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BULLDOG TENNIS KICKS OFF SEASON WITH A NEW HEAD COACH
Friday, February 3, 2012
A new era for University of Minnesota Duluth women's tennis will begin in 2012 as Nick Doll takes over the Bulldogs coaching responsibilities.
This marks the Edina, Minn. native's first season as a collegiate head women's tennis coach. Doll spent his first year coaching collegiate tennis as an assistant coach at Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference colleague Upper Iowa University from 2010-11. During that year, the Peacocks came away with a 13-7 overall record with a 10-1 NSIC finish, ending the year by being named the regular season NSIC runner-up. Doll worked with four NSIC All-Conference players, including NSIC Freshman of the Year Amanda Nunez. Prior to 2010, Doll served as a ROCORI High School's girl's tennis coach from 2006-09.
Surprisingly, Doll didn't pick up a tennis racket with any serious intention until after high school. He played football, basketball, and ran track at Staples-Motley High School and didn't play tennis for his Alma mater, St. Cloud State University. A lack of experience didn't stop him from becoming a United States Professional Tennis Association professional in 2009.
The 27-year-old Doll graduated from St. Cloud State University in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in physical education. He and his wife, Jacquelyn, who is also a USPTA professional, have a 5-month-old son, Oskar
Doll and the tennis Bulldogs kick off their 2012 season on Feb. 4 with two matches in St. Peter, Minn. against Bethany Lutheran College and the University of Sioux Falls. The matches begin at 12 pm and 4 pm, respectively, at the Swanson Tennis Center on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College.
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