Tennis prepares to kick off fall season

Interim Head Coach Jorge Caetano is ready for a strong and positive season as the women’s tennis team gears up for the first match of the season.

As defending OVC Champions, Caetano has been preparing for what he hopes to be another OVC Championship season.

Rising senior Andrea Eskauriatza is going into her second season as a Racer and is passionate about defending the title as OVC champions.

“I’m excited; we have a really good team,” Eskauriatza said. “Since we are defending champions it makes the season that much more exciting.”

Caetano graduated from Murray State after playing tennis for three years and was a volunteer assistant coach for three years.

“We have a really strong team this season,” Caetano said. “Last fall went well and being defending OVC champions just makes us ready to work hard for that again.”

With six returning women and two new team members, the women’s team has been conditioning all summer and has been practicing several days a week to prepare for the year. Caetano says their goal is to work hard, try their best and just have a good time on the court.

“We’re really excited he’s our coach,” Eskauriatza said. “We feel really good about him and even though it’s different than last year, for sure, we’ve been working on a lot of physical conditioning and in some ways this season is looking better than last year.”

Caetano says his team has been practicing five days on the court and five days off the court. The five days outside the tennis court are focused on strength and conditioning workouts. He says this will help prepare the team for the back-to-back weekend matches that the spring season will bring.

The Racers play this weekend at Kennesaw State in Georgia before moving on to regionals against Jacksonville State at Kenlake State Park Oct. 17-21.

 

Staff Report