I'm curious as to how many pros come out of D3 schools. Does anybody have any examples or a story of their own?
Trinity is D3 now, but at that time it was D1 and had one of the best programs in the country ! In addition to Brian Gottfried they had Dick Stockton, Larry Gottfried and Bill Scanlon.Brian Gottfried went pro after attending Trinity in TX. I have actually gotten to speak and be coached by him the last two weeks. He is an awesome guy but had an amazing work ethic. Think he was number 4 on the pro tour.
After a simple google search:Impossible. Stanford women never lose, especially to D3 player
My boys and I belong to a club owned by Eric's dad where he grew up in Rochester, MN.Most recently I think Eric Butorac who played D3 at Gustavus Adolphus, he was a doubles specialist who made the final of the Australian Open in 2014 and he played some with Jaime Murray early in his career, making the finals of the ATP tour doubles year end event.
I think she had exams the day before and didn't get any sleep. she couldn't get ready for the matchAfter a simple google search:
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - First-year Justine Leong has had an impressive start to her collegiate tennis career at the Division III level for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, winning the National Player of the Month honors for October after winning the ITA Cup Division III national championships in both...www.cmsathletics.org
Yep, different sport(s), but my youngest daughter captained field hockey and lacrosse for a D3 school in Cambridge MA, and she had teammates who could have played D1, but wanted to go to one of the top schools in the world. Obviously those two sports aren't going to lead to pro careers, but most tennis players aren't going to go on to lucrative tennis careers either regardless of whether they are D1 or not.Top D3 attracts the scholar athlete-players who want a close to Ivy level of academics combined with a high level of play but not as many hours of travel and training. D3 athletes can choose any major. They chose D3 because they want successful careers after college-they arent planning on playing pro tennis. It's a great choice for many smart players. Top D3 is not 3rd tier-it probably overlaps with midmajor D1 tennis. A local guy who played D3 tennis beat a guy who played in the lineup of the Gators in a summer tourney a few years ago.
I did see a College player playing with Prince Mono oversize racket once. but that racket being 108 sq inches wasn't really a beginner racket at all. even jimmy Connors at one point in senior tour used that racket with much effectiveness.Yeah something comically large. I swear the guy played for Uc Santa Cruz or something like that?