Jamie Hunt, Andres Pedroso Take College Assistant Positions; Clayton, Richter Win ITA Summer Nationals; Other College News
There are quite a few new assistant coaches at the Division I level, which is not unusual when former assistants move up to head coaching positions, as Virginia's Tony Bresky (Cornell) and Duke's Josh Goffi (South Carolina) did.
Taking Bresky's place at Virginia is former USTA national coach Andres Pedroso, who was an All-American at Duke. For more on Pedroso and new Cavalier volunteer assistant Scott Brown, see this story at virginiasports.com.
The new men's assistant at Duke is former Blue Devil Jonathan Stokke, who was assistant women's coach at Wake Forest for the past two years. For more on Stokke, see goduke.com.
Jamie Hunt, who completed his eligibility at Georgia this spring, has been named the assistant men's coach at Vanderbilt, replacing Tom Boysen, who has moved to Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville. Although the official announcement of Hunt's hiring has not been posted on the Vanderbilt site, this story was published last week by The Red and Black.
One of Hunt's contemporaries, Houston Barrick, is also stepping straight into college coaching. The 2010 Virginia graduate has joined Bresky at Cornell. The Cornell women also have a new head coach, Mike Stevens.
Also announced recently is Scott Kidd's appointment to the assistant women's coaching position at Clemson.
There have also been several transfers of note. Harry Fowler is leaving Ole Miss and will join Rice, Maros Horny is leaving Baylor for Maryland, Joey Burkhardt is leaving Florida for North Carolina, McCall Jones is transferring from Brigham Young to UCLA and Nadine Fahoum is joining Duke from Old Dominion. I'm sure there are transfers I've missed, so chime in if you know of others.
While the USTA nationals were occupying all my time, I wasn't able to follow the ITA Summer Championships at Indiana earlier this month. The winners were Duke's Mary Clayton and former Indiana player Thomas Richter. Clayton will earn a main draw wild card into the Riviera All-American in October, but with Richter not eligible for the D'Novo All-American, I'm not sure what will happen to that wild card. The finalists, incoming freshman Alexandra Clay of Alabama, and senior Eliot Potvin of Georgia Tech, are eligible to use their qualifying wild cards at the All-Americans. The women's doubles title went to Clay and Taylor Lindsey of Alabama, while the men's doubles championship was won by Santiago Gruter and Jeremy Langer of Indiana.
For complete results from the ITA Summer Championships, see the ITA tournament site.