After 19 matches, one cross-country trip and many COVID-19 quarantines, the women’s 2022 tennis season came to a close this week. Ending with a 6-13 season record, the Judges dominated their latest match with Endicott College on Sunday.
As many students prepared for a day of live music, free food and sun at Springfest, the women on the tennis team celebrated Ana Hatfield ’22, Olivia Howe ’22 and Summer Quinn ’22 on their senior day before their final home match of the season. And what a way to go out. Brandeis beat the Endicott team 8-1.
Hatfield had a great week on and off the court. In both her fourth singles and second doubles matches, she lost a combined two games. After the Judges dominated in the doubles, losing only two games in all three matches, and Sabrina Loui ’25 beat her opponent with a bagel and a breadstick score, Hatfield secured the win for Brandeis. Besides her impressive showing on court, Hatfield was also named a UAA Athlete of the Week on Wednesday.
Elsewhere on the courts, Bhakti Parwani ’25 and Loui finished their impressive first season. While their doubles team went 12-5 across all their matches at number one, individually they excelled on the court with 10-5 and 8-9 season records respectively.
Though Nikita Salkar ’24 at fourth singles edged through a close match eventually winning in a pair of 6-4 sets, the largest challenges for the Judges came at fifth and sixth singles. Howe played a nailbiter of a match eventually winning 7-5, 7-5. The single loss came as Quinn fell in a tight match 5-7, 3-6.
With that, the rocky season ended on a high note with a dominant performance by Brandeis. Though the seniors saw great success playing tennis for Brandeis, the young team will continue to hone their skills next season and beyond.