OTTAWA, Kan. - Ottawa University men's and women's tennis coach Lance Lysaught has resigned from his position, Director of Athletics Arabie Conner has announced.
"We appreciate Coach Lysaught's hard work in getting our men's tennis program back on campus and for introducing and building our first ever women's tennis program at OU," said Conner.
Lysaught restarted the OU men's tennis team and started the OU women's tennis team in 2012-13. In his two years as head coach, men's tennis had a record of 9-21 and a KCAC record of 5-8; women's tennis went 11-17 with a KCAC record of 7-6 and a 3rd place conference finish. In just its second year at OU, the women's team also qualified for the KCAC Tournament.
Both teams were NAIA Scholar Teams for 2012-13. This past season, Matthew Barlow was named Second Team All-KCAC, Jennifer Luedkte earned KCAC Freshman of the Year honors and was named First Team All-KCAC, and Madeline Bellew earned Second Team All-KCAC honors.
"Our programs have become very competitive in two short years and are positioned very well to continue to build, grow and compete," said Conner. "We look forward to further establishing the program with the next head coach and the outstanding young men and women currently on our rosters."
A national search will begin immediately for a new head men's and women's tennis coach at Ottawa University.