Anuk Christiansz, who has been a part of seven national championship tennis teams and was a member of the Sri Lankan Davis Cup team is now entering his second season at Alabama State University as the head coach of the men's and women's tennis team.
Before coming back to his Alma Mater, Christiansz spent eight years at Auburn University Montgomery and was a part of seven national championships during his career with the Senators. He joined the AUM staff as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s programs in 2002, winning his first national title that season as the AUM men won the championship, while the women’s program finished the season as the national runners-up.
He took over both programs in 2003 and started a run which saw the men win four titles, including three consecutive (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008). He also won two national titles with the women’s program in 2004 and 2005. AUM was a dual-national titlist in 2004, as both the men’s and women’s teams won titles.
He led the men’s program only from 2006-09, leading them to four consecutive national championship appearances as they finished runners-up in 2009. It was one of three times his teams finished second (2002 and 2003 women’s teams).
He had his program’s involved in the community as the program’s were involved in the Read Across America Program as well as being involved with The Metro Fitness Road Race each year helping raise funds for the Montgomery Food Bank.
He has also been involved at both the Arrowhead Golf and Country Club and at Wynlakes Golf and Country Club as the tennis professional.
Among his accomplishments, Christiansz:
Represented the 1983 Sri Lanka National Team in Davis Cup Competition;
Won six national championships has a head coach(Men: 2004, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08; Women: 2004, ’05) and one as an assistant (Men: 2002);
Has a .906 career winning percentage (204-21 overall record; 59-2 women’s record; 145-19 men’s record);
Is a seven-time NAIA National Coach of the Year(Men: 2004, ’06 ,’07, ’08; Women: 2004, ’05, ’06);
Won five regional titles (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009-men; 2005-women) and six conference titles (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009-men 2005-women);
Has coached 31 All-American players (22 men, including two National Players of the Year; nine women);
Teams had the highest team GPA at Auburn-Montgomery (2006-08) and a achieved 100 percent graduation rate.