Tennis begins season slow, turns things around

Courtesy of Steve Wendt

Samantha Wendt, Managing Editor

Playing four matches before the first day of school, the Leopard tennis team started off slow with two straight losses. However, as school neared, things turned around as the team won their last two matches.

The Leopards opened their season against 5A Rockwall, losing a close 10-9 match. After going down 4-3 in doubles, the Leopards battled in singles, but could not recover from the deficit with their singles matches.

Next on the schedule was Plano East, who handily took care of the Leopards 16-3. Senior Ginger Hervey and junior Katie Burkhart won the Leopards only doubles match, and junior Autumn Keefer and Hervey were the only two to win their singles matches.

Facing off against Frisco Wakeland on Thursday, the Leopards turned things around and won 10-9, beating a possible Regional opponent. The Leopards went up 4-3 after doubles, which ended up being the deciding factor of the match, as the teams split singles 6-6.

Against Frisco Heritage on Friday, the Leopards dominated winning 16-3. The girls team did not lose a match, and the boys swept doubles, allowing the team to win 10-0 before completing the superfluous matches.

The Leopards next match will be against Prosper on Tuesday, but will be without junior Ryan Ford, who is currently playing 2 singles for the Leopards.