First Round: Illinois (L, 0-4)
SCHOOL/RECORD: Western Michigan (18-9)
HEAD COACH/RECORD: Dave Morin/223-110 (WMU); 265-157 (career)
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 7 (4th season in a row)
BEST NCAA FINISH: tied for ninth in 1964 under old individual based format, haven’t advanced past the first round in current team tourney format.
2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Enter the NCAA Tournament on a nine-match winning streak … hold wins over #45 East Tennessee State, #50 DePaul and Purdue … captured third-straight undefeated MAC title and 21st in school history, the most men’s tennis titles in MAC history…won 24 consecutive matches against MAC opponents
PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: Head coach Dave Morin named MAC Coach of the Year for fourth year in a row and eighth time overall … Kevin Hayward named MAC Player of the Year, fifth in school history and first since 2004 … Hayward, Michael Calderone and Kazuya Komada named First Team All-MAC … Calderone and Komada named to MAC All-Tournament Team … Calderone named MAC Tournament MVP after going 3-0 and winning the clinching match in the championship 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 with the match tied at 3-3.