Jesús Bandres enters his second season as assistant coach for the Washington University in St. Louis men’s tennis team for the 2017-18 season.
In his first season with the Bears, WashU recorded an 18-5 overall record and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the 11th-straight season.
Bandres was formerly the number one player and team captain on the East Tennessee State University men’s tennis team. He was a five-time Atlantic Sun all-conference selection, and earned 2012 Atlantic Sun Tournament MVP honors.
After college, Bandres went on to play on the ATP tour for two years and represented his country, Venezuela, in the 2014 and 2017 Davis Cup and Central American Games.
He reached his career highest ranking of 69 in the world as a junior, attending the Grand Slam in Wimbledon; and 824 on the ATP tour. Bandres has 15 ATP doubles points he earned in 2016.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in business finance at East Tennessee State University in 2013, and is currently obtaining an MBA from WashU. Bandres is a tennis professional at Frontenac Racquet Club and Old Warson Country Club.
He resides in St. Louis with his spouse, Britni Martinelli, a St. Louis native.
Updated August 1, 2017