“I wanted to win not for myself, really, but for the team overall,” Phillips said. “Having all my teammates on the next court over watching me and screaming for me after every point didn’t really make me nervous. It honestly just made me really excited to be out there and just be playing on behalf of my team and just trying to do everything for them to win.”
Coming off of a dominant fall season, the Washington University men’s tennis team is hoping to bring the same energy to their spring games. In an interview with Student Life, junior Gaurav Singh gave insight into what he is looking forward to this spring
The men’s tennis team capped off the regular season with an 11-1 record, losing only to Division I University of Memphis in the first match of the season and earning an at-large bid to the NCAA regional tournament.
“I believe and this team believes that we can win a championship this year,” sophomore Abhi Ramireddy said.
The team is nearing the end of the regular season, and they have high hopes for the postseason.
Altmeyer has not lost since joining the Bears from Colby College. He says this is one of the strongest teams Wash. U. has had in years.
Many Bears teams have found their stride as the weather starts to warm.
The Washington University tennis teams encountered success this weekend, as both the men and women beat DePauw University in Forest Park on Saturday afternoon and the men defeated Maryville University at home at the Tao Tennis Center Monday.
Last summer, Daniel Li chose to step back from school for the year. He told Student Life about his experience of the last few months in a December phone call.
After an Achilles injury disrupted the Men’s Tennis team’s momentum during the national indoor championships, they never recovered.
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