The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is honored to recognize Mike Franks, Patrick Galbraith, Brian Hainline, Peter Smith, and Bob and Mike Bryan at the 2023 Men’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Sunday, May 21 at 6 pm at the Dockside restaurant in Lake Nona, Florida. This year, the induction ceremony will take place during the annual ITA Coaches Convention when the USTA National Campus is hosting the NCAA DI, DII, and DIII Tennis Championships.
“The excitement continues to build for this year’s ITA Men’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame Induction, the first ceremony since 2019, which took place prior to the worldwide pandemic,” said ITA CEO, Dr. Timothy Russell. “The 2023 class features renowned players, a five-time NCAA championship winning coach, and a distinguished contributor. I am grateful to the Men’s Hall of Fame Curator, John Frierson, our Men’s Hall of Fame selection committee, and our hard-working ITA staff, for their efforts in preparing for an exciting evening.”
The ITA Men’s Hall of Fame inducted its first class in 1983 and since, has inducted more than 260 players, coaches, and contributors. Players are eligible for election to the Hall of Fame 10 years after the conclusion of their participation on the team and once they are no longer playing on the pro tour. Coaches are eligible immediately following retirement. The main criteria for election includes college accomplishments and honors earned after college.
If you are interested in attending the induction ceremony, the last day to register is Wednesday, May 17. Space is limited but you can do so at the link below. You can also find a complete list of the 2023 inductees and their accolades below.
Peter Smith, USC (2003-2019) – During Smith’s 17 years at the helm of the USC Men’s Tennis team, he posted a career record of 381-105 while leading the Trojans to five NCAA National Championships, including four straight from 2009-12. Over his tenure with the Trojans, Smith was twice named the ITA National Coach of the Year and was a five-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year. Smith is believed to be the only men’s tennis coach to lead four different programs to Top-25 Rankings and to lead three schools to the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament and Top-5 Rankings (USC, Pepperdine, Fresno State).
Bob Bryan, Stanford (1997-98) – In his two seasons at Stanford, Bob Bryan recorded two of the most dominant all-around seasons by a player in college tennis history. In 1998, Bob won the NCAA triple crown, capturing the singles and doubles titles (with brother Mike) after helping lead the Cardinal to the team title and an undefeated season. This would mark the second consecutive title for Bob and the Cardinal, as he also helped Stanford win the team championship in 1997.
With his brother Mike, the duo would become the most successful professional doubles team of all time, winning 16 Grand Slam doubles titles and earning recognition as the ATP Team of the Decade for the 2000s. Bob also won seven Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles and was the No. 1-ranked doubles player in the world for 439 weeks. Bob and Mike won at least one Grand Slam title each year for 10 years, and in 2012 the Bryans clinched the career Golden Slam, having won all four Slam titles and the Olympic gold medal.
Mike Bryan, Stanford (1997-98) – As a two-time NCAA National Champion at Stanford, Mike Bryan left his legacy at both the collegiate and pro levels. In 1998, alongside his brother Bob, Mike would take home the NCAA Doubles Title just days after helping lead the Cardinal to the team title and an undefeated season.
At the pro level, Mike, alongside his brother Bob, would become the most successful professional doubles team of all time, winning 16 Grand Slam doubles titles and earning recognition as the ATP Team of the Decade for the 2000s. Mike and Bob won at least one Grand Slam title each year for 10 years, and in 2012 the Bryans clinched the career Golden Slam, having won all four Slam titles and won the Olympic gold medal. Mike also teamed up with Jack Sock to win Wimbledon and the US Open in 2018 when Bob was out with a prolonged hip injury and has also won three Davis Cup matches with other partners.
Mike Franks, UCLA (1956-58) – When looking at the UCLA program, it is hard to find a more influential or dominant player than Mike Franks. Leading the Bruins to an NCAA Championship in 1956, Franks only lost one match in his UCLA career, which came to Alex Olmedo (original ITA Hall of Fame class inductee). Franks was an All-American in 1957-58 and played No. 1 for the Bruins all three of his seasons, once reaching the semifinals of the NCAA singles (losing to Olmedo) and finals of the doubles. He later reached the third rounds of Wimbledon in 1957 and 1964 and the U.S. Open in 1958.
Patrick Galbraith, UCLA (1986-89) – Another UCLA standout, Galbraith and partner Brian Garrow won the NCAA Doubles Championship in 1988, beating fellow Bruins Buff Farrow and Robert Bierens in an all-UCLA final. After turning pro, Galbraith began a steady climb to #1 in the world, which he reached in 1993 with partner Grant Connell. He won Grand Slam mixed doubles titles at the U.S. Open in 1994 (with Elna Reinach) and 1996 (with Lisa Raymond) and reached the semifinals of all four Grand Slams and the finals of Wimbledon in 1993 and 1994. Galbraith was a 1996 U.S. Davis Cup team member and finished his pro career with 36 doubles titles. He is a past president of the USTA, a position he held in 2019-20, and he served as Chairman of the US Open. He spent more than a decade on the USTA Board of Directors.
Brian Hainline – As the NCAA’s first Chief Medical Officer since 2013, a role that took on increased importance during the coronavirus pandemic, Hainline oversees the NCAA Sport Science Institute and everything that addresses the health and safety of NCAA student-athletes, including critical research into concussions. He’s been involved in sports medicine for more than 25 years, including serving as the Chief Medical Officer of the U.S. Open (1992-2007) and the USTA.
Hainline played at Notre Dame in the 1970s under Hall of Fame coach Tom Fallon. After graduating, he attended medical school at the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine. Along with his work with the NCAA, he is a neurology professor at the Indiana School of Medicine and the NYU Langone Medical Center.