SKILLMAN, N.J. – University of Washington head men’s tennis coach Matt Anger will be inducted in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Hall of Fame Class of 2014 this evening at a banquet at the University of Georgia. Anger, who has been with the Huskies as their mentor since 1995, is one of seven inductees into this year’s class, which consists of three coaches, three players (Anger included) and one contributor.
Matt Anger was a three-time ITA All-American and helped the USC Trojans finish third in the NCAA Championships in 1983. Before his collegiate career, he was ranked as the No. 1 junior in the world by Tennis Magazine and won the junior Wimbledon singles title in 1981.
Anger played on the ATP tour for eight years, winning three Grand Prix titles and achieving a career high singles ranking of No. 23. His grand slam achievements include advancing to the round of 16 at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in singles in 1986. Starting with the Australian Open in 1985 through Wimbledon in 1987, no American won more Grand Slam singles matches than Anger.
He has served on numerous ITA and NCAA committees and hosted National Team Indoors several times. Currently, at UW, Anger has led UW to 18 NCAA Championships.
The 2014 class consists of: coaches Billy Chadwick (Mississippi), Timon Corwin (Kalamazoo) and James Wadley (Oklahoma State); players Matt Anger (USC), Juan Farrow (Southern Illinois U. - Edwardsville) and Alex Kim (Stanford); and contributor, Doug Conant (Northwestern).
The 2014 ITA Men's Collegiate Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet, where the ITA will honor this year's men's ITA Hall of Fame inductees, will be held during the NCAA Division I Men's & Women's Tennis Championships held at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga.