Saketh Myneni enters his first season as volunteer assistant coach for the men's tennis team after graduating from the University of Alabama in December with a degree in finance and economics. Myneni provided last year's team with strong leadership and looks to continue that role as an assistant coach.
Myneni was ranked his final three years he played for the Crimson Tide, finishing his sophomore year ranked 80th, and his junior and senior seasons ranked No. 24 and 22, respectively. Myneni's rankings his final two years were the highest of any Alabama men's player since 2001. In addition, his 2010 preseason ranking of 10th tied the highest ever achieved in program history.
In both 2009 and 2010, Myneni was a First Team All-SEC selection. In those years, he also advanced to the NCAA Singles Tournament, making it to the first round in 2009 and the second round in 2010.
In addition to excelling on the court, Myneni earned many academic accolades making him the definition of a true student-athlete. He was twice named by ESPN the Magazine to its Academic All-District Team and in 2010 was named an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American, becoming the first to achieve this award for the program. In all four of his years at the Capstone, Myneni was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and was honored with the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year crown in 2010. Myneni was also the Tide's 2009-10 Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year male nominee and earned an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Aside to serving as the volunteer assistant coach, Myneni is also interning and Morgan Stanley in Tuscaloosa.