BYU-Hawaii's Dave Porter reaches victory milestone
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Brigham Young University Hawaii men's and women's tennis coach Dave Porter picked up his 1,200th career collegiate coaching win on Saturday, Feb. 16, when the Seasiders defeated Cal State Los Angeles 9-0 and UC San Diego 7-0 in a pair of women's tennis matches in Glendale, Ariz.
The twin victories improve the Seasider women to 7-0 on the 2013 season, and gives Porter 594 wins as head coach of the women's team and 606 as coach of the men's program.
Porter's latest achievement makes him just the second coach to reach the 1,200-win plateau in college tennis. He only trails former University of Hawai'i legend Jim Schwitters who amassed 1,326 wins coaching both the men's and women's teams.
Porter said he is "grateful to have been allowed to coach so long at such a great school as BYU-Hawaii."
As always, Porter was quick to defer credit to his players. "I'm just glad my team was able to pick up a pair of wins (on Saturday) despite some injuries and the fact that it was the last day of a grueling road trip."
The Seasiders swept 15th-ranked Cal State Los Angeles without dropping a set but lost a singles match on a super-tiebreaker and another on a "retiring due to injury" in the match against 32nd-ranked UC San Diego.