When we turn to the sports section or turn on the television to watch a sporting event, our minds always think of the four major sports being basketball, football, baseball and hockey. These are predominantly male athletics. However, over the years, the world of sports media has let many people know that women's sports have tremendously gone up in ratings; the athletes themselves have drawn a lot more attention to themselves.
Although college athletes aren't televised as much as the professional level, -especially if it is not considered a major sport- the Anchorwomen's tennis team has only gotten better with time. They are not slowing down, as they have been to eight finals in the last 10 seasons. Head coach Adam Spring adds that they have won "5 consecutive conference championships and 7 straight regular-season LEC Titles, 5 straight NCAA qualifications and on and on."
Coach Spring begins his tenth season as the head women's tennis coach at Rhode Island College. He has compiled a career record of 117-24 and is the program's all-time leader in career wins. Spring also serves as RIC's head men's tennis coach.
Over the past nine seasons, Spring has guided the Anchorwomen’s tennis program to new heights in the team's storied history.
According to the official website for the Anchorwomen's tennis team, Spring has been named the Little East's Women's Tennis Coach of the Year six times during that period. He has won six consecutive Little East Regular Season and four straight league Tournament Championships. RIC has qualified for the NCAA Div. III Women's Tennis Championships in each of the past four seasons. The Anchorwomen came into the 2020 season riding a 41-match win streak vs. Little East competition. The team is also coached by assistant, Sadie Campanella.
The Anchorwomen, led by seniors Victoria Vittori and Serena Bobola just won their fifth consecutive Little East Championship last week. The women's tennis program is only one of two programs in 100 years to have achieved this type of dynastic honor.
The momentum only seems to be continuing and the team does not want to take their foot off the pedal just yet. For more information on the Anchorwomen's tennis team and their success go to https://goanchormen.com/sports/womens-tennis/roster