EVGENY SLESAREV

Evgeny was a Top 10 Junior Player in Russia for over 6 years and was an Athlete of the Year in Achinsk, Russia (other nominates were Olympic participants for Russia). During the college years, he was the # 1 Player for Gardner-Webb University (D1) for 4 consecutive years. During that time he was named 1st Team All-Conference in Singles and Doubles for Atlantic Sun and Big South Conferences as well as All-Academic Player for Gardner-Webb University in Big South Conference. Evgeny was also nominated Male Athlete of the Year at Gardner-Webb University in 2010. He then played on various ITF Pro Circuit Events before got injured.

As a Coach, he was a sparring partner for over 10 ATP and WTA players that were ranked between 400 and 1000 in the World. He assisted Tennis Coach for Gardner-Webb University for Men and Women teams. Evgeny also was an associate Head Coach for Gardner-Webb University Men’s Team. He coached Ludmila Vasyileva to her highest WTA # 613 from 850 in the World. He has been coaching juniors for over 10 years.

EDUARDO VILLAGOMEZ

A Native of Mexico, Eduardo Villagomez was ranked # 1 in the country in the 10s, 12s, 15s, and in doubles in the 16s, and 18s.

He traveled to Europe to play in the junior circuit, which included the French Open. Eduardo came to the United States on academic scholarship to play tennis for Louisiana State University, where the team reached the # 1 ranking in the country. He also had a win over the Bryan brothers and was a team captain for the LSU team.

Eduardo graduated with a degree in architecture in 1999 and earned a master’s degree in Advanced Architectural design from Columbia University in New York. While working as an architect for 10 years, he continued to travel in tournaments, play in exhibitions and help with clinics at Topspin Racquet Club in Columbia, SC, Wild Dunes Tennis Resort in Charleston, SC and Towpath Tennis Club in Akron, OH.

ROMAN PIFTOR

Roman traveled as a member of Junior Davis Cup for the Uzbekistan Tennis Federation. In Juniors, he was ranked # 1 in Uzbekistan National under 18 (2008 – 2009, and ranked # 175 ITF (Internationally) in 2009.

He also played a number of ATP tournaments (Features and Challengers) in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan (2007 – 2008) and was awarded a wild card (WC) into the main draw by the Uzbekistan Tennis Federation for Features and Challengers for being a leading player under 18.

In addition to having an outstanding collegiate career, Roman also accrued the following: completion of BOC examination; Athletic Trainer Certified (May 2013); Member of National Athletic Trainers Association (2011 – present); Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer / AED Certified (2010 – present).

“NINO” ATAIDE SUCCA

‘Nino’ was born in Maputo, Mozambique where he grew up playing competitive tennis. He won several Jr. National Championships and competed Internationally in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) circuit. At the age of 20, Nino was selected to be a part of the National Olympic Committee to compete in the All Algerian Games for his country. In 2014, he was chosen to play for the National Davis Cup Team where he competed against other Professionals from all over the world. Nino decided to earn a degree while playing College Tennis for Shaw University (where he helped qualify the team for it’s first ever appearance at Nationals).

ZACH TAYLOR

Zach is a USPTA Certified Elite Teaching Professional (P1) with over 12 years of coaching experience. Zach’s positive energy and dynamic coaching abilities make him a great tennis coach for any level player. Here is a brief list of his achievements: 2013 USPTA Southern Division Coaches Rookie of the Year – Louisiana Division; 2 Time All – American at Xavier University of Louisiana; National Doubles Ranking of 3 (NAIA Collegiate Men’s Tennis); National Singles Ranking of 17 (NAIA Collegiate Men’s Tennis); Former # 1 in the South in Boy’s 14’s and 16’s. Achieved a Top 10 US National Ranking in US Juniors; Former Southern Closed Champion; National Open Champion.

JUSTIN TAYLOR

A native of Charlotte, Justin started playing tennis at the age of 3. He grew up training at some of the elite academies in the world down in Florida. He learned from a grand slam winning coach Juan Nunez. Throughout his junior career, he finished each year in the top 50. After Justin’s junior career, he spent time playing some low level ATP tournaments (Futures).

BARTOSZ ZURALSKI

Bartosz is from Ostroda, Poland where he began playing tennis at the age of five.  He has 10 years of teaching experience, having started teaching clinics and providing instruction while in high school.  He decided to hang up his rackets to pursue an education in avionics at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he earned a degree in air traffic control.  Since completion, he went on to coach full time at Porters Neck Country Club in Wilmington North Carolina, where he eventually became head of the junior development program.  He has coached junior, adult, and senior USTA teams that have gone on to make state play offs.