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Ciara Finucane
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Ohio State
Graduating Year: 2008

Ciara Finucane just completed her first season as the assistant coach of women's tennis at the University of Pennsylvania. She came to Penn from Case Western Reserve University where she also served as an assistant coach. Finucane brings a coaching background that extends to all-ages and talent levels, as well as collegiate and international playing experience.

In her first season at Penn, Finucane helped coach the Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Women's tennis had two players earn All-Ivy accolades in singles and had its No. 1 doubles team named first-team All-Ivy. The Quakers also defeated nationally-ranked Harvard which was Penn's first win over a ranked team since the 2008 season.

A former letterwinner at The Ohio State University, Finucane also served as a tennis instructor at the Hurricane Tennis Academy in Sarasota, Florida as well as The Colony Beach and Tennis Resort in Longboat Key.

Before coaching in Florida, Finucane served as a student assistant coach at OSU after wrapping up a three-year playing career for the Buckeyes. She graduated in June of 2008 with a degree in sociology and a minor in communications. Prior to her time at Ohio State, Finucane also lettered twice in tennis at Georgia Southern University.

Originally from Ireland, Finucane represented her home country from 2000-2007 as part of the National Tennis Team. She was ranked No. 1 in Ireland under-16 and under-18 during that time and traveled extensively throughout Europe playing competitive tennis before coming to the United States.

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