Paige Madara enters her second season as a volunteer assistant coach for the Washington University women's tennis program in 2014-15.
A native of Dublin, Ohio, Madara served as a team captain for the Bears in her senior season in 2012-13. She finished with a 98-47 career record in four seasons on the Danforth Campus. Madara posted a 58-25 singles record, including a 21-6 mark as a senior. At the 2013 NCAA Regional Championship, Madara won 6-0, 7-6 (7-4) at No. 6 singles to give Washington U. a 5-4 win over DePauw and clinch the Bears' first trip to the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals since 2002.
Madara earned all-University Athletic Association (UAA) honors three times in her career - first-team at No. 6 singles in 2011, second-team at No. 3 doubles in 2011 and second-team at No. 6 singes in 2013. She also excelled in the classroom, earning ITA Scholar-Athlete honors all four years and academic all-UAA honors three times in her career. Madara is also the only women's tennis player in school history to be named to the UAA Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team as a first-team all-UAA honoree who also held at least a 3.5 GPA in 2011.
Madara graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in public health from Washington University in May 2013. She will complete her Master of Social Work degree at WUSTL's George Warren Brown School of Social Work in May 2015. In addition to her coaching experience at Washington U. in 2013-14, Madara has also worked as a tennis teaching professional at The Players Club in Hilliard, Ohio, each of the past five summers.