New Oklahoma women’s coach Audra Cohen announced the hiring of Amy Sargeant as the Sooners new assistant coach. Sargeant played at Florida State from 2010 to 2013 and was the assistant coach at New Mexico last season. OU’s previous assistant Vincent “Boomer” Saia took a job with the Vanderbilt women’s program a few days ago but I haven’t seen an official release yet from the school.
Amy Sargeant to join OU’s coaching staff as assistant coach ›› https://t.co/J2htG6PSc8pic.twitter.com/ohXwVFvpVZ
— Oklahoma Tennis (@OU_WTennis) August 5, 2016
Virginia Tech women’s coach Terry Ann Zawacki-Woods announced the hiring of William Davis as the Hokies new assistant coach. Davis graduated from Michigan State in 2014 and served as the men’s assistant coach at Washington & Lee the last two seasons.
We are pleased to announce the hiring of new assistant William Davis #ThisIsHome
— VT Women’s Tennis (@VT_WTennis) August 5, 2016
Central Florida’s New Director of Tennis John Roddick announced three incoming transfers for the upcoming season in Korey Lovett, Danny Kerznerman, and Harrison Richmond. Both Lovett and Kerznerman left Alabama after two seasons and will two years of eligibility remaining while Richmond comes from Virginia with one year of eligibility remaining after taking a redshirt season this past year.
North Florida men’s head coach Mark Finnegan announced two incoming transfers for the upcoming season with Jefta Kecic and Charlie Sullivan set to join the team in the coming days. Sullivan appeared in a few matches at Elon last season and will have three years of eligibility remaining while Kecic playing at #1 singles for Western Michigan for the last two years and will have two years left.
The USTA Boys National Championships got underway on Friday in Kalamazoo with all the top seeds in singles having a first round bye but there was a big upset in doubles. The top seeded team of Michael Mmoh and Nathan Ponwith (Georgia commit) were beaten 7-6(5), 6-3 by Connor Hance (’17 UCLA commit) and Mac Kiger. Check out ZooTennis for further details and quotes from today’s action.
All of the Boys 18 first round results are in my spreadsheet along with a list of the second round matches.
$25K Decatur, Illinois, USA F26 Futures
#410 Marc Polmans def. #761 Jared Hiltzik (Illinois ’16) 6-4, 6-1
#371 Evan King (Michigan ’13) def. #421 Omar Jasika 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-4
#289 Tennys Sandgren (Tenn ’11) def. #393 Gonzalo Escobar (Texas Tech ’12) 6-3, 6-7(7), 6-1
#445 Roberto Quiroz (USC ’15) def. #1400 Tom Fawcett (Stanford Rising Jr) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Semifinals – Saturday
#371 Evan King (Michigan ’13) vs. #410 Marc Polmans
#289 Tennys Sandgren (Tennessee ’11) vs. #445 Roberto Quiroz (USC ’15)
N Pasha (UGA ’15)/D Webb (Okla ’15) def. A Lawson (ND ’16)/D Koepfer 2-6, 7-6(4), 1-0 (2)
Jared Hiltzik/Rhyne Williams def.  Gonzalo Escobar/Alejandro Gomez (‘Kentucky ’14) 6-3, 6-4
Doubles Finals – Sunday 11am CT
Nathan Pasha (UGA ’15)/Dane Webb (Okla ’15) vs. Jared Hiltzik (ILL ’16)/Rhyne Williams (TN ’11)
Several other current and former college stars have made deep runs in pro events.
John Isner (Georgia ’07) is in the semifinals in Atlanta
Marcelo Arevalo (Tulsa ’11) and Sekou Bangoura (Florida ’11) are in the semis at $100K in Canada
Jason Jung (Michigan ’11) is in the semifinals at the $125K in China
Mikael Torpegaard (Ohio State Rising Jr) is in the finals in Finland
Mikelis Libietis (Tennessee ’15) is in the finals in Latvia
Yannick Maden (Clemson ’13) is in the finals in Germany
Dragos Dima (Cornell ’12) is in the finals in Romania
Jose Hernandez-Fernandez (North Carolina ’12) is in the semis in Italy
Petr Michnev (Hawaii Pacific ’14) is in the semis in Slovakia
Alexis Musialek (Kentucky ’12) is in the semis in Belgium