The Fall sports are well under way now, and the MC girls tennis team is off to a terrific start.
“The season so far is going really well for the team! So far we are 6-0 and have beaten Valley Center, Escondido, San Marcos, and Rancho Buena Vista two times!” Junior Lea Antrobus said.
The recent win against Rancho Buena Vista is pretty significant to the team.
“We’ve lost against them for the past two years and they have a very experienced team so it felt good to get the win,” Antrobus said.
Pulling off the victory was no easy task. The team had to work as a team to overcome their opponents.
“High school tennis is definitely a team sport. We have 9 girls competing at the same time, and they are all aware of the importance of winning sets against their opponents (which count as points). It takes a total team effort to win matches. The girls really fight for each other when they compete and support each other no matter what happens,” varsity coach Jim Wrage said.
There were many exciting points in the match, where the MC team had to fight for success.
“One of our double teams, Julia Sauer and Sally Yen, lost the first set 6-0, but came back and won the next set 6-0 and the tie breaker 10-4! It was really exciting to see them come back and win,” Antrobus said.
Coach Wrage summarizes the match against Rancho Buena Vista in a couple sentences.
“The team is playing well and a lot of players are contributing to these victories. Singles today were team captain Lea Antrobus, sophomore Erica Letzring and freshman Eliza Belgica. They completely dominated some pretty good players. Senior Sydney Dong, other captain, dominated all 3 of their doubles opponents and made it look easy. Our other girls played well so all in all, a total team effort again,” Wrage said.
According to Antrobus, the team is not as experienced as many of the teams in their league. But they seem to be doing very well as they continue to improve after each game. Everyone was very happy and proud to have pulled off a tough win.
Antrobus really loves tennis with a passion, and shows it through her play.
“We have a really great group of girls, coaches, and support system on the team. I really enjoy being a part of the program and look forward to the rest of the season!” Antrobus said.