Tennis: Women Smash Records, Men On Par

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Liza Sawyer

Both Men’s and Women’s Tennis had a stellar season this spring. With the women beating Colgate’s all-time record with their 11-5 standing at the end of the regular season, and the men finishing with a solid 7-11 record, both teams should be proud of their work this year.

The women’s team started the

season with eight wins and zero losses. They didn’t experience a loss until their spring break trip to Puerto Rico, about halfway through their regular season. Even once their 8-0 streak was broken, the women continued to prove their tennis prowess, and hung in there with the big name teams like Army and Navy.

The women have a relatively young team, which means they have a promising season in store for next spring. However the loss of seniors Jackie Finn and

Merideth Rock will be tough to recover from.The men’s team took a few matches to hit their stride. But once they got into it, they were able to smash Hartford, Rochester and Lafayette, proving that although they had a slower start, they were still a team to watch.

The men split their spring break trip matches with one win and one loss, a good standing for the mid-season matchups. The men played in the Patriot League Championship this past weekend, and although they lost to Navy, they can remain proud of the season they had this spring.

With the loss of four seniors at the end of the year, the men will need to regroup next year. There are likely to be some great new recruits added to the roster, and these new faces combined with a fresh season and clean slate are sure to provide another great season for men’s tennis in the

2014 season.

The tennis teams both had a good year, each racking up an impressive record, and integrating the first years into the program seamlessly. The women’s team is set to play in the Patriot League Championship this weekend, April

26-28, at West Point.

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