The future is very bright for the University of Richmond women's tennis program. Just how bright was recognized nationally as TennisRecruiting.net ranked the Spiders' incoming class as the ninth-best mid-major class in the country. It's the highest-rated class in program history.
Gitman has been named a recipient of the Atlantic 10 Postgraduate Scholarship
The Richmond women's tennis team wrapped up the 2016 season with a trip to the Atlantic 10 Quarterfinals.
Anna Abadias Morales and Emily Gitman both earned conference honors, as announced by the A-10 on Tuesday afternoon.
The Richmond women's tennis team fell to Saint Louis, 4-1, in the Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinals
The Richmond women's tennis team defeated St. Bonaventure, 4-0, in the Atlantic 10 Championship first round
The University of Richmond women's tennis team was coming off back-to-back intense conference matches on Monday and the Spiders battled their way against a tough JMU team, but ultimately fell to the Dukes, 4-1, on a blustery afternoon on campus.
Winning can be a contagious thing. It spreads confidence throughout a group and that has been evident with the University of Richmond women's tennis team. That confidence came through on Sunday as the Spiders battled their way to a thrilling 4-3 win over Atlantic 10 foe Duquesne for their eighth win in the past 10 matches.
For the University of Richmond women's tennis team, that thing was their four-match win streak that was snapped on Friday in a 5-2 loss at crosstown rival VCU.
Richmond entered the matching having won three straight and six of its past seven, while the Seahawks had won three straight themselves. Only one streak lived on and it was the Spiders', who battled out a 4-3 win to make it four straight and seven of the past eight.
Richmond (10-6) has now won six of its past seven matches, including three straight at home.
That potential has been on full display over the past month as the Spiders won for the fifth time in the past six outings, sweeping Montana, 7-0, on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon in Richmond.