By Miles Green
The Shenandoah University Women’s Tennis team didn’t make the conference tournament last year. Limited by roster size, the Hornets had a strong mid-season push, that was eventually halted by injury and illness.
Senior Elizabeth Pardo, a former field hockey stand out, decided to try her hand at tennis last year and success followed. “She got her opponents to lose the match, as opposed to her winning” Coach Hubbard said. The team has yet to determine where a similar spark will come from this year.
As far as this season is concerned, Hubbard understands that Shenandoah Women’s Tennis is a contender for the 8thspot in the ODAC and looks forward to the challenges this season will bring, “We’d like to have a winning season…and make the tournament… we’d always like to see a player from each of our teams make a post season honor.”
This year’s squad will be led by Captain Emma Crue, SU’s highest graded player. “She doesn’t see being captain as a prize role” says Hubbard. “She is ready to do whatever it takes to lead her team in the right direction.”
Shenandoah opens its 2019 season this Saturday Feb. 16th, with a 7:30 non-league home match versus PSU-Altoona.
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