Fall tennis team wins district, prepares for playoffs

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Sherry Combs

The fall tennis team won the district championship on Oct. 6.

Emily Day, Editor

The fall tennis team has had a successful season so far and is anticipating even more wins in the next couple of weeks. The team kicked off the season on Sept. 29 with a big win against Vidor and followed up by claiming the district championship title on Oct. 6.

“Let me just say we dominated,” Coach Brett Nicholson said. “We showed up already down two games due to an athlete getting sick. This resulted in us defaulting a girls singles and doubles game. The entire team that played that day came out on top with every single player winning their games. It was such a happy moment for some of the athletes because for some of them this was their first tennis win ever. I was so proud to be their coach that day!”

Let me just say we dominated.”

— Brett Nicholson

This year’s tennis captains are seniors Colton Smith and Dakota Posey. The seniors last year were a big part of the program, and according to Posey, the upperclassmen took what they learned from last year’s graduates and applied it to help teach the underclassmen.

“I’m most excited to see everyone on the team get better and see their hard work pay off in the Spring when we win district,” Smith said. “It’s not a mistake if you learn from it.”

Due to COVID-19, last year’s season was cut short, and the players are now having to adjust to new rules and regulations. Among these restrictions, players must wear a mask while traveling to and from tournaments and during matches.

“With the abrupt end of the season, the remaining team knew that they had to step up and they have adjusted to that so well,” Nicholson said. “I couldn’t ask for better upper classmen. I am looking forward to seeing the athletes improve. I am hoping to see this team go far into the post season.”

The team will compete in the Bi-District round of playoffs next Monday, Oct. 26.