USF Men's Tennis has has promoted assistant coach Ashley Fisher to head coach following the departure of Matt Hill to Arizona State, Athletic Director Mark Harlan announced on Tuesday.
The New South Wales native joined the Bulls coaching staff in 2016 after an impressive professional doubles career that spanned 13 years. Turning pro in 1998, Fisher claimed four ATP Doubles Titles from 2003 to 2008 with three different doubles partners.
Fisher also played doubles in 41 grand slam tournaments and reached the semifinal of the US Open in 2006. He also reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open in 2006 and Wimbledon in 2004, while making the third round of the French Open in 2009. Fisher's highest career ranking was the #19 doubles player in the world in 2009.
Prior to his professional career, Fisher played for TCU from 1994-1998. During his time as a Horned Frog, he anchored the top seed doubles team, becoming the top team in the nation. Fisher was a two-time NCAA All-American and reached the finals of the 1996 NCAA Doubles Tournament.
After retiring from professional play is 2011, he went on to cover various ATP, Davis Cup and Australian Open events for the Tennis Channel, ATP Media and FOX Sports.
Fisher gains control of a USF team that remains the only team to have won the AAC title in men's tennis, winning three straight since the inception of the conference. Keeping that streak going will be large "Hill" to climb (UCWIDT??), especially with the graduation of All-Americans Roberto Cid and Dominic Cotrone.
Fisher is on Twitter @ashley_fisher75 though he doesn't use it often. But when he does...
Charlie Strong a worthy game ball recipient from Oklahoma St! #findawaytolose— ashley fisher (@ashley_fisher75) September 27, 2015
College football shade?? Oh we like this guy already!