Tennis aims to serve up victory

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Feature Photo by: Izzy Honey- Senior Jacob Stockinger prepares to return the ball. Jacob played 2nd doubles last season.  

By: Melony Erly, Review Staff

This year’s boys’ tennis team has had a total remodel considering most of their talent has graduated. The team has many new players from junior varsity that have room for improvement and according to team captain Tim Chang they have a lot of potential. They are going to have to find it quickly to replace the 12 seniors who graduated from the team last year.

“We are hoping to just improve overall, and are also hoping to do well in our tournaments this year,” said Chang.

Last year, the team had a 39.13 winning percentage. They took 2nd place out of 7 in the Eaglecrest tournament, and 6th out of 7 in the Smoky Hill Tournament.

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Freshman Daniel Woy volleys the ball at a day of practice. He is just one of the new faces on the 2016 tennis team. (Izzy Honey)

According to varsity Coach Carabello, “Our league matches are the most important, especially Brighton, they have won league the past 8 years.”

The team is hoping to beat Brighton High School this year to be able to claim the title of League Champs.

Last season, nine of the eleven varsity members were seniors, making the team full of many new faces this year.

“Replacing seniors is a challenge,” Carabello said. “Last year we had a very deep team, top to bottom and there was good chemistry between the players. Although we have a hard-working group, I believe they will improve a lot.”

The team had their first match against Cherokee Trail on Tuesday and lost 5-2. The top players on the team are singles players Jacob Stockinger, Tim Chang, and Ben Capozzolo.

The next boys’ tennis match is at Eaglecrest High School on Tuesday, August 30th.