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Virtual Senior Day: Tennis

Francesca Caramazza 18-19

Despite the early end to the 2020 spring seasons, the Owls would still like to recognize the efforts of their seniors on what would have been their normal "Senior Day". Today, we honor Bryn Mawr tennis' lone senior, Francesca Caramazza.

Bryn Mawr tennis senior Francesca Caramazza has been an important member of the Owls program all four years of her Bryn Mawr career. Over her time with the Owls, Francesca has posted 12 singles victories and another 12 doubles wins. She tallied career-highs in both of those categories last year with a tremendous junior season. Even more importantly, she grew into a role as an important leader for this young Owls squad.

"Fran loves to compete!" Bryn Mawr head tennis coach Doanh Wang proclaimed. "When our season was in question earlier this spring due to a roster crunch, Fran was one of the first to say that we should still practice AND compete in matches! She even suggested that I add teams to our schedule for the spring so we could get more match play under our belts before the conference schedule."

Perhaps one of her most notable performances came last year against Ursinus, where she played in a pair of beat up sneakers after discovering her tennis shoes were unavailable. Despite the setback, Francesca dug deep and earned a huge win late in the day in singles to tie the match up and ultimately allow the Owls to claim their first win over the Bears since 2012. She had also gotten her senior campaign off to a strong start in the fall, going a perfect 3-0 in singles and adding a pair of doubles wins as well.

"It's great to coach Fran and to see her competitive spirit come out during matches," Coach Wang continued. "As the lone senior this spring, Fran is a model of perseverance, commitment, and follow-through for the rest of the her teammates!"