Tennis is more than players with rackets, sparring across a net through a tennis ball.
In the heat of a battled set or game, UTA’s tennis players must find the strength of mind to dig out a result.
Head coach Diego Benitez said he wants his athletes to play without a fear factor and to have an inner motivation to fight.
“They have to have the courage and be brave enough to go out there in the matches,” he said.
On match day, sophomore Lucia Natal prepares by routinely sitting on the right side of her bench with her towels and racket ready by her side.