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     Gina Suarez-Malaguti
    Gina  Suarez-Malaguti

    Position:
    Assistant Coach


    NC State women's tennis head coach Simon Earnshaw announced on July 14, 2014 that former All-American and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Player of the Year Gina Suarez-Malaguti has joined the coaching staff as an assistant coach.

    Suarez-Malaguti comes to the Wolfpack after a one-year stint as assistant coach at Maryland during the 2013-14 season. She helped lead the squad to nine wins, including four in ACC play. Under her tutelage, Alexandra Stanova claimed All-ACC honors in her freshman season in College Park, Md.

    In her first season with the Pack, Suarez-Malaguti helped Earnshaw lead the team to 11 wins on the season. Primarily responsible for coaching courts four through six in singles play, she helped coach Nicole Martinez to 11 singles wins, including six conference wins during her senior campaign. She also assisted Tayla Stenta to 11 singles wins, with five of those wins coming from conference play, during her first season with the Pack.

    The Wolfpack assistant coach was a standout at North Carolina where she was an All-American as a senior after posting an overall record of 29-9, which included 17 wins against ranked opponents. She went 7-1 in conference action, while playing all of her matches at the top spot in the lineup to earn ACC Player of the Year honors - becoming the first UNC-CH player to win the award in 20 years.

    During her senior season, Suarez-Malaguti spent most of the season ranked among the top 10 of the ITA singles rankings with her highest listing at No. 4. She helped the Tar Heels post a 28-4 mark and advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. In addition, she qualified for the NCAA Women's Singles field and advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament competing as an individual.

    For her career, the Pembroke Pines, Fla. native won more than 90 matches in singles play and more than 50 in doubles action.

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