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nearly two decades, Roland Ingram has been the icon for TCU women's tennis.
All-Americans have come and gone, but Ingram has remained through 19 seasons
and 327 victories. After the NCAA Championships in May, he will step down,
having announced in April that he's ready for a rest.
would like to say thanks to everyone for all of the memories -- the players
who've played for me, the coaches I've coached against, the players we've
played against and the fans," he said. "I would not have traded
my career for any other profession."
leaving on top. His current crop of Horned Frogs, ranked 31st in the nation
with a 20-4 record, rewarded him with his third consecutive conference
championship and fourth overall. He was also named Conference USA Coach
of the Year.
TCU women's tennis has become a consistent national force. During his
19 years, his squads have posted 16 winning seasons and produced titles
in the Southwest Conference in 1991, the Western Athletic Conference in
2000 and 2001 and Conference USA this season. His teams have made six
NCAA Regional appearances, and four of his Frogs earned All-America honors.
named the Southwest Conference Coach of the Year in 1986 and 1991, then
earned WAC Coach of the Year honors in 2000 and 2001, before earning the
distinction again this season. He was inducted into the Texas Tennis Coaches
Association Hall of Fame in 1995 and has served as a coach in several
U.S. Olympic Festivals.