Coach Estevam Strecker, a native of Novo Hamburgo, Brazil, was ranked as high as 3 in the Junior Rankings in Brazil boys 16’s. In 1998, Coach Estevam accepted a scholarship to Auburn University, where he was a 4-year letterman and 3-time NCAA Tournament participant. In his senior year, team captain Estevam Strecker led the Tigers to a best ever NCAA DI #11 and elite eight NCAA tournament finish. After his final year of playing eligibility, Coach Estevam became the Auburn Men’s Tennis Assistant Coach for one season followed by 3 years as the Auburn Women’s Tennis Assistant Coach. In 2008, Coach Strecker teamed with Coach Brian Notis, earning USTA bronze ball honors for a third place finish at the USTA Men’s 30s Doubles Hard Courts Championships.
Scholastically, Coach Estevam graduated from Feevale High School in Brazil. He acquired a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in Exercise Science and a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. During his academic career, Coach Estevam was named Academic All-SEC all 4 years as well as Academic All-American in 2001 and 2002. In 2002 Coach Estevam was also awarded the Cliff Hare Award, the highest award given to a male student athlete in Auburn University, which is given to the male student athlete who best represents the school values that athletics make men strong, study makes men wise, and character makes men great.
Coach Estevam’s high energy, intensity, and passion for the game brings high standards and high expectations to the program helping young players succeed on and off the court. Coach Estevam believes in hard work and he combines his academic knowledge with his playing and coaching experience to help develop smart, all-around tennis players to become self-sufficient competitors.