Freshmen have strong performance at first fall tournament.
Michigan State women’s tennis travels to Northwestern for its first fall tournament of the season.
Spartans kick off the fall season at the Northwestern Invite.
Bruno was hired to the Spartan staff after 11 seasons at Northern Arizona University. While at NAU, Bruno served as the director of tennis and oversaw both Lumberjack tennis programs for five years from 2008-13. She helped rebuild the NAU women's tennis program, capturing its first Big Sky regular-season title in 2016. Bruno was also named Big Sky Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2016.
At the helm of the Lumberjacks program, Bruno earned double-digit wins for 10 years, ending her time in Flagstaff with a 143-112 record. The Lumberjacks had 19 first-team All-Big Sky selections and a total of 49 All-Big Sky honorees during her tenure.
NAU succeeded off the court as well, accumulating 24 Big Sky All-Academic selections. In 2013, her team registered a program record 3.66 GPA. Bruno's squads have also received APR public recognition from the NCAA from 2013-2015.
Prior to NAU, Bruno spent two years at the University of Connecticut as the men and women's graduate assistant tennis coach from 2003-05. At UConn, she served as the only assistant to head coach Glenn Marshall. In 2002-03, Bruno was hired as the assistant women's tennis coach at Dartmouth College, where her responsibilities included individual lessons, recruiting, travel scheduling and organizing tournaments.
As a collegiate student-athlete, Bruno was a standout tennis player for the Lumberjacks from 1996-2000. She helped lead Northern Arizona to its first Big Sky Conference tournament title as a freshman, and then twice more as a sophomore and junior, marking the only three consecutive conference titles for the team in the history of the program. Bruno was a three-time All-Big Sky second team selection, and was named to the All-Big Sky first-team and All-Academic team as a senior. In 2009, the 1999 women's tennis team was inducted into the NAU Hall of Fame.
The Chicago, Illinois, native earned a bachelor's degree in health and physical education from Northern Arizona in 2000 and a master's degree in sports management from Connecticut in 2005.