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All-American Monday - Grover "Raz" Reid

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          Release: 12/10/2012
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Grover "Raz" Reid (1971-72)

Coral Gables, Fla. - As an incoming freshman to the University of Miami, men's tennis head coach Dale Lewis described this Greenville, S.C., native as "the sleeper of the team, a late bloomer." Grover "Raz" Reid came to the Coral Gables campus as a three-time South Carolina state high school champion, captain of his high-school team, the prep athlete of the year and a member of the National Honor Society.

Continuing on his high school success, Reid produced an incredible freshman season by posting a perfect mark of 20-0 in the regular season and an overall mark of 20-1 in singles play. Teaming primarily with freshman future All-American Eddie Dibbs, together they produced a 13-2 regular season and 14-3 overall doubles mark.

Click here to read SI's article about Raz Reid and his WWT tennis team the Boston Lobster

Building upon his freshman success, Reid won his first 17 matches of his sophomore season producing a 17-1 regular season and 19-2 overall mark. The 17 consecutive wins extended his win singles wins streak 38 dating back to his freshman season. Similar to his success in singles play, Reid continued his winning ways by posting a 12-1 regular season and 12-2 overall record in doubles competition. For his efforts, Reid was named to the 1971 All-American team.

Despite the drop-off from his sophomore to junior campaign, it was in the 1972 NCAA tournament that Reid would shine bright. In regular season competition Reid posted a 12-2 mark in singles competition and 8-6 mark in doubles play. In the tournament, Reid advanced to the fourth round of singles play and to the quarterfinals with teammate Dibbs. For the second consecutive season, Reid was named to the All-American squad.

During his Hurricane career, Reid defeated Ed Rubinoff, one of Miami's all-time greats, to claim the 1970 South Florida Invitational at Ft. Lauderdale title. Reid also claimed the Southern Hard Court title with his victory over All-American Danny Bichmore of the University of Georgia. As a professional, Reiz captured two doubles titles and achieved his highest ranking, No. 71 all in 1974.

    
Name Year(s)   Name Year(s)
Mike Belkin 1965 Rod Mandelstam 1962-63
Andrew Burrow 1987 Tavo Martinez 1976
Pat Cramer 1968-70 Jerry Moss 1958-59
Luigi D'Argord 2006-07 Srjdan Muskatirovic 1994-95
Eddie Dibbs 1971-72 Joaquim Rasgado 1974-75
John Donar 1987-90   Raz Reid 1971-72
John Eagleton 1976-77   Ivan Rodrigo 1997
Conny Falk 1989   Mike Russell 1997
Alvaro Fillol 1975   Pancho Segura 1943-45
Jaime Fillol 1967-68   Christo Steyn 1982-83
Luis Garcia 1969-71   Carl Sundberg 2008
John Geraghty 1977   Daniel Vallverdu 2006-09
John Hammill

1963

  Todd Widom 2002-03
Gil Kovalski 1995      




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