Alejandro Andres is in his second full season as the head coach of the Saint Anselm College men's and women's tennis programs in 2018-19. He was the head coach of both teams in the spring of 2017 after taking over in November of 2016, following a brief stint as an assistant for the Hawks.
The men have won four matches in each of Andres' first two seasons, while the women went 7-10 (5-7 NE10) in his first full season leading the women's program in 2017-18. For the second-straight season, both teams traveled to Florida over spring break in 2017-18, with the men playing seven matches in the Sunshine State and the women getting in six matches. Included in the trip were matches at the new home of American tennis, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus.
In Andres' first season with the women's team, senior Jess Perkins earned her third-straight All-NE10 honor at No. 1 singles with a Third Team spot. Perkins finished the season 15-2 atop the singles lineup, including a 10-2 mark in the NE10. The program's most-decorated student-athlete, Perkins wrapped up her standout career with a combined 103-31 record in singles and doubles, becoming the first tennis student-athlete at Saint Anselm to win 100 combined matches. Perkins was also ranked in the top 20 of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) East Region rankings all season.
In addition to his coaching duties on the Hilltop, Andres has served as the director of tennis at Hampshire Hills Athletic Club for the last 11 years and has held the same position at Belmont Country Club for the last seven years. He is certified by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and Professional Platform Tennis Registry (PPTR).
Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Andres attended Graceland College, where his team won two conference championships in his three seasons. He then was an All-American at Northeastern State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in computer science in 1999.
Andres has previously been ranked as the number one doubles player in the New England section of the USTA and has also been ranked in the top 10 in singles. He also has four men's open championships to his credit (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013) and earned a USTA Tournament of the Year award in 2014.
He currently resides in Peterborough, N.H. with his wife, Regina, and daughters Elise, Isabel and Natalie.