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Tennis Staff
 Dawna Denny

  Head coach Dawna Prevette is in her second season guiding the Penn State women's tennis team. In her first season at Penn State, the Nittany Lions compiled a record of 8-14, including three victories over ranked teams. Prior to coming to Happy Valley, Prevette was an assistant coach at Baylor University where in addition to Big 12 regular-season and tournament titles, she helped the Bears to a berth in the NCAA Tour nament Sweet Sixteen. The Bears, who peaked at No. 6 in the national rankings, finished the season 13th in the ITA poll. Prevette coached two All-America singles players,including Zuzana Zemenova, who was a semifinalist in the 2007 NCAA Singles Championship. At Baylor, Prevette was heavily involved in player development, recruiting, travel, scheduling, fundraising and budgeting. Prior to joining the staff at Baylor, Prevette was the head coach of the women's tennis program at her alma mater North Texas for six seasons accumulating the second-most wins by any women's tennis coach in North Texas history. The Mean Green posted the most wins in 17 years with 15 victories in the 2004 campaign. Prevette also helped her alma mater reach the highest regional ranking (13th) in school history that same season. During her tenure with the Mean Green, Prevette coached three players to Sun Belt Player of the Week honors and led North Texas to ITA All-Academic Team awards in 2003 and 2004. In addition to her coaching duties at Baylor and North Texas, Prevette ser ved on the Southwest Regional ITA committee (2002- 06). She also organized a USTA community service clinic in 2006 and was the tournament director for the Texas Regional High School. Prevette, who earned her bachelor's degree in biology from North Texas in 2000, was a four-year letterwinner for the Mean Green and served as team captain in 1998 and 1999. Prevette was an all- conference performer in doubles in 1996 and was an active member of the North Texas Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) during her four years as a member of the women's tennis squad. In her first two seasons at North Texas, Prevette tallied a 12-15 record and then moved into the No. 1 singles spot for he rjunior and senior years. Throughout her collegiate tennis career, she was the Big West Female Scholar Athlete of the Year and was named to the Raptor All- Eagle Academic Team. Prevette earned North Texas' Team Eagle award twice for bestwork ethic/team spirit. Prevette and her husband, Buck, were married in the summer of 2002.