The defending champions from York are back at the 2016 University Championships, and the lady Lions are looking to win back-to-back national titles for the first time in their team history. They will travel to Montreal this July to defend their title, which they won on their home courts at Aviva Centre last year.
The lady Lions are led by head coach Chris Fields, who took over the reigns in 2014. He brings a wealth of experience to the table, both as a competitor and a coach. He was captain of his alma mater at the University of St. Thomas in Miami, and is one of a small number of Canadians to be a certified international professional in the game of tennis. In his first two years as coach at York University he’s led the lady Lions to both a silver and gold medal at the OUA Championships, as well as a national title.
The Lions finished the regular season undefeated, dismantling opponents with relative ease en route to the OUA final. They qualified for this year’s national championships by being the lone Ontario region representative on the women’s side in the OUA final, losing to rival Montreal. They come into this year’s tournament with a chip on their shoulder, ready to compete for tennis supremacy!