Boys tennis makes strong comeback mid-season

Griffen Wartzentruber (11) hits a backhand shot. He focused on the ball and won the point.

Elizabeth Sulek

   After a rough start to the season, the boys tennis team is making a comeback. Varsity won with a strong 5-0 against Michigan City on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Previous to this, the team has been struggling with securing wins.

   “We kind of had a rough start. We had a really tough early schedule,” Coach Holden said. “We’ll be better in two and a half weeks, and that’s the hope for sectionals.”  

   The team played some of their toughest competitors like Munster and Valparaiso early into the season. 

   “I definitely think the team could be doing better, but considering all the players that we lost last year, I think we’re in a good spot for years to come,” Luiz Martinez (11) said.

   The team lost many of their valuable senior players heading into the current season.  With mostly everyone playing new positions, it is taking some time to adjust.

   “Guys that have the varsity experience are playing in a different spot from last year, a higher level spot, so it’s going to take a little while,” Holden said. “We’re going to be much better next year, and more experienced. I’m looking forward to the future.”

   The next match for the boys is a special fundraiser match at Lowell on Wednesday, Sept. 11.