Queens of the Court

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After finishing last year with an overall record of 20-7, which included an ECC Championship and a fourth consecutive NCAA Sweet 16 Appearance, the women’s tennis team is back in action and ready to defend their champion title!

For the second year in a row, the women’s tennis team has been selected by the league’s coaches as unanimous favorites to win the East Coast Conference Women’s Tennis Championship. The team has five returning players from last year’s team, along with many new faces including junior transfer from California University of Pennsylvania, Lena Dimmer.

Dimmer was announced the Preseason Player of the Year for 2016. Last year, she compiled a 20-7 singles record and a 25-4 doubles mark to earn All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) West First Team honors. Dimmer was No. 24 in the ITA Division II National Singles Rankings after finishing the year ranked No. 31 as well as No. 13 in doubles, and seeks to continue her legacy here at NYIT.

“My individual goal for this season at NYIT is to win ITA’s in singles and doubles,” says Dimmer. “I adapted pretty easily to the new team because we have good team spirit and everyone motivates each other!”

With many new players on the team, the line up has changed all across the board; but with hard work, determination, and a lot of practice, the team has learned how to play together and anticipate each other’s moves on the court. So far, the hard work has paid off for the Bears

From September 30th to October 3rd, NYIT hosted the Division II ITA Oracle Cup East Region Championships and came out strong in the tournament. Gabriella Siembab was the Singles Champion of the tournament while she and Karolina Pondusova came out as the Doubles Champion.

With much success in the season thus far, the team strives to continue their success and reach new heights for this season. “Our main focus is to stay the best team in the region and win the ECC championship,” says Senior Melanie Benyadi. “We want to earn a better draw so that we have a better chance of going to nationals in the spring.”

It is exhilarating to watch this talented championship team compete to defend their reigning title and to possibly earn a spot in the nationals! To follow up on NYIT Women’s Tennis, visit nyitbears.com and follow @nyitbears on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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