Opening Serve: The Mount St. Mary's women's tennis team will compete in the Mount Invitational this weekend at the MSM Tennis Courts. The tournament will feature four flights of singles action and two flights of doubles. The other teams participating are Morgan State, Loyola and Bucknell. The tournament kicks off Friday at 3:30.
Quick Hits on the Tiger Classic: The women participated in the Tiger Classic last weekend at Towson. The Mount played Delaware, St. Joe's and Towson. The matches did not count toward their overall record.
About Last Year: The Mount comes into this year after posting a 12-8 record last year, and going 4-2 in NEC play. The team finished the season on a high note, defeating 5-0 in the consolation round of the NEC Tournament.
Same Old, Same Old: The Mount returns all but one starter from last year. The starting five all return from last year, minus Lauren Clark (Colt's Neck, NJ/ Red Bank Catholic). The team features a slew of veteran experience, with five upperclassmen. The team is spear headed by seniors Kelly Conroy (Tallahassee, Fla./ John Paul II), Renee Deane (Cape Coral, Fla./ Cape Coral), and Carly Landini (Newark, Del./ Archmere Academy).
Dynamic Duo: The duo of juniors Sam Pinchoff (Sylvan Lake, Mich./ West Bloomfield) and Liz Rossi (Flanders, NY/ Bishop McGann-Mercy) helped the Mount to their 12-8 record last year. Pinchoff played No.1 singles and finished up with 9-13 record, and Rossi posted an 11-7 record in the No. 5 spot.
Milestone Watch: Senior Kelly Conroy is 26 singles wins away from becoming the all-time wins leader for singles in a career. Last season she posted a 19-4 record. Conroy, along with her doubles partner Sam Pinchoff, are only six wins away from all-time doubles team wins. The tandem posted a 13-5 mark last year.
Up Next: The Mount will travel to Shepherd on Tuesday. The match is scheduled to start at 3:00 PM.