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Schedule

M. TENNIS
Sep 8 - TBA
Bucknell Invitational
Delaware
Delaware
M. TENNIS
Sep 9 - TBA
Bucknell Invitational
Delaware
Delaware
M. TENNIS
Sep 10 - TBA
Bucknell Invitational
Delaware
Delaware
M. TENNIS
Sep 15 - TBA
Villanova Invitational
Delaware
Delaware
M. TENNIS
Sep 16 - TBA
Villanova Invitational
Delaware
Delaware
M. TENNIS
Sep 17 - TBA
Villanova Invitational
Delaware
Delaware
M. TENNIS
Sep 22 - TBA
Navy Joe Hunt Invitational
Delaware
Delaware
M. TENNIS
Sep 23 - TBA
Navy Joe Hunt Invitational
Delaware
Delaware
M. TENNIS
Sep 24 - TBA
Navy Joe Hunt Invitational
Delaware
Delaware
M. TENNIS
Oct 6 - TBA
Mount St. Mary's Invitational
Delaware
Delaware
M. TENNIS
Oct 7 - TBA
Mount St. Mary's Invitational
Delaware
Delaware
M. TENNIS
Oct 8 - TBA
Mount St. Mary's Invitational
Delaware
Delaware
M. TENNIS
Oct 19 - TBA
ITA Atlantic Regional
Delaware
Delaware
M. TENNIS
Oct 20 - TBA
ITA Atlantic Regional
Delaware
Delaware
M. TENNIS
Oct 21 - TBA
ITA Atlantic Regional
Delaware
Delaware
M. TENNIS
Oct 22 - TBA
ITA Atlantic Regional
Delaware
Delaware
M. TENNIS
Oct 23 - TBA
ITA Atlantic Regional
Delaware
Delaware
Men's Tennis Coaching Staff
Pablo Montana
Head Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Head Coach
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Alma Mater: Tennessee
Graduating Year: 1996
Experience: 1st Year
Phone: 302-831-4207
Email: montanap@udel.edu

University of Delaware Director of Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreation Services Chrissi Rawak announced December 5, 2016 the hiring of Pablo Montana as the head coach of the men’s tennis program, effective immediately.

Montana joins the Blue Hens after spending the past 14 seasons as the women’s tennis head coach at California University of Pennsylvania, where he built one of the nation’s elite Division II programs.

“I want to thank Chrissi Rawak and Jenn Judy for giving me this opportunity as I am honored to be leading the men’s tennis program here at Delaware,” exclaimed Montana.  “My family and I are thrilled to be joining the Blue Hens family and I love the excitement and energy that is present within this University.  My vision for the program is to create a culture that is use to competing in the final days of a season. I have experienced competing in the final days as a player and as a coach, and I want my players here at Delaware to experience the same.”

A two-time ITA National Coach of the Year, five-time ITA Regional Coach of the Year and eight-time PSAC West Coach of the Year, Montana was the winningest coach in program history with an outstanding record of 276-83 (.769) from 2002-2016. Cal U posted 12 straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the quarterfinals seven times in eight seasons from 2007-14.

Montana led the Vulcans to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championship in each of the last 10 seasons and mentored eight different ITA All-Americans in the last nine years.

In addition to the success on the court, Montana has guided the program into a premier program in the classroom. In each of the last 10 years, the Vulcans have earned ITA All-Academic honors with 39 players receiving ITA Scholar-Athlete status. Cal U has also featured a CoSIDA Academic All-District® selection four times in the last five years, highlighted by Franziska Steinhardt becoming the first Academic All-American in program history.

A two-time All-American at Tennessee from 1993-96, Montana was also a three-time All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection, earning first team honors in both singles and doubles play in 1996. Montana and doubles partner Chris Mahony were ranked No. 4 in the country at the end of his junior year, posting 23 victories. The pair rank second in Volunteers’ history with 75 career doubles wins.

Montana also has coaching experience with the United States Tennis Association and Vanderbilt University.

A native of Miami, Montana completed his bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Regents (N.Y.) in 1998 before he earned his master’s degree from Cal U in 2004.

Montana is just the fifth coach in the past 66 years of Blue Hens men’s tennis and the 14th coach overall in the 100-year-plus history of the program.  He replaces Bruce Myers, who stepped down from the position in August 2016.

Montana's Year by Year Head Coaching Record
Year
School Record
Conference  Postseason
2002-03 California (Pa.) 12-6 4-4
PSAC West
PSAC Tournament Quarterfinals
NCAA Tournament First Round
2003-04 California (Pa.) 18-8 3-5
PSAC West
 
2004-05 California (Pa.) 17-8 5-3
PSAC West
PSAC Tournament Semifinals
NCAA Tournament First Round
2005-06 California (Pa.) 17-9 6-3
PSAC West
PSAC Tournament Finals
NCAA Tournament First Round
2006-07 California (Pa.) 28-2 10-0
PSAC West
PSAC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
2007-08 California (Pa.) 26-3 10-0
PSAC West
PSAC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament Fourth Round
2008-09 California (Pa.) 23-3 7-0
PSAC West
PSAC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
2009-10 California (Pa.) 24-6 7-0
PSAC West
PSAC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
 2010-11 California (Pa.) 22-8 6-0
PSAC West
PSAC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
 2011-12 California (Pa.) 24-6 8-0
PSAC West
PSAC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
2012-13 California (Pa.) 17-10 5-0
PSAC West
PSAC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
2013-14 California (Pa.) 15-3 6-0
PSAC West
PSAC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
2014-15 California (Pa.) 15-4  6-0
PSAC West
PSAC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament Third Round
2015-16 California (Pa.) 18-4 6-0
PSAC West
PSAC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament Third Round
2016-17 Delaware      
TOTAL 15th Season

276-86 (.769)

89-15 (.856)
 

Delaware Blue Hens