Like most graduating seniors, Penn State Harrisburg’s Sydney Nye was disappointed to learn that the college tennis season was canceled. Still, she’s not letting that stand in the way of the friendships and success she had during her time with the team.
“Some of my best friends in college came from playing tennis,” she said. “My years of college tennis are over but I know the friendships I built will last for a long time.”
Nye had success that will be remembered for years. She tied the record for all-time singles victories and achieved the second highest all-time wins in program history, with 47. In addition, Nye was awarded North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Women’s Tennis Player of the Week and Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Women’s Tennis Player of the Week twice.
As a Civil Engineering major, she balanced her academics with athletics and was a two-time CAC All-Academic Team honoree. This season, Nye was leading her team as a captain.
“Our team had so much potential,” she said. “We had a very strong fall season and were planning to keep it going into the spring. There are two things I will miss: the competition and my teammates.”
The three-time team captain’s tennis days are far from over. Nye plans to continue playing on her USTA League team, and hopes to serve as a volunteer coach with her former high school team, beginning in the fall.