Marco Matteucci begins his fourth season at UT Arlington as the men's and women's assistant tennis coach.
In his first season with the Mavericks, Matteucci helped the women's squad to a 12-7 overall record and a near perfect 10-1 conference mark. The Mavericks faced Northwestern State as undefeated teams for the Southland Conference title two games prior to the tournament in Corpus Christi. With several injuries nagging the Mavs, Northwestern State recorded a 6-1 win. As the No. 2 seed in the SLC Tournament, UTA rolled pasted both Southeastern Louisiana and Texas State. The Mavs earned a rematch against Northwestern State in the championship match. Despite a strong effort by the women, the Mavericks dropped a 4-3 decision to the Lady Demons.
Three Mavericks earned All-SLC honors. Daiana Negreanu, Maria Martinez-Romero and Nikola Matovivoa represented UT Arlington on the SLC All-Conference teams. Negreanu was the lone Maverick to be named to the first team All-SLC team after recording a perfect 9-0 conference mark. For the second time in career, Martinez-Romero earned second team All-SLC accolades. Martinez-Romero finished conference action with a 10-1 mark and a 12-3 overall record at the No. 4 position. No. 3 doubles team-Martinez-Romero and Matovivoa earned a spot on the second team All-SLC list after wrapping up the regular season with a perfect 9-0 mark. The tandem also won their last 10 straight doubles matches and finished with a 10-2 overall record. Romero and Klara Jagosova were also recognized in the classroom by being named to the SLC All-Academic Team.
Matteucci also assisted with the men's team. The men finished as the 2010 Southland Conference regular-season champions. UTA concluded the season with a 9-11 overall record and a 4-1 mark in conference action. Four of the men's tennis players were named to the SLC All-Conference team and two earned all-academic team honors.
During the 2011-12 season, the UTA Mavericks women's team finished ranked No. 73 in the nation and second best mid-major in recruiting according to tennisrecruiting.net. Maria Martinez finished as the SLC Player of the Year. The men's team also finished with the SLC Player of the Year in Mindaugas Celedinas and also the Newcomer of the Year in Soren Goritzka.
Prior to coming to UT Arlington, Matteucci spent two seasons as the assistant women's tennis coach at Columbia University. He helped the women's program land the 7th and 27th best recruiting classes in the country for the 2009 and 2008 seasons, respectively according to TennisRecruiting.net. He was also part of Columbia University's physical education department, where he taught classes in squash and racquetball. Prior to Columbia he was the assistant coach of men's and women's tennis at the University of West Florida. While there he guided the women to their first NCAA tournament final in school history at the 2007 NCAA National Tournament. They finished the season No. 2 in the nation in Division II according to the ITA rankings.
A couple of weeks earlier the women also won the 2007 Gulf South Conference Championships that was also a first in West Florida history. He helped West Florida men's team reach the 2007 Gulf South Conference Championship finals, and the semifinals of the Division II NCAA National Championship Tournament, achieving a year end ITA ranking of No. 3 in the nation. As a player, Matteucci spent his college playing career at University of West Florida.
Matteucci was a part of the men's program that had its best four seasons in school history. They won back-to- back NCAA Division II National Championship tournaments in 2004 and 2005. They won back to back Gulf South Conference Championship tournament in 2005 and 2006. Over the four years the men's team finished No.1 in 2004 and 2005, No. 4 in 2006 and No.3 in 2007 in the ITA National rankings. Before enrolling at UWF, Matteucci spent time playing in numerous Futures and Satellite circuits events, as well as interclub league and national men's open throughout Italy and Europe. While living and training at Fabrizio Fanucci Tennis Academy in Florence, Italy with several ATP tour players. He earned his bachelor's degree in health leisure & exercise science in 2007 from the University of West Florida. Following graduation, he returned to Queens, New York and worked as a tennis instructor and fitness coordinator at the New York Tennis Academy and as an instructor at Town Tennis Club in Manhattan.
Matteucci resides in Fort Worth, Texas.
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