Women’s tennis team looks to improve record this spring
The women’s tennis team had a rough fall season, having played all the top ranked teams in the conference. They fell short 1-7 with a sole solid victory over Pace University.
The team hopes for a much better spring season because of the lighter schedule and having the home court advantage. The team has been vigorously practicing and training since February, prepping for its first conference match this Sunday against New Haven.
At the beginning of the season, the team practiced at Drumlins Tennis Club but has recently decided to change venues. The women’s team will now join the men’s team and play all their home indoor matches at Gold’s Gym in DeWitt.
The women’s team has been working hard to improve both its singles and doubles game. They have also been training to improve their strength and quickness on the court. Practices are devoted to working on all different aspects of the game.
The team aims to be fully prepared when it gets to its first match. The women’s team has been preparing to dominate their spring schedule with its toughest match being against Assumption next weekend.
The highlight of the women’s schedule this spring is that the team will be playing its last match of the season at the Rec Center. For the seniors this is significant because they get to play their last collegiate match at Le Moyne. Although the courts are not ideal, it is exciting for the team to get back on campus and have a home court advantage.
“Our last match will be a special one because we will be able to finish on our own home turf,” senior captain Liz Rhode said. “Despite not having our outside courts, being able to play in front of our classmates, family and friends will be a nice ending to the season as well as my college career,”
The ‘Phins will play their first Northeast-10 conference match of the season this Sunday at 10 a.m. against New Haven. The match will be played at Nottingham high school but in the case of rain will be played indoors at Gold’s Gym.