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Dallara hired as assistant women's tennis coach

Dallara, the program's all-time wins leader, will stay with LBSU as an assistant coach.

Aug. 6, 2012

Long Beach, Calif. - Long Beach State women's tennis coach Jenny Hilt-Costello has announced that Anais Dallara will stay on with the program as an assistant coach, beginning with the 2012-13 season.

"We are excited that Anais will continue to bring her intensity and work ethic to Beach Tennis in her new role as the assistant coach," said Hilt-Costello. "Anais has been a big part of our winning tradition being part of four consecutive Big West titles and three NCAA Tournament berths."

The reigning Big West Player of the Year, Dallara finished her career as a player with Long Beach State in 2012 as the school's all-time wins leader with 189 total victories in her career. Her 98 career singles victories are also a school record, and she set the single-season singles victories record in 2012 with 30 total wins.

Playing at No. 1 singles, she led the 49ers to a Big West Championship in 2011 and 2012. Her final career win was a key point in the program's 4-0 victory over No. 33 Arkansas in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament. She also became the third player in school history to be invited to the NCAA singles championship, joining Hannah Grady and Jing Chen.

In her career, was a four-time All-Big West selection, garnering three first-team singles selections. She finished her career with a 29-2 record against Big West opponents in singles, including going undefeated at No. 1 singles in 2012. Dallara achieved a career high No. 101 national singles ranking during 2012.

"Always a crowd favorite with her fiery fist pumps and aggressive playing style, her passion for Beach Tennis will continue to be an asset in her coaching role," added Hilt-Costello.

Academically, Dallara was a four-time ITA Individual Academic Award Winner. She has earned a 3.72 cumulative GPA during her years at Long Beach State.



Hailing from Valbonne, France, Dallara will graduate with a degree in history this year and then remain at Long Beach State while pursuing a Master's degree.

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