March 26, 2010
Congratulations to Sherri Stephens for reaching another milestone in her Torero career. With the team's 5-2 victory over 41st-ranked Marshall University this past Wednesday, she claimed her 300th career victory as head coach of the USD women's tennis team. In the midst of her 26th year, she has tallied 16 winning seasons and 19 campaigns with records of .500 or better.
During her outstanding career at the helm of the USD women's tennis program, Stephens has had 1 national champion (Zuzana Lesenarova, 1999), 5 WCC Players of the Year, 8 teams ranked in the ITA top-25, 9 teams advance to the NCAA Tournament, 12 NCAA All-Americans, 17 teams in the final ITA team ranking, and 44 individual appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
With the team's 5-2 win over Marshall this past Wednesday afternoon, the 75th-ranked Toreros improved to 9-8 on the season. The Toreros close out their regular-season home schedule tomorrow with a 10:00 a.m. match against the University of Nevada. The Toreros will have three road matches (UC Irvine; Saint Mary's in Irvine and at San Diego State on April 19th) before competing in the 2010 West Coast Conference Championships in San Diego at The Barnes Tennis Center (April 23-25).