| Susanne Depka
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Since joining the Wolfpack coaching staff in 2010, Depka has helped the Wolfpack to two NCAA appearances in her first three seasons. She previously spent seven years co-directing a high performance junior tennis program in North Carolina.During her time with the program, she helped develop over 15 nationally ranked players who went on to play Division I college tennis on scholarship.
In her first season with the Wolfpack, Susanne Depka helped the team achieve a No. 25 national ranking, the highest in school history. NC State advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament and sent Sanaa Bhambri to the NCAA Singles Championship. Bhambri also qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championship with teammate Sandhya Nagaraj.
Before arriving at NC State, Depka was an assistant coach at Northwestern from 1998 through 2000. In her first year on staff, Northwestern captured the Big Ten regular season title, made the Big Ten tournament championship match, and reached the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. The following year, Northwestern repeated as regular season champions and received a top 20 national ranking.
Depka played professionally prior to her experience at Northwestern, achieving a top 500 world ranking in WTA singles and doubles. In addition to her touring career, Depka represented the United States in the 1995 Pan American games in Argentina, winning one silver and two bronze medals, and reached the quarterfinals in both singles and doubles at the 1997 World Maccabi games in Israel.
Depka attended the University of Illinois from 1993 to 1997, receiving the team's most improved player award as a freshman and most valuable player as a senior. Depka succeeded academically, as well, earning the George Huff Award for achieving a 4.0 grade point average.
Depka currently resides in Raleigh with her husband, Gerald.