Rizzotti said her firing came down to the “wins and losses,” which she called surprising given the “really positive” feedback she had received.
Head coach Jennifer Ulehla said the team is focused on learning her offensive and defensive systems.
Falling to its first losing record since 2015, the squad managed to play just four of its 10 slated regular season matchups over the course of February.
The Colonials secured a No. 11 A-10 Tournament playoff berth, three places lower than the squad’s seeding last year.
Former men’s tennis players said they learned leadership and discipline in their time with the program, along with lifelong friends they still cherish.
After facing a 35-day pause, an ever-changing roster and 10 canceled games, Christian said his team “earned the right” to finish strong.
The women’s tennis squad (1-1) bounced back from a season-opening loss to dominate Coppin State (0-3) 7–0.
Traditionally a fall sport, the squads were forced to merge the cross country and outdoor track and field seasons during the spring semester.
Both teams opened the season at the three-day Cavalier Invitational against Virginia and Pittsburgh – their first of just three scheduled regular season meets.
Three consecutives postponements and cancellations forced the Colonials to stay hunkered down in Foggy Bottom instead of competing as planned.