Phil Hammond, who took over the Mount St. Mary’s men's and women's tennis programs in 2004, has built the two programs into solid contenders in the Northeast Conference. The 2013-14 season will mark Hammond’s 10th year at the Mount.
On the women's side, he has posted a 117-83 record in dual matches in his career, leading the Mount to winning seasons in seven of his nine years. He has seen the Mount advance to the NEC semifinals four times.
On the men's side, he helped guide the Mount to its first-ever NEC championship match appearance in his first season. His men’s teams are 88-103 in his nine seasons at the helm. In 2010, he led the Mount to a nine-win improvement over the previous season and the No. 5 seed in the NEC Tournament. The 2012-13 squad posted 15 victories, which are the most since an 18-win campaign in 1991-92.
Hammond has had 21 players earn All-Conference honors at the Mount. In 2013, women’s player Kelly Conroy earned Capital One Academic All-America Third Team recognition.
Hammond played for Furman University in Greenville, S.C. from 1974-78. He was team captain as a senior and helped lead his squad to Southern Conference championships in 1976 and 1977. He was a two-time champion at #3 doubles in the Southern Conference.
As a player, Hammond was ranked 1st in the 18 & under division in Maryland Boys Doubles in 1974 and also ranked 16th in the Middle Atlantic Section Boys Singles. At the Frederick Tennis Club, he is a six-time champion of the Rice Radcliffe Singles Tournament and a 17-time champion of the J. Richard Ramsburg Doubles Tournament. In 1991, he was runner up in the Frederick Open Men's 35 & over Singles.
In 2006, he and his partner won the Maryland State Hardcourt and the Middle Atlantic Clay Court 50 and over doubles championships.
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Bill Holloway will enter his sixth season as an assistant coach for the Mount St. Mary’s tennis programs in 2013-14.
Since joining Phil Hammond’s staff in 2008-09, Holloway has helped the Mount to a 59-43 record on the women’s side and a 48-56 mark for the men’s team.
The Salisbury, Md. native was an accomplished tournament player, ranking in the top 10 in the Middle Atlantic as a junior player and 20th in the region in the over-35 category later in his career.
As his high school’s No. 1 singles player, Holloway advanced to the Maryland State Championships quarterfinals on two occasions and represented the Middle Atlantic in the National Junior Davis Cup competition as a junior.
After high school, Holloway joined the Navy and played tennis for a regional Navy tennis team. Holloway and his doubles partner won the 5th Naval District's tennis tournament and participated in various singles and doubles tournaments as well as team events.
As an adult player, he won the J. Richard Ramsburg Doubles tournament once and was runner-up four times. Holloway was a finalists in the Rice Radcliffe Singles tournament three times and a semi-finalists eight times and was a two-time winner of the over-35 singles tourney.
Regionally, Holloway has played in various Middle Atlantic tennis tournaments, winning the Ocean City event in 1986 when he ranked 20th in the Middle Atlantic over-35 category.