By Bronson Canovai
As the William Peace University Men’s Tennis team gets ready for their upcoming first official match on February 28th, there have been things that have affected their preparation.
Over the past few weeks, the weather has stalled multiple practices, forcing the team to practice inside. Last week the teams didn’t even get to see the court due to a winter storm that had covered the tennis courts in a layer of ice.
When asked about the effect that the weather has had on the team, sophomore Michael Savage, said, “It makes me feel unprepared and very nervous about the upcoming match because there are some areas that I need to work on and it is hard to do so without being able to get on the court.”
Although the team has not been able to practice, they have been using their time in the gym to get physically and mentally prepared.
The team has had help from Kevin Rist, Admissions Database Manager. Rist has had the team lifting weights and running, to prepare them for match play.
Savage says that “the workouts have helped me get into shape and have helped me to put more speed in both my step and my swing.”
The team plans to overcome the obstacles and bring home a win on February 28 at Randolph-Macon College.