Oliver Colvin and Blake Doherty
The tennis season opened up with a very promising start. After claiming wins against Church Farm and Christopher Dock, their rival match against Lower Moreland looked promising. Matches against Lower Moreland have always been heated. Between dishonest line calls and unsportsmanlike conduct, it is never considered a fun match, but it is important because it can show the true talent of both teams.
After two new coaches spent three weeks rebuilding the structure of the new 2015-2016 squad, it was clear the Tennis team was updated. Varsity Coach Slaweski was clear on his intentions for this year. Coming off of a successful coaching season at Pennridge, Slaweski wants another championship season. In addition to the new coach helping the team, senior Alex Lotier has been leading the team as captain of the varsity squad.
Although the squad was looking prepared and ready for the big match against Lower Moreland, Lower Moreland came hard and fast. It was a close match, however the team came up short and suffered a 2-5 loss. It was the first loss of the season and was a tough hit, but Coach Slaweski stayed positive.
“Although we lost, it will provide us with stuff we need to learn from.”
The players stayed positive too. Junior Tommy Lupo said it was the most excited game he’d ever played.
Coming up this week is an important match against Holy Ghost Prep. Every year they have a good team but this year looks like the year the Lions will be victorious and come out with a big win. In addition to the big match against Holy Ghost Prep, players Alex Lotier and Adrian Roji have states coming up.
Regardless, the season is still in its opening weeks and many matches are to come.