Illinois Head Coach Michelle Dasso.
Oct. 30, 2008
SKILLMAN, N.J. - Illinois women's tennis head coach Michelle Dasso has been selected as one of two coaches to represent the United States at the Third Annual International University Challenge of Tennis to be held Dec. 4-7 in Poitiers, France. Dasso, along with Paul Settles, the head coach of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges men's tennis team, will coach the six-member U.S. team.
"I'm extremely honored and excited to be given this opportunity and I look forward to working with our top collegiate Americans," Dasso said.
The team of six American student-athletes consists of John Kauss (Gustavus Adolphus College), Nate Schnugg (Georgia), Michael Venus (LSU), Amanda Fink (USC), Jennifer Kung (Univ. of Chicago) and Kelcy McKenna (ASU).
The seven nations competing with the United States, which is competing for the first time, include Belgium, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Montenegro, Russia and Switzerland. The teams will compete in a best-of-seven format consisting of two men's and two women's singles matches, one men's and one women's doubles match, and one mixed doubles match.