The Midway College (MC) Tennis Eagles continue their season in the Spring 2013 lead by three juniors, Patti Skelly, Asiyat Alieva, and Amy Alieva. Together this trio presents a formidable threat to all opponents. Coming off a very competitive fall season, the Eagles look forward to challenges from new competitors.
In the Fall, two players from the team, Asiyat Alieva and Amy Alieva, were named to the KIAC All-Conference Women’s Tennis Team. Asiyat and Amy – twin sisters – led the team in singles and doubles wins. Overall the team’s record was 4-5-1. Midway Tennis finished sixth in the conference with a 3-5 KIAC record.
Adding to the the team’s experience are new players, Jelena and Milena Aleksic. Like the Alieva sisters, Jelena and Milena are twins and take their passion for tennis very seriously. Team Captain, Esther Tsumba, is impressed with how the team is shaping-up during pre-season conditioning and looks forward to getting back on the courts. She comments, “The team is refreshed and re-charged and ready for action”.
Coaches Wendy Hoffman, a five-time KIAC Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year, and new Assistant Coach, Lottie Boyd, are looking forward to an exciting year. Coach Boyd joins the staff after graduating from Midway last year and competing for the Tennis Eagles.