Boys tennis smashes Portage

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John Mamelson (11) watches as the tennis ball soars across the court. Memelson went on to win his match.

Noelle McBride

The Varsity boys tennis team took on the Portage Indians at home on Thursday, Sept. 4, winning the match 4-1.

“I feel like [the match] went great. I hit all of my shots where I was supposed to. My overheads were good. I wasn’t framing anything. My serves were in where I wanted them to be and [it was]  just an overall great game,”Richard Larson (10) said.

Marko Milutinovic (9) and his partner, Raymond Pollalis (12), won their doubles match against Portage players Alex Tsoris (11) and Trevor Alexander (10).

“[Being on varsity] feels like a whole new experience. I like the challenge and I like to experience different double’s partners as I play,” Milutinovic said.

Even though it is still early on, the boys have had a few conference matches and will continue to better their skills for the remainder of the season.

“We’re young so we’re still [going to] struggle in some matches, but we had two different doubles combinations today for the first time. One of them won, one of them lost and that’s to be expected. But overall, we’ll take this conference win. We’re one and one in conference and even in matches you struggle. If you end up pulling it out, you learn something from it. This can only help us,” Mr. Ralph Holden, Social Studies, said.