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Pittsburgh, June 7, 2010 — La Roche College has announced the hiring of Women’s Tennis Head Coach Christine Vogelgesang. She will be building a varsity team for the college, which will begin its season on Sept. 3.

Vogelgesang, a resident of Greentree, Pa., is a native of Hartville, Ohio. She played four years of college tennis at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio, where she earned her bachelor's degree in 2008. Her goal at La Roche, she said, is to build a strong program that attracts local tennis talent and grows the team in both numbers and awareness.

“I want to have students, faculty and staff become active supporters of our women’s tennis team,” she said. “For the team itself, I’m really looking forward to working with young women who are excited to continue their love for tennis and to watch them become stronger individuals, teammates and people.”

Vogelgesang is employed full time at GAMMA Sports, a premiere tennis equipment company located on Herr’s Island, Pittsburgh. She welcomes interested people who would like to play on the La Roche team. They may contact her at for more details. Players also may visit the athletics page at and complete an inquiry form for submission or call the Athletics Office at 412-536-1001. La Roche is part of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference in NCAA Division III.

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