February 20, 2013

Women's Tennis Season Preview

CHESTERTOWN, MD -- The Washington College women's tennis team is ready to open its spring dual match season on March 2nd.

The Shorewomen's 20012-13 roster is comprised of three returning players and three freshmen.  Washington went 10-8 overall and 6-4 in Centennial Conference play last spring, reaching the Centennial Conference Tournament for the sixth time in seven years. 

Seniors Campbell McNicol (Mill Beck, NY/St. George's School) and Kat Cohen (Springfield, MA/Williston-Northampton School) are serving as the team's captains. McNicol earned All-Centennial Conference honorable mention in singles last spring, going 5-6 at No. 2 and 5-2 at No. 3.  Cohen was named the team's Most Improved Player last spring, going 5-3 at No. 3 singles, 2-0 at No. 4, and 6-1 at No. 5.  Together, McNicol and Cohen were 11-7 in doubles, including an 11-6 mark at No. 2.

Also back is junior Amy Stevens (Street, MD/North Harford). Stevens went 3-4 at No. 6 singles and 3-14 overall in singles last spring.  She also had six wins at No. 3 doubles. 

Freshmen April Weaver (Perrysburg, OH/Perrysburg), Marielle McIntyre (Bethelehem, PA/Freedom), and Gyeyeon Kang (Seoung Nam Si, South Korea/Westhill [CT]) made their collegiate debuts in the fall at the ITA Southeast Regionals. Weaver teamed with Cohen to win the Blue 2 Draw of doubles and went 2-2 in the Championship Draw of singles.  McIntyre went 2-2 in Blue 2 singles, while Kang went a perfect 4-0 to win Blue 6 singles. 

David Donn is in his second year as the Shorewomen's head coach and also welcomes back second-year assistant coach Lauren Donnelly.

The Shorewomen open their spring schedule March 2nd with a non-conference match at Goucher College.  They will open their home schedule six days later against St. Mary's College of Maryland.  Their schedule includes seven teams ranked in the Atlantic South Region Preseason Top 20 - Johns Hopkins, Swarthmore, Dickinson, and Haverford within the Centennial Conference and non-conference opponents Mary Washington, Salisbury, and Christopher Newport.  Also on the schedule is a match against The College of New Jersey, ranked 12th in the Northeast region.

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