DANSVILLE — The old cliche is that "all good things take time" ... some things more than others ... I'm sure you'll agree.
Dansville tennis skipper Tracy Gregorius is entering her 10th year at the helm and knows you have to sacrifice sometimes to make things better. That will be the case in 2018 as Dansville be getting some new facilities and will be on the road for the duration of the season, but Tracy insists "it's an exciting time to be part of Mustang tennis!"
One year ago the red & black managed a split on the season at 6-6. The team will miss the likes of Rhett Sullivan who was undefeated in his junior year and went 6-5 a year ago while earning the LCAA Class B Individual Sectional Championship. He was also the Consolation Tournament Winner at the Individual Sectionals at Palmyra-Macedon. He was the first Dansville player to capture such an award since 1985!
This year's returning players include senior Nick Swain and juniors Stephen Entwistle, James Boula and Carter Davis. Top newcomers to the mix will include sophomores Nick Camuto and Mason Wolcott. Coach Gregorius is very excited for all the new athletes who came out this year and added her comments on the upcoming season.
"We had a great 2017 season with two great leaders in Rhett Sullivan and Daniel Howard. I’m incredibly proud of the legacy the athlete’s in our program have established over time, it gives the seniors and underclassmen a continued goal to achieve and a name to be proud of and uphold. The Dansville tennis program stands on it’s own two feet because of the athlete’s effort they put in every day. The character on this team has always been exceptional and goes above and continues to inspire me. I am so excited for the level of play we will be bringing this next year.
"We are coming back strong this year with a little more experience and a lot of talent. I have some really energetic athletes who are ready to come out strong and fight hard. We are working harder outside of our season and optimizing our indoor practices to get ready for when we can get outside to play. The athlete’s whom have graduated in the last few years put so much effort into making us a team that an opponent needs to prepare for and they should be proud of themselves for setting a strong precedent for success. Our goal is to have a strong season and I expect we will be a tough opponent for any team we face. We have strong goals and we intend to make them happen. It’s going to be an awesome season."