Former Memphis men's tennis player Michael Jetter joins the staff this season as a volunteer assistant coach for the Tigers, joining Mark Finnegan as former Tiger tennis players serving as assistants for their former coach Paul Goebel.
"We are excited to add another former player in Michael Jetter to the coaching staff for the 2010 season," Goebel said. "Having people around who know what it takes to be a collegiate tennis player at the University of Memphis is instrumental in helping take this program to the next level."
Jetter, a member of the Memphis men's tennis team for the 2005-06 season, compiled a record of 6-12 in singles during his one year as a Tiger. Jetter competed at the No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 position for the U of M. In doubles, Jetter teamed with Garrison Pilant to go 9-6 in doubles, the second-best win total of any Tiger doubles team for the 2006-06 season.
In his only fall for the Tigers, Jetter had the most success of any member of the Memphis roster, going 8-4. He advanced to the finals of the Middle Tennessee State Fall Invitational. Pilant and Jetter also advanced to the finals of the doubles bracket at the MTSU Fall Invite.
Jetter is originally from Neuenberg, Germany. He is the son of Gundi and Karl-Eugen Jetter. He was the first Tiger signee from Germany, paving the way for talented tennis players such as Benedikt Fischer, Michael Gaerthoeffner and Leon Nasemann. Jetter is currently in pursuit of his master's degree in economics from the University of Memphis.