Tennis team’s desire for success brings strong start to season

by Hannah Van Sant

              PC’s varsity tennis team hit the season off with a strong start, 5-2. The team consists of ten girls led by senior team captains Andrea Carballo and Sophie Vander Molen.

              “One strength that the team has is that every single girl wants to succeed. I was scared at first, because we have a young team that we would be weak compared to other teams,” said Carballo. “That is not the case. Our hard work has paid off!”

              However, there are some challenges that players face in tennis. “Tennis, like many sports, is so much of a mental game,” said Vander Molen. “I think the biggest challenge in tennis is when you are struggling mentally against an opponent.” Rain outs and super windy days were factors for the team. “The weather can be challenging when it comes to meets,” said head coach Danielle Stubbs.

               The Saydel meet was a memorable one for the team. “One highlight of the season would be Thursday, April 20, when we played against Saydel,” said sophomore Jaden Joy Morgan. “All the singles set were won 8-2 or less which was super fun!”

               Girls state singles are going to be held on Thursday and Friday, June 1-2, and doubles on Saturday, June 3.

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