Women’s tennis stays positive through injuries

Senior Stacie Cressman returns a serve in a match.  Photo provided

Senior Stacie Cressman returns a serve in a match.
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While students are still adjusting to the new academic year, the women’s tennis team is almost half-way through their season.

The lady Foresters were hit hard both last season and the start of this season with injuries. Even so, Coach Roger Ferguson is positive about this team’s potential.

“Every year the expectations are high. If we can get everybody back, everyone on the court then we’ll be fine,” Ferguson said.

Senior Stacie Cressman said that most of her favorite memories from her time as a lady Forester has been the moments spent off the court with the team.

“My favorite time of the season is at the start during preseason week,” Cressman said, “after practices we do different activities together each night.”

It’s these team bonding activities that build unity and friendship within the team.

Freshman Morgan Bemisderfer chose to attend and play tennis at the university because of the positive atmosphere.

“I loved the girls and I loved the coaches,” Bemisderfer said.

The team is composed of four seniors, one sophomore, and two freshmen. They are currently 3-2 in conference play.

Even with the injuries, these lady foresters are ready for the rest of the season.

“I hope to win some serious titles with my teammates,” Bemisderfer said.

One goal for the team is to do well in this year’s Crossroads League Tournament.

“The thing with conference is if you get to the tournament, just get there, then the fun starts,” Ferguson said.

The Foresters next match is against Marian University at Marian on Sept. 20 at 3 p.m.

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