Daysi Espinal Salazar,
Senior Contributor

Daysi Espinal Salazar is the Tennis Content and Marketing Manager for SportsEdTV.

She was graduated from Louisiana State University combining a successful singles and doubles career with LSU’s Lady Tiger Tennis team while earning her civil engineering degree.

Daysi is the former number one player for the Dominican Republic. She is currently the Billie Jean King Cup Captain for the Dominican Republic Team and as a player competed in her country’s Federation Cup.

At LSU she was named to the All-Louisiana second team and won a singles title at the Maryland Invitational, won a single title in the UNLV invitational. Her freshman year had the second most singles win on the team.

Dayi is involved with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as an Early Developmental Camps Coach and in 2019 was awarded the District 13 Miami tennis professional of the year.

During a decade of coaching experiences at all levels working as a USTA certified professional, she specialized in 10 and under player development, running programs for the cities and clubs in Louisiana. Her coaching continued with Robert Gomez at Tennis One Academy in Coral Gables, FL where she worked with high-performance players as well as youth development.

She medaled in the 2002 Centro American Games held in San Salvador, El Salvador, where her 3rd place finish earned a bronze medal and played to 3rd and bronze in the 2006 Centro American Games held in Cartagena, Colombia. A silver medal rewarded her play in the 2010 Centro American Games held in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico,

Notably, Daysi’s strong academics were recognized by LSU Deans Lists and Southern Conference Honors, as well as the university’s Athletic Director’s Cup, awarded for academic excellence.

She is a member of the USTA, Unites States Tennis Professional Association, and the Louisiana Engineering Society, where she served as the society's secretary of the treasury previously.