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Q&A with Derek Schwandt

Georgia Tech Assistant Coach Derek Schwandt has done it all - a two-time All-Atlantic 10 player in college at Richmond, three years on the ITF futures and ATP challengers tour, and a top college assistant coach. Schwandt is also a coach of the USTA Collegiate National Team - a training program that helps top American college players transition to professional tennis. Harry Cicma of NBC Sports recently talked with Schwandt about all things tennis. Story

 
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7/31 Conversation with Tech Assistant Coach Derek Schwandt
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7/28 Transition from Junior to College Tennis
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Last month, the USTA handed out gold balls to the winners of the 2014 Clay Court Championships. Take a look at the champions.
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