Head Coach: Patricia Troiano (2nd Year)
Patricia Troiano, who also holds a position as Residence Coordinator on campus, enters her second season as the head women's tennis coach at Purchase. She guided the Panthers to 13 wins in her first season at the helm. Purchase reached the semifinals of the league tournament in 2009.
Troiano, who is the former men's tennis assistant at Purchase, attended Western New England College from 2001-05 and was a two-sport athlete in tennis and softball.
In 2003, Troiano and her softball teammates swept the DIII NCAA New England Regional Tournament held at Wheaton College in Massachusetts. In the process, they became the first team in the institution’s history to compete in an NCAA National Championship. Her softball team received its highest national ranking, #10 in the nation, and was just recently inducted into the institution’s Hall of Fame.
She finished her college tennis career leaving high marks at the No. 1, 3, and 5 singles positions as well as the No. 1 and 2 doubles spots over three years.
Troiano and her doubles partner went undefeated at the No. 2 spot her senior year.
Troiano arrived at Purchase
In addition to working as a Residence Coordinator, Troiano serves as a Physical Education Instructor and the Senior Women’s Administrator for the Department of Physical Education and Athletics at
Assistant Coach: Andreea Oncioiu (2nd Year)
A longtime tennis instructor and coach at Queensborough Community College, Andreea Oncioiu also enters her second season.
Oncioiu has over 15 years of coaching, teaching and playing experience. Born in
Oncioiu, who holds a certification as a provisional umpire for the United States Tennis Association, comes to Purchase from