Natalie Pluskota
Natalie  Pluskota

Position:
Assistant Coach


04/15/2017

Zags Cap Undefeated Home Slate Versus Pacific

WTEN sweeps the Tigers to cap 10-0 season inside The Stevens Center

03/25/2017

Zags Open Conference Play with Sweep of San Francisco

Gonzaga earns 10th dual victory of the season with wins in every match that finished.

10/06/2016

Women's Tennis to Start Season in Dallas

All eight Zags will compete at SMU Invite

09/07/2016

Natalie Pluskota Joins Women's Tennis Staff

Four-time All-American takes over as Gonzaga's assistant coach

02/20/2017

Women's Tennis vs. Idaho Feb. 17

Scenes from the Bulldogs' 4-3 comeback win against the Vandals on Friday, Feb. 17 at The Stevens Center.

11/11/2016

Gonzaga Invitational Day 1

Scenes from the first day of competition at the Gonzaga Invitational November 11, 2016.

Natalie Pluskota is entering her second year as assistant coach of the Gonzaga women’s tennis team.

Her first season was the most successful in Gonzaga history. Pluskota helped lead the Zags to a program-best 17-4 record in 2017, reaching the West Coast Conference Championships final for the first time in school history. During the regular season, the Zags finished second in the conference, and they ended the year with a fifth-place ranking in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Northwest Regional rankings, another program high.

Pluskota helped four Zag individuals or doubles teams earned All-WCC honors, including a pair of First Team – Singles players in Sophie Whittle and Nevada Apollo. Both finished the year in the ITA’s Northwest Singles ranking as well.

Pluskota came to Spokane after a four-year pro career and two years of teaching experience. Most recently, she served as a tennis professional at Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club in Bridgehampton, New York. There, she gave lessons to members and oversaw children's summer tennis camps. During the 2015 dual season, Pluskota served as a volunteer assistant coach at Oklahoma State for the 2015 dual season, helping lead the Cowgirls to a 23-6 record and a spot in the NCAA Tournament's Round of 16.

During her professional career, Pluskota saw particular success on the doubles court, reaching a No. 157 world ranking and claiming four pairs titles. Most recently, she won the $10,000 Evansville (Indiana) Tournament in 2014 while adding wins in Rock Hill, South Carolina; Phoenix; and Atlanta. In singles play, she was a finalist in a $25,000 tournament at Landisville, Pennsylvania, reaching a world ranking of 478.

In college at the University of Tennessee, Pluskota earned four All-American honors, being recognized for her doubles play in 2009, 2010, and 2012, and singles play in 2012. She reached three NCAA Doubles Tournament semifinals, reaching the championship match in 2010. Additionally, Pluskota earned three All-SEC First Team or Second Team awards along with Freshman All-SEC Team honors in 2009. She won four doubles titles in college, including the 2011 ITA Ohio Valley Regional and the 2010 ITA All-American Tournament.

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