Women's Tennis

PatriciaTroiano1.jpgHead 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 College after completing her master’s degree in Sport Management, Physical Education and Recreation from Springfield College. While at Springfield, Troiano continued her time at Western New England as the Assistant Men’s (1 year) and Women’s (3 years) Tennis Coach and Assistant Softball (2 years) Coach.

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 Purchase.

AndreeaOncioiu.jpgAssistant 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 Romania, she came to the United States after high school for her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She earned a master's degree in engineering while also playing tennis at Cooper Union in New York.

Oncioiu, who holds a certification as a provisional umpire for the United States Tennis Association, comes to Purchase from Queensborough Community College where she worked with many of the students on improving their individual skills in addition to guiding the college’s team as their top assistant.

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