Gabby Pasternak is considered to be the best player in the history of the Girls’ Tennis Program. She was named to The Record’s All-Decade Team.
Gabby played #1 singles for Glen Rock High School from 1999-2003. She amassed 103 singles wins and made it to the quarterfinals of the Group 1 State Singles Tournament 4 times, with berths in the semifinals her junior and senior years. She was a four-time Bergen County Group 1-2 Singles Champion; and she led Glen Rock to both the Bergen County Group 1&2 title and the Group 1, State Championship in 2000 and 2001. Gabby was named All-North Jersey’s Player of the Year by the Star-Ledger in 2002 and The Record’s Player of the Week in 2001.
Gabby was named to the All-Decade Bergen County team in 2010. During her time at GRHS, she was ranked as high as #1 in the United States Tennis Association’s Eastern Section and consistently ranked in the top 125 junior players nationally.
After high school, Gabby played for four years as the #1 singles and doubles player at Quinnipiac University. She was named 1st Team all-Northeast Conference all four years and earned Player of the Year recognition her sophomore and junior years, and was a two-time team MVP. Gabby became the first player in program history to win four straight conference singles championships and she competed in four straight NCAA Tournaments. During her time at Quinnipiac she earned 133 singles wins, making her #7 on the school’s all-time wins list, and 73 doubles wins.
Gabby graduated from Quinnipiac University with a degree in Public Relations in 2007, and her Master’s Degree in Journalism in 2009. She began her career at Yale University’s development department, while also serving as a Volunteer Coach for the Quinnipiac Women’s Tennis Team from 2008-2011. Gabby is currently working as a Special Giving Officer at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis and is the volunteer assistant coach for the Naval Academy’s Women’s Tennis Team.
Gabby and fiancé Ed are getting married on November 19 of this year.