Tennis season off to solid start

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The tennis team is off to a good start this season, as they start district play.

Savannah Crabtree, Writer

With the start of a new school year, tennis season is now underway. This year’s tennis team is working hard to achieve their goals, as they plan on going into playoffs and making it to the state tournament. The team already has a win against Port Neches under their belts and many more upcoming district games to play. 

 “So far the season has been great,” head coach Brett Nicholson said. “We have had some great matches.” 

 According to Nicholson, she scheduled multiple games with 5A schools, such as Nederland, PNG, and Barbers Hill.  

 “I wanted to compete against these teams to get ready for district competition,” Nicholson said. “I would think these are our biggest competitors because of the size of the school and the caliber of the players.”  

We are working every day to get better and we can only go up from here.”

— Brett Nicholson

 According to Nicholson, the leading boys doubles team is seniors Dax Rodgers and Tex Collier, who both play a key role in the leadership of the team. Seniors Jacob Miller and Kaitlyn Ewing both play in Mixed Doubles and they are usually the deciding game when the matches are close.  

 When asked about the hardest part about being a coach, Nicholson said she would have to say watching her kids get upset at a game.

“I always hope I have the right thing to say when this happens, but sometimes the words are difficult to come up with,” she said. 

The season has only begun and there are still many more upcoming district matches and tournaments.  The team will return to action at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 27 in Vidor. 

 “We are working every day to get better and we can only go up from here,” Nicholson said.