Washington, DC- The Trinity Washington University tennis team bounced right back after Thursday’s Randolph Macon loss with their first victory of the season over Bryn Athyn College 9-0 on Saturday.
Gabrielle Clary and Yashoda Premysler dominated their first doubles flight 8-0. At the second doubles flight, seniors Shari King and Ashley Archibald won 8-3. Freshman Gwynne Arias and Patrice Sykes took the third doubles flight 8-0.
Yashoda Premysler won her singles match 6-2, 6-1. Freshman Gabrielle Clary dominated her match winning 6-0, 6-1. Armani McCoy went to a third set and came out victorious 1-6, 6-2, and 10-4. Senior Shari King won her singles match 6-3, 6-0. Patrice Sykes and Ashley Archibald matched in singles scores, both winning 6-1, 6-0.
The tennis team will play Baltimore City Community College at home Tuesday, March 24th at 3:30pm.
Washington, DC- The student-athletes rose early Sunday morning to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The Tiger Athletics team raised $500 for the cause.
Many of the student-athletes have been impacted by breast cancer in some way or another. Freshman Brenda Alonso, from the soccer team stated “it was very inspiring to see so many people from so many different walks of life all joining together for a great cause.”
The Tigers will be hosting two breast cancer awareness games this October. Volleyball will be dedicating their October 18th game, and soccer their October 24th game.
Q: If you could trade places with anyone in the world who would it be? Why?
A: I would like to trade places with a person who lives in Africa. I’d like to experience what life would be like for someone in another country. Often times we have an ethnocentric view of our country. We tend to give off the vibe that we are better off than people who live in other countries. I would like to see what their life is life first hand.
Q: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
A: Hopefully settled down in my career and personal life. I’d like to have a family and a few kids running around.
Q: What is your favorite part about being a Trinity student-athlete?
A: I like the team community. Being on a team provides support for me. I am an introvert. The ME, MYSELF and I type. Being on the tennis team provides me the opportunity to make friends.
Q: Do you have any hidden talents?
A: Yes I do (with a large smile). I like to do nail art. My nails are plain right now. However, I love to do nail designs and make balloon sculptures. Not at the same time of course (small chuckle)!
Q: Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
A: I know this might sound a bit cliché, but it’s my mother. I say that because I have seen her transform. My mom has been through some things. She has grown from them. Grown in a way that is inspiring. I have the chance to learn from her mistakes, as well as her success.
Q: What do you like to do in your leisure time?
A: I HAVE NO LEISURE TIME! (Lol) But, when I have a spare moment, I like to do nail art like I mentioned earlier. I recently just got into reading blogs and watching different YouTube channels. So far, those videos have helped me with math, as well as some pretty interesting techniques dealing with nail art.
Q: What is your favorite midnight snack?
A: Peaches! I love canned sliced peaches. I go to Costco and get the giant pack. Those are usually gone within a week.
Q: Once you graduate from Trinity, how will you give back to the community?
A: I would like to donate money. However, often the money that is collected isn’t used to benefit the cause. So instead, I would like to start my own program geared towards helping children. The purpose of the program would be to encourage children to further their education and to follow their dreams.
Washington, DC- Ashley Archibald, Shari King, and Yashoda Premysler received awards Friday night at the Great South Athletic Conference awards banquet in Atlanta, GA.
Premysler was one of six GSAC tennis players to make the All-Freshman Team. Yashoda played as number one in singles and doubles this year for the Tigers.
King and Archibald were two of 25 GSAC tennis players to make the All-Academic team. To make the All-Academic team, the player must be in their sophomore year or above and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above.
Washington, DC- The Trinity tennis and softball teams went down to Atlanta, Georgia this weekend for the GSAC Championships.
The Tiger tennis team lost their first match against Salem College 5-1. In their second match they faced Wesleylan College and lost 5-2.
The Trinity softball team seeded sixth, played number three seed Finalandia first and lost 8-0 in five innings. Game two, the Tigers defeated Rust College 16-0 in five innings and in game three lost to Wesleyan College 9-0 (F/5).
This tournament concludes both the tennis and softball seasons.