Sarah Taylor
Sarah  Taylor

Position:
Volunteer Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
North Carolina 2009

10/30/2014

Ohio State Off To Tennessee Fall Invite

Buckeyes to face Tennessee, Kentucky and ETSU at the event

04/19/2015

Buckeyes Close Regular Season with Win vs. Michigan State

Buckeyes Close Regular Season with Win vs. Michigan State

Former professional tennis player Sarah Taylor joined the Ohio State women's tennis staff in 2014-15 as the volunteer assistant coach. Taylor spent six years playing on the WTA Tour and was ranked as high as No. 68 in the world.

In her pro career, which spanned from 1999-2005, Taylor played in four U.S. Opens and the Australian Open three times, as well as appearances at Wimbledon and the French Open. She earned a silver medal at the 2003 Pan American Games and was the winner of seven USTA/ITF pro circuit singles events. She reached the semifinals of WTA tour events in Bali and Tokyo, defeating former No. 1 Aranxia Sanchez Vacario. In 2003, she advanced to the fourth round of the NASDAQ-100 Open, defeating two Top 20 players. Taylor was a member of the U.S. National Team from 2001-04.

Taylor began her coaching career as the volunteer coach at Harvard in August 2004, spending a season with the Crimson. She was a tennis coach for two years at Hollow Rock Racquet Club in Durham N.C., before serving as a USTA Coach in Boca Raton, Florida. With the USTA, she coaches, mentored and oversaw the development of top female prospects 18 and under and captained all 18 and under national team events, including the Junior Fed Cup.

Taylor earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and philosophy from North Carolina in 2009 and has a master of science degree in experimental social psychology from Ohio University, where she is a doctoral candidate. She is an instructor and graduate assistant at OU in the experimental social psychology program.