We have solid showing in ITA's; clearly a stronger and improved team as all players won at least one match. JaHaun Freeman-Clark showed she is a true #1 player in extending #3 seed 7-5, 6-2 in her second match. Groover is Finalist in B Draw.
Go to Conference 7th seed, lose to #2 Rhodes; drop a close one to #6 Centre 5-3, defeat Hendrix for 7th place.
#4 Trish Groover make Honorable Mention All- SAA
#5 Kate Siess named Honorable Mention All-SAA
Seeded 9th; defeat #8 Austin College; lose to #1 Trinity, Drop 5/6 to BSC in a close one, lose to Rhodes in 7/8 playoff and finish 8th. Up a spot from last year!
Post Season Highlights
Soph Trisch Groover and JR Kate Siess named Honorable Mention All-Conference
Soph Caffrey Francis selected All-Conference;
Sr Jayme Danielson selected Honorable Mention for 3rd consecutive year despite missing 2/3 of season w/ injury!
Jayme Danielson MVP 2012
Tricia Groover Most Improved Player 2012
Kate Siess Stormiest Petrel 2012
September 2013 ITA
Freshman JaHaun Freeman-Clark defeats Rhodes #2 in 3 sets in first round, loses to highly ranked Kim Wa 7-5,6-2. Freeman-Clark/Walker won 1st rd doubles, lost to seeded Emory Team. Francis/Wilcox made finals A Draw consolation.
Tricia Groover defeated 3 opponents and was Finalist in the B Draw. We had a good showing as all seven girls won at least one match. We won't sneak up on anyone now!
Lost to #2 Rhodes, drop close one to #6 Center, defeat Hendrix finish 7th.
Defeated #8 Austin, lost to #1 Trinity; lost to BSC, lost to Rhodes to finish 8th.
Soph Trischa Groover Honorable Mention All-Conference
Jr Kate Siess Honorable Mention All-Conference
Caffrey Francis make All-Conference
Jayme Danielson Honorable Mention for 3rd year!
Tricia Groover Most Improved Player
Kate Siess Stormiest Petrel
Francis ranked #23 in Atlantic South
Due to her strong showing in the ITA Regional, Caffrey Francis was ranked #23 in the Atlantic South region of NCAA d3 tennis.
Coach Howell inducted into the USPTA-Southern Tennis Hall of Fame;
Selected SAA Men's Coach of the Year
Coach Howell was inducted into the Ga Tennis Hall of Fame in 2010. He has over 35 years of tennis teaching/coaching experience, having worked with over 10 former All-Americans during his career. As a player, he was ranked #5 nationally by the USTA in the 35's and 40's, and has been selected GA. Pro of the Year four times, and Sr. Player of the Year twice. He founded the GA Professional Tennis Association. Coach Howell was MVP and Captain of his Vanderbilt Team in 1970-71. His mens' regular season record is 103-62 and women's is 82 -97 over the past 9 years. He believes in being a positive coach and offers shortcuts to playing better faster! Coach Howell is determined to continue the progress the teams made this past year, by recruiting players with upside potential who really enjoy playing. The immediate goal is winning in the tough SAA Conference by recruiting players like you!