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Men’s Tennis Announces Carey Rubin as Assistant Coach

Men’s Tennis Announces Carey Rubin as Assistant Coach

by Greg Welsh

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky men’s tennis has officially announced that former Wildcat student-athlete, Carey Rubin will be re-joining the program as an assistant coach ahead of the 2023-24 school year.

Rubin, who played at Kentucky from 2005-2006, will be working alongside head coach Cedric Kauffmann and assistant Matthew Gordon on the coaching staff.

“Kentucky tennis has basically been my life since I played here,” Rubin said. “I want to thank Cedric [Kauffmann] and Matt [Gordon] for this opportunity. The tradition of Kentucky tennis has been so strong, and now we’re a national powerhouse. [As a coach] one of my main goals is to get the best out of every student-athlete and help the program continue to compete for championships.”

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Rubin previously served as a volunteer coach at UK in 2011 when the Wildcats reached the NCAA quarterfinals before falling to eventual national champion, USC. Rubin returned as a volunteer coach once again last fall.

Following his collegiate playing career, Rubin spent two years playing professionally. He then began working as a hitting partner and traveling coach with some of the top players on the WTA Tour including Grand Slam winners, Venus Williams and Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Olympic Gold Medalist, Monica Puig and NCAA Singles Champion, Peyton Sterns.

“We are very excited for Carey [Rubin] to join our staff,” Kauffmann said. “He will do a tremendous job with the guys on the team and he is all in for us to continue our success at Kentucky.”

The men’s tennis team has surged onto the national scene in recent years having made seven-straight NCAA Tournament appearances including runs to the national championship match in 2022 and the Elite Eight this past season.

The Cats will return to the courts for the fall season before the 2024 dual match season officially begins in January.

For the latest on UK Men’s Tennis, follow the Wildcats on Twitter and Instagram at @UKMensTennis.

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