Men's Tennis
Overall: 18-5 AAC: 6-1 Streak: Lost 1
2016 Men's Tennis Coaches
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Eric LaRue
Head Coach- 4th Season

The Bulldogs finished 2014-2015 campaign 17-3 (Best record in school history) in his third season with the Bulldogs, improving on a 12-6 record in the previous season. The Bulldogs were the AAC regular season champions on a perfect 7-0 in conference play, and were ranked as high as 21 in the country in the NAIA National polls. the Bulldogs were also runner-up in the AAC tournament, losing to 14th ranked Reinhardt in the final. the Bulldogs also swept the AAC post season awards: Eric Larue was named coach of the year, Federio Staksrud was AAC freshmen of the year, and Ezequiel Gils was named AAC player of the year along with being named to the NAIA All-American team for the second time. Gad Azulay and Ezequiel Gils where named to the 2015 Dakktronics NAIA Mens Tennis Scholar Team and also made the AAC All-Academic team. Starting his fourth season as the head coach of the Bulldogs, Eric LaRue has a compiled record of 39-16 and 13-3 in AAC play.

Record at TWC

2012-2013 10-7

2013-2014 12-6

2014-2015 17-3

Overal        39-16

The Bulldogs finished the 2013-2014 campaign 12-6 in Eric LaRue's second season, improving on the 10-7 record from the previous year. The Bulldogs where runner-up in the AAC conference loosing to 14th ranked SCAD Atlanta in the finals by a score of 5 to 4. 2013-2014 Bulldogs had three players make the all- conference team ( David Escobosa, Ezequiel Gils, and Pancho Gallarda).  Ezequiel Gils was also named to the second-team NAIA All- American team, and David Escobosa was named TWC male athlete of the year. The Bulldogs where also awarded the NAIA scholar athlete award as a team, which a team must have at least a 3.0 GPA as a team. His first year the Bulldogs the 2012-2013 team finished 10-7, improving from a 5-9 record the previous year. 2012-2013 Bulldogs also finished second in the AAC. The Bull dogs had two players make the AAC all-conference team(Oleski Lahuza and David Escobosa). 4 players where named AAC players of the week. Prior to coming to TWC, Eric LaRue was the Asst. Coach at Austin Peay State University, at APSU the Governors finished second in the Ohio Valley Conference, the had 4 players named to the all-conference team, and Sean Bailey was named OVC player of the year, and Male athlete of the year at APSU. Prior to APSU, Eric LaRue was the head women's coach at Kentucky Wesleyan College, at KWC he revived a struggling program, his first year the team finished 4-12. Second year showed drastic improvement going 9-8. During his third year the team finished 13-7, tying the school record for most wins in school history. While at KWC, he had 4 girls that made the All-GLVC team, and 12 players that where named to the All GLVC academic team. Eric Larue played his college tennis at Campbellsville University, he was a member of back to back conference championship teams, he was also a all conference and all-district player both years he was there. He finished his playing career at Western Kentucky University, where he participated in the Sun Belt conference tournament both years he was there. He resides in Athens with his two daughters Ericka and Natalie