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Jon Flanagan
Volunteer Assistant Coach - Women's Tennis

Former Lamar player Jon Flanagan is in his 12th season as a volunteer assistant with the Lady Cardinals tennis team.

In 2002, Lamar head coach David Coach Wong invited Flanigan to work with his teams as a volunteer assistant. It seems that being a part of a team that is steadily improving year after year is hard to leave, especially when you factor in the winning attitude of the Lady Cardinals.

Flanagan started teaching tennis in the Beaumont Parks and Recreation summer program for three years while in high school. After completing his marketing degree in 1975, he began teaching at the Beaumont Country Club, specializing in junior players. His students included numerous state ranked players, two No. 1 state-ranked players as well as one that was ranked 16th nationally. In 1979 he went to work for the Sherwin-Williams Paint Co. and is currently the manager for the main branch in Beaumont.

Flanagan grew up in Beaumont, a member of a prominent tennis family, parents Floyd and Sue as well as brother Kurt and sister Susan were all top ranked local players. He was fortunate to be a scholarship player for Lamar under coach Ron Wesbrooks from 1972-1975, a team that won three consecutive Southland Conference titles.

Flanagan currently resides in Lumberton, Texas, with his wife of more than 30 years, Melinda. Flanagan has two sons Nicholas and Justin and one granddaughter, Kayla.

 

Natalia Mayagoitia
Assistant Coach

Fall 2012: Compiled 10-5 record in singles play ... Took home Gumbo Flight title at the Ragin' Cajun Women's Tennis Classic with victories over Diana Pirciu of McNeese State, Elanor Grossman of Southern Miss and Jess Heeps-Eriken of Arkansas State ... Also posted victories over Liberty's Annisha Domenech, Texas State's Francesca Barnes and Jacksonville State's Olivia Nguyen ... Knocked off Natalie Petaia, Tatyana Postnikova and Imke Jagau of Sam Houston State ... Put together a 10-5 mark in doubles, including a perfect 3-0 mark with Carolina Salas to win the Bananas Foster bracked at the Ragin Cajun Women's Tennis Classic ... Secured the title with an 8-4 victory over McNeese State's Pirciu and Andreea Nenu ... Combined with Carolina Masó to go 5-2 with a sterling 4-0 mark to win the Islanders Open, concluding with an 8-2 decision over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Sandra Burges and Chelsea Horan ... Went 2-1 with Dariya Dashutina at Golden Eagles Halloween Classic.

Spring 2012: Went 10-11 in singles play with a 7-4 mark in Southland play ... Competed primarily at No. 4 singles, posting a 5-6 mark with wins over Tara Vasovic of Louisiana, Marina Ljoshevska of Nicholls, Andrea Nedorostova of Northwestern State, Allison Hartman of Central Arkansas and Kavya Menon of UTSA ... Posted a 3-5 mark at the third position, winning over Prairie View A&M's Raven Lewis, Sam Houston State's Sheridan Currie and McNeese State's Lara Pujol ... Wet 2-0 at No. 3, winning against Adriana Castillo of Southeastern Louisiana and Wanda Beguelin of UTPA ... Put up 4-16 record in doubles play with a 2-9 conference mark ... Teamed primarily with Alessandra Pennesi, recording 3-9 mark.

Spring 2011: Named to the No. 4 spot on the All-Southland Second Team ... Put together 15-7 mark in singles play with an impressive 10-1 record vs. Southland competition ... Competed primarily at the fourth spot, going 12-5 ... Won vs. Alexandra Glebova of UTEP, Anrinette Botah of Sam Houston State, Ksenia Berestetska of Stephen F. Austin, Jessica Laing of Texas State ... Rang up eight consecutive victories with wins over Anastasia Surkova (McNeese State), Briggett Marcovich (Louisiana), Caroline Dedering (UTSA), Stefania Nicolae (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi), Tatiana Denezhkina (Nicholls), Bianca Schulz (Northwestern State), Kati Anderson (Central Arkansas) and Sheridan Currie (SHSU) ... Also picked up a win at No. 3 over the streak, beating Southeastern Louisiana's Margane Dadot ... Compiled 3-2 mark at the third postion, winning over Raven Lewis of Prairie View A&M and Jess Courtnell of South Alabama ... Carried 11-11 record in doubles with a 4-7 showing in conference ... Played at the second spot with Alicia Porte, running up 8-10 record ... Also went 3-1 at the No. 3 position with Diana Mendez.

Spring 2010: Recorded 9-11 mark in singles with a 7-4 record in Southland play ... Competed primarily at the fourth position, racking up nine victories and seven losses ... Posted wins against Tatiana Denezhkina of Nicholls, Veronika Wojakowska of Colorado State, Kati Anderson of Central Arkansas, Andrea Georgosca of Arkansas State, Petra Gudelj of McNeese State, Katie Ottenbreit of UTSA, Adrienne Kovacs of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Tatiana Smolnikova of Stephen F. Austin and Nina Schmied of Southeastern Louisiana ... Went 12-10 in doubles with a 7-4 record in conference ... Carried 1-0 mark at the top spot and an 11-10 record in the second position ... Teamed with Kaltrina Harbuzi to post 9-7 record.

High School: Attended Centro de Educacion Universitaria Kepler in Monterrey, Mexico.

Personal: Born Natalia Mayagoitia to Ricardo Mayagoitia and Maria del Pilar Perez in Saltillo, Mexico ... Brother, Ricardo, plays tennis for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, and sister, Paulina competes for Ashford.

 

Rob Lee
Assistant Coach

Bio. Coming Soon!

 


 

 

Marton Horvath
Graduate Assistant - Men's Tennis

Marton Horvath enters his second season as a graduate assistant looking to continue the building process he helped initiate as a player.

A four-year letterwinner for the Cardinals, Horvath racked up 40 career singles victories and 24 wins in doubles. Following an 11-9 singles campaign in 2011, the Budapest, Hungary, native earned a spot on the All-Southland Second Team for a second consecutive season, becoming the first Cardinal player to accomplish the feat since Jakob Paulsen in 2002-03.