Chris Jennings ~ Assistant Copy Editor
The Hornets have been perfect so far this year on the tennis courts, but that has not come without a couple tight contests including their most recent one against Shenandoah University where the ladies edged out the “other” Hornets 5-4. The women have been on a roll this year by winning all five of their matches.
Senior Alissa Anderson said, “I feel like we started to click at the end of last year but fell short in the semifinals of ODACs. This year, we picked up the momentum and are continuing to build off of it.”
The Hornets take their unbeaten record down to Hilton Head, S.C., next week for their annual spring break trip. The Hornets will have four tough opponents next week including Concordia Wisconsin, Millikin, Carroll, and St. Mary’s.
Junior Alexa Hardesty said, “This trip is a great moment in the season for us. This is how we became really close my freshman year, and I know from stories that the team always gets better because of the trip.”
This will be the first trip for the team since 2020 when the pandemic began.
Anderson said, “Spring break has always been my favorite time of the year and the season. I feel like this is how we grow as a team and become the best we can be. I think so far this year the team has had some very good wins then we have had wins that we needed to gut out.”
The Hornets have had two contests where they edged the opponent out 5-4 and then have only dropped two games in the other three contests.
Hardesty said, “In order to be a good team, you have to have some good players but you also need depth and be able to grit out some wins.”
The Hornets will be in South Carolina during spring break before returning to Lynchburg to take on Sweet Briar on Mar. 22, 2022, at 1:00 pm.