Season Recap: Men’s Tennis

Michael Zipf

The men’s tennis team had a difficult season that was plagued by inexperience. During the month of March, the Wildcats captured key victories over Big East opponents Rutgers and Connecticut. However, during the Big East tournament, the Wildcats struggled, losing to top-ranked Notre Dame 4-0 in the first round and DePaul 4-0 in the first round of the consolation bracket. Hoping to end their season on a high note, the Wildcats continued to struggle as they were defeated 7-0 by UMBC.

The Wildcats were led by junior Sean Daly, who served as the team’s first singles player. In addition, juniors Scott Fahrendorf and Dimitri Chimerakis provided great leadership for a young and inexperienced team as well as solid play. Although they faced many struggles, the Wildcats did flash some signs of brilliance. For example, the Wildcats posted back-to-back victories with a win over Quinnipiac and a shutout victory against Sacred Heart. With every player returning next year, the Wildcats hope to continue to mature and make significant strides.