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2011 Preview: Women's Tennis


West Windsor, N.J. -- For the first time in several years, MCCC women's tennis team will be playing a spring schedule in addition to their 2010 fall season. Coach Marc Vecchiolla is hoping to use these additional matches to prepare his team for next fall and help his first-year players gain more experience. The season begins tomorrow, Mar. 10, with a home opener against Harford (MD).

Generating a lot of excitement is freshman Alison Noll (Monmouth Junction, NJ/South Brunswick), who captured the no. 1 singles title at the Region 19 Championships in October. Noll was a late addition to the team, but wasted no time in working her way to the top in the region. Vecchiolla thinks Noll has tremendous potential at the national level as well.

In addition to playing no. 1singles, Noll will team with freshman Kati Courtney (Bordentown, NJ/Northern Burlington) at no. 1 doubles. Courtney should also be strong at no. 2 singles for Mercer, after spending most of the fall being tested at the top flight.

Vecchiolla notes that these women are among the most hard working and enthusiastic groups he has ever coached.

Other returning freshmen from the fall season include Victoria DeBlasio (Robbinsville, NJ/Notre Dame), Terelle Womble (East Windsor, NJ/Hightstown), Rachel Young (Robbinsville, NJ/Robbinsville), Melanie Hunter (Trenton, NJ/Nottingham) and Alicia Monticchio (Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough).

Vecchiolla will be assisted this season by Ralph Bencivengo and Barb Pleva.

Note: Home matches are played at the Mercer County Park Tennis Center.
For the season schedule, click here.

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