Trinity Tennis Comes Up Short Against Sweet Briar but Focuses on Positives: Game Recap & Season Preview
WASHINGTON D.C.— Trinity Washington University’s tennis team officially swung into their spring 2020 slate today at Sweet Briar College. The Tigers loss the match 0-9, but are looking at the glass half-full with this being the beginning of the season with three new players who are both freshman and new to the sport. “This match was a good experience for our tennis team; we are learning,” said Coach Thompson as he reflected over the match’s score sheet.
Sophomore, Katheryn Najarro, acted as the lone Tiger in winning at least one game over her opponent in the singles sets, 1-6. “Katheryn was barreling hard. She was the last one standing. [She was] the Tiger of the day,” said Coach Thompson.
This is only the beginning for the Trinity tennis team as they look ahead to nine more matches to round out their spring season. Following spring break, the Tigers will host Lancaster Bible College on March 16 at 3:30 PM. This will be Lancaster’s first game of the spring season coming off of only one game in the fall against Albright (W, 6-1.)
The home contest is one of the four consecutive home matches that Trinity’s tennis team will have.
With the majority of Coach Thompson’s players being either unfamiliar to college athletics or the sport of tennis, he says that his goal is to “encourage each player to work harder and improve overall performance on and off the tennis courts.” Every coach would hone in on solely winning games as their definition of success, but Coach Thompson has proven to not be “every coach.” He states that his key points for success as a team this season is first keeping “them motivated to compete and hav[ing] fun also.”
The Tigers will follow their four home-game streak up with a match at McDaniel College on March 28th at 12 PM.
On April 3 at 3 PM, they will travel to a close-by Stevenson University.
The following week, April 11, the Tigers will travel to Hollins University, which will be their second match up of the season as they will, first, host Hollins on March 20th.
The Tigers will travel to PSU Abingdon on April 13th, and conclude their season with a trip, just down the road, to Notre Dame of Maryland on April 22nd: their second and final match up of the spring season.
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