ABBY DAVIS | HEAD COACH
For over ten years, Abby Davis has been the face of Arkansas Tech tennis.
Her tenure has been marked by continuous growth and success. This past season, the Golden Suns made their second consecutive NCAA tournament after capturing a share of the Great American Conference's regular-season crown. Davis was once again named the GAC's Coach of the Year, while Tamara Bell and Bohdana Sardak were named first team all-GAC. Olga Leyshyna earned a second-team nod.
2013-14 saw the Golden Suns qualified for the NCAA tournament and earned their second consecutive runner-up finish in the Great American Conference tournament. Nozomi Matsuoka was named GAC Freshman of the Year while Olga Leyshyna earned GAC Newcomer of the Year honors, leading a group of four all-GAC selections.
In 2012-13, the Golden Suns were the runner-up in the GAC championship after posting a 12-6 record with a 5-1 mark in GAC play. Davis earned GAC Coach of the Year honors, while Bohdana Sardak was named GAC Player of the Year, leading a trio of Tech tennis players to be named all-conference.
In 2011-12, Davis led Tech to both a regular season and GAC Tournament title as the Golden Suns tied a school record for wins with 17 and finished with a perfect 6-0 record in GAC play. For her team's accomplishments, Davis was named the inaugural GAC Coach of the Year and she also coached both the Player of the Year (Mariel Alvarez) and Freshman of the Year (Aida Castany). In her seventh season at the helm of the Golden Suns in 2010-11, Davis led Tech to its fourth consecutive GSC Tournament appearance as Tech finished the season with a 10-7 overall record.
Additionally, Tech also recorded its first-ever win over Delta State during the 2010-11 season. In 2009-10, Davis led Tech to its third consecutive GSC Tournament berth after leading the Golden Suns to a 10-6 overall record and in 2008-09, Davis led Tech to a then school-record 17 wins and its second consecutive berth in the GSC Tournament. In addition, Tech also earned its first-ever postseason win with its 5-1 victory over West Alabama in the consolation match of the GSC Tournament and Tech also opened the season winning its first 11 matches. In her fourth season in 2007-08, Davis led the Golden Suns to its first-ever berth in the Gulf South Conference Tennis Tournament and its first winning season (11-10 overall record) since going 12-11 in 2003.
Davis' tenure as coach followed a four-year tenure as a Golden Suns tennis player, where she captured all-Gulf South Conference honors.
A native of Paris, Ark., Davis lives in Russellville.
DR. SHEILA JACKSON | VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH
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BOB MANRY | VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH
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