The women’s tennis team beat Chestnut Hill College 8-1 on Sept. 23, making the overall record 8-1. The women are undefeated in the PAC.
“There are no bad qualities in this team, only good ones. We are great friends and we have a lot of fun on and off the court,” Carrie Kaussman, who played singles number five, said.
On Sept. 21, the women defeated The University of Sciences keeping them undefeated in the PAC. Despite the heat, the team pulled off a 5-4 win.
According to Rachel Shore, the last match was over around 5:30 p.m. and it was “really hot,” but the team stuck together and pulled off the win. Shore, a freshman, won her doubles match with Robin Blanda, a junior, as her partner. Shore said one of the bad qualities of the team is that “it’s a young team. Not a bad team, but new.” “One of the best qualities,” Shore said, “is how close everyone is.”
According to Kaussman, there has been good leadership under the two captains, Melissa Arriola, a junior, and Blanda. Along with the leadership, the team has three returners from last year, Arriola, Blanda, and Heather Tu, a senior. Kaussman has 2 losses this season and is undefeated in the PAC. She said everyone is “putting in the same, and this team will turn out really well.”
In his career, head coach Reggie Day has guided the women’s team to a 137-89 record in 13 seasons at the helm, including 12 winning seasons. Day also coaches the men’s team and recently notched his 200th career win at Cabrini. Day has over 300 career wins on the high school and collegiate level combined.
This week the top five players of the team will be going to the ITA tournament in Virginia. Shore will be one of those top 5 going and she says “It should be fun.”