The men's team opens play on Jan. 18, the women begin on Jan. 19
McGinnis and Raude each won matches in singles play
The Eagles are battling for a first-round win in the ACC Tournament
Scott Wilkins enters his 12th season as head coach of the Boston College men's tennis team in 2014-15. Throughout his tenure, he has earned regional recognition, coached Eagles to new heights and navigated the BC tennis program through the Atlantic Coast Conference, regarded as one of the most competitive conferences in the country.
Wilkins guided the Eagles through a tough schedule in 2014, tallying six total wins and zero conference wins. Victories for BC included wins over Southern New Hampshire and Hartford, as well as San Diego Mesa College and Bryant. Junior Matt Wagner was named to the 2014 All-ACC Academic Men's Tennis Team.
In 2013, Wilkins coaches Alexancre Thirouin to three ACC Men's Tennis Player of the Week recognitions. The Eagles earned wins over Southern New Hampshire, Sacred Heart and Hartford.
In 2012, Wilkins led the Eagles to a 6-15 record as they tallied their first ACC victory since 2008 with a 5-2 win over Miami at home. The season before, BC went 8-18 on the year.
Wilkins coached 2012 graduate Akash Muppidi, a three-time All-ACC honoree, who was the first BC men's tennis player to garner the conference award and become the first to earn an automatic bid into the main draw of the prestigious D'Novo All-American Tennis Championship, doing so in 2010 and 2011. In his four-year career, Muppidi was also named ITA Northeast Region Freshman of the Year and ITA Northeast Region Senior of the Year.
In 2010, he was tabbed the Northeast Player to Watch. Classmate Alex Skinner and Muppidi were ranked as high as 38th in the nation as a doubles pair in 2012 under Wilkins, going 9-9 and defeating five ranked opponents.
In 2009, Wilkins earned ITA Northeast Region Coach of the Year honors.
In his first season at the helm, the Eagles tallied a 10-9 record. In 2005, he led the Maroon and Gold to 11 wins, in 2009, they won 14 games and in 2010, they won 10 matches. The 2009 14-13 finish was the best finish since the Eagles joined the ACC in 2005.
THE WILKINS FILE
WILKINS' YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD