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Men's tennis wins fourth consecutive MAC Championship

April 27, 2009

KALAMAZOO--The top-seeded Western Michigan University men's tennis team has completed its third straight undefeated run through the Mid-American Conference, taking the championship title in regular season and MAC Tournament play. WMU advances to the NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championship Tournament.

Under the direction of head coach Dave Morin, the Broncos have gone undefeated for three seasons, winning 24 consecutive matches against MAC opponents over the last four seasons and claiming three back-to-back conference titles. WMU holds the MAC record with a total of 21 championships (1950, 1952, 1954-65, 1981, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009).

"These championships are getting tougher and tougher to win, but each one seems sweeter than the last," Morin says.

WMU's 4-3 win over Toledo at the Village Glen Tennis Center in Williamsville, N.Y., this weekend marked the fourth time in a row, and seventh in program history, that the team has gone on to win the MAC Tournament championship and play in the NCAA Tournament. The team also made appearances in 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Morin says his team is proud to represent MAC schools at the NCAA Tournament for the fourth year in a row.

"We're not happy, however, just to get into the tournament," he adds. "Our goal is to win and advance."

Update May 8, 2009

WMU's season ended today with a 4-0 loss to No. 13-ranked Illinois in the first round of NCAA Tournament. The match was played on the Illini's home court in Urbana, Ill.

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