CMU Tennis: Out of state challenges prepare CMU for final stretch

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) After taking two weeks off after a difficult road trip in Texas and California, CMU tennis will be back in the Centennial State to take on MSU Denver.

The Mavericks have gone through at least four top 25 teams on their long road trip all at a lower altitude which can make for longer rallies. It's something that doesn't happen as often in higher altitudes. Competing against strong competition has gotten the team ready for the last quarter of the season.

"I think playing that type of competition in the past is always what I've done as a coach," said head coach Dan MacDonald. "Play some tougher teams so to speak on paper, nobody is easy, right? Hopefully it get's us ready."

"Through changing the lineup and just through personality wise, everyone has grown a lot," senior William Agritelley said. "We've all learned a lot. Like he said, I think we have played five or six top 20 teams in the nation. We've had a lot of close matches with them so I think we have some good confidence going into the end of the year."

"I think all that work we put in, the experience from those competitive teams that we have been playing, have really helped prepare our teams going into the end of the season now against the RMAC schools," senior Emily Beckley said.

CMU will play at MSU Denver Friday at 2:00 P.M.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus