In the most recent Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) poll, the Cabrini College women’s tennis team is selected to place fourth overall this year in the conference.
Returning to the Lady Cavs this year are three veterans; juniors Michelle Lettmann, Alexis DiCamillo and sophomore, Gabrielle Durand.
“This year we gained three freshmen,” DiCamillo said. “They all have a lot of great potential and amazing talent and we are all glad to have them on the team this year.”
After a somewhat rocky season in 2009, the returners of the team for 2010 are anxiously anticipating the beginning of their season.
“Last season was tougher than the one before because our team was so young,” Lettmann said. “Since our team was so young, I saw it as a season of more learning and growing to become the team that we were two years ago. For this season, I feel like we have grown and gained back that power to be on top and do really well in our matches.”
Last season, Durand, as a freshman, led the Lady Cavs overall in singles play, finishing with a record of 11 wins and only two losses. Lettmann was also a strong competitor for the Lady Cavs finishing with nine overall wins and seven losses in singles play. Fellow veteran Alexis DiCamillo also boasted a solid record for the 2009 season with seven wins and nine losses in singles play.
“This year we have more players with experience,” DiCamillo said. “We are still a pretty young team, and we don’t have any seniors on the squad but the girls are competitive and eager to learn.”
Topping off the CSAC poll for the 2010 season are Gwynedd-Mercy College, Neumann University, Marywood University, Cabrini College and Cedar Crest College. Although Cabrini is only ranked fourth, they received two of the 11 votes to win the CSAC title.
“My hopes for the team this year are to win the championship and make it to the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) tournament,” Lettmann sad. “We definitely have the ability to do so this season.”