2011-12 WOMEN'S TENNIS SEASON REVIEW
OVERALL RECORD: 2-10
MCC RECORD/ FINISH: 0-8 / 9th Place
AWARDS: NAIA Scholar-Athlete - Marcelle Al-Zoughbu, NAIA Scholar-Athlete - Lindsay Goodman, NAIA Scholar-Athlete - Lauren Stoltzfus, NAIA Scholar-Athlete - Summer Hasan
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INEXPERIENCED LINEUP - Entering the season, head coach Doug Gossman had just two returners with significant varsity experience (Lauren Stoltzfus and Summer Hasan), while the latter was coming off a one-year hiatus.
ROUGH START - Due to the inexperience, the Maple Leafs got off to a rough start, dropping their first seven matches of the season.
IMPROVEMENT - Gossman's main goal was improvement, development, and mental toughness. "We want them to be a lot better at the end of the season than the beginning." The Maple Leafs finished the year, winning two of their final five matches.
CAREER STARTED (9/2AND 9/3) - Freshman Anika Baumgartner jumped straight into the No. 1 singles spot for the Maple Leafs and got off to a 2-1 start. Her first career victory came against Manchester College in gutsy come-from-behind fashion (http://www.goleafs.net/article/893.php) before backing it up with her first MCC win a day later. Read More
BOTTOM HALF STRONG IN LOSS (9/7) - The Maple Leafs got singles wins from No. 4-6 singles (Lauren Stoltzfus, Maddie Ruth, Corine Alvarez), but could not get past the Foresters, losing 6-3. Read More
DOUBLE BREAKTHROUGH (9/21) - After getting swept in doubles play in their first six outings, Goshen got its first doubles victory of the season when Corine Alvarez teamed with Lauren Stoltzfus for an 8-5 victory at the No.3 spot against Grace College. Read More
FIRST WIN (9/23) - The Maple Leafs dropped just one set and swept singles play to earn their first win of the season, 8-1 over visiting Cornerstone University. Read More
ANOTHER SINGLES SWEEP (9/27) - In their home finale, the Maple Leafs swept singles play for the second-straight home match, taking down Defiance College 9-0. They lost a total of just 16 games in 12 sets. Read More
BY THE NUMBERS:
DOUBLES CONSISTENCY - The Maple Leafs played just six different doubles pairings on the year, including the same No. 1 partnership in all 12 matches. All eight of their doubles victories came when they had the most used doubles pairings (Baumgartner-Hasan, Goodman-Stoltzfus, and Alvarez-Weaver).
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR - Freshman Anika Baumgartner had the most wins on the team (eight) despite playing in the toughest spots (No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles). She was just two wins shy of reaching the program's all-time top 10 seasons in wins at the top singles spot.
SCHOLAR-ATHLETES - The Maple Leafs four NAIA Scholar-Athletes was the second most in a single season in program history. The 2010 team racked up five scholar athletes.
ALL-TIME - Goshen is now 207-198 all time for a winning percentage of .511. The program started in 1972 with a 4-0 mark under inaugural head coach Ruth Gunden.