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 11th season as head coach of the Boston College men's tennis team in 2013-14. 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 has coached the Eagles to four seasons with 10 wins or more. 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.
In 2009, Wilkins earned ITA Northeast Region Coach of the Year honors.
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.
Prior to joining Boston College, Wilkins was the head coach at Merrimack College.
From 1999-2002, he was a full-time assistant coach at Massachusetts, coordinating the program's recruiting effort, while also being involved with academics, conditioning, scheduling and budgeting. His contributions helped the Minutemen to a second-place finish in the 2000 Atlantic 10 Tournament, its highest finish ever.
Prior to that, Wilkins was the head men's and women's tennis coach at Babson College for two seasons. During his time with the Beavers, he coached David Weisman to the 1998 Division III individual national championship.
Following a successful playing career at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, Wilkins broke into the collegiate ranks with his first coaching job at his alma mater as an assistant for the 1996-97 season.
The four-year letter-winner completed his career ranked 10th on the school's career singles list and was voted team captain in his senior year (1993-94).
Wilkins has also served as assistant tennis professional at the Weymouth Tennis Club from 1989-94 and as a tennis professional at Wellesley Tennis Club (1994-96, 1997-99). Additionally, he was the boys' varsity tennis coach at Milton High School in the spring of 1997.
THE WILKINS FILE
WILKINS' YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD