John Morris is regarded as one of the top men’s tennis players in Washington and Lee’s rich history in the sport.
Morris lettered and played in the top six singles and doubles positions each of his four years, serving as a team captain during his senior season.
A five-time All-American, twice in singles and three times in doubles, Morris tied the NCAA record by winning three individual national titles.
As a sophomore in 1988, Morris helped lead W&L to the Division III National Championship and then went on to finish as the national runner-up in doubles while teaming with Chris Wiman ‘88. As a junior, he won the NCAA singles title then teamed with Bobby Matthews ‘89 to claim the doubles crown. Morris finished his career by reaching the singles semifinals and winning the doubles crown with Bill Meadows ’91 as a senior.
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a junior and senior, Morris earned All-ODAC honors in singles and doubles all four years.
Morris was presented with the Washburn Outstanding Freshman Award in 1987 and claimed the Memorial Tennis Cup as the team’s outstanding player his final three seasons. He was also named the W&L Outstanding Senior Male Athlete of the Year in 1990, capping off his tremendous career.