First Round: Ohio State (L, 0-4)
SCHOOL/RECORD: Xavier (17-8)
CONFERENCE: Atlantic 10
HEAD COACH/RECORD: Eric Toth (33-17)
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 2nd
BEST NCAA FINISH: Fell to Illinois in the First Round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament.
2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Won second consecutive Atlantic 10 title to earn a second straight NCAA Tournament berth … Won eight of last 10 dual meets, including three straight in conference tournament … Had a season-best six-meet win streak from Feb. 8 to Mar. 5, with wins over Wisconsin-Green Bay, Butler, Saint Louis, St. Bonaventure, Northern Colorado and Air Force … Posted a 5-1 league record, going 8-1 versus A-10 foes including the league tournament.
PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: Senior Ra’ees Ismail became the program’s all-time leader in singles (90), doubles (84) and overall (174) victories … Senior Doug Matthews ranks second in doubles (75) and (150) overall wins, and is now fourth in all-time singles (75) victories … Senior Mike Dieciuc in third in the program annals in career singles (76) victories … Junior J.T. Torbeck moved into third place all-time in career doubles (65) victories … Head coach Eric Toth has led the Musketeers to the NCAA Tournament in both his seasons as at the helm.