116 Intercollegiate Athletics Building | 949-824-8366

Head Coach Mike Saunders

Mike Saunders is an alum of the UC Irvine tennis program where he competed with the Anteaters from 1986-90 and was team captain as a junior and senior.

In 1989, he helped guide the program to a No. 4 ranking in the nation including a 5-4, upset victory at home over No. 1 UCLA.

He also help the program to a win over USC, advance to the finals of the ITA National Indoors, and a ranking as high as No. 3 in the nation. He won two Big West conference singles titles at No. 6, earned Big West scholar-athlete honors, and was voted Most Inspiration Player by his coaches and teammates.

Saunders followed his collegiate career by playing professionally in satellite and challenge tournaments around the world.

He later coached Trevor Kronemann and David McPherson on the ATP tour the year the doubles duo finished No. 11 in the world.

In recent years, Saunders has worked as a private coach with WTA tour players, Division I college players, and some of the nation's best juniors.

The Saunders File

  • Coached on ATP tour, WTA tour, Division I college
  • UC Irvine team captain - 1989, 1990


Contact Coach Saunders

Email: michaes@uci.edu | Phone: 949-824-8366

Office: IAB 116

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