MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Saint Anselm College Department of Athletics announced Tuesday that it will eliminate its varsity men's tennis program, effective at the end of the 2018-19 academic year.
The coaching staff and student-athletes were notified at a meeting prior to Tuesday's announcement.
"We reached this decision after careful review and analysis of our current varsity sport sponsorship model," commented Daron Montgomery, Director of Athletics. "There are five current student-athletes on the roster, and we will support those individuals in the weeks and months ahead."
Incoming recruited student-athletes and their families have also been notified of the decision. The College intends to honor athletic aid agreements for current student-athletes who wish to continue their academic careers at Saint Anselm, in accordance with NCAA eligibility and other college policies.
The 2018-19 team will play its remaining five contests as scheduled.
- Men's tennis was started at Saint Anselm in 1961.
- The sport was suspended during the 2003-04 season due to a limited roster size.
- Saint Anselm last made the NE10 postseason during the 2009-10 season.
- Steven Gulla '88 is in the Saint Anselm Athletics Hall of Fame. The program's all-time leader in singles victories with 33, Gulla advanced to the New England Championships as a freshman after posting a perfect 9-0 record at No. 2 singles.