Home Boys' Lists Girls' Lists Men's Teams Women's Teams News Photos Contributors Links Help Sign-UpOnline Store
Latest News | Categories | Authors | News Archives

News & Features

Where Are They Now?
Former Rutgers Captain Greg Schweitzer

Special from NBC Sports

Growing up in South Africa, Greg Schweitzer was among the top 5 players in the country's junior national rankings. After spending one year playing at the University of Alabama, Schweitzer transfered to Rutgers University, and the rest is history.

Greg played #1 at Rutgers and was a consistent regionally ranked player - earning wins over top nationally-ranked players. After graduating, he earned a #75 World Doubles Team ranking on the ATP Tour.

Now Greg works for Citigroup. He recently took some time to discuss the significance of Rutgers and NCAA tennis in his well established career. He also gives helpful advice to aspiring junior tennis players.


Questions and Answers

Harry Cicma (HC): How did the Rutgers tennis experience help you thrive after college in the business world?

Schweitzer with mother/coach Terry at Wimbledon
Greg Schweitzer (GS): Being on any dedicated college sports team hones a number of invaluable skills that are very applicable to the business world. Skills like time management and always striving to be the best - but also always putting the team first, building a competitive edge, and discipline. Right off the bat, participation in college sports says to an employer: "here's someone who succeeded in the classroom while also having the physical demands placed on a Division I athelete - with the practice and travel schedule involved."

Where Rutgers helped me specifically was placing an emphasis on academics - which helped me achieve the grades neccessary for a career on Wall Street. For example, studying in the van on the way back from a tough match is a lot easier when you have your coaches and teammates encouraging you to do so.


HC: While at Rutgers, you played in some of the most prestigious venues, such as the USTA National Tennis Center (US Open), what was it like to play there?

GS: Playing at the USTA center was a fantastic experience. It's very motivating to be exposed to a venue like that given the history involved. It also gave me insight into how fast the courts actually are - which you don't pick up from watching it.


HC: What was the highlight of your career on the ATP Tour Doubles Circuit?

GS: Getting into the main draws of the Newport and San Jose international series events were definitely up there. Looking back, coming within a point of going a break up to serve for the second set at Newport was the highlight.

This Article Is Available Only to Recruiting Advantage members
Please log in to access premium TennisRecruiting.net content.
Register Now For Free!
  • Content Updated Daily
  • Complete Rank Lists
  • Exclusive Articles
  • Recruit Interviews
It's Quick, Easy, and Free!

Haviland Tennis Academy
Haviland Tennis Academy is a new junior academy located in Greenville, SC. Our facility is dedicated to our junior program, and we have one of ...
See More
10/12 Camille Favero chooses Virginia
10/12 William Howells chooses Notre Dame
10/12 Karthik Padmanabhan chooses Navy
10/12 Solene Crawley chooses Colorado State
10/12 Sandra Keta chooses Colorado State
10/12 Riley Clayeux chooses Linfield
10/12 Wilhelmina Palmer chooses Boise State
10/12 David Mottice chooses Air Force
10/12 Sarah Yan chooses Wellesley
10/12 Emily Louie-Meadors chooses Navy

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

  Kevin Anderson
HEAD Graphene Prestige MP
Was: $225.00  Now: $199.95
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
  Juan Monaco
YONEX VCore Xi 98
Was: $240.00  Now: $109.00
Feedback, Demo, Video
  David Ferrer
PRINCE Tour 100 16X18
Was: $200.00  Now: $129.00
Feedback, Demo, Video
  Ivo Karlovic
HEAD Graphene Radical MP
Was: $210.00  Now: $189.95
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video

Page updated on Friday, July 10, 2015
Contact our web team with any corrections