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The Nebraska men’s tennis team added Kevin Konfederakone of the nation’s top former NAIA players, to his coaching staff as assistant coach, head coach Sean Maymi announced Monday, April 11.
Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Konfederak brings a wealth of athletic experience to the Husker staff. He was a four-time NAIA National Champion for Georgia Gwinnett College, competing for first place in singles and doubles. He was ranked No. 1 in the country for all four years and had an outstanding professional career after college. His best ATP ranking was 470 at the age of 20 and Konfederak was able to win two ITF Futures tournaments. For the past five years he has coached in Buenos Aires.
“I’m super excited to have Kevin on our coaching staff,” Maymi said. “He brings an incredible level of experience, passion and work ethic to our program. Student-athletes will greatly benefit from all he has to offer.”
Konfederak, who earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce with a concentration in marketing from Georgia Gwinnett College, is ready to get started with the Huskers.
“I’m super excited to be part of the Husker family,” Konfederak said. “It took me a while until I finally got here, and I’m ready to go to work. One day at a time, brick by brick.”
Kevin Konfederak joined the Nebraska men’s tennis team as an assistant coach in April 2022. A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Konfederak brings an impressive playing and coaching pedigree to the Husker staff.
Prior to joining the Grizzlies, he was ranked No. 17 by the ITF and was a Junior Davis Cup runner-up. During his time in Argentina, he maintained a No.1 ranking at U14 and U16 levels.
Konfederak then played all four years of his collegiate career with the Georgia Gwinnett Grizzlies. He was a four-time NAIA national champion for the Grizzlies and competed first overall in singles and doubles during his time there. In those four years, the team went an outstanding 103-0 in doubles matches and currently haven’t lost a game since 2015. He was ranked No. 1 for the four years he was there and has won numerous NAIA singles and doubles national titles. The Argentina native was ranked among the best college players in America and had wins in his senior year at the ITA Fall Nationals against Texas A&M, Ohio State and Florida State.
In Konfederak’s professional career, his highest ATP ranking was 470 ATP at age 20, and he was able to win two ITF Futures tournaments.
After his playing career, Konfederak worked for five years at the Racket Club Academy in Buenos Aires. He was a director of high level tennis and was able to work with some of the best juniors in Argentina. He worked with three professional players, including Guido Andreozzi, Guido Pella and Francisco Cerundolo.