Girls Tennis Loses to Delone
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The girls varsity tennis team lost to Delone Catholic High School on September 28, 0-7. The girls still believed they performed to the best of their ability.
Junior Kimberly Thomas is definitely happy with how the girls played.
“I think we did well just because everyone was really trying,” Thomas said. “We knew that the team we were playing was better than us, so everybody really tried and wasn’t defeated by the fact that they were better.”
The match began with a 10-minute warm-up, as well as an introduction to each of the players and who they would be playing. After that, the players separated, and the one-on-one players, sophomore Molly Hogan, junior Jessica McDonald, freshman Julianne Cassidy, senior Kristin Endres and junior Jenny Sproul began playing.
Coach Marianne Michels was impressed with how well Jessica McDonald did on her singles match this meet.
“I thought Jessica McDonald played very well in her singles match,” Michels said. “She has improved her game beyond measure over last year.”
After the singles matches were over, it was time for the doubles (two-on-two) players to begin their games. These doubles players included junior Kimberly Thomas and freshman Julie Kelbaugh, as well as freshmen Julianne Cassidy and sophomore Molly Hogan.
“The number 2 doubles played really well,” Thomas stated. “Both Julianne Cassidy and Molly Hogan had really nice shots.”
Although the team may not have won this match, Michels still has high hopes for the rest of the tennis season.
“I am really looking forward to the Country Tournament, and I am hoping that we are able to qualify for the District Tournament as we have in the past,” Michels said.
The tennis team still has plenty of opportunities to win upcoming matches. Junior Jenny Sproul took note of some things that the girls need to work on in order to find success.
“We need to be able to move more and be prepared for what [the other team] can do,” Sproul said.
The girls varsity tennis team’s next match will be on Thursday, October 1 at Dallastown High School, where they hope to get the winning score.