Experience

 

Overview

CMA Tennis

CMA Tennis has competed in the IHSAA for over 40 years and has captured 26 Sectional championships, 11 Regional titles, 7 Semi-state championships, and appeared in 7 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

Boys Varsity Tennis
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JV/Varsity, NorthWood HS
Home
Boys Varsity Tennis
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JV/Varsity, Delta High School
Home
Boys Varsity Tennis
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St. Joe-JV Only, St. Joseph HS
Away
Boys Varsity Tennis
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JV/Varsity, Warsaw Community High School
Home
Boys Varsity Tennis
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Munster/Penn/West Lafayette (Varsity), West Lafayette Jr/Sr HS, Munster High School, Penn High School
Home
Boys Varsity Tennis
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JV/Varsity, Peru High School/Junior High
Away
Boys Varsity Tennis
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Plymouth JV Tourney, Plymouth High School
Away
Boys Varsity Tennis
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Lafayette Jeff Varsity Tourney, Lafayette Jefferson HS
Away
Boys Varsity Tennis
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JV/Varsity, Riley High School
Home
Boys Varsity Tennis
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JV/Varsity, South Bend St. Joseph HS
Home
Boys Varsity Tennis
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JV/Varsity, Valparaiso HS
Home
Boys Varsity Tennis
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Penn JV Tourney, Penn High School
Away
Boys Varsity Tennis
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Canterbury Varsity Tourney, Canterbury School
Away
Boys Varsity Tennis
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JV/Varsity, Western High School
Away
Boys Varsity Tennis
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JV/Varsity, Mishawaka Marian High School
Home
Boys Varsity Tennis
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JV/Varsity, Plymouth High School
Home
Boys Varsity Tennis
Sectional
Home
Boys Varsity Tennis
Sectional
Home
Boys Varsity Tennis
IHSAA Team Regional
Home
Boys Varsity Tennis
IHSAA Team Regional
Home
Boys Varsity Tennis
IHSAA Team Semi-State
Home
Boys Varsity Tennis
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IHSAA State Finals at Center Grove (vs. Indianapolis North Central), Center Grove High School
Away

Roster

2018-19
First Name Last Name Grade Hometown
Nicholas Beeson 10 Culver, IN
Carlo  Bernardini 11 Chicago, IL
Henry  Bilicic  12 Chicago, IL
George  Boardman  10 La Porte, IN
Christopher  Bower  11 Mullett Lake, MI 
Konner  Brockus  10 Phoenix, AZ 
Jilei  Bu  11 Zhengzhou, China
Yu Chang  11 Taipei, Taiwan
Yanfu  Cheng  10 Nnshan District, China
William  Cornell  9 Union, MI
Jordan  Craig  12 Crystal Lake, IL 
Kevin  Craig  9 Crystal Lake, IL 
Constantine Dames  11 Tucson, AZ 
Arthur  Davidson  10 Lake Forest, IL 
Liuning  Fu  10  
Peter  Gallagher  12 Northfield, IL 
Alberto  Gonzalez Renero  12 San Jose Del Cabo, MX 
Simon  Grim  9 Munster, IN
Wesley  Henthorn  10 Indianapolis, IN
Qinyao  Hou  9 Pleasanton, CA 
Xinwei  Huang  9 Palo Alto, CA 
Zhaoqi  Huang  12 Nantong Jiangsu, China 
Lance  Kilbourne  11 Wooster, OH 
Connor  Lee  10 Granger, IN 
Koby  Leeman  11 Napa, CA 
Roberto  Leemen Meyer Cadena  11 Hermosillo, MX
Yuqi  Lin  10 Hangzhou, China 
Muyuan  Ma  9 Shijiazhuang, China 
Nathanial  Posner  10 Schwenksville, PA 
Sebastian  Rodriguez  12 The Woodlands, TX
Mitchell  Schott  9 Newport Beach, CA 
Shreyas  Shakhamoori  9 Windermere, FL 
Cross  Sherman  9 Indianapolis, IN 
Jaden  Slater  12 Miami, FL 
Aydin  Turgut  9 Decatur, IL 
Martin  Turrow  9 Indianapolis, IN 
Nikolas  Warnholtz Deck 11 Lerma, MX
Paul Wilson 10 Key Biscayne, FL
Shang-En  Wu  12 Taipei, Taiwan 
Binhong Xie 11 Chengdu, China
Alan Yang 11 Shanghai, China
Guangtaiyu Yang 11 Shanghai, China
Jonathan  Yang  9 Granger, IN 
Rundong Yang  9 Columbus, IN 
Xucong  Zhu  11 Ningbo, China 

Managers: Arnold-Sophia, Hsu-Chao-Chin, Jiang-Yuzhi, Landy-Sophia, Sorg -Sophia, Xiang -Zhuoan

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