February 24, 2006

Tennis Teams Gear Up For Busy Weekend Slate

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Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams have a jam-packed weekend ahead of them. The men ride out to Buffalo today to take on the Bulls (2-3) and a solid No. 74 Western Michigan squad (10-1). The team will then head to West Point on Sunday to face Army (3-5). Meanwhile, the women will play host to Army (5-5) and then travel to Syracuse (3-3) on Sunday.

The Red will try to improve on its No. 75 ranking, as it goes up against a Western Michigan squad that recently defeated No. 7 Kalamazoo, 7-0. The men’s team hopes that it can bounce back from a tough 6-1 loss last week at the hands of No. 60 Penn State.

“I thought we were the better team in that match, but they came into our house and outplayed us,” said freshman Josh Goldstein.

Goldstein believes that this match will give the team “a chance to play some of the freshmen and other guys who don’t normally get to play singles.”

With three matches packed into one weekend, the next few days have the potential to set the tone for the remainder of the season.

“This is definitely a critical weekend for us,” Goldstein said. “We have a tremendous opportunity to beat some good teams this year