|John Wunder||Clay Yeager|
When one talks about The University of Scranton men’s
tennis program, the two names that immediately come to mind are
John Wunder and Clay Yeager.
It’s easy to understand why.
Both are former Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) singles champions who also own the distinction of playing in the NCAA Division III championships.
They added to their legacy today, earning a spot on the MAC all-Century team. Wunder is one of seven players representing the era of 1974-1983 while Yeager (1994-1996) is one of eight chosen for 1994-2003. All told, 38 players were named in five different eras: 1912-1973, 1974-1983, 1984-1993, 1994-2003, 2004-2012.
As part of its 100-year celebration, the Middle Atlantic Conference is honoring those student-athletes who have played a key role in in developing and enriching its storied history.
Wunder certainly enriched the Royals’ men’s tennis program during his four-year career (1977-1980), becoming the first Scranton player to win an MAC singles titles and advancing to the NCAA tournament in 1980. He also served as team captain his senior year.
Yeager excelled on the court and in the classroom during his career (1994-1996). He won back-to-back MAC singles titles (1995, 1996) after finishing runner-up in 1994 and ended his career with a 54-6 record in singles (.900) and 28-6 mark in doubles (.824). He was also named Academic all-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) three times, including first-team honors in 1996.
Both are also members of the university’s Wall of Fame.