Women's Tennis Signs Chandler Consonery and Paula Gruber to National Letters of Intent
Chandler Consonery at her NLI signing

July 26, 2011

PITTSBURGH - Duquesne University head women's tennis coach had announced the signings of Chandler Consonery (Simpsonville, S.C./St. Joseph's) and Paula Gruber (Woodbridge, Ontario/Father Bressani/Hillsborough C.C.) to National Letters of Intent.

"We're excited to have Chandler and Paula join the team," said Camillo. "Both players have excellent tennis backgrounds and are great additions to Duquesne.

Consonery, had a stellar career at St. Joseph's. She finished her senior season undefeated and was named the South Carolina Coaches Association for Women's Sports Class A Player of the Year, South Carolina High School League Region Two 1A Player of the Year and was named SCHSL All-Region All-State for the third consecutive year. Additionally, Consonery led the Knights to the South Carolina High School League State Championship match.

Not only does Consonery possess a strong singles game, she was a SCHSL doubles finalist for four consecutive years.

She is the current South Carolina Girl's 18 Singles clay court champion as well as a 2009 Junior Family Cup Finalist and a North-South All-Star Champion.

Consonery plans on majoring in marketing.

Gruber comes to the Bluff by way of Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla. With the Hawks, she was named MVP in a season highlighted by a seventh place finish at the 2010 National Junior College Doubles Championship and an impressive 7-1 record at the #2 singles position.

Although she only began her tennis career eight years ago, Gruber has impressive experience which includes playing in the historic Rogers Cup in 2006. In high school, Gruber was an U18 Provincal quarterfinalist.

Gruber, who will have three years of eligibility at Duquesne, will major in biology.

The Dukes will be releasing the 2011-12 schedule later this week.




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