By Marc DeMartis ’21
Starting on Sept. 13, The Providence College Tennis Team was in Hamden, Connecticut to play in the Quinnipiac Invitational Tournament. There was plenty of talent present with competitive teams such as the United States Military Academy at West Point, Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University, Boston University, Bryant University, Quinnipiac University, and the University of Connecticut all in attendance.
The Friars came out strong with four out of the five new freshmen earning their first wins of their college careers.
Brenna Magliochetti ’23 won the last match of the day and said, although she was nervous, “Everyone was watching and cheering and it was just such a great atmosphere.”
Looking forward, the Friars will be hosting their first tournament of the year this coming weekend where they look to keep their momentum going into the season.
Regarding the expectations for the year, Magliochetti said, “I think we are going to have a great year. Our team is really young and hungry so we’re going to be working hard. One of our biggest goals this year is to win a Big East Conference match so hopefully we can make that happen.”
As Magliochetti said, the Friars are a young team. More than half of the team is made up of freshmen, with five out of the nine total players being new to the team this year.
With the talent that Magliochetti has, she spoke as to why she decided to commit to PC over the other schools who had given her offers. She explained, “I chose the team here at PC because I love the chemistry and commitment of the team and coaches. There’s just a really great feeling of family here, not just on the team but all around campus.”
The Friar Family atmosphere here at PC continues to attract great athletes and better students every year. With that being said, there is a lot to look forward to this season, especially with all of the new faces on the team who are just getting their careers started.
Not only does Magliochetti appear to have a promising future for the Friars, but her fellow teammate Julia Migliorini ’23 shined in her college debut as well. She went undefeated in all three of the matches she played. With new members of the team already becoming contributors early on in the season, there is a lot to be excited about in Friartown. As mentioned previously, you can watch the tennis team take on several other schools this weekend on Saturday, September 28.