Twist on Toia
“Diana’s confidence in her game has made her reach a higher level of play this year. I am very proud of all the work and effort she has done to make this happen. When she plays with confidence, D’s volleys and groundstrokes are solid and her attitude is that of a champion..never give up..never give in!”
Career at UB
Fall 2009: Went 2-2 in singles play at the Gopher Invite for her only competition of the fall. Won both of her matches in three sets.
2008-09: Posted identical 10-14 singles and doubles records. Scored seven singles wins, including a 3-4 record in MAC play, as UB’s number four player. Paired with Smaranda Stan for a 4-1 record (3-0 in MAC play) at third doubles. Scored two victories at the MAC Fall Invite.
2007-08: Had a breakout season in 2007-08 with a 13-11 singles record and an 18-14 doubles mark. Played most of the season at fifth singles. Was named the team’s most improved player. Helped fuel the comeback in the MAC Championship with a straight sets victory over Ashley Moccia at fifth singles. Reached the consolation finals at the Army Invitational with doubles partner Tina Jacob. Reached the Flight “B” doubles final with partner Janelle Jones-Mitchell. Took the Flight “B” title with Jones-Mitchell at the Can-Am Tournament.
2006-07: Went 11-4 in singles play and 7-6 in doubles during the season. Won both singles and doubles matches in a 7-0 win over Niagara. Won at fifth singles in a 7-0 victory over Colgate. Won the D Flight singles title at the Cornell Invitational, going 4-0 in her first collegiate tournament.
Prior to UB
Team MVP all four seasons at Brighton High School for coach Ron Dyson. Also earned First Team All-County all four years and was a member of the All-State team as a sophomore and senior.
Born November 8, 1988. Daughter of Liviu and Liana Toia. Has one brother (Andrew). Favorite athlete is Martina Hingis. Favorite TV show is Desperate Housewives. Majoring in biomedical sciences.