Fresno State will host the Bulldog Classic Nov. 2-4 to wrap up play in the fall.
Christy Sharp is in her first year as the volunteer assistant coach at Fresno State.
Sharp played collegiately at Indiana University for head coach Lin Loring from 1994-98. She played No. 4 singles for the Hoosiers and No. 1 doubles where she was ranked in the top 50 with doubles partners Natasha Joshi and Megan McCarney. While at IU, Sharp was on the 1995 and 1998 Big Ten Championship teams with the highest team ranking coming at No. 13.
Sharp was born and raised in Fresno and attended Bullard High School. She started playing tennis under Head Pro Peter Doerner at Sierra Sport and Racket Club. She also worked with current USC men's tennis coach Peter Smith, current TCU coach Dave Borelli and former Fresno State coach Brad Stine.
During college, Sharp worked at multiple tennis camps including the Copper River Racket Club Tennis Camps, Pepperdine Tennis Camp, UCLA Tennis Camps and Univ. of San Diego Tennis Camps. After college, she continued to be involved with tennis as a tennis pro at the San Francisco Tennis Club and Silver Creek Valley Country Club.
Sharp left coaching full-time to pursue a master's of public health at Fresno State and now works at San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. Her hobbies include photography, white water rafting, hiking and skiing. She is the daughter of the late Marty Sharp who was the starting guard on the Fresno State basketball team from 1960-1964.
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