Xavier Barajas Smith was named an assistant coach with the UC San Diego women's tennis team in August of 2013.
Barajas Smith began his coaching career in 2006 at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club in Sacramento where he assisted in tennis clinics. He proceeded on to In-Shape tennis club (2007-09), where he provided tennis clinics for junior players and held private lessons. Barajas Smith continued to assist in coaching at Fairbanks Country Club (2010-13), where he instructed several of the top women in the world.
From 2002-06, Barajas Smith competed on the varsity team at El Diamante High School, where he was a four-time MVP and a four-time league champion. He was ranked No. 1 in USTA Northern California (2004-06).
Continuing his tennis career, Barajas Smith competed for Sacramento State as a division one player his freshman year (2006-07) and and then transfered to Fresno Pacific University (2009-13).
While at Fresno Pacific, Barajas Smith was a first team All-American NAIA (2010-12), ranked No. 2 in the ITA NAIA national rankings in 2010 and 2012 and No. 1 in 2011. In 2012, Barajas Smith obtained ATP points and was rewarded the GSAC player of the year.
The Visalia native earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Fresno Pacific University in 2013.