Tim remains one of UNM’s most prolific and decorated tennis players. He was the only UNM player to participate in the NCAA Championships all four years of his college career. Garcia earned All-America honors in 1976 and reached the semifinals of the singles draw at the NCAAs. He faced Stanford’s John McEnroe at the 1978 NCAA Championships. Garcia won the Western Athletic Conference singles title in 1975 and ’76 and was a four-time all-conference selection. After college, Garcia volleyed his way to the professional circuit for three years, reaching a ranking of No. 130 and No. 54 in international doubles. He played in the U.S. Open, French Open and the Australian Open. “Tim is the best tennis player ever to come out of New Mexico” quote from famous tennis enthusiast Bud Collins in the Santa Fe New Mexican. Bud Collins was visiting Santa Fe a few years ago when the New Mexican newspaper staff interviewed him for an article that was published. A great compliment from one of the great tennis critics. State Tennis Champion at Highland High in Albuquerque. UNM Number 1 player in Singles & Doubles. NCAA All-American 1976; In 1976 Tim was a semifinalist in singles in the NCAA Championship. Tim played 4 times at the French Open and the US Open. Tim had 1 appearance at Wimbledon. Tim is now a judge and has served on the NM Court of Appeals for five years. He also served as District Judge in Rio Arriba County for six years prior to that. Tim is still active in Tennis playing numerous national and local events. Tim also assists the United State Tennis Association with junior development and instruction for underprivileged youth in Santa Fe.