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Special honors for Stanford men's tennis on All-Century team

 

Stanford was well-represented among the Pac-12 Men's Tennis All-Century Team, revealed on the Pac-12 Networks' flagship show, 'Pac-12 Sports Report' last week. The Cardinal had five players and one coach honored, including the Doubles Team of the Century (Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan) and Coach of the Century (Dick Gould).

In all, the All-Century team has 30 NCAA titles among its members. All 12 members have won at least one NCAA title, and nine have won at least one singles and one doubles title. The team also boasts 74 Grand Slam titles (singles and doubles) won and 25 Davis Cup victories. Additionally, five players have been ranked no. 1 in the world.

The roster, compiled as part of the Pac-12's centennial celebration, was chosen from a field of players nominated by each Pac-12 institution. Voting was conducted by a panel of former and current head coaches.

Here's a look at Stanford's honorees:

Dick Gould / 1966-2004

-- Coached 17 NCAA Championship teams with three straight titles from 1988-1990 and four straight from 1995-1998.

-- Coached 10 NCAA singles champions and seven doubles teams champions

-- Was named Intercollegiate Tennis's Coach of the Decade in the 1980's and 1990's

-- In NCAA Championship play, his teams won 88 of 99 matches

-- His teams have recorded more wins than any other college coach in history

-- In world professional rankings, nine of his former players have reached the top 15 in singles, in doubles 14 have reached the top 10, with seven attaining the world No. 1 ranking

-- Has amassed an overall record of 776-148 for an .840 winning percentage

-- Coached 50 All-Americans

-- College coach of eight Olympians

Bob Bryan / 1997-98

-- 1998 NCAA singles champion

-- 1998 NCAA doubles champion

-- Two-time All-American (1997-98)

-- Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year (1997)

-- Two-time All-Pac-10 selection (1997, 1998)

-- Member of two NCAA championship teams (1997, 1998)

Alex Mayer / 1971-73

-- 1973 NCAA singles champion

-- 1972 NCAA doubles champion

-- 1973 NCAA doubles champion

-- Three-time All-American (1971-73)

-- Member of the 1973 National Team Indoor Championship Team

-- Member of the 1973 NCAA championship team

-- Member of 1972 Pac-8 championship team

-- Winner of 1975 Wimbledon Doubles title

-- Winner of the 1979 French Open Doubles title

-- Reached a No. 3 world rankings in doubles

-- Reached a No. 7 world ranking in singles

-- Member of the winning 1982 Davis Cup team

John McEnroe / 1978

-- 1978 NCAA singles champion

-- All-American (1978)

-- Member of the 1978 NCAA championships team and Indoor championship team

-- Member of the 1978 Pac-8 championship team

-- Winner of three Wimbledon titles (1981, 1983, 1984)

-- Winner of four U.S. Open titles (1979, 1980, 1981, 1984)

-- Reached a world No. 1 singles ranking (March 3, 1980)

-- Three-time ATP Player of the Year (1981, 1983, 1984)

-- Match record of 82-3 in 1984 remains the best single-season win rate of the Open Era

-- 77 career singles titles - 4th all-time in ATP history

-- Winner of five Wimbledon doubles titles (1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1992)

-- Winner of four U.S. Open doubles titles (1979, 1981, 1983, 1989)

-- Winner of one mixed doubles titles - French Open (1977)

-- Reached a world No. 1 doubles ranking (January 3, 1983)

-- 78 career doubles titles - 5th all-time in ATP history

-- Member of 12 Davis Cup teams - winner of five Davis Cups

Alex O'Brien / 1989-92

-- 1992 NCAA singles champion

-- 1992 NCAA doubles champion

-- Four-time All-American (1989-92)

-- Two-time Pac-10 Player of the Year (1991, 1992)

-- Three-time All-Pac-10 selection (1990, 1991, 1992)

-- Member of three NCAA championship teams (1989, 1990, 1992)

-- Member of the 1990 National Indoor championship team

-- Second in program history in single-season dual victories (.839)

-- Third in program history in career dual victories (.767)

-- NCAA Championship Tournament record of 39-5 (Individual and Team singles and doubles)

-- 1999 winner of U.S. Open Doubles Championship

-- Member of the 1997, 1999 and 2000 Davis Cup Team

-- Reached a world No. 1 ranking in doubles

-- Reached a world No. 30 ranking in singles

-- Competed in the 2000 Olympic Games

Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan / 1997-98

-- 1998 NCAA Doubles Champions

-- Two-time All-Americans (1997, 1998)

-- Members of two NCAA Championship Teams (1997, 1998)

-- Two-time All-Pac-10 selections (1997 1998)

-- Competed in the 2004, 2008 (bronze) and 2012 (gold) Olympics

-- Winners of three Wimbledon doubles titles (2006, 2011, 2013)

-- Winners of five U.S. Open titles (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)

-- Winners of two French Open titles (2003, 2013)

-- Winners of four World Tour Finals (2003, 2004, 2009, 2014)

-- Winners of one Davis Cup title (2007)

-- Held a No. 1 doubles ranking for 438 weeks - longer than anyone else in doubles history

-- Have won more professional games, matches, tournaments and Grand Slams than any other men's pairing

-- Between 2005 and 2006, they set an Open Era record by competing in seven consecutive men's doubles Grand Slam finals

-- Only doubles team in history to hold all four major titles at once and the Olympic gold simultaneously

-- Only doubles team to win all four Grand Slams, Olympic Gold, all nine Masters series titles, the Year-End Championship and the Davis Cup in their career

-- Named the ATP Team of the Decade for 2000-2009

-- Members of the Davis Cup team 2003-2015

— Stanford Athletics/Palo Alto Online Sports

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Posted by weasels
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on Apr 20, 2016 at 9:30 am

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Dear Dick,
A well deserved award! Thank you for contributing so much to all of us!You`ve been a wonderful role model, educator, and leader.
Carol Tolen. Mrn. View


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