Sophomore has succesful season

By Chris Jones
November 13, 2003

Melissa Arriola

The woman’s tennis team made second place this year in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference, and players like Carrie Kauffman played a tremendous role in helping out.

Sophomore tennis player Kauffman is no rookie to the game of tennis. Her skills and talents brought out of Cardinal O’ Hara helps her team as well as herself to adjust to the transition of college tennis. She admits that she needs help in a few areas to be a complete player for her team and plans to work hard on her flaws. “My swings and strokes can be a little better, so I practice, hopefully making me a complete player,” Kauffman said. Last year, the women’s tennis team came in third, following close behind Marywood and Cabrini’s rival, Eastern.

This year the team beat Eastern, showing a major improvement from last year. “As far as beating Eastern, it was a great accomplishment because it tested what we have. Our skills and practice helped us and now we are second place in PAC,” Kauffman said.

Kauffman predicts her and her team will do very well this year as they head to Hilton Head, S.C., during spring break to play against other schools across the country.

She plans to practice by working harder on her swings and strokes prior to Hilton Head. Kauffman is already looking forward to next year, where she predicts her team will win the PAC championship.

Her love for the game in high school has carried over to her love for it in college. “I love the girls, my team and the sport. Hilton Head should be great and our team next year, even greater,” Kauffman said.

Posted on the web by: Rob Cain

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