USTA Tennis on Campus Mid-Atlantic team preview: University of Maryland Terrapins

Fresh off of another strong year in the Mid-Atlantic, the University of Maryland Terrapins look to make it back-to-back titles in the Mid-Atlantic region of USTA Tennis on Campus.

USTA Tennis on Campus Mid-Atlantic team preview: University of Maryland Terrapins
The Terrapins take a jumping picture at Nationals

The University of Maryland Club Tennis team is coming off of a high from last year. The team won the USTA Mid-Atlantic Sectional Championship which booked their spot to the USTA Tennis on Campus Nationals Tournament. 

After another successful year in the club circuit, the Terrapins are looking to continue to build on it by booking another trip to Nationals. This is the third of the USTA Tennis on Campus previews done by VAVEL. The first one done was on the UMBC Retrievers, and the second one done was on the James Madison Dukes, two teams who will be key players in the hunt for Nationals in the Mid-Atlantic this year. 

Club Officers

President: Daniel Chen

Vice President: Quentin Boustany

Treasurer: Alston Kau

Secretary: Martina Dragoytchev

Social Chair: Gina Liu

Key Returners

Martina Dragoytchev: Women's doubles, Mixed doubles

Thea Postolache: Women's singles

Daniel Chen: Men's singles

Quentin Boustany: Men's doubles, Mixed doubles

Jonathan Lee: Men's doubles, Mixed doubles

Key Departures

Rena Shi: Women's doubles, Mixed doubles

Sarah Bernstein: Women's singles

The Terrapins pose with their trophy as USTA Mid-Atlantic Sectional Champions
The Terrapins pose with their trophy as USTA Mid-Atlantic Sectional Champions

Last Year's Results

UMD Fall Invitational: 2nd place

WVU Fall Invitational: 2nd place

UVA Invitational: 3rd place

UMW Invitational: 1st place

USTA Mid-Atlantic Sectionals: 1st place

UMD Spring Invitational: 1st place

William and Mary Spring Invitational: 3rd place

JMU Invitational: 3rd place

USTA TOC Nationals: 24th place

Salisbury University Invitational: 1st place

Expectations for this Season

President Daniel Chen talked about how he feels the team will look this year, "Our team is still strong this year, and we expect to do well this season. Our goals are to place highly at Sectionals and qualify for Nationals again. We lost two of our key players on the women's side, which was tough but retained enough of our lineup to stay competitive. We're looking forward to seeing how far we can go at Hilton Head!"