Women's tennis looks to improve on 2003 season
By Molly Burnell, Sports Information Assistant
September 3, 2004
First year women's tennis coach Jessica Grandey looks to guide the Beavers on their quest to improve on the 2003 season Last season the team finish the year with a 3-9 record and an eighth place finish in the Heartland Conference. The 2004 edition of the team returns several key players to the line up, and will be adding a core group of first year newcomers.
Returning for the Beavers this season will be All-HCAC, and HCAC freshman-of-the-year, sophomore Jenna Liechty (Goshen, Ind./Bethany). Last season Liechty was the top singles player for the Beavers as she accumulated a 5-7 record in dual matches. Liechty will look to improve on her record this year and be a force once again for Bluffton on the court.
Also returning in 2004 for the Beavers is the team's lone senior Stephanie Keefe (Tiffin/Calvert). Keefe will bring the experience of a veteran player to the squad this year. Junior Kara Shrock (Middlebury, Ind./Northridge) and sophomore Lisa Cherry (Waterville/Anthony Wayne) will also look to help lead the team this season.
With the addition of four first year players to the team, Kathleen Tebbe (Lexington, Tenn./Memorial), Chelsey Person (Bellefontaine/Bellefontaine), Kelly Metzger (Bluffton/Bluffton), and Bree Fetterman (North Royalton/Padua Franciscan) the Beavers look to make great slams in 2004.