USF Doubles Pair Win ITA Regional Championship
USF's Bernardo Saraiva and Nils Skajaa continued their winning streak in the double's open for the 2014 USTA ITA Northwest Regional Championships at Stanford University as they took home the championship title."This was a big moment for the program and we are proud of Bernardo and Nils for putting in a great tournament," said Director of Tennis, Peter Bartlett. "Three years ago when we paired them together for the first time we had a good feeling that if we could teach them more about the game of doubles and put them in front of great competition that they would take full advantage of the opportunities. They certainly accomplished that today with this big win and we look forward to taking them back to New York to the National Indoors and put them up against some more great competition."
Director of Tennis / Co-Camp Director
Peter Bartlett enters his 19th season as a coach at the University of San Francisco Mens Tennis Team. Bartlett is responsible for the revitalization of the program from being the last place team in the WCC conference to a top performing conference team as well as a nationally ranked contender. He has developed several nationally ranked singles and doubles players in the process. In 2003 was named the Conference Coach of the Year for the West Coast Conference. In 2003 and 2006 Bartlett coached the Dons to top 3 finishes in the WCC Conference. Bartlett has guided the USF Dons to ITA National rankings the last 6 seasons for the green and gold reaching a high of #58 in the country in 2011.
Prior to being Head Coach Peter was the Associate Head Professional at the Olympic Club for 10 years. He was responsible for all facets of club operations as well as being responsible for junior development and directing the junior tennis camps. He was also co-director of the USTA (CTC) competitive training centers run at The Olympic Club.
Bartlett is United States Professional Association (USPTA) certified. Bartlett played for the University of Oregon and received a Masters Degree in Sports Management from the University of San Francisco. Bartlett brings a wealth of tennis experience to the USF Tennis Camps and has been involved in running junior tennis camps and programs for the YTA, Alpine Hills swim and tennis club as well as Golden Gateway tennis and swim club.Bartlett is the Co/Director of the USF Summer Junior Tennis Camps and started the Junior Dons Tennis Academy (After-school program).
Assistant Coach / Camp Director
Sean Dizon is in his tenth year as Mens Volunteer Assistant Coach for the University of San Francisco Dons tennis team. Sean played for USF from 2000-2003 and helped the Dons improve their overall conference record from 8th to 3rd in the West Coast Conference and received his B.A. degree in Economics in May of 2003.
Dizon was a United States Northern California Ranked Junior from 1992-1998 and was the A.A.A. All -City High School Champion for Lowell High School in 1998 helping the school win the League all four years. He has achieved a United States Northern California Mens Open ranking in singles and doubles in 2003, 2004,and 2005.
Dizon also has a great deal of experience and has helped direct after school and summer junior tennis programs for the Pacifica Parks and Recreation, University Club of Palo Alto, Los Altos Golf and Country Club, and Olympic Club.
In addition to helping the USF Mens Tennis team, Sean is also currently an Assistant Tennis Professional for the Olympic Club and has been working with High Performance Juniors who participate in tournament competition locally, nationally, and internationally on a daily basis.
Dizon has also been a coach for the (CTC) competitive training centers and is also United States Professional Association (USPTA) certified and went through the USTA High Performance Coaching Program in May of 2005. Dizon is also the Co-Director of the University of San Francisco Junior Summer Tennis Camps.