Jesús Bandres enters his first season as assistant coach for the Washington University in St. Louis men’s tennis team.
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 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 earned his bachelor’s degree in business finance at East Tennessee State University in 2013.
He is currently a tennis professional at Frontenac Racquet Club and Old Warson Country Club; with future plans of obtaining an MBA from Washington University. Bandres has 15 ATP doubles points he earned in 2016.
He resides in St. Louis with his spouse, Britni Martinelli, a St. Louis native.