Ben Dunbar returns to UNM for his first season as graduate assistant coach. Dunbar had previously been a volunteer coach with the Lobos while attending Master's classes as New Mexico.
Dunbar will work with interim head coach Bart Scott in all facets of coaching including ....
Dunbar had a
LOBO PLAYING CAREER
2011-12: Senior Season
Ben Dunbar finished his career with a singles record of 55-49 and a doubles record of 73-34, which is competitive for fifth all-time for most doubles wins in a career. He posted a singles record of 20-15 overall and a doubles record of 27-9. He mostly teamed with Conor Berg during the dual season in doubles. The duo were 20-7 overall in the season. He was one of four for UNM men's tennis to receive the Mountain West Scholar-Athlete award for 2011-12. He received the Mountain West Academic All-Conference Award for spring 2012. He was selected to the 2011-12 All-Mountain West Team for the third time in his singles career and for the second time in his doubles career with Conor Berg. Dunbar reached the quarterfinal of the ITA Regional Tournament. He beat the nationally ranked number 30 singles player University of Denver's Enej Bonin at the Denver Invitational.
2010-2011: Junior Season
Dunbar played at the number two position in singles and played equally at number one and number two in doubles with Conor Berg. In singles, he went 11-8 in the season. In doubles, the duo went 13-5 for the season. He played in the main draw at the All-American Championships in doubles with Conor Berg. The duo was ranked #40 in the nation. They received the MWC All-Conference doubles award.
2009-2010: Sophomore Season
He was named to the Mountain West Conference singles team. He posted a 15-15 mark overall, 9-9 in spring and 6-6 in fall. He played primarily at the No. 1 slot going 5-7. He wrapped up the spring season with an eight-match doubles win streak intact, including a 8-0 mark at the No. 2 spot and a perfect 6-0 record in conference play. In fall play, he went 6-6 in singles action and posted a 7-2 doubles record with Jadon Phillips. The duo went 20-9 in doubles overall. He played four nationally ranked singles players during the dual season.
2008-2009: Freshman Season
He was named to the Academic All-Mountain West Conference team. He played 16 of 22 singles matches at the No. 4 slot, including his last seven, with the other six at the No. 5 position. He finished the spring season with an overall singles record of 9-11. He won five straight singles matches from March 18-April 5.
Prior to UNM
He is a 2008 graduate of Castle College in Nottingham, England. He was ranked as high as 43rd in British men's rankings (July 2008). He was ranked the number one junior for the age brackets of 12, 14, 16 and 18.
He is the son of Susan and Ian Dunbar and has three siblings, Jamie, Jack, and Charlie. He enjoys soccer and rugby. His favorite athlete is Lee Westwood. His major is psychology.
Head Coach Alan Dils on Dunbar:
"Ben has been a very solid player for UNM in singles and doubles every year so far and I expect the same this year. He will win a lot of matches for us at the top of the lineup in both singles and doubles. Ben has a chance to be ranked nationally in both singles and doubles.