ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – The UCF men’s tennis team has hired Georgi Rumenov to be their next assistant coach. He joins the Knights from the FIU women’s tennis team after helping guide the Panthers to a 49-13 record over his three seasons there with a 12-1 record in Conference-USA.
“We are excited to have coach Rumenov join our program,” said Director of Tennis John Roddick, “He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team. He did a great job at FIU and our team can’t wait to get on the court with him.”
Rumenov had been at FIU for three seasons where he worked his way up the ladder. He was a graduate assistant under head coach Katarina Petrovic for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons before being promoted to the team’s assistant coach in the fall of 2018. He helped lead the Panthers to their first Conference-USA title in the spring of 2018. They finished at No. 41 in the Oracle/ITA team rankings that season, their highest final ranking since the 2009 season. Off the court, he helped bring in a top-10 recruiting class in 2018. FIU finished with an 11-8 mark and a 4-1 record in Conference-USA during the spring of 2019.
Rumenov had a successful career as a player before turning to coaching. He played on the ATP Professional tennis tour and earned a career high ranking of 390 in singles and 374 in doubles. He played at the professional level for over 10 years. Rumenov claimed three championships and made it to two other finals in 2016 as he won the Portugal F5 singles and doubles title and the Portugal F6 and F9 singles crowns.
Roddick and Rumenov will look to build on the success from last season. UCF had the eighth best recruiting class in the nation last season, as the four star freshmen will now be more experienced as sophomores.
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