September 24, 2010

Svensson Named Assistant Women's Tennis Coach

Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the addition of Bianca Svensson as an assistant women's tennis coach in the Generals' athletic department.

Svensson joins the W&L tennis staff after graduating from the University of Alabama this past spring with a degree in political science and a minor psychology. While at Alabama, Svensson was a member of the women's tennis program, competing with the Crimson Tide for two seasons. During that time, she played positions 4-6 singles and 1-3 doubles, posting a 29-34 singles and a 31-43 doubles ledger. She was named to the ITA All-Academic Team both seasons, in addition to earning Spring Academic All-SEC Honor Roll recognition as a sophomore and being named to the SEC Freshmen All-Academic Team.

After being sidelined by injuries during her junior and senior seasons, Svensson assumed the responsibility of a student assistant coach. In that role, she assisted the team with recruiting, community service and other special events.

Svensson will assume her responsibilities at W&L immediately.

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