The women’s tennis team is a fighting force this year, battling every team that has come its way — and winning.
‘“We are a very close team which makes us work harder, because we know that each person’s performance will affect others. said senior co-captain Nisha Suda. “We are so fortunate to have such a close-knit team, it really helps us achieve our goals.”
The team voted seniors Suda and senior Kasia Preneta co-captains for the 2006-07 season and have successfully led the team to a six game winning streak.
‘“Kasia and Nisha are great captains. I can’t say enough great things about them,” said women’s tennis coach Laura Glitz. “They lead by example with their work ethic, their competitive attitude, and they bring enthusiasm every day to the courts.”
Coach Glitz attributes much of the team’s success and the program’s growth to the captains’ roles on the team over the years.
In the fall of 2006, Suda’s record was 9-8 overall in singles and 5-6 in doubles.
Kasia Preneta has a fall 2006 record of 8-5 overall in singles and 6-5 in doubles.
Junior Dana Cruite finished third in Flight Seven at the Air Force Academy invitational in the fall and had a record or 4-2 singles and 5-4 doubles.
Junior Ashley Ebbert was a finalist in flight eight at the Air Force Academy Invitational last fall and achieverd a 6-2 record.
Junior Weatherly Schwar began her fall season as a semifinalist in D Flight singles at the Cornell Fall Invitational .
Schwar was also a finalist of flight nine singles and winner of Flight Five doubles at the Air Force Academy Invitational. Schwab’s record for the fall was 4-2 singles and 4-1 doubles and won Flight D at the Penn State Classic
Sophomore Catherine Duboc won the Most Valuable Player Award for the spring 2006 season and had a record of 6-4 singles and 8-4 doubles in the fall season.
Duboc was a finalist in B flight singles and won the A flight doubles at the Cornell Fall Invitational.
Sophomore Elizabeth Googe, won the B flight singles at the Cornell Fall Invitational, was a finalist in flight three singles at the Air Force Academy Invitational and qualified for regionals in both singles and doubles. Googe had a record of 12-3 singles and 6-5 doubles in the fall season.
Sophomore Tamara John was a semifinalist in the A flight of the Cornell Fall Invitational, placed fifth in the Flight Two singles, and qualified for singles and doubles at the regional tournament. In the fall season, John had a record of 8-6 singles and 6-5 doubles, and had a 3-1 doubles record in flight two at the Air Force Academy Invitational.
Sophomore Shayna Miller won the A flight doubles and was a finalist in flight C singles at the Cornell Fall Invitational. At the Air Force Academy Invitational, Miller finished in third place in Flight six singles and qualified for the main draw doubles at the regional tournament. Miller’s fall record was 8-3 in singles and 8-4 in doubles.
The lone freshman, Susan Sullivan, played an integral role in the Red’s most recent match with UMass by winning the number three doubles match with junior Dana Cruite. Though suffering an injury in the fall, Sullivan has come back strong to help the Red.