Cummings reaches 500 wins at ODUOld Dominion Tennis Director, Darryl Cummings, earned his 500th coaching win while serving as the head coach for the men’s and women’s tennis team at Old Dominion University with the lady Monarchs win over UNCW on March 11. During his coaching tenure both the men’s and women’s tennis program has produced All-Americans, CAA Players of the Year while earning national rankings. Both programs have qualified into the NCAA team, singles, and doubles championship. Currently both the men’s and women’s tennis programs are in the team, singles, and doubles national rankings. In 2008 two former Monarchs, Izak van der Merwe and Tzipi Obziler, played in the main draw of Wimbledon.
“The 17 years have went by very quickly and I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to coach as an alumni at Old Dominion University. Many outstanding coaches have assisted our program during these years and it is really a pleasure to have two former players Nataly Fleishman and Dominic Manilla currently working with our tennis program. In addition, the opening of the new Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center along with the renovated outdoor tennis facility will provide our program with a bright future. I am blessed to have a wife (Julie) who has been really supportive of the tennis program and my coaching duties. Many thanks to athletic Director, Dr. Jarrett, for hiring me when I was 27 and for the universities support of our tennis program. “