Blog: Is This Year “Next Year” for Stetson Men’s Tennis?

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

MACON, Ga. - The Stetson Hatters know heartbreak like very few do.

For the past four seasons the Hatters have made the final of the Atlantic Sun Men’s Tennis Championship and lost. It brings to mind the Buffalo Bills of the NFL falling four times in the Super Bowl or the Boston College men’s hockey team dropping back-to-back NCAA title games, but unlike the Bills, the Eagles finally got their title on try number three.

In 2006, No. 2 seeded Stetson made it all the way to the finals and faced Belmont on neutral ground in Macon, Ga. The No. 4 seeded Bruins refused to be denied and earned the upset victory against the Hatters who started a run of woe few could have predicted.

Men’s tennis powerhouse ETSU continues to be the thorn in the side of the Hatters. The Bucs have been the dominate force in the A-Sun, having never lost a regular season conference contest.