Tennis team sweeps first tournament

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Photo by Alyssa Higgins

Sophomore Burris Moss reaches for the ball during practice.

Story by Matt Prieskorn, Sports Editor

The varsity tennis team swept their first tournament of the fall season. The team won its first match 16-3 on Aug. 18-19 at Midlothian High School. They played Lubbock Monterey High School in the second match of the season, winning 13-6. In the final match was against Mansfield Lake Ridge High School, and the Tigers were able to take home the trophy by winning 16 of their 19 matches for a victory.

“We all played pretty well,” sophomore Jebin Justin said. “ We crushed the first and last teams pretty badly and were only challenged slightly by the second team. I think we will be very competitive all year.”

Only one senior is left on the team, but with an arsenal of young players, the team hopes to bring a lot of energy to every tournament.

“I think we will be pretty good this year,” sophomore Walker Trippe said. “ We are pretty young and only have one senior, but I think it will be a great season.”

The tennis team faces Pine Tree at home on Tuesday and hopes to keep its momentum and continue the winning streak.