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Mike Belmonte

 
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Mike Belmonte was elevated to head men's tennis coach in November 2017 after serving as the associate head men's and women's tennis coach since 2015.

Belmonte's 11-year tenure with the Carnegie Mellon tennis program began in 2008 as a part-time assistant. He became the program's first full-time tennis assistant coach in the fall of 2010.

In his first year as head coach, Belmonte led the program to a final national ranking of 10 after the team advanced to the third round of the NCAA Championships. Under his leadership, two players earned All-America honors as Daniel Levine excelled on the singles and doubles court while partnering with Chaz Downing. The 2018-19 Tartans closed the year ranked 14th nationally after just missing an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships. Once again. Levine and Downing played in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, with the pair winning the ITA Regional Championship in the fall alongside Downing's ITA Regional Singles Championship.

Belmonte's leadership extends from the tennis court to the classroom and community as the 2017-18 team earned ITA All-Academic honors with six honored as ITA Scholar-Athletes for finishing the year with at least a 3.50 GPA. Belmonte has also instituted many community service initiatives with the team such as tennis clinics for students, faculty and staff and neighborhood clean-ups to uplift the Pittsburgh area.

Belmonte guided the men to a 20-8 record and was named the 2009 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Men's Assistant Coach of the Year in his first year on staff. In his second season, he helped lead the men's team to its first trip to the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals. The Tartan men returned to the NCAA tournament in 2016 for the fourth time, and earned a program-best final ranking of seven, as Belmonte was named Atlantic South Men's Assistant Coach of the Year for the third time. The 2017 team earned a record of 16-9, placed fourth at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship, and closed the year ranked 10th in the nation.

Belmonte earned his second ITA Atlantic South Region Assistant Coach of the Year honor in 2014 for his work with the men's program which finished 18-7, held a national ranking of five, placed second in the University Athletic Association and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Championship. That same year, sophomore Abhishek Alla won the USTA/ITA National Small College Singles Championship.