Nov. 19, 2015
“We are looking forward to having Gabby join the Navy women’s tennis family,” said Puryear. “I coached against Gabby and we respected her greatly. She was person of character who was also a tenacious competitor. She comes from a championship program and knows what it takes to win. Her experience will prove to be an invaluable asset to our team this season.”
“I’m so thankful for the opportunity to join the Navy women’s tennis coaching staff and become a part of this incredible athletic community and institution,” said Pasternak. “Coach Puryear and Coach Pedergnana have built such a reputable program and I’m looking forward to working alongside them, and their team, as we prepare for another successful season.”
Pasternak was a standout player at Quinnipiac University from 2004-07 and was the 2005 NEC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year. Pasternak was a four-time all-conference first team singles and doubles player and was a two-time team MVP.
Pasternak became the first player in program history to win four straight conference singles championships and she competed in four straight NCAA Tournaments. She is ranked in the top 10 at Quinnipiac in both career singles wins (133) and career doubles wins (73).
Pasternak served as a volunteer assistant coach at Quinnipiac from 2008-11.
Pasternak graduated from Quinnipiac with a bachelor’s degree in public relations in 2007 and also earned a master’s degree in journalism from Quinnipiac in 2009.
Pasternak resides in Annapolis.