Junior Patti Aylmer is a new addition to the women’s tennis team for the 2003 season. She is not the only new person joining the team as eight freshmen join her. She is an experienced tennis player because she played for the team her freshman year. Sophomore year she decided to give softball a shot, but shortly found out that her heart was with tennis.
“I really missed the girls and the game a lot. I feel as though tennis is apart of me. Going back out for the team was one of the best things I could have done,” Aylmer said.
While away from the team Aylmer kept busy with the women’s softball team. She and her team earned a Pennsylvania Athletic Conference title and third place in regionals. This education major also worked extremely hard in school and maintained a part time job at her family owned bakery.
It certainly felt good for her to get her tennis shoes on and the racket out for her first PAC tennis match of the season. The Lady Cav’s shut out Alvernia College on Monday, Sept. 8 by a score of 9-0.
Aylmer is not one to brag about herself, instead she gives praise to her team. She explained how hard the team has worked so far this season and that a PAC title is certainly within reach.
Freshman Amy Leonard quickly agreed with Aylmer about the team’s ability.
“So far this season, I think everyone has done really good. I am still new but I have really noticed the amount of talent on this team. I am looking forward to an awesome season,” Leonard said.
The women’s tennis team is currently 3-0 overall. Junior Jen Geller is leading the Lady Cavs at number one singles and playing her role as the team captain by always having a positive attitude, whether it be on or off the court. This young Lady Cav team is looking forward to a great season and so is coach Day.
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