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Tennis Coach Hilary Somers Signs Contract Extension

March 12, 2007

University of San Francisco women's tennis coach Hilary Somers has signed a multi-year contract extension, USF Executive Director of Athletics Debra Gore-Mann announced today.

Somers, who took over the reins of the USF program in the fall of 2000 is in her seventh season as coach of the Dons.

"I am very happy that both the University and Debi have shown faith in me," said Somers. "I think that there is a great upside to women's tennis here at USF. Since I have been here we have been given an increase in scholarships and funding and we have ambitious plans to increase our fundraising together. I am looking forward with the athletics administration to getting our program to a higher level.

"It is great for the players to know that their program's leadership will stay consistant for the immediate future," she concluded.

"Coach Somers has done a great job coaching the team and working to expand the support for the women's tennis program in the community," said Gore-Mann in making the announcement. "We are looking forward to working with her to keep the upward momentum in our program."

Somers, who earned her Masters in Sports Management at USF in 2005, also serves as a Community Tennis Coordinator for the USTA