Athletics: Women's Tennis
Muhlenberg College women's tennis has established itself as one of the top programs in the region. The Mules are 105-70 over the last 12 years, winning a school-record 12 matches three times and capturing the Centennial Conference championship in both 2002 and 2004.
Muhlenberg has finished at .500 or better in the strong CC for 13 straight years, placing third or higher in eight of those seasons.
In 2005, Muhlenberg earned its first bid to the NCAA Championships.
The team sent an individual to the Centennial Conference singles final for three straight years, winning it in 2003. A member of the 2005 squad became the first tennis player in Muhlenberg history to receive an invitation to the NCAA Championships. She earned a repeat bid the following season, reaching the national semifinals.
The Mules have upgraded their schedule annually to include more ranked opponents. In 2010, all three of the Mules' non-conference losses were to teams that received NCAA bids, and in 2013 all five of their non-conference losses were to regionally or nationally ranked teams.
Muhlenberg's match schedule typically runs from about March 20 to April 30 and includes nine Conference and several non-Conference foes. The top five teams in the CC standings qualify for the league playoffs.
Although the official competitive season is in the spring, the team practices and plays matches in the fall. The Mules train indoors when weather prevents outdoor practices.
The experience extends well beyond the tennis courts. Away from the rigors of practice and competition, Muhlenberg tennis players have a strong record of excellence in the classroom, participation in campus life and the building of lasting friendships.