The women’s tennis team continued its long reign of success at the College in winning their 11th straight NJAC match last season. Since 1982, the Lions have picked up 23 consecutive titles. Last season, the Lions did not drop a single set in NJAC play as they went 30-0 in singles and 15-0 in doubles matches. They posted a 12-2 overall record.
“The only player we lost from last season was senior Jackie Gavornik,” head coach Scott Dicheck said. “Losing her is a big blow in terms of her leadership and desire.”
This season the Lions return junior Christina Contrafatto and sophomore Haley Kutner. Contrafatto was NJAC Player of the Year as she finished the season ranked seventh nationally. She was the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Regional Champion and was named an ITA All-American. Kutner was named the NJAC Rookie of the Year.
Joining the team this year is a talented freshman class. Six girls will join the squad this year and will all have an impact on the team. This includes a nationally ranked player from North Jersey, Jackie Shtemberg, who will challenge to play in one of the top spots this year.