UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – Ever since Jacob Dunbar stepped on campus at the University of Richmond, he’s been breaking records and taking Spider tennis to new heights.
Heading into his final season, Dunbar once again achieved something no one in program history had ever done, earning the highest individual ranking ever by a Spider as the senior will enter his final season ranked #52 in the country by ITA.
“Jacob had a phenomenal fall for us, reaching the ITA Regional singles finals and winning the ITA Regional doubles championship, along with his success at the ITA All-American Tournament in Oklahoma. His entire career, Jacob has shown that he can compete against the best in the country,” Head Coach Ben Johnson said. “It’s great to see his hard work and dedication pay off with an accomplishment like this.”
This past fall, Dunbar went 11-3 with his only three losses coming to opponents ranked in the top-70 in the country. Two of his victories came over ranked opponents, including a straight set victory over Minnesota’s Matic Spec, who is ranked #42 nationally.
In doubles, he partnered with classmate Alexandre Felisa for an 8-1 mark and a berth at the ITA Indoor National Championships in Flushing Meadows.
For his career, Dunbar has earned three Atlantic 10 All-Conference honors and has won nearly 80 matches.
Dunbar and his teammates open up the 2017 campaign next weekend when they travel to in-state rival Old Dominion on Sunday, Jan. 15. First serve is set for 11 a.m.