On October 13, ENC women’s tennis finished their season with an overall record of 4-11, and 1-7 in conference. The new team this year lost only two players from last year, the team of eight consisting of five returners, and three freshman.
One of these returners is team captain Junior Lindsey Steelman. Steelman says her goal for the team is “to win one more conference match than last year.” Steelman achieved this personal goal with a conference record of 3-4 this past season playing number 2 singles, compared to her sophomore conference record of 2-6. Steelman, along with her doubles partner Sophomore Adele Duval, playing number 1 doubles, received All-Commonwealth Coast Conference 2nd team honors for doubles, improving from their 3rd team doubles naming after the 2015 season.
Duval received All-Commonwealth Coast Conference 2nd team honors in singles for her second season in a row. When asked what her goals were for this season, Duval replied, “to know that I at least attempted to play my best, and to be a leader on the team.” Duval’s regular season record of 7-6 compared to her freshman season of 6-10 playing number 1 singles shows her attempt to improve.
Approaching the end of the season, the teams were looking toward making play-offs, having only to defeat Wentworth after a win over Curry, but the Lions couldn’t quite clench the win. They finished off their fall slate with a 7-2 setback at Bridgewater State on October 13.
As reported by the ENC athletics department, the women’s tennis team will return to action in March as it takes its annual spring break to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.