Written by: Lia Armistead, Asst. Sports Editor
The Valdosta State women’s tennis team ended their season on April 19 after just barely losing to No. 2 Shorter College, 2-5, in the Gulf South Conference Tournament.
The Lady Blazers put up a good fight throughout the tournament, winning 5-2 against No. 6 North Alabama.
Although the team did not have the best season that they had hoped for, with a record of 10-13, its teamwork and enthusiasm showed through the entire season.
“When we first started the season, I felt like we had one of the best teams we’ve ever had at Valdosta State,” said head coach John Hansen.
The season got off to a rough start for the Lady Blazers, after losing two players, ***, due to injuries, causing the team to come from behind during every single match. However, the team pushed through the obstacles and tried its best throughout the entire season, keeping up with some of the best teams in the nation and still ended up being nationally ranked.
“The best part of the season was the team bonding,” Hansen said. “There were a couple of wins at the beginning of the season that let us know we still have something.”
The 2015 women’s tennis team has become one of the closest teams throughout the season, each and every player bonding together.
As the season comes to an end and seniors graduate, this season’s women’s tennis team will be one of the most memorable, with the bonding of the team and the success of becoming nationally ranked.