115 Intercollegiate Athletics Building | 949-824-6960 | ferrise@uci.edu

Interim Head Coach Elizabeth Ferris

Elizabeth Ferris enters her first year as the UC Irvine women’s tennis interim head coach after the retirement of Mike Edles, who served as the Anteaters’ head coach for the last 20 years.
Ferris was previously an assistant under Edles for three seasons. In her first year on campus, UC Irvine advanced to the 2014 Big West championship match. The following campaign, UCI made it back to the semifinals. The ‘Eaters have also had eight all-conference selections in singles and three in doubles during Ferris’ tenure.

Prior to her arrival at UC Irvine, Ferris competed on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) circuit, where she earned a pair of singles and doubles titles.

Ferris played collegiately at the University of Utah. She earned all-conference accolades in singles all four years and was a two-time honoree in doubles. Ferris graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health promotion and education in 2009.

Ferris grew up in Anaheim and prepped at Canyon High School. She was a top-20 junior player in Southern California.

The Ferris File

  • UC Irvine Assistant Coach (2013-16)


Contact Coach Ferris

Email: ferrise@uci.edu | Phone: (949) 824-6960

Office: IAB 115


Assistant Coach Desiree Tran

Desiree Tran begins her first year as an assistant coach with the UC Irvine women’s tennis team.

Tran joins the Anteater staff after serving as a volunteer assistant at Cal State Fullerton in 2016, where she helped the Titans to a 17-6 overall record and a 6-2 mark in Big West play. She has also been a coach with the Corona Youth Tennis League since the summer of 2015.

Tran played collegiately at BYU where she was a two-time All-West Coast Conference selection in singles. She graduated early from high school to start her career with the Cougars in the winter of 2011, and then spent a majority of the next two seasons playing at No. 1 singles. In the fall of her junior campaign, Tran advanced to the Round of 16 at the USTA Division I Women’s Mountain Regional Championships. She did not see a lot of playing time as a senior due to injury.

In 2015, Tran was an undergraduate assistant with the BYU women’s tennis team while she completed her bachelor’s degree in exercise science. Tran, who prepped at Julian Charter School, was among the top-20 in Southern California and the top-100 nationally in the junior tennis rankings.

Tran has also worked various summer tennis camps, including at BYU and Cal State Fullerton.


Contact Coach Tran

Email: desiret@uci.edu | (949) 824-6960

Office: IAB 115

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