Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our project. If you missed out and are interested in supporting the UB Women's Tennis team you can still donate by clicking on the following link: www.bullsblueandwhite.com. Click "Invest Now" and in the drop down box choose "OTHER" and in the comment box type: WOMEN'S TENNIS. Thank you so much and GO BULLS!
WHO WE ARE:
We are the UB Women’s Tennis team and we are honored to represent the University at Buffalo and the Buffalo community at large. Year after year our program has recruited world class student-athletes from all over the world to come together and work to elevate the program to new heights. In 2008, our team broke through and delivered UB Athletics’ FIRST MAC Championship in the *division I era and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. Since then, our student-athletes, coaches and support staff have successfully fostered a culture of academic and athletic excellence that we can all be proud of.
With the nucleus of last year’s MAC semi-final team returning, our goal is to become CHAMPIONS once again and take home the MAC Regular Season and Tournament Titles and return to the NCAA Tournament. Fans, alumni, faculty, staff, and the Buffalo community! We need YOUR support to push us over the top and achieve our goals for the 2017 season!
*UB joined the ranks of Division I athletics in 1999.
WHY WE’RE RAISING FUNDS:
We know that in order to compete against the top programs of division one college tennis, we must have the best equipment possible. Over the course of the season, every match we play has a major impact on our overall team and player development. Scheduling has become critical to the overall growth of our program and we have set out to challenge our players by scheduling out of conference matches against power five and ranked programs that will test our players leading into conference play. With YOUR support, we will have the resources necessary to travel out of the region to compete against some of the nation’s top programs.
In addition to having additional resources to upgrade our match schedule, we must consider the day to day obstacles our student-athletes face. Their time is valuable and considering our student-athletes string their own racquets, we feel it is our responsibility to provide them with a stringing machine that will help them string their racquets in a timely and efficient manner. We would like to purchase a new portable stringing machine, we will then be able to take the stringer on the road with us. A new portable stringing machine will undoubtedly prove to be a difference maker for us as our student-athletes work diligently on a daily basis to balance their time amidst their course work, class, practice, strength & conditioning, and recovery schedules.
Finally, we are looking to generate resources to provide our student-athletes with some additional on court equipment to help maintain and push their potential over the course of the season:
- On court video technology: The GoPro Hero is one of the most efficient and simplest ways to record matches and capture footage at practice. With additional player footage our coaching staff will be able to provide our players with critical technical, tactical and physical feedback in order to collectively maximize our players’ potential.
- Foam rollers and resistance bands: In order for our student-athletes to consistently compete to the best of their abilities, we would like to provide each of them with new foam rollers and resistance bands to assist with activation and recovery on match days.
WHY YOU SHOULD HELP:
Whether you are an alumni, tennis enthusiast or friend of our program, you can play a significant role in facilitating the overall growth of our program and targeted return to a CHAMPIONSHIP during the 2017 season! We are committed to being the best and need your support to make it happen! With each contribution, YOU are taking us one step closer to achieving our goals. This is how YOU can directly impact our program and the on court/in classroom performance for our student-athletes. Please share our story with friends and family through social media and email. Join OUR team, and when you do be sure to use the hashtag #UBTennisFamily.
All gifts made in support of our crowdfunding campaign are tax-deductible and will be allocated towards the Women’s Tennis Resource Fund. Each and every gift is much appreciated. Go Bulls!
“Women’s Tennis has a legacy of winning tennis matches and exceptional class performance. This legacy is the result of great players that believed in UB and built this program. Two of these players and now coaches for our UB women’s tennis team- Kristen Ortman Maines and Smaranda Stan. Please support their efforts to continue the programs outstanding accomplishments. Give to Crowdfunding and be part of the legacy!”
- Kathy Twist - Sr. Associate AD for Sports Administration & Senior Woman Administrator; UB Athletics
- Former Head Coach, UB Women’s Tennis (1996-2012)