MSOE Tabs McGuire To Head Men’s Tennis Program

Ruth McGuire
Ruth McGuire

Courtesy of MSOE

MILWAUKEE -- Ruth McGuire has been chosen to take over the MSOE men's tennis team, director of athletics Brian Miller announced Thursday.

McGuire was named head women's tennis coach in the fall and will coach both teams in the spring. Mike Davidson, the 2017 NACC Coach of the Year, stepped down after relocating from the area.

"Ruth has done a great job leading our women's team since coming on board in the fall and we are excited that she will be able to step in to lead our men's program," Miller said. "Her knowledge of the game, demonstrated success, as well as her commitment to the ideals of the MSOE athletic department make her an ideal choice to continue our men's team's success in 2018."

Under McGuire, the MSOE women's tennis team got off to the best start in program history at 6-0 and was a school-record nine matches. The Raiders went 6-3 in conference play and qualified for the NACC Tournament for the second-straight season. Their third-place league finish is the best on record in team history.

Last season, the Raider men went 7-1 in conference to share the regular season title. The team returns NACC Freshman of the Year Luke Nelson, who was an all-league honoree for both singles and doubles play.

Men's tennis has won nine league championships, including regular season titles in 2010, 2014, and 2017. The 2010 squad also won the league tournament and advanced to the program's first NCAA Tournament.