Good point and the rest of this post is not directed at you becuase you already know all of what I am about to say. UVA's men's tennis success has been getting at least one top 5 American and frequently the #1 HS player evry year for some years now. My memory may be incorrect, but Jarmere Jenkins and Alex Domijan were consensus #1's and Mitchell Frank was close to that. Our top two have each won the All American twice! I think Thai Son Kwiatkowski was similarly ranked. Boland has also recruited some very solid other Americans like the current Shane brothers and Styslinger. He has also built the program by being able to produce guys good enough to play in the pros (albeit only Devarmann had made it to the top 100 in singles, but Huey and Inglot are now a top 10 doubles team). I have looked at the ATP rankings and UVA has by far the most pros currently playing in the top 500 (Michael Shabaz, Teddy Angelinos (played one year at UVA at #6 as a senior transfer) Singh, Jenkins, Devarmann in singles and then Huey and Inglot in doubles). UGA has Isner and he graduated in 2007. USC has Steve Johnson. Stanford has Bradley Klahn. OSU has Balz Rola. UCLA has maybe none, but I am not sure. Maybe they all have some lower ranked guys, but not very many, but feel free to post them as a response. Boland has also been able to convince many recruits that training daily against other top players for 4 years is better than playing at the top of a lineup at other schools where the difference between #1 and #2 compared to #5 and #6 is huge. The theory is that if you have pro tennis as a a goal you better be playing top guys with different styles every day in practice. For example, who can play with Kobelt at OSU and who does he practice against? At UVA all of its current top 10 can "play" and IMO our #3 through #7 or #8 would be playing a maybe 1 or at 2 or 3 at all 11 to 20 ranked schools. UVA once had very good success with international players and two were from India (Somdev Devarrman 2 time NCAA champ and Sanam Singh occasional #1, but mostly a #2) and one was from the UK (Dominic Inglot mostly #1 or #2, but never a dominant NCAA singles player). Boland recruited Julen Uriguen from Guatemala, who was a top 5 ranked ITF junior, but rarely played above #6 at UVA. The rest are two from the Netherlands and our two current foreign players were/are really never factors and rarely played singles. Early on on Boland recruited a guy from Poland who played 3 or 4. I think that is the complete list of Boland's foreign players. The seemingly college tennis view is that he has built his program on foreign players. IMO that is largely incorrect and completely wrong at the present. There are two other important factors in Boland's success and they are somewhat related. There is a high end tennis training facility located in the DC area and all of the top junior tennis players from Northern Virginia, DC, and MD train there. He has successfully recruited nearly of all of the top players coming out this including Huey, Shabaz, Frank, and the Shane brothers. With only 4.5 scholarships available on the men's side, I think the fact that these guys (all lived in Virginia) qualified for lower in state tuition and that allows a lot of flexibility in spreading the limited scholarship money around. IMO private schools are at huge disadvantage on the men's side with only 4.5 scholarships. I have no idea how USC has managed to stay at the top being a private school. All of the other big 4 schools can recruit in state players and have flexibility in allocating scholarship money. Lastly UVA has been the #2 ranked public university for a long time only behind Cal and I think since so many tennis players are also good academically that has been a huge draw. Boland happens to be a great person and incredibly personable. He just relates to people extremely well and that also helps him get great players. UVA has also spent money on tennis including the adding 6 indoor courts to the existing 6 at Boars Head, a fantastic private resort type tennis club but owned by a UVA Foundation, which is badly needed in the winter months in Charlottesville. As far as an actual training ground for the pros (other than Isner and Anderson) college tennis has produced very few top 25 or even 100 players. If you are top 5 or maybe 10 NCAA player, you might have shot in the pros. Other than that it just is not going to happen. College tennis has become the minor league of tennis, because it is a better alternative money wise than slogging around the Futures tour just trying to make a main draw or playing the USTA pro tour where prize money is low and expenses are high and if you lose you go home. While the you rarely get a full scholarship in men's tennis you get free coaching, free facilities, quality competition, free travel to matches, an education, and at least a chance to get better. Not a bad deal IMO. The women with 8 full scholarships really have it made as everything is free. I am not knocking any program, but just trying to explain the reasons for UVA success, which all started when Boland was hired. Until then we were basically a nobody in tennis. I have read that some think Boland must be "cheating", because how could UVA get so good after being average to awful before. The fact is he is not "cheating" and I have tried to explain why he has been successful.