Girls Tennis loses to Jerome

tennisIn their second match of four that were scheduled in the last week of August, the girls lost a hard-fought match against Dublin Jerome. Tuesday, August 30th was the first and only match they played against Jerome, a team that takes its girls to states every year.

Despite having the Panther’s number one singles player, Sydney Bright, out with a knee injury, the girls fought hard to score some points against their opponents. Among them were Seniors Adun Obisesan and Shannon See, as well as Sophomore Sydney Davis.

The team did a lot of prepare for this match. From having hard practices the week before, to their coach showing them to play to their strengths, the girls felt prepared to take on the Celtic Warriors.

Having a good practice before this long week of matches made players like Obisesan more prepared to take on her opponent.

“We did a lot of running and endurance stuff on Friday so that we wouldn’t tire out so quickly during our match,” Obisesan explained.

Along with the endurance training, head coach Erica Little worked with her girls on the smaller aspects of the game, and worked on taking the things they are good at, and make them better.

“We work on the little things, we work on our strengths, and we take every opportunity that we can” Little stated.

Even though the Panthers worked hard to prepare for this match, the outcome came how they expected it would be. The girls on both teams showed great sportsmanship, and the Panthers were very supportive of each other during competition. When they finish their games, the team sits together and cheer on the girls that are still playing.

See had fun in her game because of the support and enthusiasm that her team gave her as she played.

“I always have fun, I love playing and I love my team!” See said.

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