Bobby Matthews was a tremendous tennis player for the Generals, earning four letters and serving as a team captain during his senior campaign.
Matthews was a three-time All-ODAC honoree and two-time winner of the Memorial Tennis Cup as the team MVP. He garnered All-America honors in both singles and doubles each of his final three seasons and helped the team to four-straight ODAC titles and three trips to the NCAA Division III Championship match.
As a freshman in 1986, Matthews won the ODAC Championship at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles, notching a 23-6 singles record and a 26-4 doubles mark. He helped guide the Generals to a runner-up finish at the NCAA National Championship. Matthews’ sophomore season produced a 27-6 singles record and a 29-3 doubles mark. He earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles as the Generals again finished as the NCAA Runner-up.
As a junior, Matthews earned ODAC Player of the Year accolades after winning the ODAC title at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. He went 23-14 in singles and 30-6 in doubles, helping the Generals to their first-ever National Championship. Matthews teamed with John Morris ’90 his senior year to win the NCAA Doubles Championship. He won the ODAC title at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles and finished the season with a 23-7 singles record and a 28-6 doubles mark.
Matthews completed his career with a 96-33 singles record and a 113-19 doubles record.