UA women's tennis coach resigns

By: Matt Jones Matt Jones's Twitter account
Published: Wednesday, April 12, 2023

FAYETTEVILLE — Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar resigned as the University of Arkansas women’s tennis head coach last Thursday. 

Assistant coach Tucker Clary served as the Razorbacks’ acting head coach for a 4-2 victory over Alabama last Sunday and will continue in that role for the rest of the season. 

Arkansas has a regular-season match remaining at Missouri on Friday. The Razorbacks (11-10, 5-7 SEC) will host the SEC Tournament beginning April 19. 

Sanchez-Quintanar did not provide a reason for her resignation in her resignation letter that was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. A university spokesman said her resignation was for personal reasons. 

Sanchez-Quintanar, 34, was hired by Arkansas in June 2021 after serving five seasons as an assistant coach at Central Florida. She was the ITA national assistant coach of the year in 2019. 

She was a three-sport athlete at Texas A&M from 2011-14. She won the SEC singles championship and was a double champion in 2013.

The Razorbacks were 26-20 overall and 13-11 in SEC competition under Sanchez-Quintanar, and played in the NCAA Tournament last season. 


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