 Win Club: Adam DeSimone with 105; Nik Lehnert with 105
CCIW “Player of the Week”: Kyle Doyle (03/09/11)…Nik Lehnert (05/04/11)
John R. Olson “Most Valuable Player”: Kyle Doyle
Newcomer of the Year: Andy Wall
Most Improved: Colin Arnold
Most Inspirational: Adam DeSimone
CCIW Individual Flight Champions: Andy Wall (No. 4 singles)…Jack Cullen (No. 5 singles)…Jack Cullen/Colin Arnold (No. 3 doubles)