Women's Tennis Coaching Staff
Coach Info:
Former UCLA All-American Laura Gordon enters her first season as a volunteer assistant coach with the UCLA women's tennis program. Gordon takes over for legendary coach Bill Zaima, who retired following the 2012 season after 38 seasons with the program.

Since graduating from UCLA in 2006, Gordon has served as a full-time assistant coach at both Fresno State and Harvard. She was on the Fresno State coaching staff during the 2008-09 season, helping the Bulldogs reach the round of 16 at the NCAA Championships. Fresno State also won the WAC Championship that year, finishing the season with a 24-6 overall record. An excellent doubles player herself, Gordon was instrumental in the development of ITA National Doubles Team of the Year Renata Kucerkova and Anastasia Petukhova. The Bulldog duo, which was ranked No. 1 in the country during the season, reached the semifinals at the NCAA Doubles Championships.

Following her stint at Fresno State, Gordon served one season as an assistant coach at Harvard in 2009-10. The Crimson earned a spot in the 64-team draw for the NCAA Championships that season, also finishing in second place in the Ivy League standings. Harvard's top player, Holly Cao, also participated in the NCAA Singles Championships in 2010.

Following her playing career at UCLA, Gordon spent the 2006-07 season as an undergraduate assistant with UCLA under head coach Stella Sampras Webster. Gordon helped guide the Bruins to the NCAA Final that year, as the Bruins finished the season with a 21-8 record and a No. 3 ranking.

Gordon was a member of the UCLA women's tennis team from 2002-06. She arrived at UCLA as a walk on and eventually worked her way to the No. 1 singles and doubles positions. She earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles as a senior, reaching the quarterfinals of the 2006 NCAA Doubles Championships with partner Riza Zalameda. Gordon earned All-Pac-10 and All-Academic Pac-10 honors following the 2006 season, and also received the ITA/Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship that same year.

She graduated from UCLA with a degree in history in 2006.