Sujay Lama Selected As USPTA Texas College Coach Of The Year
DENTON, Texas - North Texas head women's tennis coach Sujay Lama received the United States Professional Tennis Associations Texas Division's College Coach of the Year award Saturday night in Grapevine, Texas.
In his third season with North Texas, Lama led Mean Green tennis to a 17-6 dual match record in 2008-09 which marked the program's highest win total since the 1984-85 season.
"I am honored and humbled to be recognized by my peers," Lama said. "This award is a reflection of the hard work put by our student athletes, coaching staff/ support staff and the success Mean Green Tennis has had this past year."
North Texas made it to the Sun Belt Conference Semi-Finals last season, losing to No. 34 Denver by only two matches, 4-2.
The USPTA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1927. It is the oldest and largest association of tennis-teaching professionals. With 12,500 members worldwide, the association strives to raise the standards of the tennis-teaching profession while promoting greater awareness of tennis.
The Mean Green is off to a 3-2 start in 2009-10 and defeated No. 73 Texas Tech on Feb. 6. The win over Texas Tech was the first win over a ranked program in school history.
North Texas is back in action on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Waranch Tennis Complex when it plays host to Tarleton State. The match will begin at 3 p.m. and admission will be free of charge.