Serving It Up This Fall

By Christopher Jennings ~ Assistant Copy Editor

Tennis players rest on a bench between sets
Tennis Players sitting. Image From https://www.lynchburgsports.com/sports/wten/2020-21/releases/20210714m9d6uk

Down on the courts of the University of Lynchburg’s Women’s Tennis Team  hopes to tie up unfinished business. As with most college spring sports, COVID took away their 2020 spring season, and with COVID guidelines being heavily enforced in the spring of 2021, there was much uncertainty around the season. 

The senior class is headlined by Alissa Anderson, the team’s captain. Anderson has been recognized as one of the best in the ODAC as well as the state earning All-ODAC and All-State recognitions during her tenure at Lynchburg.

The fall season offers plenty of encouragement for the Hornets as they will compete in three competitions including a home match against Covenant on October 2, 2021.

Anderson says, “The fall is a great opportunity to hit a lot of balls and develop chemistry that is unmatched to others and that is because we are always with each other.”

Chemistry is what helps successful teams bloom and  much of the team’s success in the past few years is due to Anderson’s leadership.

Junior Grace Teefey says, “Alissa does a great job communicating on and off the court and makes everyone feel welcomed while leading the team through competitions.”

The women’s team will look to challenge themselves this fall with highly anticipated games with opponents like  Washington and Lee University.

Anderson adds, “The fall offers a great opportunity to compete against other quality teams so that come January the girls are ready to roll.” 

To learn more about Lynchburg’s  women’s tennis team, visit https://www.lynchburgsports.com/sports/wten/index 

Alissa Anderson. Photo Courtesy of Lynchburg Athletics/Lauren Anderson 

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