April 15, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Irish women’s tennis assistant coach Julia Scaringe has been named a coach of the 2010 USTA Women’s Summer Collegiate Team, the USTA announced Thursday.
Scaringe will join head coach Ola Malmqvist’s staff, along with Oklahoma State assistant Jamea Jackson.
“I’m really excited to have the chance to coach the summer team,” Scaringe said. “There will be a lot of great talent on the team, and I’m looking forward to showing the collegiate players what the next level is like.”
Scaringe is in her second season as an assistant coach with the Irish women’s program. She helped the Irish to one of the best seasons in program history as Notre Dame advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Championships and achieved a final ranking of fifth in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll. The Irish went 28-5 and won their second straight BIG EAST title.
Scaringe joined the Irish staff after spending a year with the women’s tennis program at Harvard, where she helped coach two All-Ivy players and 2008 NCAA singles participant Beier Ko.
A 2003 Florida graduate, Scaringe played the No. 1 singles position for the Gators. During her time in Gainesville, Florida won a national championship, two SEC conference championships, three SEC tournament championships and finished as the NCAA runner-up and ITA National Team Indoor runner-up. She received Florida’s Most Improved Player award, the SEC Outstanding Senior award and was named the ITA South Region Player of the Year as a senior in 2003. Scaringe achieved a career-high ITA singles ranking of 24th and seventh in doubles.
As a junior player, Scaringe was a member of the U.S. National team, playing in all four junior Grand Slams and achieving a world ranking of 54th in singles and 42nd in doubles. Her best result came at the Australian Open where she reached the round of 16 in singles play.
The USTA Summer Collegiate Teams are an elite training program for the top American collegiate tennis players. The program is designed to provide players with valuable exposure to the USTA Pro Circuit in a team-oriented environment during the summer months. Team members will be selected based on their performance at the NCAA Championships as well as the ITA All-American and National Indoor Championships, and the final ITA national rankings. Jennifer Hall, Michelle Dasso and Kelcy Tefft have represented the Irish as members of the USTA Summer Collegiate Team.