Fairfield University Women’s Tennis enhances the college experience of our varsity student-athletes, providing them with opportunities to excel athletically and academically. Friends of Women’s Tennis provides the program with the basic necessities to help them play at the highest levels of collegiate competition.
Hello Friends, Family, and Alumni!
I hope that all of you have enjoyed the summer months and are excited for another year of Stags women’s tennis. I’m reaching out to give you a preview of the upcoming fall season.
As always, the summer is full of recruiting showcases and tournaments for seeking future Stags to continue the great tradition that all of you have built.
We have a number of tournaments lined up including the ITA regional at Penn, the Army Invite, and the QU Invite. In addition, we have a home match vs. Providence on Thursday, September 28th at 3:00 pm, MAAC foe Rider on Wednesday, October 4th at 2:00 pm at home, and a match at Hofstra on Saturday, October 14th at noon. It would be great if you have time to stop by and catch one of the matches this fall. The team always loves when our friends pay us a visit.
We are fortunate to have our entire team back from last year, minus our lone senior and doubles specialist, Karen McKeough, who is now part of our amazing alumni network. With the whole team coming back we have one new face this fall and a new assistant coach.
I’m very excited to announce that Nolan Paige has agreed to be our men’s and women’s assistant coach. Many of you know Nolan as the son of former head coach, Ed Paige. However, Nolan was also one of the top players in the country in juniors and college at Stanford University. He was playing some pro-level tournaments and living in Fairfield, so when I approached him with this opportunity, he jumped at the chance to help the Stags! Nolan will be a huge asset to both programs.
Our lone freshman this year is Anna Komer from Venetia, Pennsylvania. Although Anna is our only newcomer, she brings a lot of talent with her. She is from the talent-rich Pittsburgh area and has a ton of potential. She has an excellent all-around game and I expect her to jump right in and compete for a spot in the lineup.
This is one of the more focused teams I have ever had the privilege of coaching, and their eyes are focused on our goal of winning the MAAC title in 2018! We made huge strides last year, jumping into the top 4 in the MAAC with a very young team. Now with more experience and improved depth, I expect that we will be a force in the MAAC.
Each year we need your help to make sure that we give our team the best possible experience. This past year we were able to reach our dollar goal of $4,000, and I want to thank all of you again on behalf of the team! We also reached our new donor goal of 20. However, with success comes new goals, and this year we have set the fundraising donor goal at 50 and a dollar goal of $6,000. Please remember that these donations will help pay for our team’s travel, equipment, and lodging while on the road. Even a $25 or $50 donation will help us reach our goals, and help our student-athletes in achieving their championship dreams. Hopefully, you will be able to give back to our tennis program— a program that gave so much to you during your time at Fairfield.
As always, thank you for your continued support of our women’s tennis program. Without each of you, we wouldn’t be able to give our student-athletes all that they deserve. I look forward to seeing many of you this fall!
Men’s & Women’s Tennis Head Coach
Friends of Women’s Tennis has set a fundraising goal of 50 donors and $6,000. Donations made before June 30, 2018 will go towards the programs current use fund, contributions that immediately benefit our most pressing program necessities and enhancements. By making a gift of any amount, you can provide Women’s Tennis with a competitive edge.
Travel & Recruiting
For more information about Friends of Fairfield Athletics, or giving a gift to Women’s Tennis, please call Rachel Kavanagh at 203-254-4000, ext. 2392 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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