Tennis finishes second in conference

By Chris Jones
November 6, 2003

The saying, “you can’t teach old dogs new tricks,” must be wrong because the Cabrini women’s tennis team certainly learned something new, and that was to destroy rival Eastern University, which has not been accomplished in a long time.

It was a grand season for the Lady Cavs as they finished 2nd place in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference tournament with an overall 14-3 record, just behind Marywood.

In preparation for the PACs, the team had to practice four days straight as well as some extra hours after practice.

“We worked really hard prior to games and PACs,” Caitlin Scott, freshman business major, said. “During practice, we start off with light warm ups such as hits, stretches and running. Then we start a more rigorous work out with drills and match play.”

Next semester the team plans to attend games in Hilton Head, S.C., where it will have the opportunity to meet and play other schools from across the nation. Also remarkable about this trip is the chance to join forces with the men’s tennis team. Already practicing together during the fall season, these two teams will be playing side-by-side on the same team representing Cabrini.

“It’s always fun when the girls and guys team go together,” sophomore men’s tennis player Jack Keller said. “We have a good team this year and I think we can get a couple wins and improve on what we did last year.” The men and women’s team plan to practice in the off season as-well-as next semester in preparation for Hilton Head.

Although the team hit second place in the PACs, there were many significant and outstanding single awards during the season. Junior Patti Alymer won the gold medal for the singles match during PACs and junior captain Jenn Keller received runner-up. Also, freshman Jenna Kane received rookie of the year for the whole PAC..

This team is certainly not hanging their heads and is definitely looking forward to next year. “Our team is working hard in the off season, looking toward more awards and this time first place in PACs next year,” Scott said.

Posted on the web by: Rob Cain

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