After a successful fall season, Pacific women’s tennis star Sydnie Binder looks to continue her greatness and bring the Boxer tennis team to new heights.
As a transfer, Binder was unknown to the Northwest Conference but quickly made a name for herself in the ITA Regional Tournament, making the semifinals.
“It was a great feeling to know that I can compete well with the top players of the conference especially transferring from another school,” said Binder “Being able to represent Pacific that far into the tournament was amazing.”
Early into the season, Binder is still undefeated in both singles and doubles play and looks to be a hard match-up for most of the conference. She believes she owes a lot to her team and coaches for helping her become the player she is.
“I enjoy being out on the court with my team and that, in turn, has made practices fun which has allowed everybody to improve,” said Binder. “My coaches have been a big help as well as they are very encouraging and help me succeed.”
The women’s team looks for the first top five conference finish since 2012. Binder may be the key to the Boxers finishing higher and competing within the conference.
“I’m hoping that we will have some great wins and compete our hardest no matter what,” said Binder who hopes the team can finish within top four in the conference.
Binder’s main goal for the team is to see everyone make big strides of improvement and become better players.
“I’m hoping that we will have some great wins and compete our hardest no matter what” said Binder.
Projected to finish seventh in the conference, a top four finish would by far exceed expectations, and with a great player and leader like Binder, anything can be done on the court. Binder also believes with how close the team is, it will help them play better on the court.
“I think the best part of playing for the women’s team is the instant family and camaraderie you get from being a part of a team,” said Binder.