Boys Varsity Tennis Brushes off Loss


John Mamelson (11) hits a deep forehand lob from the baseline. He finished the Crown Point match with a loss of 6-0, 6-1.

Colleen Quinn, Author

On Tuesday, Sept. 2, the boys tennis team was defeated by the Crown Point Bulldogs 4-1 at Crown Point. Although they did not come out of the match victorious, the Indians put up a fight to get every point they earned..

“I felt good going into the match. Crown Point is ranked 17th in the state, so I knew they were going to be pretty good,” John Mamelson (11) said.

Mamelson plays number one varsity singles. Although he did not win against his Crown Point opponent, he learned from his loss and reflected on how he could improve his game.

“The other player had really good placement on the court. I could have served it harder to his backhand. I didn’t do terrible but I could’ve done better,” Mamelson said.

The number one varsity doubles team also had some trouble staying consistent with their shots. The sets were close, but in the end the team fell short.

“Honestly, I felt like we didn’t play as well as we could have. Going into the second set, I really wanted to improve,” Chase Owczarzak (12) said.

Overall, the Indians, including the head coach, were very satisfied with how the team played. Mr. Ralph Holden, Social Studies, was proud of his team.

“We played a little inconsistent, but I couldn’t be happier with varsity’s effort. They work hard and they are applying stuff that I’m trying to teach them. I came here expecting to compete, and we did. I’m very happy with that,” Mr. Holden said.