Bulldogs Name Thompson to Replace Fish as Women's Tennis Assistant Coach
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Christian Thompson has been named the new assistant coach for the Yale women's tennis team. Thompson will replace Amanda Fish who served in this position the last two seasons.
A 2007 graduate of Notre Dame University, Thompson played collegiate and professional tennis. During her four years at Notre Dame, she earned the No. 1 doubles ranking in the nation in both 2005 and 2006. Thompson and her doubles partner and twin sister Catrina Thompson were named NCAA All-Americans for doubles in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Thompson's doubles team won the Riviera/ITA All-America Championships in 2005 and placed second in the event in 2004 and 2006.
During her professional career, Thompson won a prize-money tournament in Ojai, Calif. in May 2009. She achieved WTA world rankings as high as 936 for singles and 437 for doubles. In the summer of 2008, Thompson won two $10,000 pro doubles tournaments in Tampico, Mexico and Houston, Tex. She also won two $10,000 pro doubles events in St. Joseph, Mo. And Witchita, Kans. in the summer of 2006.
A native of Las Vegas, Nev., Thompson was inducted into the Nevada Tennis Hall of Fame in 2008 along with Andre Agassi's father and first coach Mike Agassi.
Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity