Tennis in Missouri

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  1. nalvarado

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    Can anyone provide any insight to colleges in missouri with a men's tennis team? At least in terms of comparative levels of play.
     
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  2. timm

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    wash u in st louis. top dIII school. mens singles national champion last year i believe, john watts.
     
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  3. andfor

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    The two D1 schools are University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) is a public school and St. Louis University is a private school. Both are low to mid-low level D1 programs.

    There's a lot of D2, NAIA and some D3 tennis squads. Drury, Southwest Baptist and Rockhust have had a strong traditions in D2 over the years. No Junior College tennis that I know of in MO.

    You're question is very, very broad. What school or schools do you have in mind? Can you narrow it down for us?
     
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  4. nalvarado

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    Well my main interest is Northwest Missouri State at the time but I'm really looking into any college with a tennis program and solid economics offering. Pretty much looking for difficulty of making the team as a freshman.
     
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  5. NCAA2015

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    test test test
     
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  6. andfor

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    NW MO State has had some pretty good programs over the years. I have no idea what the school has to offer academically.

    They have mostly international players. Three americans, only one of which I can find any history on. Malcolm Harrison was a 5 star back in 2006.

    You may have seen the same thing I have.
    http://www.nwmissouri.edu/sports/menstennis/2011/roster.htm
    http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp

    What is your playing background, what year are you in school and have you tried contacting their coach to discuss the possibility of you playing there?

    Also, Johnny S&V here on the board plays tennis for Truman State. He may be able to help with some of your questions. He says they have a deep team and are good academically. Read through the following. http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=364125&highlight=truman
     
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  7. HunterST

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    William Jewell College is an NAIA school and will soon be moving up to DII. THey have good academics and, depending on your level, you could probably get quite a few matches. It would be pretty difficult to get playing time at NW MO or UMKC.
     
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  8. nalvarado

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    Junior this year, I've been playing since I could walk but have never really focused on tennis to the point of playing usta. I'll probably go to NWMS's summer camp and talk to the coach there. Hoping to make state to possibly get my name out there. Jewell is actually right up the road from me but I'm focusing on getting a full ride for academics.
     
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  9. Vicious Vik

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    why on earth does Mizzou not have a team?
     
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  10. andfor

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    Same reason most schools that don't have a men's tennis team don't have one, Title IX.

    Mizzou has a women's team.
     
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  11. bodman

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    Washburn University!!!
     
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  12. ClarkC

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    It's been years since I passed through Topeka. Is Topeka in Missouri these days?
     
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  13. treeman10

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    ^^^so good.
     
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  14. andfor

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    Maybe he meant Westminster.............nah!
     
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