Matt Roberts
Matt Roberts

Position:
Assistant Head Coach

Experience:
Third Season


05/18/2012

Men's Tennis Announces Year End Team Awards

Sophomore Aaron Pfister named team MVP for second-straight year.

Matt Roberts enters his third season as the men's tennis assistant coach at Michigan State.

During his years of playing competitive tennis, Roberts has managed to give back to the tennis community by helping coach players of all ages and ability levels, most recently serving as the volunteer assistant tennis coach at University of Arkansas-Little Rock (2008). While with the Trojans, Roberts helped lead the men's tennis team to one its most successful seasons in school history. The UALR team finished the 2008 campaign ranked No. 8 in the Central Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Some of his other positions include: tennis pro at Proutsneck Country Club in Maine (2007-09) and tennis pro and recreational director at the Wal-Mart Fitness Center (2006-07).

In his collegiate career, Roberts was a three-time captain and was four-year letterwinner with the University of Arkansas. While with the Razorbacks, Roberts recorded a career record of 84-50 in singles play, helping lead the team to a top-25 ranking in each of his four seasons. Roberts' best seasons at Arkansas came when he was an upperclassman where he registered a 54-19 record and twice garnered All-SEC honors.

Before attending Arkansas, Roberts was one of the top junior players in the nation. From 2000-02 Roberts was ranked as the No. 1 Southern Junior and rose to as high as number seven in the National Junior Rankings. Roberts also led his Pulaski Academy squad to the 2002 Arkansas High School State Championship capturing the individual championship along the way. While playing professionally on the ATP circuit, Roberts achieved career high rankings of No. 517 (singles) and No. 522 (doubles).

A native of Little Rock, Ark., Roberts graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in coaching and teaching.