Number of Student-Athletes: 9
Number of Scholarships Allowed by the NCAA: 4.5
2016-17 Cost-Men’s Tennis Scholarships: $270,829
Number of Endowed Scholarships Currently Funded: 5
The Virginia men’s tennis program earned its third NCAA championship (second consecutive) and its 11th consecutive ACC regular-season championship in 2016. The Cavaliers have dominated the ACC for over a decade, winning 11 of the last 13 ACC championships. Virginia has had six NCAA individual champions since 2007, most recently 2015 NCAA Singles Champion Ryan Shane, twice as many as any other school during that period. Head coach Brian Boland, the 2008 and 2016 ITA National Coach of the Year, has also led the Cavaliers to six ITA National Team Indoor Championships, including winning the 2017 title on their home Boyd Tinsely Courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.
The rise in the program’s stature coincided with the construction of the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club, which opened in 2006. The six stadium courts provide the Cavaliers with one of the best indoor venues in the nation, with seating for 1,000 fans. The club’s 12 indoor courts allow Virginia to host numerous ITA national tournaments, including the men’s and women’s ITA National Team Indoor Championship.
Donors to the Virginia Athletics Foundation have played a significant role in the growth of the program. These donors have been instrumental in building the indoor tennis center at Boar’s Head Sports Club and providing additional operational support on an annual basis.
The men’s tennis Coaches 10 program has helped with operational support, the installation of a state-of-the-art HD camera system at both the indoor and outdoor courts, and the retention of the coaching staff.
Donations to the Virginia Athletics Foundation directed to Friends Of Men’s Tennis provide operational and scholarship support for the program.
Get to know Virginia 2015 NCAA Singles Champion Ryan Shane and his powerful serve.
Take a look inside the culture of the program
The 2017 ITA National Team Indoor Championship
2016 NCAA Champions
For more information on how to support Virginia men’s tennis, contact the Virginia Athletics Foundation.