Return of Five Starters Gives Cardinals Wealth of Experience for 2009-10

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Five starters return from a solid 11-6 Cardinal squad in 2008-09, giving Wesleyan a base of talent with which to form the 2009-10 lineup. Team captain and #1 player Anika Fischer '10 (photo) will be back to resume her role with Sarah Miller '12 right behind. Miller had a team-best 13-4 overall record with a 7-1 mark at #2 and a 5-1 record at #3.

Also back after successful seasons a year ago are Meredith Holmes '10, Linda McDougal '11 and Casey Simchik '10. Additional support will come from returnees Ana Alvarado '12 and Hannah Berkman '12. Two newcomers are also expected to contribute to the team's effort in 2009-10.

After participating in the Grass Court Doubles Tournament in Newport, R.I. to inaugurate the season Sat., Sept. 12, the Cardinals will also play in the ITA tournament Sept. 18-20 before opening the dual match schedule Sat., Sept. 26 by hosting Assumption. It will be the first of five dual matches slated for the fall.