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Terry Peck has won many tennis awards both as a player and as a coach. The 2017 campaign will mark his 26th season as St. Thomas men's head coach and 24th season as the Tommie women's head coach.
Peck coached his 800th college tennis match in 2015. He has a combined men's and women's dual record of 631-234 (.729 win %).
Over the last 16 seasons, the Tommie women have built a 257-78 dual record. Over the last 18 seasons, the UST men have finished second or third in the men's conference standings 12 times. Peck’s men's teams are 279-126 over the last 22 years.
Both UST teams have made the MIAC playoffs each of the last nine seasons.
In 2013-14, St. Thomas’ top women’s doubles team – junior Kara Lefsrud and sophomore Bridget Noack – advanced to the fall ITA nationals and earned All-America honors.
The Tommies also regularly post an excellent team grade-point average of 3.25 or higher. They’ve had two CoSIDA Academic All-Americas in the last 12 years -- Jacob Kraus (3.94 gpa) in 2002, and Tut Fuller (3.99 gpa) in 2005.
Peck was named MIAC Men’s Coach of the Year in 1993 when he led the Tommies to the NCAA playoffs. In the same spring, Peck coached the woman’s team to a top 10-national ranking and the NCAA tournament. That spring, Cathy Biros was ranked 25th in women's singles and Andy Paley, a future UST Athletic Hall of Famer, was ranked third in final national list.
A two-time high school Region Coach of the Year, Peck has also coached or captained more than 20 adult teams representing the NWTA in national tournaments. He's also a renowned nationally as a coach, clinician, and author. He has coached several All-Americas and Academic All-Americas.
For parts of two decades, he has been director of tennis at the St. Thomas Summer Tennis Club. He also is respected for teaching adults and juniors the lifetime sport. He authored the book Total Player--The Edge, and many tennis instructional articles.
Peck's 2000 men's team was MIAC runner-up and advanced to the NCAA team playoffs. His 2001 women's team was MIAC runner-up and had two conference champs and six MIAC runners-up. Then in 2002, both Tommie men and women's teams were conference runners-up, with the women reaching the second-round of the NCAA playoffs.
The 2003 Tommies both repeated as MIAC runners-up, and the women advanced to the second round of the NCAA team playoffs.
The Tommies finished 16-3 in 2005 duals and placed third in the conference. Senior Jodi Dmohoski broke the school record for career wins as she finished 34-6 over her last two seasons and 70-14 overall on her career.
The 2006 Tommie women closed their regular season with nine consecutive victories and finished 14-5 on the dual season. They had 17-win seasons in both 2007 and 2008, and went 15-3 with a young team in 2014.
The 2015 women's team won the MIAC playoff title and advanced to the NCAA playoffs. They won their first match in the NCAA tournament but ended their season with a loss to No. 6-ranked Carnegie Mellon. They finished the season with a 19-3 record.
In 2016, the Tommie women finished the regular-season in a three-way for first place and shared the MIAC regular-season crown with Carleton and Gustavus but fell in the MIAC semifinals to Gustavus. They ended the season with a 16-3 record.