Former UNC-Wilmington standout joins men’s tennis as graduate assistant coach

Men’s tennis added a UNC-Wilmington graduate to its coaching staff as a graduate assistant, head coach Rob Castille announced Wednesday.

Agus Savarino played four seasons at UNC-Wilmington, graduating in 2019. He will replace graduate assistant coach Rob Mitchell, who joined the team last season.

“I am excited to add Agus to the coaching staff this year,” Castille said in the release. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.”

Savarino consistently played within the top-three spots throughout his collegiate career, earning First-Team All-Colonial Athletic Association accolades in singles after his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. He also nabbed Second Team honors in doubles after his sophomore year.

While serving as a captain, Savarino helped his team capture two CAA Championships in 2017 and 2018. He was a 2018 CAA Championship team member his junior year.

“I am very excited to join such a prestigious institution,” Savarino said in the release. “Coach Castille and the players have been doing an outstanding job, and I am looking forward to working with them and adding value to the program.”

The Colonials will add three new players to the squad – graduate student transfer Nathan Reekie and freshmen Gabe Hurtado and Garrett Skelly. The team is set to return four members of last season’s roster. Juniors Zicheng Zeng and Lawrence Sciglitano are not listed on the team’s current roster.

This season will be the last for men’s tennis after the University announced this summer that the program, along with six others, will be eliminated.

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