LEXINGTON, Va. – Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the hiring of Marc Vartabedian as assistant women's tennis coach.
Vartabedian joins the W&L staff after serving as an instructor with the Southern California Tennis Academy, coaching nationally-ranked high school juniors and seniors since 2008. He also served as the National Team Coach for Tennis Europe, coaching a team of nationally-ranked junior girls and boys on a junior tournament tour of Western Europe in the summer of 2012.
A 2010 graduate of the University of California-Santa Cruz with a bachelor of arts in economics, Vartabedian was a member of the Banana Slugs' men's tennis team, twice earning All-America honors in doubles. He helped lead UC-Santa Cruz to the 2007 and 2009 NCAA Division III Championship, while also winning the Division III Doubles Championship in 2010. Vartabedian also served as the treasurer for the NCAA Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) during his time as a student-athlete.
Following his collegiate career, Vartabedian played professionally on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Pro Tour for two years, earning a world ranking in doubles.