Men’s tennis competes in Hilton Head

By Jessica Hagerty
March 27, 2008

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The men’s tennis team traveled to Hilton Head, S.C. over spring break in order to prepare for their upcoming spring season.

The Cavaliers competed in 8 a.m. matches against Catholic University, Stonehill College and Augustana College and later held afternoon hitting sessions.

“We got in some tough competition by playing a couple of Division II schools,” junior finance major Drew Brandstetter said.

The team stayed at the world-renowned tennis destination, Palmetto Dunes, for the eight days of spring break.

“It’s nice to go to Hilton Head and play scholarship tennis programs because we work on our game and what we need to improve on for when we face our regular season,” Brandstetter said. “It helps us get in the right mindset for the season.”

Recently the team has been predicted to place second in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference according to the coach’s poll and they have been training hard for their current season.

In order for this season, the PAC is using a championship format, which will place the top four finishers in the finals, according to head coach Rick Aldrete.

“There are about four teams in our conference including us that are good contenders for No. 1 this year,” Brandstetter said. “We like our chances and are eager to see how the season unravels.”

“The team can improve from last year by winning the PAC. We’ve finished in second place the past few years, so that is an important goal of ours,” junior exercise science and health promotions major Justin Walsh said.

The team opened their season against Eastern University on Tuesday, March 25.

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