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Varsity tennis serves up hope for new season

By Jessica Buchanan, Managing Editor

The 2018 varsity tennis team’s season is right around the corner with tryouts having just concluded and the team made official.

Nine of the 11 girls and four of the eight boys return from last year’s team.

Junior Rachel Raybuck thinks the “new talent” on both teams “holds promise.”

Last year, out of 13 matches, the girls team won eight and the boys team won six. They placed fifth out of seven at districts.

Members of this year’s team are hopeful for a better turnout.

“The tennis team is pretty laid back, and we accept our losses and celebrate our wins,” Megan Tirrell, third-year returning player, said. “I can’t wait for this season and I think we’re going to win a good amount of matches.”

Each player has been improving their game to better prepare for this year’s season.

“Since last year, I’ve been practicing and trying to increase my strength,” Raybuck said. “I’ve also been working on placement and angling my shots.”

The tennis team’s first match was against Coral Springs High on Feb. 15 at the Pompano Beach Tennis Center.

Posted: Apr. 6

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