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Interim Head Coach Elizabeth Ferris

Elizabeth Ferris has been named UC Irvine's interim women's tennis head coach for the 2016-17 season following the retirement of Mike Edles, who served as head coach for the last 20 years.

Ferris has been assistant coach with the Anteaters for the past three years after competing 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, garnering all-conference honors six times, including all four years in singles, and graduated in 2009 with a degree in health promotion and education.

Prior to college, Ferris was a top-20 junior player in Southern California. She grew up in Anaheim, Calif., and attended Canyon High School.

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Contact Coach Ferris

Office: IAB 118


Assistant Coach Desiree Tran

Office: IAB 118 | (949) 824-6960 | desiret@uci.edu


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.

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