2018 Women's Tennis Outlook

2018 Women's Tennis Outlook

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's tennis team will look for its largest first-year class in seven seasons to bolster a veteran roster that counts regulars at five singles and three doubles positions from last fall among its returners in 2018.

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach:
Mark Ellingson (3rd Year)
Assistant Coach: Ryan Magee '11 (7th Year)

LAST YEAR
2017 Overall Record:
4-10
2017 Northeast-10 Conference Record: 3-9

THIS YEAR
Returners:
7
First-Years: 4

FAST FACTS
Fielded a roster in 2017 that counted only one competitor with more than one season of college experience ... returns regulars from No. 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 singles, as well as five of six doubles regulars ... four first-years are program's most since 2011 (6) ... based on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) scoring changes, doubles matches will end upon one team winning six games, instead of eight, and only one doubles point will be up for grabs based on a school winning at least two matches there.

KEY DATES
Saint Michael's opens the season by hosting Roberts Wesleyan College on Sept. 7 to kick off a three-match weekend that includes its NE10 opener at nationally-ranked Stonehill College the next day ... that is the first of the Purple Knights' two opponents which qualified for the 2018 NCAA Tournament  ... NCAA qualifier Adelphi University (Oct. 7) is the middle foe of a regular-season-ending five-match homestand ... two other regionally-ranked squads dot the ledger, with Le Moyne College (road, Sept. 30) and Southern New Hampshire University (home, Oct. 13) appearing ... the top six teams in the final regular-season standings begin NE10 Championship play on Oct. 24.

SENIORS (3)

  • Katie Costa (Old Saybrook, Conn./Old Saybrook Senior) | captain | 4 wins | 1 singles win (No. 5/6) | 3 doubles wins (No. 3)
  • Margaret de Pont (Norton, Mass./Bishop Feehan) | 8 overall wins in first season of college tennis | 2 singles wins (No. 1/2) | 6-8 No. 1 doubles
  • Anna Schneider (Westbrook, Conn./Westbrook) | 5 overall wins in first season of college tennis | 3 singles wins (No. 5/6) | 2-2 No. 3 doubles

JUNIORS (3)

  • Abby Ramsay (Bedford, N.H./Bedford) | 9 overall wins | 3 singles wins (No. 1/2) | 6-8 No. 2 doubles
  • Caroline Sumner (Needham, Mass./Needham) | captain | 12-13 overall | 5-7 singles (No. 4/5) | 7-6 No. 2 doubles
  • Autumn Tamlyn (Silver Bay, N.Y./Queensbury) | did not make any appearances in first season of college tennis

SOPHOMORES (1)

  • Melissa Wood (Stratham, N.H./Exeter) | 9-12 overall | 7-6 singles (No. 2-4) | 2 doubles wins (No. 2/3)

FIRST-YEARS (4)