1979 SIUE Men's Tennis - Hall of Fame
Behind the duo of Juan Farrow and Arjun Fernando, the SIUE men's tennis team captured back-to-back NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Championships at the Indian Rock Resort in Fairfield Bay, Ark. Farrow and Fernando swept the singles and doubles titles at the championships to lead SIUE to 21 points and were followed by San Diego with 15 points. After Farrow, the two-time defending NCAA singles champion, dominated his side of the bracket, he faced Fernando in the finals. Fernando upset his teammate 7-5, 4-6, 6-2. SIUE didn't just depend on its top two players for the team title. Bill Rusick won three matches at the nationals and Raimo O'Jala won twice. Other key members of Coach Kent DeMars' national championship team were Alan Millar, Raymond Kuzava, and Scott Whaley.