South Carolina women’s tennis coach steps down

South Carolina women’s tennis coach Arlo Elkins is stepping down

because of health reasons.

Elkins announced his resignation Tuesday. He did not specify the

health problem. Associate head coach Katarina Petrovic was named

the interim coach for the rest of the season.

Elkins has coached the Gamecocks for 29 seasons, earning a

career record of 431-290. His teams made 19 NCAA tournaments,

including 17 in a row.

South Carolina hired Elkins in August 1983 from the Spring

Valley Country Club in Columbia. He played at Wimbledon and the

French Open before becoming a tennis coach.