Athletic Hall of Fame
Eugene Karimov '00
Years at Cal Lutheran: 1996-2000
Eugene Karimov travels in elite company. He owns one of only three national championship titles in CLU’s 50-year history. This one earned in tennis with his doubles partner, Mark Ellis. The two-time NCAA All American, 1997 and 1998, has a 53-5 overall record for singles matches and a 40-9 career record in doubles play.
His impressive list of awards includes 1997 First Team All-SCIAC, 1998 SCIAC Player of the Year, 1998 West Region Tournament Champion and 1998 NCAA Tournament Singles Semi-finalist. He also holds four school records: Most Match Victories at #1 and #2 singles and #1 and overall doubles.
As an assistant coach for the past nine years, Karimov has helped lead multiple CLU teams to high national rankings, including the 2010 team with a match record of 19-3.