Monday, October 7, 2013

NH-S Girls Tennis Repeats Season

Rachel Locke
Staff Writer

The New Hope-Solebury High School Girls Tennis Team is on fire this year. The chances of repeating last year’s season are  likely, especially with the big win early in the season against the rivals, Lower Moreland. They are on their way to be league champions again this year!
  The girls lost a lot of talented seniors from last year, but we have many good returning players. The team has three experienced singles players that are very dedicated. Then, the first and second doubles lineup are returning varsity members from last year’s season. Third and fourth doubles are rising varsity players who are new to the varsity style, but they have adjusted to the roster well. The girls are 5-2 overall, 5-0 winning all the BAL matches. The last BAL game is scheduled for Oct. 3 at Delco. This will determine whether or not the team is capable of achieving another BAL title.
  The match against Lower Moreland took place on Sept. 3rd, the first day of school. The girls got on the bus with a positive attitude and that had a major impact on the success that took place that day. All the singles courts beat Lower Moreland as well as the first doubles team. Second, third, and fourth doubles suffered a loss that day, but fought long and hard. With the 4-3 defeat against the rivals, Lower Moreland, the girls had a good chance at the BAL champion title.
  Head coach Diane Roeser has high hope for the team’s success. “We have our sights set on districts, of course” coach Roeser said about the team in an interview with The Intelligencer. Team districts starts the week of Oct. 7. With the passion that the team has, the girls will win the Team districts. With Gen Hobson, the Intelligencer’s #1 Player of the year star at the first singles slot for the second consecutive year, she has helped get the team revved up and ready to win matches. And that is just what the team has done.
  The girls also want to truly thank all the dedicated fans that support them at every home match! Your support is greatly appreciated and recognized!
  Come out and cheer on the girls at their last home matches on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 1, and October 2 at 3:45pm. Bring your friends and come watch some good tennis! You won’t be disappointed!

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