Jan. 8, 2014
The Siena women's tennis team is less than a month away from its championship spring season, and the team is primed to compete for a spot in the MAAC Championships.
Head coach Andy Christodoulou updates us on the state of the program:
"After the fall season the team is in a good place. We worked extensively on our doubles play. Everyone is committed on and off the court. The fall semester grades were almost perfect, and I am really proud of them. The team GPA is going up.
Staying healthy will be a big ingredient to our championship season. The hope is to have everyone back and to have a full team when everyone returns in late January. This team is a very tight group and they all care about each other. Everyone on the team brings a very positive and high energy. This energy is very contagious, spilling from one student to the next.
The doubles teams for conference play are pretty much set and the singles lineup will be set before we start play. The goal for our team for this season is to play smart, aggressive tennis, attack at the right time, and above all play with composure and utmost sportsmanship.
Carly, our captain, is going to serve the team very well. She is very well organized and always puts her teammates first.
The freshmen know what to expect academically and on the court, and I know they can perform. The first semester is always a big adjustment for the freshmen. The sophomores and juniors will be the glue of this team, they will carry the load. Our goal is to make the playoffs and compete for the MAAC Championship.
Most important here at Siena, every day we aim to learn and improve life skills and have the experience and education of a lifetime."