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Wittenberg tennis teams ready for 2010 spring season

Thomas Fisher

Issue date: 2/25/10 Section: Sports
The 2010 Wittenberg men's tennis team will look to keep improving and be amongst the top of the North Coast Athletic Conference this spring. Head coach Justin Stuckey, in his second season, hopes to continue the program's success and add onto the strong 15-8 record the team posted in last season.

Junior captain Bobby Fisher and freshman Sergio Fishkin will lead the way for the Tigers. Fisher consistently took the second position in singles last season and paired with Brad Seymour for the number one doubles pair on the team last year. Fishkin is certainly making a name for himself, as he was the number one singles player and teamed up with senior Rob Lehner for the number one doubles pair this past fall season.

Following Fisher and Fishkin is a strong trio of three more co-captains, who will provide some more leadership and strength. Sophomore captain Stephane Antwi took the third position in the 2008-2009 season for singles, and paired up with a variety of people in doubles, filled the second spot a number of times. Antwi has also had a phenomenal start to the season, as he has been in the second spot in every match he has played in the fall.

Junior captain Andy Lamb has been solid for Wittenberg, as he has a very strong doubles history with teammates Fisher and Derek De Rie. Senior captain Craig Lods has also been very solid throughout his career at Wittenberg with a number of first position starts in doubles.

Lehner has been a strong force, as he played the number one doubles position this past fall. Lehner will provide additional leadership and depth. Along with Lehner, freshmen Stuart Zorn and Nick Ludwig have made the most of their opportunities this past fall and will provide additional depth for the Tigers.

Sophomores Shaun Byrnes and Nat Bennink and freshman Josh Fridley will provide additional depth for the Tiger rotation.

The spring season includes some tough non-conference matches, including a trip to Hilton Head. The Tiger squad will begin conference play on Feb. 27 against Earlham.
The 2010 Wittenberg women's tennis team, led by head coach Justin Stuckey, looks to continue to be a dominant threat in the NCAC. The Tigers finished with a strong 15-5 record in the 2008-2009 season, and look to continue on pace like that come this spring.

Junior co-captain Jayne Miely will lead the way for this Tiger squad. Miely will play in the number one position as she did this past fall. Miely had an astonishing 13-2 singles record and 15-1 doubles record in the 2008-2009 season.

Senior co-captain Emily Nash and sophomore co-captain Anne Beauch, who pair up for the number one doubles pair, will also be very strong forces for the Tigers. Nash has been very strong for the Tigers throughout her years at Wittenberg, including a solid 10-6 record in the 2008-2009 season. Beauch is young but has filled her role well, leading and playing well so far at Wittenberg.

Junior Rachel Bundy will be another strong force for the Tigers. Bundy consistently started in the second and third positions for both singles and doubles in this past fall season.

Sophomores Jackie Stevens, Alexandra Cummins and Maggie Stewart will also play into the rotation for the Tigers. Stevens has been very solid for the Tigers, as she played the third, fourth, and fifth positions for singles in the fall. She also started in the second position for doubles. Cummins took the fourth and fifth positions in the rotation for the Tigers in the fall and had a winning record in doing so. Stewart played in the fifth and sixth positions in the fall and has also been solid for the Tigers.

Freshmen Kristen Wright and Lisa Berman will also provide depth for the Tigers. Although they had limited time in the fall, they both took advantage of their opportunities and played well.

Senior Sean Delaney, sophomore Kacia Nolan and freshman Kathryn Pintauro will also provide additional depth for the Tiger rotation in the spring

Stuckey looks to have another successful season. The spring season includes some tough non-conference matches, including a trip to Hilton Head. The Tigers are set to begin conference play on March 27 at Wooster.