Suffolk tennis player Rebecca Copeland is a senior at Suffolk with a positive attitude for the Rams. Copeland is a Bristol, Conn. native, who played tennis for three years at Mt. Hope High School. Copeland said that she has enjoyed playing on the team this season.
“Everyone on the team supports each other, win or lose,” said Copeland.
She said that Coach Steve Counihan has helped her in every aspect of her tennis game.
When asked about what she could work on in her tennis game she responded, “Making more winners on her racket rather than making an opponent make a mistake.”
Copeland started playing tennis when she was younger, but not competitively. She actually had her focus more on the swim team than the tennis team, but in college worked hard and now does her best for the tennis team.
“It’s about doing my best and my love for tennis,” Copeland said.
Copeland is majoring in print journalism, but wants to write for magazines or speech campaigns. She
works as a Trustee Ambassador at Suffolk in which she gives tours to prospective students.
“It’s challenging being an ambassador and an athlete trying to keep up with your social life, but it’s wo
rth it,” said Copeland.
She believes that the strongest part of her game is her consistency, but her weakest part is her aggression toward the ball when she tries to hit winners. Even as a senior, Copeland admited that sometimes her nerves get to her. The team is making all preparations for this year, including one of their biggest rivals in past years, Simmons.
“The whole field has gotten stronger in the past year, and so have we,” she said.
Suffolk University is 2-2 overall this year with a match this Thursday at Rhode Island College to try and get above .500. When asked about the expectations this year Rebecca responded, “No jinx’s, so I’ll say that we will have fun and we’ll play our best.”