Girls’ Tennis swings through the league for title

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Feature photo by Vanessa Guereca: Senior Harlee Smith hits the ball. Smith is 3-0 in singles this season.

By Dominique Harlan, Reporter

Kicking off the season with a bang, girl’s tennis continues to uphold Rangeview’s expectations, proving this with their recent 6-1 win against the Brighton Bulldogs on April 5th.

This is yet again another great accomplishment for the girls, considering that Brighton appears to be their biggest competition. Though the win was a challenge to come by due to the windy weather on the 5th, the team pulled through.

Sophomore Mireya Marquez who plays for the JV1 team stated, “Our hard work really has paid off because we are all improving our techniques and pushing ourselves to do our best everyday.”

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Sophomore Victoria Pasillas awaits the ball. Pasillas is a member of the Varsity team. (Vanessa Guereca)

Their hard work is truly paying off as they have officially clinched the EMAC league championship as they currently sit undefeated at 7-0 in league play.

The team is back on their grind, preparing for future wins by improving communication between partners on the court. Mireya is practicing on helping her teammates and herself improve their mindset to avoid shutting down when something goes wrong.

Members of the girl’s tennis team also show their support, even when not playing. Ninth grader on JV2 Tamie Kainde stated, “when I’m not playing, I usually support by watching the games. We aren’t allowed to yell or cheer loudly, so I usually watch from afar and talk to the payers after the match.”

Last year, the varsity team tied for the conference championship, but fell short in a tie breaker. This year, the team is planning on winning conference.

 

Marquez later added, “the victory feels great knowing that Brighton’s tennis girls are back to back champions.”

 

Their next game will be Tuesday, April 19th against Prairie View high school at home. Come support your lady Raiders!