GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota women's tennis team finished out their 2017 season by making it to their first ever Big Sky tournament in program history.
The Fighting Hawks claimed the No. 6 seed after finishing conference play with a record of 4-7. They finished with an overall mark of 8-16, which is tremendously improved from last year's record of 3-18.
“The women's team had a break through season; reaching the conference tournament for the first time since entering the Big Sky Conference,” says Head Coach Tom Wynne. “The team was very resilient after losing their top player early in the year, yet coming back to get key wins over Montana and Southern Utah.”
Some other highlights from the season include some big regional wins over South Dakota State and Nebraska Omaha.
Senior Faith Lee finished her career with the most doubles wins of any UND women's player in the program's Division-I era. With 37 doubles victories, Lee eclipsed the previous mark of 35, posted by Callie Ronkowski.
In addition, freshman Alex Revenig had a stellar year for UND. She went 7-4 in Big Sky singles play, winning her first six conference singles matches to start the season.
With what the team accomplished this year, the Fighting Hawks have potential for another great season in 2018.