LAS VEGAS ( - UNLV women's tennis head coach Kevin Cory has been named the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Intermountain College Coach of the Year.

"It is always a great honor to be recognized by your peers and the USPTA is the premier teaching organization in the United States," Cory said. "To me, individual awards are a representation of your team and the success of the student-athletes you coach, so this reflects well on the Rebels."

Cory, who is in his 12th season leading the program, is the winningest coach in both school and Mountain West Conference women's tennis history. He has twice been named MWC Coach of the Year and was tabbed ITA Regional Coach of the Year in 2003.

With a final record of 22-5, the 2010 UNLV squad posted its most wins since 1990, while its regular-season winning percentage of .870 was a program record. In fact, three of UNLV's six all-time 20-win seasons have come under Cory's watch. Last year's team earned a fourth consecutive bid to the NCAA tournament and upset No. 25 Virginia Commonwealth in the first round to help the Lady Rebels finish ranked 30th after rising as high as 23rd during the spring. This year's team began the season ranked 29th and currently sits 8-1.

Overall, Cory has led the program to an impressive 60-15 league mark that represents more wins than anyone else in the MWC. That record does not even include a sparkling 21-8 record in the conference's annual postseason tournament, an event UNLV has either won or finished as runner-up six out of 11 times.

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