FAYETTEVILLE, Arche. – Women’s tennis head coach Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar has appointed former UCF men’s tennis assistant Georgi Rumenov as his new assistant coach.
“I would like to thank Georgi for joining me in this new project,” said Sanchez-Quintanar. “Georgi is one of the best assistant coaches in the country. He has played a key role in helping CRF women’s tennis achieve their highest ranking in the history of the program and won their first conference title. The last two years he has helped coach John Roddick take the UCF men’s team to their very first top 10 in the country and their first conference title. I couldn’t be more grateful he chose to help me continue to develop the women’s tennis program here in Fayetteville. I have known Georgi since we were juniors and have always admired his work ethic, tenacity, professionalism and knowledge of tennis. best qualities one can find in a human being, and I can’t wait for them to join the Razorback family to do great things together.
Rumenov had a successful career as a player before turning to the coach. He played on the professional ATP tennis circuit and earned a career ranking of 390 in singles and 374 in doubles. He has been playing professionally for over 10 years. Rumenov won three championships and qualified for two more finals in 2016 by winning the Portugal F5 singles and doubles titles and the Portugal F6 and F9 singles crowns.
Rumenov was the recipient of a four-year letter to Armstrong State University (Savannah, GA), where he helped ASU make two consecutive appearances at the NCAA Division II National Championship (2012, 2013) , winning the 2012 title. Named team captain in 2013, Rumenov has been named ITA senior player of the year, All-American player of the year and Peach Belt Conference twice. He graduated from Armstrong State in 2014, earning a degree in general economics.
Prior to his time at ASU, Rumenov won six doubles titles on the ATP Tour (2009, 2010), while also winning the 2005 Orange Bowl Championship.