Tennis tournaments now afoot


Jayden Jones, Junior Editor

The spring season has quickly arrived, as has tennis season. The spring season isn’t team tennis but is rather more independent. There are singles – where only one person is playing a match, doubles – where two people of the same gender are playing a match, and mixed doubles – where mixed genders are competing against one another.

The varsity team consists of:

Drew Adamez Bryce Borders Grayson Cavel Hudson Cavel Angelica Chavez Janette Chavez Gage Chism Lily Chowdhury Kenneth Exline Annabell Garvin Luis Herrera Avery LeMaire Axel Lira

Jayci Pyle
Arely Rojas Allison Williams

The team has already traveled to play in Tyler and Hallsville. More recently, they played March 3 at the Longview tournament.

The difference between the fall and spring season of tennis is the ‘team’ aspect of tennis. In the spring, each player is also only listed to play either singles or doubles.

“You’re better able to focus on one of the two types,” junior Bryce Borders said.

While playing tennis, there are

specific things that the players may encounter that are difficult. They must adapt and overcome said obstacles quickly in order to win their matches.

“The biggest challenge is adapting in different matches and figuring out how to beat different people with different playing styles,” Borders said.

In order to be able to overcome those challenges, each player must get their fair share of practice, especially for the consistency needed in a match.

“I play pretty much every day outside of school because, well, that’s the only way I can improve,” G. Cavel said. “By constantly practicing and bettering yourself along the way, you improve yourself.”

Sometimes the members of the team make friends during those many practices. Oftentimes, it’s what you least expect that you end up enjoying the very most.

“I would say the friendships I’ve made with people along the way has been the best part of being on the team,” G. Cavel said.

The varsity team is playing at the Eastman Tournament today in Longview, and will be going to Bryan on March 23 for the Bryan Rudder Tournament.

Go and show your support by attending if you’re able, and maybe take up a racket yourself over your week off for Spring Break.