Year in Review: UBC TSC Women’s Tennis 2018-19

The 2018-19 season was one for the books for the UBC TSC Women’s Tennis Team! The year was filled with all kinds of fundraising, player, competition, and fun highlights!

The team started the year by partnering with local tennis retailer, Rackets and Runners. Additionally, the UBC TSC Women’s Tennis Team put on their annual UBC TSC Tennis Mixer, hosted two bar nights, and snatched the opportunity to work the James Bay Concert at the Thunderbird Arena. Overall they raised over $4000 this year and that money helped the Thunderbirds travel to Calgary in November and Portland in February.

The competition season was also a success for the Thunderbirds, who finished the year with a 4-2 record:

6-1 W vs UofC Dinos, November
1-6 L vs UofA Pandas, November
7-0 W vs UVIC Vikes, BC Regional Champions, January
7-0 W vs Lewis & Clark Pios, February
5-2 W vs Whitman Blues, February
5-2 L vs UofA Pandas, at the Western Canadian National Qualifiers, March

The Women’s Tennis Team also received several accolades from TSC, including both No.1 doubles team players, Jessica Silva and Madison Fan, winning TSC AC Player of the Month for the months of November and February. Fan also received the high honour of TSC Female Rookie Athlete of the Year, at the TSC Award Banquet. There, Martina Capelli was also presented the Sportsmanship Award for the Women’s Tennis Team.

The team is sad to see graduating players Lexi Aquilino, Ivana Erdevicki, Jennie Jackson and exchange student Martina Capelli, leave the team, but wishes them all the best in their future endeavours. Despite their departure, the rest of the team is eager and excited to keep up their training this upcoming summer in the sun! The players will not only continue to practice, but will also compete in local outdoor tournaments. With the 2018-19 season completed, the team is pushing to become the best team they can possibly be next year.

The Thunderbirds will officially return in September with tryouts for the 2019-20 season. If you are interested in joining the UBC TSC Women’s Tennis Team, look out for tryout information released in early August. And if you are interested in supporting the team, please email them at


Women’s Team members running the annual Tennis Mixer.

Post Regionals win against UVIC.

The departing players at the TSC awards banquet.

TSC Female Rookie Athlete of the Year: Madison Fan!