Adrian Chirici

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Adrian Chirici (commonly known as Adrienné Chirici) is an American tennis player and coach. After growing up in Queens, NY and attending St. Francis Preparatory School, Chirici played first singles for four years at Fairleigh Dickinson University (Class of 1991) in New Jersey where he majored in Biology. During his time as a Knight, Chirici was a four-year letter winner. In his freshman year, he obtained a 16-6 overall record at first singles and a 11-7 overall record in doubles.[1] Chirici was also a runner-up finish in the “Flight A” division at the ECAC Metro Conference Championship his freshman year.[1] By the time Chirici graduated, he had won two back-to-back NEC titles in 1989 and 1990, led the Knights to 3 conference titles, and was a two-time NEC Scholar Athletic Award recipient (1989–90, 1990–91).[1] Chirici was inducted into the Fairleigh Dickinson University's Hall of Fame in 2010.[1] After college, Chirici took his tennis talents to the ATP World Tour. Chirici achieved a high ranking of 1130 in doubles on May 5, 1995.[2] After playing on the tour, he decided to use his knowledge of tennis to help coach junior players. Chirici's impressive resume landed him a job at Robbie Wagner's Tournament Training Center in Glen Cove, NY. However, making a name for himself in the coaching world wasn't as easy as he thought. After many years of hard work, he was named "USPTA Touring Coach of the Year" twice, and "Eastern Coach of the Year" three times.[3] He has coached many top players including Scott Lipsky, Rachel Weiss, Andrew Nakhjavan, Patrick Maloney, and Matthew Porges.[4] Chirici has worked his way up and he is now a head pro at Robbie Wagner's, where he works alongside with former New York Jets player, AB Brown, former ATP World Tour player, Parsa Samii, former standout basketball and tennis player at SUNY Oneonta, Eric Bratt, and former Jamaican tennis star, Stonar Coleman.[5] Chirici still enjoys to play competitive tennis, as he is an active USTA member who participates in the men's 40+ leagues. Chirici has achieved the highest possible rating of a 5.0, and was #1 in the Eastern Section for the men's 35-45 age group.[6][7] Chirici is married to Liz Axler, former standout tennis player and 2003-2004 MVP at Quinnipiac University.[8] The couple lives in Huntington, New York and have two children.

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