Tennis team aims for ‘convincing’ win on Tuesday


Kelsey Carroll

Senior Christopher Sun practices on the tennis court.

Drew Doig, Staff Writer

The tennis team hopes to overcome its loss last week to Highland Park as the players go on the road against West Mesquite on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 4 p.m.

The team has had a couple of early losses this season against some top ranked tennis teams in the state. The team has five wins and five losses to three 6A programs and two losses to Amarillo and Highland Park, who rank in the top five of 5A team tennis.

Head coach Adam Cherry said he anticipates a redemption for the team in Tuesday’s match after the loss to Highland Park.

“After beating West Mesquite 19-0 last year, I expect us to bounce back [today] with a convincing win,” Cherry said.

Senior captain Jack Bennett said he will have to limit his role to being solely a vocal leader for the team as he recovers from an injury.

“I’m injured for 3-4 weeks, so right now I’m just resting and doing physical therapy because of a torn abdominal muscle,” Bennett said. “Right now, I am supporting the team at matches and continuing to bring the hype.”

As far as the future goals for the team, Bennett has high hopes for the team this fall season.

“Our goal is to make it to the regional final against Highland Park and to finish ranked in the top ten in the state,” Bennett said.

After the conclusion of the match against West Mesquite, the team will set their focus on their next opponent, Forney, next Tuesday.