Marlon is from Foz do Iguacu Brazil, where he was the #3 ranked junior in the state of Parana and one of the nation’s top 150 juniors under 18. He went on to study and play tennis at Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky, and in 2013 was named Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week.
He currently serves as Head Coach for the Lindsey Wilson college men’s and women’s tennis programs, following a successful tenure as assistant coach from 2014-15. In his first season at the helm of the tennis teams in 2016, Dal Pont took both programs to new heights as the women’s team advanced to the NAIA National Championship match and the men’s team advanced to the NAIA National Semifinals, the highest finishes in history for both squads. Both teams had tried and failed multiple times to advance past the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds before Dal Pont helped guide them to the best finishes in history in 2016.
Dal Pont guided both teams to both the MSC regular season and tournament titles and was named the MSC Coach of the Year on the women’s side in 2016. In his first season, Dal Pont coached four NAIA All-Americans, one MSC Player of the Year, one MSC Freshman of the Year, eight First Team All-MSC selections, three Second Team All-MSC selections, three NAIA Scholar-Athletes and 10 Academic All-MSC honorees.
Prior to his coaching days, Dal Pont had an outstanding three-year playing career with the Blue Raiders from 2010-13. He compiled a 40-13 singles record and a 51-11 doubles record. His singles and doubles victories rank him in the top 10 all-time in Lindsey Wilson men’s tennis history. He earned First Team All-MSC honors as a senior during the 2013 season.
Marlon received extensive training in Brazil through the (FPT) Parana Tennis Federation and (CBT) Brazilian Tennis Confederation. He speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese fluently.