Catarina Lindqvist-Ryan Joins Tennis Coaching Staff

Sept. 12, 2016

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Former Swedish professional player Catarina Lindqvist-Ryan has been named an assistant coach for the Rutgers tennis program, it was announced Monday by head coach Hilary Ritchie. Lindqvist-Ryan competed in 36 Grand Slam tournaments during her 11-year career.

"We're excited and fortunate to add Catarina to our coaching staff," Ritchie said. "She has a wealth of tennis knowledge and experience that will benefit our players."

With a career singles record of 297-207, Lindqvist-Ryan was ranked as high as No. 10 in the world during her time on the professional circuit. Lindqvist-Ryan reached the semifinals at the Australian Open in 1987 and at Wimbledon in 1989, while also making round of 16 appearances at both the French and US Open's.

A five-time professional tournament champion, Lindqvist-Ryan represented Sweden at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea and the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. Lindqvist-Ryan also competed for her native country at the Federation Cup in 11-straight seasons.

No stranger to the world of coaching, Lindqvist-Ryan served as an assistant with the women's tennis team at Princeton from 1995-2000. There, she helped the Tigers capture the Ivy League title in 2000. On the international coaching scene, Lindqvist-Ryan was a coach with the Swedish National team from 2005-07 and helped mentor former professionals Asa Svensson and Sofia Arvidsson.

Lindqvist-Ryan has been the owner and head teaching pro of the East Brunswick Racquet Club, where the Scarlet Knights host their home indoor matches, since 2009. Her and her husband, Bill, reside in Rumson, New Jersey and have three children, Joakim, Christina and Tobias.

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