Jonas Piibor joined the Ducks’ coaching staff on Sept. 29, 2008 after three successful seasons at the helm of the men’s tennis program at Indiana State University. Since then, Piibor and head coach Nils Schyllander have built the Oregon men's tennis program into a growing regional power.
In the past two seasons, Piibor has helped the Ducks to their winnigest two-year stretch since the 1995-96 seasons.
Piibor and the Ducks continued to reach new heights in the 2013 season, posting a 16-8 overall dual record with a number of quality achievements. Oregon reached a No. 33 ITA ranking, posted a 13-1 mark in a challenging nonconference schedule and defeated Stanford for the first time in program history. Piibor had three Ducks post 20-win singles season, including freshman Daan Maasland, who’s 23-9 season ranked fourth best all-time. Robin Cambier (22-11) and Alex Rovello’s (21-8) win totals also ranked in the top 10 in UO charts.
In 2012, Piibor helped guide the Ducks to 17 wins, the most since the 1994-95 season, including three victories over nationally ranked programs. Through UO’s first 15 matches, the Ducks posted a remarkable record of 14-1. Oregon was ranked within the ITA top 75 for the entirety of the spring dual schedule, reaching as high as No. 38 on Mar. 5. The No. 69 ranked doubles team of Robin Cambier and Jeff Mullen broke the school record for wins with a 2-4 record. Cambier also moved to second on Oregon’s all-time best singles season list (24); Daniel Sardu was fifth with 22 and Alex Rovello was eighth on the list with 21 wins. Academically, UO had three tabbed to the Pac-12 All-Academic team, and as a squad, the Ducks were tabbed as an ITA-All Academic team with Sardu being named an ITA Scholar-Athlete.
The program reached a potential monument in its rebuilding process with a 4-3 upset victory over Pac-10 foe Arizona. That victory snapped a 21-match losing skid in league play for the Ducks and vaulted them into the national rankings for the second-straight season.
In 2010, Piibor helped oversee another season of growth from the UO men’s tennis program. Oregon posted its first winning season since 2001-02 with a 12-11 overall mark and the Ducks entered the national rankings, reaching as high as 65th in the country.
At Indiana State his 2007-2008 team was led by a pair of seniors, Anton Tsymbalov and Rishi Behl, who were both four-time selections to the All-Missouri Valley Conference team in singles. The team played seven nationally ranked teams and finished the highly competitive season with an 11-13 mark overall and posted its best Missouri Valley Conference finish in years with a 4-2 record.
The 2006-2007 Sycamore’s reached the semifinals of the MVC team championships while posting a record of 11-12 overall and 3-3 in the conference. During Piibor’s first season as head coach, the 2005-2006 squad posted a 10-12 record overall and 2-5 league record.
Along with stressing a winning attitude on the court, Piibor, a native of Sweden, is also extremely dedicated toward academics. Piibor took over a program at ISU which previously struggled in the classroom and guided the team into one of the top academic teams at the university. For his last five semesters in Terre Haute, Piibor saw the team GPA stay above 3.0. Anton Tsymbalov and Michael Wenham were named Scholar-Athlete All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association in 2007 and were also named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete first team. Piibor himself was a three-time MVC First-Team Scholar-Athlete.
Piibor is a former player for ISU and carried the team to three straight NCAA tournaments. He was a member of the team that defeated Georgia, Alabama, Michigan, Tulsa, Old Dominion, Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Harvard. During his collegiate career, Piibor was a two time NCAA Individual Championship qualifier (2000, 2001), played in four NCAA Team Championships (one at the University of South Alabama and three at Indiana State University), was ranked 28th nationally in singles, 50th in doubles nationally, top ranked in the Central Region in singles, ranked fourth in doubles in the Central Region, was elected ITA Central Region Senior Player of the Year in 2001, and was elected ITA Region V Player to Watch in 2000.
During his senior season in 2001, Piibor finished with a 27-13 record in the No. 1 singles position and won the MVC Individual Title, becoming the first Sycamore to win in the No. 1 singles position since Lars Nordmark in 1986. Piibor teamed with Stefan Hirn to acquire a 10-4 record at No. 1 doubles. Elected a co-captain by his teammates, Piibor ascended to No. 28 in the NCAA Division I rankings and was a member of the ITA All-Academic team. At the end of the season, Piibor played in the NCAA Individual Championships for the second time (also, in 2000), becoming the only Sycamore ever to play in the NCAA twice.
Piibor finished his junior season ranked No. 65 in the nation in singles play and No. 1 in the Midwest region. He teamed up with Gareth Keating at the No. 1 doubles position and the duo finished the 2000 season with a No. 4 regional ranking. They earned All-MVC honors and a No. 50 national ranking. During his junior campaign, Piibor was an All-MVC Academic-Team selection, and was one of only 48 players in the country to qualify for the T. Rowe Price ITA Clay Court Championships.
Piibor joined the Sycamores as a sophomore after transferring from South Alabama, where he competed against four top-70 players in the nation. His highlight win came against 36th ranked Eddie Coates of Vanderbilt. Piibor was named All-MVC at the No. 1 singles position while compiling an overall record of 16-1. He finished the season ranked No. 6 in the region in singles and doubles.
During 2002-2003, Piibor coached world ranked juniors in Helsingborg, Sweden as well as being a strength and conditioning coach. Piibor is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).
Piibor was ranked No. 10 as an 18-under junior in Sweden before coming to the United State to play collegiately. At age 18, Piibor was a member of the Swedish Junior World Cup Team that competed in Germany in 1995. After his graduation, Piibor worked as a teaching pro in Australia.
A graduate of ISU, Piibor earned a bachelor’s in fitness and exercise science in 2002 and a master’s degree in adult fitness in 2005. He also carried a 4.0 GPA while earning his master’s at Indiana State. Along with coaching the Sycamores, Piibor also taught several classes for the physical education department at Indiana State.
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