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Tennis looks to stay undefeated in district in Denison

Olivia Lauter
Sophomore Kaitlyn Greenwood serves the ball during practice.

After consecutive weeks of shutting out opponents, the tennis team (13-1 overall, 3-0 district) will hit the road to play district opponent, Princeton, today at 4:30 p.m. The team will look to stay undefeated in district play with a win over the Panthers.

Senior Dylan Smith said he expects the team to continue to play at a high level.

“We play Princeton which should test us a little bit given their record this year,” Smith said. “They have had some wins this year, but we have had more.”

With only two district games remaining on the schedule, the Leopards continue to push themselves in practice with a goal to make a deep run in the playoffs.

“We are continuing to work on taking over the net and putting away volleys,” head coach Adam Cherry said. “Improving our serves and returns have been a focus this year as well.”  

Last weekend, the team defeated Sherman 19-0.

“We played really well considering we didn’t lose a match, but they were definitely one of the stronger teams we have played,” Smith said.

Cherry said the team is avoiding complacency and remains focused on getting into the playoffs.

“We played a really tough preseason schedule and I set up competitive drills and matches in practice to keep us performing at our best,” Cherry said.

Next Tuesday, the Leopards will play in their final district match of the year as they host McKinney North at 4:30 p.m.

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Drew Doig
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Entering his fourth and final year on The Red Ledger staff, senior Drew Doig will continue to be a sports writer. Drew, or “Doig” as he’s more commonly called, is a member of the varsity basketball team, National Honor Society, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Outside of school, Doig enjoys hanging out with friends and watching sports. A fan of everything Auburn, Doig plans to attend Auburn University. However, with major persuasion from his brother Grant, he could end up attending the University of Arkansas. Doig also enjoys playing video games and will take on any worthy opponent in NCAA 14 or NBA 2K. You can find Doig on the grill as he enjoys throwing on a nice New York Strip with fellow senior Kyle Olson. He enjoys watching The Office and will recite a line from Dwight Schrute when need be. Doig hopes that his wealth of experience on the staff and expressive personality will land him on the TRL’s heralded “RIP wall” next to some of the all time greats that came through E103. Doig couldn’t be more excited to be on the staff for his senior year along with fellow veteran Joseph Vastano, and he’s ready to take the class to an elite level.
Olivia Lauter
Olivia Lauter, Section Editor
Heading into her fourth and final year in TRL, senior Olivia Lauter could not be more thrilled to soak up every last minute of shooting sports, events and portraits for her favorite publication. Lauter has spent every day of her high school career with a camera around her neck, and you won’t catch her without it until graduation day. As well as being the photo editor for TRL, Lauter is a varsity cheerleader and involved in PALS and NHS. When she’s not on the sidelines with her camera or cheering on the Leopards, Lauter is with her friends, who she adores more than life itself. You will probably hear “last time, best time” and how “bittersweet” senior year is continually from Lauter this year, but she is just excited to spend one more year doing what she loves alongside the people she loves on TRL.

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