Melissa Mang begins her first season as volunteer assistant coach for the Lady Tigers. Mang brings with her fresh experience and a youthful attitude that is sure to be a great influence for the Lady Tiger team.
Mang shined on the courts at Duke University as she reached many milestones in her career. An outstanding contributor for the Blue Devils from 2005-09, Mang captured over 100 singles and doubles victories in her run and became the 17th Blue Devil to garner 100 singles wins. She earned All-Conference Team honors for her performance as a freshman and sophomore and received All-America recognition in doubles for her junior campaign. Mang ranked as high as No. 55 in the national singles rankings and No. 1 in the national doubles rankings. She ended her career at Duke on a 17-match win streak as she clinched her last victory at the NCAA Championships.
A local product, Mang hails from Metairie, La., where she attended Mount Carmel Academy. While at Mount Carmel, she ranked as the No. 1 player in the USTA Girls 16s in both singles and doubles in 2002. She led her Cubs tennis team to three 5A state championships from 2003-05 while capturing the state singles title all three seasons. Mang is not the first of her family to be part of Lady Tiger tennis; her older sister, Amanda, competed for LSU from 2001-05.