Women’s tennis adds O’Sullivan as assistant coach

Gussie O’Sullivan will join the women’s tennis coaching staff as an assistant coach, head coach Torrie Browning announced Tuesday.

O’Sullivan is not far removed from her own collegiate career, having graduated from Arizona State in 2017. She began her coaching career last season as an assistant coach at Cal Poly.

The new assistant coach finished her collegiate years with an overall record of 71–37 in singles play and 18–15 in doubles matches. She helped the program land at No. 16 in the nation during her tenure.

“She had a standout career playing at Arizona State,” Browning said in the release. “Her experience playing at a very high level, along with her experience as an assistant coach at Cal Poly competing against tough opponents in the Big West Conference, is going to continue to help us build the program.”

Before coming to the United States for college, O’Sullivan was ranked in the top 50 women’s tennis players in her home country of Australia. She was a member of state championship teams in cricket and netball before turning her focus to tennis at Arizona State.

O’Sullivan joins a GW squad coming off of one of the best regular seasons in recent history. The team finished with its highest wins total since 2012 with a 13–8 overall finish and recorded only one loss in Atlantic 10 play.

After its outstanding regular season showing, GW secured the No. 2 seed – the highest in program history – heading into postseason play, but was upset in the semifinals by No. 6 Massachusetts.

The Colonials will return six players from last year’s roster, including top singles player senior Maria Siopacha. Sophomore transfer Elena Schneider will also join the squad after spending her freshman year at Arizona.

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