The Tigers have officially signed two new additions to the men's and women's tennis team. Each of the new Tigers carries an impressive record and has solid experience and strategy in their tennis repertoire. For these two new Tigers, Daniel Alameh and Christiana Ferrari, this marks a new phase in their tennis career. They will join other talented tennis players and battle against other schools in the Big West Conference.
Daniel Alameh was born in Kogarah, Sydney and currently resides in Perth, Australia. He is the son of Professor Kamal and Vivian Alameh. Daniel will be coming to Pacific as a freshman and will be a sports medicine major. Alameh will be joining the Tigers after having a strong junior tennis career as well as an impressive work ethic.
With the addition of Alameh to the team, Director of Tennis and Head Men's Tennis Coach Redondo announced, "I am very excited for the addition of Daniel Alameh to the Pacific Tennis Program. He is an outstanding person and has an excellent background of experience, work ethic, and determination to be the best he can be. He wants to be the best at what he does and that is exactly the kind of student-athlete I want to lead this team in the future. Daniel has shown he can compete at a very high level with his solid Australian Men's and Junior record and is only going to keep getting better. It is very encouraging to have a player like Daniel choose Pacific as it shows that Pacific is a top destination for players to come that want to pursue excellence in the classroom and on the court and community."
The addition to the women's team is St. Mary's High school senior, Christiana Ferrari. She is the daughter of Lawrence and Joni Ferrari. Christiana will also begin her tennis career with Pacific her freshman year. She is currently undecided as to her major and is unsure as to her career plans after college. Ferrari's tennis career includes several undefeated seasons as well as high school MVP and has earned a national ranking of 100 in her age division. In the past year, Christiana was also awarded a wild card into the US Open qualifying tournament in Salinas, California.
When Head Women's Tennis Coach Chiene was asked about his newest addition to the women's tennis team, he stated, "I am ecstatic to have Christiana Ferrari join us here at Pacific to help us build our program. She is the first local player in 25 years to be offered a full athletic scholarship that is capable of playing at Division 1 level. Christiana is a great competitor and had an impressive junior career. She will blend in with the players we have now and will be a fine college player. We are expecting great things from her."
Coach Ryan Redondo stated, "As Director of Tennis, I am very excited and proud to have Christiana Ferrari become a Pacific Tiger. Christiana is a great person and has done very well as a junior competitor. I know she and Coach Chiene are going to work great together; she will become a Leader as well as a top collegiate student-athlete."