Washington, DC- Head Coach Theodore Mahaffey announced the 2019 Women's Tennis schedule and welcomed two new additions to the roster.
The lady firebirds have four returning players, Seniors Marija Milic and Estefania Castrillon; Junior Simoné Pärn and Sophomore Joanna Skrzypczynska. They also welcome two freshmen players Sofia Bellucco and Izabella Bilecova.
Last year's team finished the season with an overall mark of 9-3 and earned a bid to the ECC Championships tournament as the No. 3 seed. They eventually fell to the No. 2 seed NYIT in the semifinals 4-3.
Simoné Pärn earned first team all-conference honors and was ranked 6thin the ITA East Region Women's Singles, while teammate Marija Milic earned second team all-conference and was ranked 18thin women's singles. The team ranked 7thoverall in the NCAA Division II East Region.
The Firebirds will compete in 12 matches this Fall with the hopes of returning to the ECC Championships. They will head to NY to face off against Damen college on September 6thand Roberts Wesleyan on the 7th. A week later they will compete in the ITA East Regional Championships.
Their next two games will be played at Home as they face off against Frostburg on the 22ndand St. Thomas Aquinas on the 26th. They will head back out on the road on the 29thto play Wilmington, to finish out September.
In their first four games of October they will face off against Usciences, Shephard, Stonehill and Bentley and face off against Molly and Queens College on the 18th& 19th.
If all goes well the Firebirds will also compete in the ECC Championships on the 25th& 26th.
"I am very excited for the 2019-20 season," said Head Coach Theodore Mahaffey. "We had a solid 2018-19 campaign and the team is looking forward to building on the successes of last season. Sofia and Izabella are strong additions to an already solid core."