The ETSU women’s tennis team faced two opponents this past weekend, defeating both.
The Bucs played Belmont and breezed past them Jan. 31. They defeated Austin-Peay Feb. 1 to bring their record on the season to 4-0.
Senior captain Jessica Brumit felt prepared to go after the last week’s victories.
“Last weekend was really important to get the first weekend out of the way but now we feel really good going into the next match,” Brumit said. “We’ve been practicing hard working on a few of the points that we struggled on last weekend and so we feel ready to go now.”
Belmont proved to be an easy opponent for the Bucs as ETSU managed to get the double points and five of the six singles points, the end score being 6-1. ETSU also pulled a very convincing 7-0 win over Austin Peay that further extends its dominance in the tennis world.
So far the Bucs are undefeated and are looking ahead to conference play.
“I think we have prepared well for the season and with a couple of matches under our belt we are gaining more confidence,” ETSU head coach Travis Sandlant said. “At this stage the girls are getting healthy and we have trained over Christmas break so I think this presents a great opportunity for us to come into the Southern Conference.”
ETSU has put together a string of excellent performances since beginning its spring season. Every single opponent who has come to compete against them has fallen short and been defeated.
“We are trying to build a winning program,” Sandlant said. “We have recruited some talented girls who put forth a great work effort. I have great faith in the girls on the roster to perform well.”
The tennis team takes on UT-Martin on Feb. 8 where it will hope to continue this great run of form. This will give the team time to recover from its last few matches and train to prepare for the upcoming conference season.