Entering his fifth year at University of the Pacific in 2014-15, Director of Tennis and Men’s Tennis Head Coach Ryan Redondo has the Tigers performing at a high level. He picked up where he left off in the Big West Conference, leading the Tigers to the semifinals of the West Coast Conference in 2013-14 and just a few points from a championship match appearance.
Leading the Tigers to 13 dual match wins in 2013-14, Ryan again coached the best young player in Pacific’s league. Miguel Diaz was named the West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year, along with All-WCC Honorable Mention honors, while Sem Verbeek picked up All-WCC Second Team honors. The doubles team of Daniel Alameh andMarlon Brand were named to the All-WCC Second Team. Under Redondo, Verbeek was the first Tiger player to advance to the ITA Regional Finals. In addition to his coaching duties, Ryan has played a pivotal role in the development of a new Pacific Tennis Center and Clubhouse. Three million dollars has been raised so far, and construction will begin in the fall.
Redondo is also a USTA Northern California Junior Team Coach, working with younger players since 2010. In 2014, he led the Northern California Maze Cup team to a victory over the Southern California team for the second straight year and the third time in the 40 year history of the event. He was also named the 2013 Northern California Junior Team Coach of the Year by the ITA. From 2010-13 he was a USTA Target Market Initiative Director, where he was responsible for a $100,000 grant intended to promote the growth of tennis to the youth in the greater Stockton area. Redondo is also the Chairman of the Northern California Collegiate Varsity Committee, which helps bridge the gap with the USTA and ITA.
Daniel Llarenas is in his first year as men’s tennis assistant coach.
Daniel was most recently coaching in Guam, where he led John F. Kennedy High School to the boys 2013 High School Championship. Llarenas played at the University of Hawai’i for three years, graduating in 2011. He was a part of two Hawai’i teams that won the Western Athletic Conference championship (2009 and 2010). He has been nominated and played 13 Davis Cup times for Pacific Oceania and currently has a 13-3 record. He has played Lebanon, Philippines, Iran, UAE, Vietnam, Cambodia, Oman, Qatar, Iraq, Jordan, Bangladesh and Kyrgyzstan. He also owned and operated a tennis facility focusing on developing Guam’s youth in tennis.
“I am very excited to have Danny join the Pacific Men’s Tennis program,” said Redondo. “Danny and I share the same collegiate coach and both really bought into the philosophy and commitment to mental discipline. He is going to be a great resource for the guys and we are really lucky to have a coach and a person that already understands what we are doing in Stockton. Danny has had tremendous collegiate and Davis Cup experiences that the guys will benefit from and gain knowledge from.”