With new players and new goals, the ABAC tennis team is working hard this semester in preparation for the upcoming grueling spring semester.
According to Nick Rosatti, who is working as an assistant coach after the completion of his two years with the team, fall semester is about getting in shape and helping the freshmen transition into college life. “Transitioning to the schedule of college in the United States, especially for Freshmen, is always one of the most imperative aspects we try to work on in the fall.”
The team welcomed three new men’s players, Cristobal Quevedo from Spain, Antoine Loncle from France and Nathan Blumberg from Florida: they join Juan Pino Contoleon, Frederic Fibleuil, Ferdinand Spickhoff, Lukas Zavrel, and Gabriel Chaves De Sa.
The women’s team is currently made up of three players: Agustina Diaz, Vasavi Shanthi, and Sofia Guaglianone.
The tennis team aims to have a strong performance, both on the court and in the classroom. Keeping a good GPA as a group is one of the things the team will work on this semester. Another aspect will be staying in shape as a team. “We are focusing on performing well in the classroom and ensuring that we are getting in the best shape possible for the Spring,” Rosatti says. “We want to increase fitness and reduce injuries, so there are many components besides tennis that we account for in the fall.”
Christobal Quevedo is excited for the opportunities this semester offers and is preparing for what comes next. “It is difficult because I miss my family and friends, but I am concentrating on my future. I want to learn more English and be able to play at my highest level.”
The team will play in three tournaments with a chance of a fourth this semester. ABAC will be hosting the ITA Regional Tournament Sep 28-30, which will bring teams from around the region to the school to compete for the chance to play in the ITA Oracle Cup. On October 5-6 will take the team to Milledgeville to play in a tournament at Georgia College and State University. Later that month, the team will also travel to Pensacola and compete in University of West Florida’s tournament.