Tigerville, SC – The North Greenville University Men’s and Women’s tennis teams have started practicing under the guidance of their new coach, Tomas Kurhajec, who also played tennis for NGU. Both tennis teams are currently practicing five times a week and are specifically focusing on conditioning and endurance training on and off the tennis courts. “Both teams are putting forth their best effort as they learn to adapt to different coaching and training techniques in preparation for the upcoming tennis season,” said coach Tomas Kurhajec. “I am trying my best to train my tennis players to be physically and mentally strong as they prepare for 2013 spring season.”
Last season both tennis teams finished 7-10 overall and 3-7 in the conference under their previous head men’s and women’s tennis coach, Mark Elliott. Kurhajec has high expectations of both teams for this upcoming season and believes that the hard training put forth in the off-season will be well worth it once matches begin. “I am constantly trying to challenge my players to push themselves to the next level so that when tough matches come their way in the spring they will have the confidence and endurance to play their best till the end, ” coach Kurhajec said.
The 2013 Crusaders’ tennis schedule will be a challenging yet exciting one. The Crusaders will be playing against strong tennis teams in the Carolinas Conference such as: Lander University, Tusculum University, and Francis Marion University. The tennis season opens on February 1st , and the Crusaders will be playing at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. The first home match will be on February 15th against University of Virginia’s College at Wise at 3:00pm. Fans are welcome to come and cheer for the NGU tennis team. The 2013 Conference Carolinas Championship will be played at the Sumter Palmetto Tennis Center through the weekend of April 19-21, 2013.