CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –  Virginia women’s tennis head coach Sara O’Leary announced the addition of Carlos Benatzky to her staff as an assistant coach.

“We are thrilled to announce that Carlos will be joining our coaching staff immediately,” O’Leary said. “Carlos has experience working with an NCAA National Championship team as well as with some of the best professional players in the world on the pro tour. He is extremely knowledgeable on the game, team culture and what it takes to have a successful career on the professional tour. His experience at the highest level of college tennis and professional tennis is unique and I know Carlos will have a tremendous impact on our program and on our student-athletes.”

Benatzky previously served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Virginia men’s tennis team in 2017, helping to lead the squad to the NCAA, ITA Indoor and ACC Championships. He also mentored Thai-Son Kwiatkowski during his NCAA Singles Championship run.

Benatzky spent two years working as the USTA Men’s National Coach for USTA Player Development in Lake Nona, Florida, playing an active role in the development and coaching of multiple American players.

After leaving the USTA, he served as a private coach for ATP World Tour players including Nicholas Godsick, Brandon Nakashima, Dennis Kudla and Kwiatkowski and Rubin.