Tennis teams hope to improve from last year’s records

The men’s and women’s tennis team season is now in full swing, with a 4-7 start this season.

The two teams are hoping to better their 7-16 mark put up during last season. The women’s team has started out their season with a 5-8 record.


Men’s Tennis Team

In the team’s most recent match, on March 22, the team competed against USC Upstate losing 5-2.

Freshman finance major Jack Carney beat his opponents in seven individual and double sets this season and sophomore Jody Maginley also has defeated his opponents in singles and doubles nine times this season.

Though the team may have a losing record at the time, they are in hope that their time will come.

“I think that the season has been tough so far,” Maginley said. We’ve had a few close matches, and I’m looking forward to growing with the team as the season goes on.”

The team continues to push through the season on track to better themselves every day. One way they try to better themselves is becoming stronger by the work they do in the weight room. They weight lift three times a week not including the tennis practices they have during the week.

Their goal is to become better at what they do every day.

“We had a tough year last year so I think it would be nice to win some more matches and hopefully finish a few spots higher in conference than we did last year,” Maginley explained.

The team’s next match March 29 at 7 p.m. versus Duquesne.

Women’s Tennis Team

The women have lost the last five matches against teams such as Xavier, Mercer and USC Upstate. The team’s last win was against Western Kentucky University on March 13.

The women are also doing their best to become stronger, however.

“I feel like weightlifting has helped tremendously with everyone’s on court performance, whether it is getting stronger or faster there have been major improvements,” said freshman exercise science major Danielle Donahue.

The women’s next match will be against Wright State on March 27 at 1:30 p.m. at home.

“I think the season is going well so far,” Donahue added. “Everyone is competing hard and we’ve been practicing a lot to get ready for our upcoming conference matches.”