Tennis Defeats Covington in First Match

Maddie and Preston

The tennis team had their first match against Covington on Wednesday, March 25.

“I think the players this year are great. There is a lot of mixed ability,” tennis coach Jill Burgess said.

The tennis team won the match against Covington on Wednesday.

“I’m so proud of them; they did amazing for their first ever match,” Burgess said.

There are about 30 people on the team this year. 15 girls and 15 boys.

“I think we play fairly well together. We do a lot of passing and teamwork for practice, it works out great,” seventh grader, Abbas Akhtar said.

The team won 15 of the 18 matches

“I really liked the style of professional tennis players and I wanted to be like them,” Akhtar said.

Coach Burgess wants her team to focus on the most important part of the game.

“The serve is the most important thing the player should focus on, also the hardest,” Burgess said.