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Discontinued Programs - Men's Tennis


The history of the Seton Hall men's tennis program dates back to its inception as an intercollegiate sport in 1921. For over 80 years, the Pirates competed on the court with the best collegiate competition the nation had to offer, furthering the school's rich history of athletics excellence.

In the late 1950's, a time when the Pirates were thriving across all disciplines, the SHU men's tennis team reached a new high-water mark. With a 10-3 season in 1957, followed by a 7-2 mark the following year, SHU had served and volleyed its way to its highest two-year win total in program history.
As a charter member of the BIG EAST conference, the Seton Hall  tennis team began competing within the league from the time it was formed in 1979. After several years of being guided by Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Famer Sue Patton, who was pulling double duty as the coach of the then newly formed women's program as well, new head man Scott Wlodychak led the Pirates to unprecedented success in the early 90's. In his two years as head coach, Wlodychak's teams compiled a 22-6 overall record during the 1991 and 1992 seasons.

Wlodychak was succeeded as head coach by Bill Wing, who in his second year guided the Pirates to a fifth place finish in the BIG EAST, matching the program's best finish to that point. The Pirates had previously finished in a tie for fifth place under Patton in 1982.

The Pirates' men's squad continued to wield their racquets through the turn of the century, continuing the traditions of dedication and success that had started eight decades earlier.