Young women’s tennis team looks to improve on last year’s success


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The women’s tennis team returns to the courts as the 20th ranked team and look to improve on the ranking.

Last Season Record: 13-7

Last Season UAA Standing: 2-1, Three team tie for second place (Carnegie Mellon, Washington)

Rankings: 20th in Oracle/ITA Division III Women’s Tennis National Rankings. Fourth in the Central Region Preseason Poll

Top Rival: University of Chicago

Returning Seniors: Five

Captain: Fourth-year student Taylor Sweeney

Newcomer: First-year student Jessica Liu

Spring Season Kickoff / First Home Meet: Home vs. Kenyon College, Saturday, Feb. 6

Head Coach: Kirsten Gambrell (Third season)

Team Accolades: Former number 12 overall in Oracle/ITA Division III Women’s Tennis National Ranking for 2015. Two doubles pairs advanced to round of 16 in USTA/ITA Fall Central Region Championships (Taylor Sweeney and Nina Cepeda, Nithya Kanagasegar and Sara Zargham)

Player Accolades: Nithya Kanagasegar: Ranked 15th in Division III in early 2015, third in Central Region. Qualified for Division III Singles Championships 2015, UAA Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week. Michelle Djohan: Second-Team All-UAA Recognition.