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Tennis Debut Delayed Due to Weather

Kourtney Stark serving for the Spartans in a doubles match. Archived photo/The Minaret

Kourtney Stark serving for the Spartans in a doubles match. Archived photo/The Minaret

The University of Tampa tennis team’s season opener was delayed one day due to weather concerns.

Rather than opening the season on Feb. 5, UT will host SSC opponent Rollins on Feb. 6.

The Tampa squad is composed of nine women, five of which are underclassmen.

Kourtney Stark, a senior, returns for the Spartans after winning 10 singles matches and nine doubles matches.

Ally Wooten, senior, was one of four UT student-athletes to turn in a 4.0 GPA both semesters of her junior year.

Also returning for the Spartans is Head Coach Al DuFaux.

He has been with the UT athletic stafff since 1999 and head coach of the tennis team since 2000.

In his 10 seasons as head coach DuFaux has compiled a 78-127 record.

DuFaux turned in his best year as head coach in 2007 when the team finished 15-10. The 15 wins marked the program’s best season

Also in 2007 Tampa made its first NCAA Tournament apperance in the program’s history.

Since the 15-win season the Spartans have slightly dropped off posting back-to-back 10 win seasons, but even still this is a large improvement since 2000 when the team went a dismal 0-10.

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