Men’s tennis coach Ben Johnson is optimistic about this year’s young team.
Men’s tennis beat George mason on April 3 with a string of singles victories that outweighed the losses Richmond suffered in its doubles play.
The men’s tennis team lost to Atlantic 10 rival George Washington University 5-2 on Saturday. Only six team members are healthy, so each had to play more.
The Tennis team hopes to win the A-10 championship for the fifth year in a row. The season’s first match went well for the men, but not for the women.
With the University of Richmond tennis teams’ regular seasons coming during the spring season, both are playing in fall tournaments in preparation.
The men’s tennis team expects to progress mentally and physically and hopes to finish the season as a top contender in the Atlantic-10 conference tournament.
The men’s tennis team has had three tennis coaches in the past four years. The current coach is Ben Johnson, Richmond’s first-year tennis coach who previously coached at Davidson College.
The men’s and women’s tennis teams head into the Atlantic 10 Championships after a season full of injuries for both teams.
The men’s and women’s tennis teams are hoping to combine improvements from last year and a number of freshmen to have a successful season this year.
A U.S. District judge has sentenced former University of Richmond men’s tennis coach Steven Gerstenfeld to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to attempted receipt of child pornography.