Gergana Avramova
Gergana Avramova
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: (916) 375-9181
Year: Ninth Season

Gergana Avramova returns as an assistant coach for the Sacramento State women's tennis program in 2015-16. She previously served eight season as the Hornets assistant coach through the 2013-14 season. A former professional on the International Tennis Federation circuit, Avramova assists with the day-to-day activities of the team.

Sacramento State never had a losing Big Sky record while Avramova has been on the staff while winning at least 12 total matches each season. The Hornets also lost just three Big Sky Conference matches in her firsgt eight seasons while winning Big Sky tournament titles each year. One of her pupils earned Big Sky Conference MVP in seven of her eight seasons.

In 2011 the Hornets earned their highest national ranking in school history, coming in at No. 29 on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s poll. In 2010 the Hornets went 19-7.   

In 2009, she helped guide the Hornets to a 19-9 record and their eighth straight conference title. The Hornets, who nearly upset 17th-ranked Michigan in the first round, had five players selected to the all-conference team, highlighted by Katrina Zheltova being named MVP for the third straight year.
In 2008, Sacramento State produced a 21-7 overall record and mowed down Big Sky Conference competition, posting a perfect 8-0 record. Individually, Avramova helped coach six players to all-Big Sky honors, including first team honorees Anastassia Lyssenko and Zheltova, second team honoree Karina Jarlkaganova, and honorable mention performers Joyce Martinez Gutierrez, Luba Schifris and Aileen Tsan.
In her first season as an assistant in 2007, despite a roster that included six underclassmen (two freshmen and four sophomores), and only one senior, the Hornets posted a 17-7 overall record, a 7-0 mark in the Big Sky, a conference regular season and tournament championship, and an NCAA Tournament appearance.
A native of Bulgaria, Avramova was one of the top ranked junior players in the country. As a professional, she played in European events in both singles and doubles.