Provided by Capital University Athletics
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Capital University Director of Athletics and Recreation Roger Ingles announced on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, that the University will temporarily suspend the men's tennis program, effective immediately.
The decision was made to temporarily suspend the program due to insufficient roster numbers heading into the fall season. Capital will use the 2018-19 academic year to continue recruiting in an effort to field a full team for the 2019-20 season.
Capital remains completely committed to its women's tennis program, which is 2-2 this fall season and comes off one of its best seasons in the last four years under the leadership of Head Coach Lynn Winters.
Statement from Director of Athletics and Recreation Roger Ingles:
"The decision to forgo the men's tennis team's 2018-19 season does not come without disappointment, especially for those student-athletes who are ready to compete. However, in the interests of those athletes and the program as a whole, we feel that we need to take this time to step back and do what is necessary to adequately support a successful men's tennis program. Our efforts over the next 8-10 months will be centered on reinforcing the infrastructure of the program, recruiting a full squad with the intent to be a competitor in the Ohio Athletic Conference for the 2019-20 season, and creating a first-class experience for our student-athletes."
By Capital withdrawing from play for the season, the OAC has eight remaining schools that field a men's tennis program. Wilmington College does not sponsor a men's tennis program. Last year, Capital Men's Tennis went 5-9 overall, 3-5 in OAC play and qualified for the OAC Tournament.