Room for improvement in girls’ tennis

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Girl’s tennis against Antelope in their sixth game of the season.

On Oct. 7, the women’s varsity tennis team lost 6-2 against Del Campo.

“[This season] is going to be way more difficult compared to last year’s and we just have to work hard as a team to be successful,” captain Emily Nguyen said.

Coming into a higher league meant new, harder training techniques and higher expectations for dedication. The varsity players want to prove that even though they’re in a new league, they won’t be stopped.

The girls improved their season with two straight wins before losing to Roseville. Then again, improving with two straight wins before losing to Bella Vista 1-8.

“[The biggest obstacle] so far is playing girls who are a lot more competitive and at a different skill level than us,” sophomore Hanan Begic said.

Begic, who played number three singles last year, moved up to number two, which is an intimidating spot for a young player. With a 4-3 record, the girls are making sure that they get better through each practice and match.

“Personally, I feel like everyone is getting better and better each match and learning from their mistakes. Also, [we’re] gaining experience [from] playing higher level players. Each match is like a new chance to improve and I think we’re on the right track, because even when we lose, it gives us the opportunity for improvement,” Begic said.

The girls next match will be on Oct.9 against Ponderosa at the Whitney tennis courts at 4 p.m.

 

by MISSIE CARACUT