July 3, 2007
ATLANTA – Anca Dumitrescu, a standout performer on the Florida State women’s tennis team from 2001-04, has been named assistant coach for the Georgia Tech women’s tennis team, Yellow Jacket head coach Bryan Shelton announced Monday.
“Anca is a proven winner and will be pivotal in maintaining our standard of excellence in the classroom and on the tennis court,” said Shelton.
Dumitrescu will assist in player development, recruiting and general day-to-day activities related to the program.
“I’m very fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of a premier program like Georgia Tech,” said Dumitrescu. “I look forward to contributing to the team’s excellence, both on and off the court.”
Dumitrescu played No. 1 singles for the Seminoles and earned top-60 national rankings in each of her four years in Tallahassee. A two-time member of the all-Atlantic Coast Conference team, she helped the Seminoles to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances and participated in the NCAA Singles Championships on two occasions.
Following her career at Florida State, Dumitrescu spent two years as a manager and graduate assistant coach for her alma mater before spending one year as an assistant coach at East Tennessee State.
“I enjoyed playing in the ACC, which I believe is the top conference in the nation for women’s tennis,” said Dumitrescu. “And I am excited about returning to the league as a coach.”
Dumitrescu graduated Magna Cum Laudae with a dual degree in communications and multinational business in 2004 before earning her masters in communication from Florida State in 2006. She was selected as a recipient of the ACC’s prestigious James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship and spent a year teaching public speaking at Florida State while completing her masters.
“We are very fortunate to have a person who values both education and athletic achievement join our staff,” added Shelton. “Her endless amount of energy and passion will be well-utilized by our hard-working team.”