New Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams to Start Up in Fall

Beginning in fall 2019, Dominican College’s intercollegiate athletic programs will include men’s and women’s tennis, for a total of 17 NCAA Division II Sports.

“We are excited about the addition of the men’s and women’s tennis programs,” said Director of Athletics Joseph Clinton. “We have been looking for ways to increase opportunities for student-athletes and with both sports already being conference championship sports, it will allow both programs to have immediate post-season opportunities as part of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.”

Clinton named Joseph Gravagna as the head coach of both programs. Gravagna was most recently the head coach of Rockland Community College’s men’s and women’s tennis programs.  At RCC, he coached three All-American players and took his men’s team to back-to-back National Championships after winning Regional and Conference Championships. In addition, Gravagna’s women’s team finished as high as seventh in the nation.  He also coached a women’s player to the NJCAA D3 National Championship. Prior to coaching at RCC, Gravagna served as an assistant coach at Fordham University, Queens College, and Manhattan College.

The men’s and women’s tennis programs will compete in the fall and spring athletic seasons.  The women’s CACC Championship Tournament is held in the fall, while the men’s CACC Championship Tournament is held in the spring. To learn more about men’s and women’s tennis, visit www.chargerathletics.com .