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UWF's Racine Named Div. II Tennis National Coach of the Year

May 17, 2012 06:58 PM
Racine DerrickUniversity of West Florida Men's Tennis Head Coach Derrick Racine has been announced as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division II National Coach of the Year.

Racine's UWF Argonauts are ranked No. 2 nationally, and this week began play at the NCAA Division II National Championships in Louisville, Ky.

It was the third time Racine has received the national honor. His two other awards came in 2003 and 2005, and he also won the honor for women's tennis in 2002.
Racine has led the Argonauts to the NCAA tournament in each of his 14 seasons at UWF, winning national championships in 2004 and 2005. The Argos are 25-2 entering the round of 16 this year, and they have won 16 straight matches dating to March 19, 2012. Racine also led the team to its ninth Gulf South Conference championship, and sixth under Racine.

The ITA also awarded UWF sophomore Bruno Savi as the South Region Player to Watch. Savi, from Santana do Livramento, Brazil, has made an impact in his first year for West Florida, playing at the No. 1 and 2 singles positions and No. 1 doubles spot. The sophomore was named GSC Player of the Year, and currently ranks No. 11 in the country in singles and No. 2 in doubles with partner Kevin Ducros (Aix-en-Provence, France). He holds a 17-2 record in singles and has won 14 straight matches, and in doubles is 22-4.
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