Nov. 7, 2000
After having two weeks off, the WSU women's tennis team will travel to Palo Alto, Calif. to compete in the ITA Regional Tournament. Their primary goal is to achieve a top ranking, setting them up for the upcoming spring season.
SENIOR ANA MOURA ON THE ITA REGIONALS:
"It's a very tough tournament. We are very excited about it, because that's where you can get an individual and/or team ranking."
GROCE ON PRE-SEASON RANKINGS:
"It's important to be ranked in the preseason because it allows you to move up in the poll when you beat a ranked opponent. If you're not in the top 75 when the season begins, you have to play catch-up all season."
GROCE ON DOUBLES LINE-UPS:
"We had each of the players list three goals they hoped to achieve in doubles at the tournament and who they thought they could achieve these goals with. Based on that, we developed our teams for the tournament this weekend. We wanted them to take some ownership. If they say they can accomplish these goal with these people - then let's do it."
GROCE ON SEASON OUTLOOK:
"I think we're doing very well. We're always experimenting with our doubles combinations. You have to find what works.
FALL TENNIS COMES TO A CLOSE:
The ITA Regional Tournament will bring the fall season to a close. The Cougars will return to action January 12-14, as they kick off their spring season in Seattle competing in the Pac-10 Indoor Championships.
MOURA ON SPRING SEASON OUTLOOK:
"I think we're going to have a lot of upsets. The freshmen are just getting adjusted to college tennis, and I think they are doing well. I think we're going to have a pretty strong team."