Denenfeld Joins Michigan Staff as Volunteer Coach

Sep 3, 2013

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan women's tennis coach Ronni Bernstein announced the addition of Mark Denenfeld to her coaching staff for the 2013-14 season on Tuesday (Sept. 3). Denenfeld will serve as the volunteer assistant coach.

Denenfeld spent the 2013 dual-match season as an assistant coach for the women's program at Illinois, helping the Illini to a 14-11 overall record and a 6-5 mark in the Big Ten.

Prior to joining the staff at Illinois, Denenfeld played tennis for four seasons(2009-12) at Kalamazoo College, going 46-16 in singles and 41-31 in doubles during his career. He was a two-time All-MIAA first team honoree (2011, 2012) and earned second team honors as a sophomore (2010). He graduated from Loy Norrix High School in Kalamazoo in 2008 and garnered all-state mention in his final year.

Denenfeld also spent time as an assistant tennis professional at Minges Creek Athletic Club in Battle Creek, Mich.

The Wolverines won their fourth consecutive Big Ten title in 2013, reaching the Sweet 16 for the fourth straight season. U-M returns six letterwinners from that squad, including All-Americans senior Brooke Bolender (Delray Beach, Fla./Kaplan) and junior Emina Bektas (Indianapolis, Ind./New Braunfels). Michigan kicks off the fall season by hosting the Wolverine Invitational, Sept. 20-22.

Contact: Sarah VanMetre (734) 763-4423