Varsity Boys Tennis

CMA Tennis has competed in the IHSAA for over 40 years and has captured 25 Sectional championships, 10 Regional titles, six Semi-state championships, and appeared in six State Finals, with its highest finish coming in 2007 when it lost in the final match.

For a look at season statistics, check out Culver Academies Boys Tennis on MaxPreps.com. Also follow us on twitter, @CulverTennis.

PHILOSOPHY

The program is firmly aligned with Culver’s mission and objectives, and we strive to emulate the Spirit of Culver: “The hope to win, the zeal to dare; contempt for what is base and mean; pride in achievement that is fair, and high regard for what is clean.” This is achieved primarily through consistency in the coaching ranks, with just two head coaches overseeing the program since 1969. Current head coach Alan Loehr is USPTA-certified and is in his 30th year with the program. With a no-cut program, the 10:1 student to coach ratio is designed not only to develop players to compete at the highest level of state and USTA tournament-level competition, but also to nurture a lifelong appreciation for the game among those whose first introduction to tennis occurs at Culver.

FACILITIES

Supporting the program philosophy is the most comprehensive high school facility in the state of Indiana. Opened in 2007, the Gable Tennis Complex features 15 outdoor and five indoor courts. The five feature outdoor courts are lit, and scoring is monitored by electric Daktronic scoreboards. The outdoor and indoor complexes have each been awarded the USTA Outstanding Educational Tennis Facility in 2012 and 2014, respectively.  The site is host to one of 64 IHSAA Sectionals, 16 Regionals, and one of only four sites for Semi-State competitions. 

HISTORY

CMA Tennis became a varsity sport in 1924. Its early years were highlighted with the presence of the Boys Junior National Tournament, which Culver hosted from 1928 to 1942. In 1943, by agreement with the USLTA and with World War II priorities consuming Culver, the tournament was moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan, where it has continued as one of the premier showcases for schoolboy stars in America. Culver hosted the likes of Bobby Riggs, Don Budge, Ellsworth Vines, Jack Kramer, Budge Patty, and Ted Schroeder, while Bill Tilden performed exhibitions on our lakeside clay courts in the latter years of his playing career.

Jim Bishop, a history instructor and Rhodes Scholar, also put Culver on the map by becoming the first person from “west of the Potomac” elected to chair the USLTA, a position he held from 1953-1955. Prior to that role, he helped shape the United States Davis Cup teams that dominated that competition throughout the 1940s. 

Schedule
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    Date Time Sport Location Opponent
    08/25/17 05:00 PM Boys Tennis vs NorthWood HS
    08/26/17 10:00 AM CANCELLED: Boys Tennis vs Chesterton High School
    08/26/17 03:00 PM Boys Tennis vs Delta High School
    08/28/17 05:00 PM Boys Tennis vs South Bend St. Joseph HS
    08/30/17 05:00 PM Boys Tennis @ Warsaw Community High School
    09/02/17 10:00 AM Boys Tennis vs Munster/Penn/West Lafayette
    09/06/17 05:30 PM Boys Tennis vs Peru High School/Junior High
    09/09/17 09:00 AM Boys Tennis @ Lafayette Jeff Varsity Tourney
    09/09/17 09:00 AM Boys Tennis @ Plymouth JV Tourney
    09/11/17 05:00 PM Boys Tennis vs Riley High School
    09/13/17 05:00 PM Boys Tennis @ South Bend St. Joseph HS
    09/15/17 05:30 PM Boys Tennis @ Valparaiso HS
    09/16/17 09:00 AM Boys Tennis @ Penn JV Tourney
    09/16/17 09:00 AM Boys Tennis @ Canterbury Varsity Tourney
    09/18/17 05:00 PM Boys Tennis vs Western High School
    09/25/17 05:00 PM Boys Tennis vs Mishawaka Marian High School
    09/26/17 05:15 PM Boys Tennis vs Plymouth High School
    09/27/17 05:30 PM Boys Tennis vs Sectional
    09/28/17 05:30 PM Boys Tennis vs Sectional
    10/03/17 05:00 PM Boys Tennis vs Regional
    10/04/17 05:00 PM Boys Tennis vs Regional
    10/07/17 12:00 PM Boys Tennis vs Semi-State
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Roster

2016-17

First Name Last Name Grade Hometown
Henry Bilicic 10 Chicago, IL
Christopher Bower 9 Roswell, GA
Jilei Bu 9 Zhengzhou, China
Qixuan Cao 10 Beijing, China
Jordan Craig 10 Crystyal Lake, IL
George DeVries 11 Rancho Sante Fe, CA
Scott Dilena 12 Tiburon, CA
Andrew Dorrell 12 South Bend, IN
Colin Flanagan 9 South Bend, IN
Peter Gallagher 10 Northfield, IL
Yueran Hong 9 Shenzhen, China
Zhaoqi Huang 10 Nantong Jiangsu, China
Yuzhi Jiang 9 Changzhou, China
Jiaxin Lai 11 Shenzhen, China
William LeVan 11 Newton, KS
Yutao Li 11 Hangzhou, China
Jesus Madrazo Backhoff 10 Saint Louis, MO
Yu Pei 11 Shanghai, China
Luis Peralta Barros 11 Mexico City, Mexico
Jose Santiago Peraza 11 Hermosillo, Mexico
Sebastian Rodriguez 10 The Woodlands, TX
Thomas Schacht 12 Indianapolis, IN
Hayden Schott 11 Newport Beach, CA
Zhenming Shi 11 Shanghai, China
Jaden Slater 10 New York, NY
Ian Smith 11 Bloomington, IN
Peter Talbot 12 Culver, IN
Xingcheng Teng 10 Shenzhen, China
Joel Thompkins 9 Valparaiso, IN
Himanshu Umare 11 Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia
Edmund Walsh 12 Crown Point, IN
Jingxing Wang 10 Hangzhou, China
Nikolas Warnholtz Deck 9 Lerma, Mexico
Patrick Wilson 11 Key Biscayne, FL
Yilin Wu 11 Chongqing, China
Shaopeng Zeng 9 Shenzhen, China
Ziyang Zhang 12 Shanghai, China
Xucong Zhu 9 Ningbo, China