Gergana Avramova enters her eighth season as an assistant coach
with the Sacramento State women's tennis team in 2013-14. A former
professional on the International Tennis Federation circuit,
Avramova assists with the day-to-day activities of the team.
Sacramento State has never had a losing record while Avramova has been on the staff, while winning at least 13 matches each season. The Hornets have also never lost a Big Sky Conference match in her seven seasons while winning league regular season and tournament titles each year as well. One of her pupils has earned Big Sky Conference MVP in each of her seven seasons as well.
Avramova helped lead the Hornets win their 12th consecutive Big Sky title last season after the team went 17-9 in 2012 and had a 19-8 record in 2010.
In 2011 the Hornets earned their highest national ranking in school history, coming in at No. 29 on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s poll. In 2010 the Hornets went 19-7.
In 2009, she helped guide the Hornets to a 19-9 record and their
eighth straight conference title. The Hornets, who nearly upset
17th-ranked Michigan in the first round, had five players selected
to the all-conference team, highlighted by Katrina Zheltova being
named MVP for the third straight year.
In 2008, Sacramento State produced a 21-7 overall record and mowed down Big Sky Conference competition, posting a perfect 8-0 record. Individually, Avramova helped coach six players to all-Big Sky honors, including first team honorees Anastassia Lyssenko and Zheltova, second team honoree Karina Jarlkaganova, and honorable mention performers Joyce Martinez Gutierrez, Luba Schifris and Aileen Tsan.
In her first season as an assistant in 2007, despite a roster that included six underclassmen (two freshmen and four sophomores), and only one senior, the Hornets posted a 17-7 overall record, a 7-0 mark in the Big Sky, a conference regular season and tournament championship, and an NCAA Tournament appearance.
A native of Bulgaria, Avramova was one of the top ranked junior players in the country. As a professional, she played in European events in both singles and doubles.