Women's Tennis

 

Head Coach Jack Bethlenfalvy

TO CONTACT COACH BETHLENFALVY, please call him at 440-826-5931 or email him at jbethlen@bw.edu

Jack Bethlenfalvy is entering his 29th season of coaching women's tennis and teaching health and physical education classes at Baldwin Wallace University in 2012-2013.  He is the winningest women's tennis coach in school history with a 314-199 (.612) overall record. He also is the Dean of women's tennis coaches in the Ohio Athletic Conference and a five-time OAC Women's Tennis Coach of the Year. In addition, he has more wins than any other women's tennis coach in both Ohio collegiate and OAC history.

Jack Bethlenfalvy's Numbers

Overall Record

323-213 (.602)

Years at BW

29
OAC Coach of the Year

1999, 2007, 2008, 2010,
2011

OAC Regular Season Championships 4
OAC Tournament Championships 4

Bethlenfalvy is a teacher and student of the game of tennis. His wealth of knowledge and experience, both as a player and current professional instructor, gives the BW women's tennis student and athlete an added bonus. In addition, Bethlenfalvy makes the game of tennis both fun and challenging.  Just ask his current and former players.

In 2010-11, Bethlenfalvy led BW to an 18-8 overall record with both an OAC Tournament Championship. The Yellow Jackets also made their fourth trip to the NCAA Championship Tournament in five years. BW had placed five players on the All-OAC squad and four on the Academic All-OAC At-Large team.

In 27 years at BW, Bethlenfalvy's teams have had 23 seasons with a .500 or better record. In 2006-2007, Bethlenfalvy's team set a school and OAC record for victories with 25, had a 25-3 slate, won the OAC regular season title (9-0), captured the OAC Tournament championship, earned the school's first-ever NCAA Division III National Tournament berth and won the school's and OAC's first-ever women's NCAA Tournament match.

As a coach, Bethlenfalvy teaches the BW women the fundamentals and competitive tennis strategy from his standpoint of both being a former standout player and as a former tennis professional.  His emphasis is on helping each player grow to her fullest potential.  Knowledge of the game and sportsmanship are high priorities with the head coach.

Bethlenfalvy is a 1968 graduate and former tennis standout at NCAA Division I Kent State University.  Prior to coming to BW, Bethlenfalvy built a successful high school program at Parma Senior High School (1968-74).

While at Kent State University, Bethlenfalvy was a men's tennis team captain, the team's Most Valuable Player, an All-Mid-American Conference player and a Mid-American Conference champion.  Following his career at KSU, Bethlenfalvy was a ranked doubles player in Northeast Ohio.

Bethlenfalvy has been a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association Pro I and the United States Tennis Association since 1974. He also is a 1975 graduate of the Tennis Institute in New York City. Bethlenfalvy was the head professional at Big Creek Racquet Club from 1974-77 and at the River Run Racket Club in Strongsville from 1977 until 1999. He was inducted into the Parma Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

Bethlenfalvy resides in Parma, Ohio with his wife Sandy and two children.  His son Brian was a member of the Yellow Jacket men's tennis team.

Bethlenfalvy Headlines

Two Baldwin Wallace Representatives To Be Inducted Into Parma Sports Hall of Fame (Posted On September 30, 2010)

Jack Bethlenfalvy Year by Year Records
Year Wins Losses Pct.
1984-85 7 3 .700
1985-86 9 5 .643
1986-87 6 6 .500
1987-88 0 14 .000
1988-89 7 7 .500
1989-90 3 11 .214
1990-91 9 5 .643
1991-92 13 1 .929
1992-93 9 9 .500
1993-94 8 11 .421
1994-95 11 8 .579
1995-96 13 5 .722
1996-97 11 8 .579
1997-98 13 7 .650
1998-99 15 2 .882
1999-2000 12 6 .667
2000-01 13 6 .684
2001-02 12 9 .571
2002-03 11 11 .500
2003-04 7 15 .318
2004-05 19 6 .760
2005-06 14 7 .667
2006-07 25* 3 .893
2007-08 18 7 .720
2008-09 13 11 .542
2009-10 18 8 .692
2010-11 18 8 .692
2011-12 9 14 .391
TOTAL 323 213 .602
* - denotes school record for wins
This page last updated on May 24, 2011.
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