Tennis to compete in The Colony Invite April 1


Photo by Andie San Luis

Freshman Macie Snyder hits a forehand approaching shot. She is currently the only freshman on the varsity team.

The tennis team will participate in a tournament hosted by The Colony High School on April 1.

Due to contact tracing or sickness, many players have missed tournaments during the spring season in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Senior Lindsey Peterson plays girl’s A Doubles and has missed two invitationals due to being quarantined. 

“It is unfortunate to miss so many matches because the season feels incomplete and doesn’t feel like the typical spring season at all,” Peterson said. 

Despite some players missing practice and tournaments due to COVID-19 regulations, practice has continued normally. Other sports and clubs have dealt with the similar challenges.

“We have had several kids miss [tournaments] due to being quarantined this year,” head coach CJ Cowgill said. “That is all out of our control. All we can control is to show up every day, give our best and hope for success.”

Peterson has accumulated multiple second place medals during the team’s current season and hopes to obtain a first place medal before the season ends. 

“I want to get at least one first place medal before the season ends so this weird season will at least end on a good note,” Peterson said. “Everything has just been strange in terms of practice and teamwork, so it would be great to end it differently.” 

Throughout the spring season, players have placed in various tournaments. Cowgill believes the team will find success at districts, which will take place April 10-13. 

“I have a lot of confidence in our kids and team,” Cowgill said. “We have showed up and represented the school greatly each week and have no doubts that will continue heading into districts.”