Written By: David Bakhshaee and Matthew McCracken, News and Sports Editors.The driving force behind ODU’s Men’s and Women’s tennis for nearly two decades, former head coach Darryl W. Cummings, is due in court next week in connection with a $1 million lawsuit that reveals the details of a tumultuous private life that was playing out during the last two tennis seasons. The woman he is suing filed a $5.35 million countersuit. The jury trial she demanded is set to begin on Sept. 28.Cummings filed suit against Deborah A. Addison, the woman he claimed was “romantically involved” with his wife and said, “her pursuit and eventual conquest of Julie Cummings went beyond all possible standards of decency.”In response to Cummings’ complaint, Addison countersued seeking $ 5.35 million in damages from Cummings. His actions, the lawsuit claims, brought about her termination at both the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club and Norfolk Academy.Addison’s complaint states, “Cummings sent e-mails impersonating Addison between January 2010 and November 2010,” made “disparaging statements to the management of the Norfolk Academy,” and hinted that “Addison was a sexual predator.”Addison also said Cummings used, “remote electronic surveillance means,” to record her interaction and communication with Julie Cummings.In the press releases announcing Cummings’ resignation last year, ODU athletic director Wood Selig said, “Cummings will be stepping down to focus on developing Cape Henry Racquet Club in Virginia Beach.” Cummings and his wife were business partners. Cummings’ lawsuit claims that he was forced to resign as ODU tennis coach after his wife relinquished her role as managing partner in the business.