The assistant coach is one step closer to the US Open
Matthew Brooklyn was named the men's tennis assistant coach in 2011. Brooklyn played his final two seasons of eligibility at the University of California-Los Angeles in 2009. He assists Ernst with coaching and program operations.
Brooklyn was a standout at UCLA after transferring there for the 2008-09 season. Prior to UCLA, Brooklyn played at Arizona State before the program was dropped.
As a senior, he was UCLA's highest-ranked singles player in the fall preseason, checking in at No. 39. Brooklyn posted a 4-4 singles record and participated in the main draw at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla., reaching the consolation quarterfinals. Brooklyn's junior year, he was a Second Team All-Pac-10 selection and ended the season ranked No. 64 nationally in singles posting a 22-13 overall singles record and going 10-7 in dual matches. He played No. 1 singles when the Bruins advanced to the Final Four.
At UCLA, Brooklyn ranked as high as No. 29 among singles players nationally. As a senior, he participated in the NCAA singles individual championship.
At Arizona State, he was a First Team All-Pac-10 selection as a sophomore playing No. 1 singles and doubles for the Sun Devils. Brooklyn ended the season listed at No. 67 in the Final ITA Singles Rankings and No. 40 with partner T.J. Bellama. He was the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2007 and was a Second Team All-Pac 10 selection with a singles record of 27-11 competing at No. 1 and No. 2 singles.
Brooklyn is a 2006 graduate of Uxbridge College in Uxbridge, Middlesex (UK) and was born in London.