Baylor Women’s Tennis Welcomes New Assistant Coach

Elizabeth Begley will serve as volunteer assistant for Lady Bears in upcoming season. (Courtesy photo)
Elizabeth Begley will serve as volunteer assistant for Lady Bears in upcoming season. (Courtesy photo)

WACO – Baylor women’s tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced the addition of former Texas women’s tennis player Elizabeth Begley as the program’s new volunteer assistant coach on Tuesday.

“We are excited to have Elizabeth join the Baylor family,” Scrivano said. “Over the years we have gained a tremendous amount of respect for her. She’s a special person, and we could see that during her tennis career. She won matches with her incredible work ethic, grittiness and intelligence. She has integrity and a passion for game, so it’s a blessing to have her around our student-athletes. They will benefit greatly from her knowledge. We believe Elizabeth has a very bright future in this profession.”

Begley spent the past four seasons in Austin racking up 86 career singles wins and helping her team capture two Big 12 Championships. She was a two-time All-Big 12 singles selection and a two-time Big 12 individual position champion. Begley was selected as the Most Outstanding Performer at the 2012 Big 12 Championships and won the 2014 ITA Texas Region Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship & Leadership Award.

“I am excited to get this chapter of my life going,” Begley said. “I am looking forward to learning a lot from Joey and (associate head coach) Alison (Ojeda). The fact that I just got done playing will help me relate to a lot of the things the girls are going through now.

She graduated in May of 2014 from the University of Texas with a degree in sociology. Begley is from Houston, Texas, but attended Hilton Head Island Prep in South Carolina for high school.

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