A win for the boys

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Both the varsity and JV teams break away from their pre-match huddle on the court with big smiles on their faces, ready to defeat Merrillville. Varsity won their matches 5-0 and JV won 5-1.

Taylor Anderson

The varsity and JV boys tennis teams faced Merrillville High School on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at home.  The Indians prevailed once again; varsity won their matches 5-0 overall and JV won 5-1.

“We didn’t play as good as we could have, but we came out with a win!” varsity player Luis Martinez (10) said after the match.

In the varsity singles category, Andrew Walsh (12), Nick Holden (9) and David Spriggs (9) all won.  Even with a perfect score overall, the boys still have some things they’d like to improve on next time.

“I want to hit a better second serve and keep away from forehand,” Nick Holden (9) stated.

In varsity doubles, the team eventually won both of their games to help contribute to a perfect match.

What distinguishes tennis from other sports is the fact that all of the matches are either played individually or with one other person, but when the team wins overall it helps to unite them.

Martinez (10) said, “One of our goals is beating Crown Point and Sectionals.”  Come support the boys in their next match on Thursday, Sept. 13 at Crown Point High School.