Braves tennis look to the future for success

Jackson Jansen , Reporter

After a rough outing vs the Bulldogs of Garfield, the Braves tennis team focused their sights on their match against Prep Panthers in long lasting rivalry between the schools.

While the Braves hoped to have much different results from their Garfield matches, they found the Panthers primed and ready for the rivalry match, proving to be just too much for the team from Green Lake.

In both matches, the opponents have been first class in terms of their skill on the courts, and the young Brave team has not risen to the occasion. The team, however,  stuck with their fundamentals and stayed resilient through these tough losses.

“The season is going well so far,” said junior Will Merriman, a three-year  player for the tennis team, “We are off to slow start, but slowly but surely we are starting to pick up the pace as we enter some critical matches in the upcoming weeks.Our captains are leading us very well and we improve every day on the court, but most importantly we have fun every time we play and get better through our experiences learned on the asphalt.”

Some Braves tend to take the high road.

“Simply put tennis isn’t just a sport it’s a lifestyle,” said Tommy Kane, one of the top singles on the team, “It’s an activity that you can enjoy the rest of your life.”

The next match is against a nearby rival, Roosevelt. After that match,  a stretch of three consecutive games against Eastside Catholic follwos 
Two of the three matches will be played down at Lower Woodland.

These next couple weeks are very important, this can make or break their season and win streak can really increase the overall team morale.