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Ex-tour pro Luke Jensen resigns as Syracuse women's tennis coach

Tennis player Luke Jensen
Luke Jensen coached women's tennis at Syracuse for seven years.
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP)

Syracuse women's tennis coach Luke Jensen has resigned to return to the national tennis arena and pursue new opportunities, the school announced Wednesday.

Nicknamed ''Dual Hand Luke'' for his ambidextrous play as a pro and a member of the U.S. Davis Cup team in the early 1990s, Jensen was hired as head tennis coach at Syracuse in August 2006 and had a 106-54 record in seven seasons, the school's top winning percentage at .663.

The Orange posted its fifth consecutive winning record last year and sixth in his seven years under Jensen, whose 2009-10 squad was the most successful in program history. It finished at 20-3 and every member of the team earned academic honors.

Associate head coach Shelley George will run the team during the search for Jensen's successor.

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