Tennis to compete against Plano West Sept. 27


Henry Pham

The tennis team huddles up to discuss game plans and strategies before the match against Flower Mound on Sept. 13.

Tennis will compete against Plano West in a home match on Sept. 27 at 5:00 p.m.

The tennis team is five games into its district schedule with two more to go including this upcoming match.

“The team is doing really good [so far],” head tennis coach CJ Cowgill said. “Overall, [including the pre-season matches], we’re 7-3 right now and ranked in the top 10 in the region.”

Playing on varsity since freshman year, senior Lance Luong has been on the tennis scene for 10 years. This will be his third year playing against Plano West’s team.

“For me and a couple other players, we’re definitely excited to play [against Plano West] because the majority of their players, line by line, are a lot better– we’re kind of like the underdog team,” Luong said.

A week after this upcoming match, the team will conclude district season with a final away match against Lewisville on Oct. 3.

“[Plano West] has won state [championships] who knows how many times and did great things as a team, so playing them will definitely be a great experience,” Luong said. “It’s going to be good for me [and] good for the team – we’re going to try and play our hardest.”

The team will face Plano West again during the individual season in the spring, where players advance in championships through individual performances rather than as a team. For this season, qualified teams will be determined through their overall score at the end of the district schedule. In a game, the winner of their match will then add a point that goes to their team’s total score until all matches have been played and the victorious team is determined. Last year’s match against Plano West resulted in a loss for Hebron.

“We should [fare] a little better than last time,” Cowgill said. “We’ll have to play really well and catch them when they’re not playing their best to have a chance. But, it’s a game so anything is possible.”