GENESEO, N.Y. - The SUNY Geneseo women's tennis team opens its season on Saturday, Aug. 31 when they face host Nazareth at 1:00 p.m. Here are six things you need to know about the Knights in 2019.
Geneseo has won nine of the last 11 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) titles and reached the SUNYAC Tournament every year since the conference postseason format changed in 2013. The Knights reached the semifinals last season, but fell to Oneonta, 5-1.
The Knights have posted a 26-3 mark against conference opponents in the regular season dating back to 2014, including a 12-1 mark in home conference matches during that span.
Sophomores Natalia Krol and Julianna Schulz each return after being named All-SUNYAC a year ago. Krol earned an All-SUNYAC nod in doubles alongside partner Vanessa Lam-Tran '19 while Schulz was an all-conference singles selection.
Captain Sam Montague is the Knights' only senior on the roster this season, however juniors Dana Sorrentino, Cate Gluchowski and Gretchen Ayoub have each worked into the starting lineup the past two seasons and add experience to the Knights' lineup. Sophomores Schulz, Krol Sophia Alkhouri Stuart and Grace Klomp were also regular starters for the Knights a year ago.
The Knights add first-years Danielle DeVantier, Elise Ellis, Meghan Heeney, Danielle Van Doren and Maggie Waugh to the mix, adding depth to an experienced roster. DeVantier and Ellis played together at Niagara-Wheatfield High School a year ago.
WHO'S GOT NEXT? 2019 SCHEDULE
Geneseo opens its season on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Nazareth and then faces SUNYAC Fredonia in the home opener on Monday, Sept. 2. The Knights host Oswego on Sept. 10 and battle host Cortland Sept. 13 while Brockport will come to campus Sept. 17. On Friday, Oct. 4 the Knights travel to Binghamton Tennis Center to begin a crucial three-day stretch of conference matches, facing New Paltz (Oct.4), Plattsburgh (Oct. 5) and Oneonta (Oct. 6). The SUNYAC Tournament begins Friday, Oct. 11 with the semifinal round and concludes with the SUNYAC Championship on Saturday, Oct. 12.