BLOG: Jim Thompson, 20th Season

In honor of Coach Jim Thompson's 20th season with the Hokies, we will be counting down some of the top moments of his career.

Posted: March 13, 2018
2000-01 Season: Virginia Tech joined the Big East this year and the Hokies finished 3rd overall during the inagural campaign, claiming 17 dual wins. A group of underclassmen helped lead the Hokies with freshman Andreas Laulund and sophomores Francis Huot, Saber Kadiri and Michael Kurz as the four combined for 70 singles wins during the season. Laulund contributed 21 of those and was just behind senior Jay Bruner's 23. Tech recorded ranked wins over William & Mary, UC Irvine, and Virginia.

Posted: March 7, 2018
1999-2000 Season: The Hokies placed three on the All-Atlantic 10 team, Tech's final year in the league. Davor Dupljak, Gerard Baynhamand Jay Bruner all earned spots on the all-league team with Dupljack earning Player of the Year honors. It was the fourth consecutive season a Tech player was named the A-10's Player of the Year.

(L-R: Jay Bruner, Davor Dupljak, Gerard Baynham)

Posted: March 5, 2018
1998-99 Season: During Coach Thompson's first season with the Hokies, he guided the team to a 9-6 overall record and an appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16. Behind the play of All-American Aaron Marchetti, who finished the season ranked 15th, the Hokies downed ranked teams from NC State, VCU and Alabama, who the Hokies defeated to advance to the Sweet 16 round. Aaron's brother Adam had the match winning point against the Tide as the Hokies won it in a close 4-3 match. Both Marchetti brothers qualified for the NCAAs that season in both singles and doubles.

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