Women's Tennis Begins Fall Slate Today at Bowling Green Invitational
TOLEDO, OH - The Toledo women's tennis team kicks off their fall slate of tournaments at the Bowling Green Invitational today. The tournament will run all day Friday and Saturday at Keefe Courts on the campus of Bowling Green. Nine teams will participate, including Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Cleveland State, Duquesne, IPFW, IUPUI, Miami and Xavier.
There will be seven singles and four doubles flights. No team scores will be kept during play, but individual flight champions will be crowned.
"I've been pleased with the effort in practice," Head Coach Tracy Mauntler said. "I know the team is ready to get started. This weekend will be a good measure as to where we stand at this early point in the fall season."
Mauntler enters her ninth season as the women's tennis head coach and looks to rebound from a 9-13 overall record last spring. UT will have to overcome some inexperience after losing No. 1 singles and All-MAC second team performer Kelsey Anonsen. Anonsen, now a student-assistant coach, went 20-11 last year in singles play.
The Rockets return four players with Silvia Carvajal as the lone senior. Junior Chrissy Coffman and sophomores Pia Rygh and Lexy Pitt are the other three returners.
This fall will also mark the debuts of three highly-touted freshmen. Katelyn Nguyen, Mackenzie Bowman and Emily Mazzola were four-star recruits coming out of high school and should make an immediate impact for UT.
Mauntler said she has been particularly impressed with Pitt and Bowman leading up to this weekend.
"They are in terrific mental and physical shape right now," she said. "I see them setting the tone for the rest of the team."