This weekend, both the men’s and women’s tennis team will be traveling to Pensacola, Fla. to end their regular season.
They will gear up to play a three-day tournament facing what might be the toughest of their competitors.
The team has no worries as they have finished all of their matches that could affect their high conference standings.
“I look forward to playing teams that are highly ranked,” Micah Hermsdorf said, “We usually don’t see [them] because of the distance.”
Day 1, Friday, in the Sunshine State, the Wildcats will face the most challenging team of their tournament weekend, the Auburn University Tigers.
Day 2, Saturday morning, the team will face the University of West Florida.
On Sunday, the Wildcats will end their last day in Florida with a match against the University of New Orleans.
Upon their return to Texas, the men’s team will go head to head against McMurry, Wednesday, at the Eager Tennis Pavilion.
At the end of this month, both teams will proceed to the Lone Star Conference championship tournaments to defend their title as conference champions.
This season, nearly half of the men’s team were freshman, which means they quickly had to bond and get use to playing new doubles.
This difficult task seemed not to be an issue as they proved that they can work together like a well-oiled machine, winning their first game of the season, against Trinity University in February.
While the women’s team gained a few freshman as well, this season they will lose all of their superstar seniors, Hannah Kelley and twins Julia and Laura Mongin.
Overall in singles this season, Kelley went 11-3, Julia went 13-5 and Laura was 13-4.
Hutton Jones, the longest-serving head coach for tennis, has seen many great players come and go, and take part in shaping the program to what it has become.
“I like the foundation we’ve laid,” Coach Hutton Jones said. “We’ve done well battling the [many] adversaries we’ve had this season.”
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