Women's Tennis Opens its 2017 Campaign on Saturday

Women's Tennis Opens its 2017 Campaign on Saturday

Patchogue, NY| The St. Joseph's College (L.I) women's tennis team looks to bounce back in 2017 after suffering a 5-2 defeat to Farmingdale St. in the Skyline Conference Championship last season.

In his 15th season at St. Joseph's College, head coach Glenn Nathan has his sights set on a conference title. In a poll voted on by the Skyline Conference's coaches, the women's tennis team is slated to finish in third. The returning Skyline Champion Farmingdale St. received seven first place votes and finished first.

Women's Tennis Coaches Poll - Points
1. Farmingdale State * (5) - 35
2. Yeshiva (1) - 31
3. St. Joseph's-Long Island - 27
4. Purchase - 20
5. Mount Saint Mary - 17
6. St. Joseph's-Brooklyn - 9
7. Sarah Lawrence – 8

First-place votes in parentheses    
*Defending champion

The Golden Eagles saw their three top players depart last season and welcome back six returners, including Skyline All-Conference Second-Team selection Victoria Panicola.

Coach Nathan adds a pair of new recruits to in Erin Hickey, Caroline Rina Mandora

Coach Nathan and his team will begin their 2017 season on Saturday, September 2 when they host William Paterson at 1 PM.

The most anticipated match of the season will be played on September 27, when the Golden Eagles seek revenge in a home match vs. Farmingdale. That game is scheduled to start at 5 PM

The Skyline Conference Championship Tournament will begin on Wednesday, October 18 and runs until Sunday, October 22.