Bears hoping to hold court

Contributing Writer
Saturday, September 24, 2011

After finishing fourth in the Ivy League last year, the women’s tennis team is ready to redeem itself this season.

The team will test its mettle at the Brown Invitational Sept. 23-24, in its opening tournament of the fall campaign.

Five of the top six players from last year have returned this season — Julie Flanzer ’12, Michalina Misia Krasowski ’13, Casey Herzberg ’12, Jessica Harrow ’14 and Elle Caldwell ’14. Four first-years are expected to contribute and compete for the sixth spot in singles play.

“Our returners have come back better than they left, and our freshmen are very strong,” said Assistant Coach Cecily Dubusker.

Krasowski echoed her coach’s sentiment, citing “an increase in the level of maturity that the returning players have in their attitude towards practice and competition.”

“We have great freshmen that will add a lot of depth to our lineup,” she added.

Dubusker acknowledged the tough competition the team will face this season. “All teams we play are working extremely hard to separate from the pack,” she said.

“We all are striving to win the Ivy League Championship and also get into the NCAA tournament,” Harrow said. “Every match counts, and there is not just one person who can win it for the team.”


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