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Natalie Pluskota becomes women’s tennis assistant coach at Gonzaga (USA)

natalie-pluskotaGonzaga women’s tennis head coach, D.J. Gurule, announced that Natalie Pluskota will join the coaching staff as women’s tennis assistant coach. In 2015, she served as a volunteer assistant coach at Oklahoma State, helping the Cowgirls in reaching the 23-6 record and a spot in the last 16 of the NCAA tournament.

Most recently, Pluskota worked as a tennis professional at Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club in Bridgehampton, New York, giving lessons to the members and kid. Her best professional results came in 2013 when she was ranked 478th in the WTA singles and 157th in the doubles rankings. That year, Natalie played in the final of the Landisville ITF event, losing to Alisa Kleybanova, and also 4 titles in doubles overall. Her Collegiate career is linked with the University of Tennessee where she earned four All-American honors (3 in doubles and 1 in singles). Pluskota was very close to winning NCAA Doubles tournament, reaching the semi-final thrice and championship match in 2010.

“We are very fortunate to welcome Natalie to the Gonzaga family,” said Gurule of the hire. “Her tremendous collegiate career and professional experience will be an invaluable addition to our tennis program. More importantly, her passion for teaching and drive to develop student-athletes is an ideal fit for our program. I look forward to working with her as we continue to build upon Gonzaga women’s tennis’ tradition of excellence.”


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