USC Women's Tennis Signs Grad Transfer Summer Dvorak
LOS ANGELES — The USC women's tennis team welcomes spring graduate transfer, Summer Dvorak, head coach Alison Swain announced today (Jan. 5). Dvorak will join the Women of Troy this spring. She has competed for both Duke and Vanderbilt during her collegiate career.
"I'm thrilled to welcome Summer to the Trojan Family!" said Swain. "Summer's experience playing on Final Four teams and for SEC Championships is invaluable. It's clear that Summer is an incredible competitor and a driven athlete. We look forward to welcoming her to the team this spring."
While at Duke, Dvorak helped the Blue Devils to an 11-2 record before the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled the season.
Before competing at Duke, Dvorak was on the women's tennis team at Vanderbilt from 2016-2019. She helped the Commodores make impressive runs in the NCAA Tournament, including to the NCAA championship match (2018), two Final Four finishes (2016 and 2017) and an Elite Eight finish (2019). She holds career-high ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings of No. 24 in doubles and No. 96 in singles (both from 2017). Additionally, she earned placement on the 2018 All-SEC Second Team.
Dvorak is a Trojan legacy as her father is USC men's volleyball legend Dusty Dvorak. Dvorak was a two-time All-American setter at USC (1979-80) who led Troy to the 1977 and 1980 NCAA titles before he guided the U.S. to a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics. He is regarded as America's greatest male setter and is a member of the USA Volleyball and USC Athletic Halls of Fame. His Trojan jersey is retired in the Galen Center.
Originally from Laguna Beach, Calif., Dvorak is looking forward to returning to Southern California and hopes to make an immediate impact on the USC women's tennis team for the 2021 spring season.