2018 Tennis Outlook
The Saint Mary’s tennis team continued their winning tradition in 2017 and have their sights set on more success in 2018. The team looks to build upon four consecutive MIAA Tournament appearances while striving for their highest finish in conference competition since the conference moved to a top-four end of season tournament in 2012.
Seniors Maddie Minaudo ’18 and Kelsey Kopf ’18 along with juniors Monica Davy ’19 and Elizabeth Preister ’19 bring a wealth of experience back to the court this year. Minaudo has been a steady force for the Belles and has collected nearly 70 singles and doubles wins combined over her career. Kopf is fresh off of her most successful season to-date after posting 15 wins in her junior year.
Davy has amassed 50 wins and was twice tabbed as an All-MIAA performer for the Belles. The junior added an MIAA Player of the Week honor to her accolades a season ago. Preister holds a 28-5 career record in singles competition for the Belles and has added nine doubles wins.
Collectively, the senior and junior classes for Saint Mary’s have over 170 wins to their names, and that success and experience will be vital to the Belles moving ahead in the spring 2018 season. Several newcomers are eager to join the team’s winning tradition and will help the Belles work toward their goals in the year ahead.
The Belles open their spring season with a road match at Aquinas on February 10 and host both Wittenberg and Saint Francis (Ind.) on February 17. The team begins conference play on March 28 when they travel to Trine.