Tennis to visit Sherman

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Tennis to visit Sherman

Freshmen Claire Beckett and Olivia Miller celebrate during practice.

Freshmen Claire Beckett and Olivia Miller celebrate during practice.

Olivia Lauter

Freshmen Claire Beckett and Olivia Miller celebrate during practice.

Olivia Lauter

Olivia Lauter

Freshmen Claire Beckett and Olivia Miller celebrate during practice.

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The tennis team (12-1, 2-0) will host district opponent, Sherman today at 4:30 p.m. The Leopards are riding a ten-match winning streak.

The team is practicing hard this week in preparation for the Sherman Bearcats.

“We are doing drills, playing practice matches, and conditioning every week,” head coach Adam Cherry said. “We should win 19-0.”

Sherman has only one loss this year which came to Princeton, ending its six-match winning streak earlier in the year.

“The coaches have been working with everyone on our doubles strategy so we can have a good lead when we play better teams,” senior Dylan Smith said.

Last week, the team easily defeated Denison 19-0, winning all seven doubles matches.

“We can still improve on closing the net, volleys, and overheads,” Cherry said.

Smith applauded his team’s effort against Denison last week.

“No one dropped a set last match against Denison, which is very difficult to do,” Smith said. “I think we have all played very well even though we had a lot more experience against them.”

Next week, the team will go on the road to face district opponent Princeton.

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