After restarting the Prairie State College men’s tennis program two years ago, head coach Patrick Reichard has seen a dramatic turnaround in his team’s fortunes.
The Pioneers roared onto the NJCAA Region IV men’s tennis scene in 2011, well surpassing their 3-5 overall and 1-5 Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference marks of 2010 by going 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the league respectively.
PSC’s 4-1 record in league play placed the Pioneers second in the Skyway.
Three of Reichard’s charges earned postseason recognition as well.
Sophomore Luke Bihl was selected to the All-Region IV squad while freshmen Garrett Irvine and Korie Wooden were All-Skyway Conference picks.
Reichard has been involved with tennis since childhood. He started playing at his local club and eventually earned a spot on his highly competitive team at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, OH.