Georgia State men's tennis head coach Joerg Barthel announced the hiring of
Cesar Vargas as assistant coach on Friday. Vargas will assist with practices
and on-court coaching, player development, team travel and recruiting.
Vargas brings high-level Division I playing experience to
the Georgia State men's tennis program after playing collegiately at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He started in the No. 2 singles and doubles
position during his senior season and was the team co-captain his senior year.
He was an Academic All-Big 12 selection across various semesters while at
"I am extremely excited to add Cesar to our coaching
staff and to the Georgia State family," Barthel said, "He brings a wealth of
tennis knowledge to our program and understands the philosophy we are trying to
build here at GSU."
After his playing career, Vargas was a graduate assistant
coach with the men's tennis program at Nebraska for one season. He graduated
from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2004 after double majoring in international
business and marketing.
Vargas owns more than six years of full-time tennis
coaching experience. He is a certified teaching professional by both the United
State Professional Tennis Association and the Professional Tennis Registry.
Vargas hails from Mazatlan, Mexico. He achieved a high
ranking of No. 9 on the junior circuit in Mexico. He grew up playing prep
school at Edina High School in Minnesota and won the Minnesota State High
School Class AA State Championship as an individual and a team. Vargas was also
a four-time state champion in Sinaloa, Mexico.
Georgia State men's tennis begins its fall schedule in
late September. Visit the men's tennis page throughout the fall to find fall
tournament results and recaps.