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Wagner names Alex Petrone head women's tennis coach

Staten Island, NY - Wagner College Director of Athletics Walt Hameline has announced the hiring of Alex Petrone as the new head women's tennis coach. Petrone, a native of Staten Island, brings an overabundance of tennis experience to Wagner. In his junior tennis career, Petrone won four ITF singles titles (2009-11) while participating in the US Open Juniors (2010 & 2011). Following his completion of prep school at Laurel Springs School, where he was a National Honor Society recipient and ranked as high as No. 14 among high school seniors by, Petrone enrolled to the University of Michigan. In Ann Arbor, where he served was a three-time team captain, Petrone had a stellar inaugural campaign, posting a 24-11 overall record, while notching a 17-7 dual match record. Ten of the 17 dual wins came out of the No. 3 spot. He was recognized by the ITA as the 2011-12 ITA Midwest Region Rookie Player of the Year while also earning All-Big Ten Conference second team accolades. In his junior season, Petrone compiled 18 overall singles wins, while racking up seven victories out of the No. 1 position en route to an all Big-Ten First Team selection. He concluded his four-year career at Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. His overall career singles record was 62-55 while his doubles record was 70-53. Petrone was ranked No. 53 in the country back in 2015 and No. 65 in doubles play. In the classroom, Petrone was a four-year member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) as well as a four-year member of the University of Michigan "Veteran Leaders" Academy. Petrone has worked as a private coach for those junior players aging from 11-18 years old. He has assisted potential student-athletes in committing to tennis programs such as: University of Michigan, United States Naval Academy, Bucknell, Lehigh, and Hofstra. Apart from his coaching duties, Petrone will be pursuing a Master's Degree in Business of Administration at Wagner.

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