2018-19 Women’s Tennis Blog

William & Mary

Charlotte MadsonOctober 10, 2018

Hey there, Tribe fans, Charlotte here!I am so honored to be writing our first blog of the year! We have a lot to catch up on…First off, I would like to let everyone know (I’m sure you already do) that we have a brand new coach, Toni Bickford. We are all so happy to welcome her back to the Tribe, and we are so excited to see what is in store for us. We feel like a complete family, once again! After a few weeks with no coaches, Toni has been working with us a lot in order to prepare for our first tournament at ODU.On Friday, Toni showed off her impressive van driving skills as we trekked up to ODU early in the morning for our very first fall tournament. We were almost complete, but Rosie was enjoying the nice Western rays after finishing up at the All-American Tournament. Toni is already one of the girls, so the whole van ride up consisted of funny banter and getting to know each other more. Friday’s play consisted of doubles against VT and singles against UVA. Doubles came down to an exciting tie-break at number 1 doubles (Lauren and Clara). Although we did not get the win, we were all proud of the way they both fought. In singles, we all had to shake off a little rust, but we managed to get a few great wins under our belts. Our freshie, Mila, took care of business and won in what seemed like a blink of an eye! We were all so happy she got her first college win and that she was so confident on court! Another highlight of the day was Lauren’s comeback in the second set tiebreak. She was down 3-6 in the tiebreak but came back to win the match.The next day …

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