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Nicholls tennis prepared for the challenge as conference play begins

March 1, 2018

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Photo by: geauxcolonels.com

Results from the first stretch of the 2018 season for the Nicholls State University men’s and women’s tennis teams have varied for each team. Through six games played, the men’s team sits with a record of 2-4. After a 2-0 start, the men’s team has hit a rough stretch, having dropped four straight matches. The women’s team has found more success with a record of 5-2, including a 4-1 record at home.

CONFERENCE COMPETITION

Both teams faced similar results when they kicked off Southland Conference play in Monday’s matches against Abilene Christian University. The women’s team fell to the Wildcats by a score of 2-5. The men’s team likewise struggled, dropping the match 1-6.

For the women’s team, Marina Vigil, a business freshman from Gijon, Spain, explained that the team will be ready as it gets into the thick of Southland Conference play.

“We have seen some conference players last semester, so we know what to expect,” Vigil said. “We believe in our team and we are sure we are going to do our best this semester.”

UPCOMING MATCHES

The women’s team kicked off a three-game road trip when they traveled to take on Southern Mississippi University on Wednesday, Feb. 28, where they picked up a strong 4-3 win. The team will have a four-game stretch of non-conference matches before they are faced with a stretch of seven Southland Conference opponents in a row.

“We are ready to compete. In the environment that we are in right now, it is really hard not to be ready,” Vigil said. “Once we get on court, we know we have to do our best.”

The men’s team will embark on a three-game, non-conference stretch before heading into conference play, starting with a game against Jacksonville State University on Saturday, March 3.

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