5 Dec 2008

Vos to take over Fed Cup captaincy

1:31 pm on 5 December 2008

Marina Erakovic's coach Marcel Vos has been appointed Fed Cup Captain by Tennis New Zealand.

The former Dutch tour player and professional coach brings 25 years of international experience to the role.

He's produced national champions in three different continents.

For the past 18 years he has travelled, coached and managed WTA, ATP and ITF Tour players, plus world-ranked juniors to all major Grand Slam events.'

Most recently, Vos has been a travelling coach (along with Michiel Schapers) of New Zealand's top player Marina Erakovic, who is currently ranked 60 in the world in singles, and 43 in doubles. Erakovic was the number one player for the New Zealand Fed Cup team in 2008.

Vos has also travelled with and/or coached on the road other Kiwi Fed Cup players Ellen Barry and Sacha Jones.

New Zealand's first Fed Cup action is in perth in February.