Bruins open up 2013 at a pair of individual tournaments.
UCLA's Brown, Anderson also honored.
UCLA women's tennis team seeking program's 109th NCAA title.
Associate Head Coach Rance Brown is in his 16th season on the UCLA women's tennis coaching staff. He served as an assistant to Bill Zaima during the 1996 season, and has been Stella Sampras Webster's top assistant for 15 seasons. The 2000 and 2012 ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year, Brown was promoted to the position of associate head coach effective at the beginning of the 2008-09 season.
During Brown's tenure in Westwood UCLA has continually been among the top teams in the nation as. In addition to the 2008 NCAA Championship, the Bruins have finished runner-up at the NCAA Championships three times (2004, 2007 and 2012). The Bruins have made the NCAA Tournament in each of his 15 seasons as an assistant. Brown has especially excelled in the area of recruiting, bringing in a number of highly-ranked junior players to the program in the last several years. He also instrumental in the success of NCAA Singles Champion Keri Phebus, who recently became the first women's tennis player inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame. Brown has been named the ITA Southwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year on five occasions (1999, 2000, 2007, 2010 and 2012). He spent the summer of 2008 as the coach of the USTA Summer Collegiate Team, traveling to professional tournaments with some of the top women's college players in the nation.
In addition to his efforts with the UCLA program, Brown was among the first graduating classes of the USTA High Performance Coaches' Program. He currently works at the Riviera Country club, heading up the club's Elite Junior Tennis Program along with professional coach Erik Kortland. Prior to his appointment at Riviera, Brown headed up one of the most successful junior tennis programs in the country, serving as Director of Tennis at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Tennis Club in Orange County for more than 20 years.
Brown received his Associate of Arts degree from Golden West Junior College, where he played for two years. He helped lead the team to two conference team titles and notched one conference doubles title. He played the 1981 season at Long Beach State and competed professionally at Challenger Level tournaments before devoting his time to coaching. He continues to work towards his B.A. in Recreation Management from Long Beach State.
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